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Britain’s royals taste street fury

LONDON: In Britain’s worst political violence in years, furious student protesters rained sticks and rocks on riot police and vandalised government buildings after lawmakers approved a controversial hike in university tuition fees. 

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India seeks ‘EverGreen Revolution’: UN climate

CANCUN: Even as UN climate talks here were almost deadlocked over contentious issues like a legally- binding pact on emissions cut, India today sought an “EverGreen Revolution” that will trigger innovations in low-carbon technologies tailored to withstand global warming.

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Haiti closes its airports amid post-election violence

PORT-AU-PRINCE: Haiti closed its airports as post-election violence rocked the Caribbean nation with clashes leaving at least four dead.
Officials in Port-au-Prince airport said all the nation’s air transport hubs had been closed as thousands protested in cities across the country following the announcement of the results of the November elections.

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Suicide bomber kills 16 in Pakistan

PESHAWAR: A suicide bomber today targeted a crowded bus terminal at Kohat in Pakistan’s restive northwest, killing at least 16 people and injuring 20 others in the latest in a string of deadly terrorist attacks.

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SA murder husband detained in UK

LONDON: The sensational case of an Indian-origin couple who went on a honeymoon to South Africa after a ‘fairytale’ marriage in India has taken a new turn with the Bristol-based husband being arrested for allegedly organising the killing of his new wife, Anni Dewani.

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Assange arrested in UK

LONDON:  Whistle-blower website WikiLeaks founder, Mr Julian Assange, who was arrested here on Tuesday  on suspicion of rape in Sweden after remaining incommunicado for nearly a week, was sent to custody after being denied bail by a British court.

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Iran says cancelling sanctions ‘helpful’ to talks

TEHRAN/GENEVA: The Iranian President, Mr Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says lifting sanctions imposed on Iran would help achieve progress in nuclear talks currently under way in Geneva.
 State television quoted him on Tuesday saying “canceling the mistakes you made” would “definitely be helpful,” referring to several rounds of UN sanctions.

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