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US sets Afghan withdrawal to 2014

BY LALIT K JHA | PTI

WASHINGTON: As US President and NATO leaders meet in Portugal to stress the 2014 timeline for the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, the Pentagon has said the date for handing over security responsibilities to Afghan forces was a target and not a deadline.

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Pak protests ill-treatment

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has lodged an official protest with Saudi Arabia after receiving reports of ill-treatment of thousands of Haj pilgrims from the country and sought a hefty compensation in this regard.

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UN troops shoot man dead

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI: UN peacekeepers in Haiti have shot dead at least one person in clashes sparked by claims that Nepalese soldiers brought the cholera epidemic that has swept the country, killing 1,000 people.

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