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No aid for Pakistani army unit suspected of rights abuses: US

WASHINGTON: The US has withheld military assistance to a unit of the Pakistan Army after allegations of human rights abuses against it, saying such violations are taken "seriously" and security assistances were subject to American laws and regulations.

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Amartya Sen attacks India on its Myanmar policy

WASHINGTON: Nobel laureate Amartya Sen today rapped India over its Myanmar policy, saying the country “completely abdicated” its responsibility on morality after getting a “bit of power” and pleaded for global scrutiny of the November 7 general elections under the military junta.

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Bus bomb kills nine in Philippines

COTABATO, PHILIPPINES: Nine people were killed on Thursday when a bomb exploded aboard a packed passenger bus in the troubled southern Philippines, authorities said.

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Thousands evacuated as ‘Megi’ nears China

HONG KONG: At least 160,000 people were evacuated from southern China Thursday as Typhoon Megi, one of the most powerful storms to hit the region in years, bore down, bringing with it the threat of devastation.

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Iran does not need nuclear weapons: Pakistan

WASHINGTON:  The foreign minister of Pakistan, Mr Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Iran had no justification to pursue nuclear weapons and urged the neighbouring country to embrace overtures from the United States.

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Floods kill 30 in Vietnam; 20 more swept from bus

HANOI, VIETNAM: Surging currents sucked a bus off a flooded highway and swept away 20 of its passengers, including a girl ripped from her mother’s arms, as flooding caused 30 other deaths in Vietnam and a monster Typhoon Megi loomed offshore on Monday.

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