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Afghan officer kills NATO forces

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN: A veteran Afghan military officer opened fire on foreign forces Wednesday after a dispute at the Kabul airport, killing several NATO troops, Afghan and coalition officials said.

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Mauritius seeks Indian support in combating piracy

PORT LOUIS: Lauding India’s role in combating piracy on high seas, the Mauritian Premier, Mr Navinchandra Ramgoolam has said the two countries should continue to work together in responding to maritime security threats and ensuring safety of their sea lanes, the arteries of their trade with the world.

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Japan launches massive search operation for missing people

TOKYO/FUKUSHIMA: Launching a massive search operation, Japan today sent 25,000 troops to the tsunami affected northeastern coast to locate thousands still missing after last month’s earthquake, with government now estimating that radioactive substances 20,000 times the allowable annual limit had swept into the Pacific Ocean.

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