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Britain warns Libya over Lockerbie bomber celebration

LONDON: Britain has warned Libya not to celebrate the first anniversary of Lockerbie bomber’s release from a Scottish jail today, saying any celebration of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi’s freedom will be “offensive and deeply insensitive to the victims’ families”.

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PM renews India’s flood aid offer

DELHI/ISLAMABAD: With Pakistan dithering over accepting India’s offer of $5 million aid for flood victims, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh on Thursday renewed the aid offer when he spoke to his Pakistani counterpart, Mr Yousaf Raza Gilani and conveyed his sorrow over the tragedy.

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‘Pak won’t accept preconditions for resuming talks with India’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today said it was unwilling to accept any “preconditions” for resumption of the Indo-Pak dialogue, including New Delhi’s demand for action against terrorism emanating from its soil, claiming that the ball was in India’s court to move the process forward.

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Indians in America debate over mosque near 9/11 site

NEW YORK: Indians in US like the rest of the country are divided on the issue of controversial ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ to be constructed near the site of fallen World Trade Centre twin towers. “9/11 was a terrorist attack not an attack by Muslim,” said Mr Shivang Naik, a 25-year-old advertising consultant from Texas who is based in New York. “I don’t see why it shouldn’t be constructed.”

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