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Biden, Putin meet in Geneva; talk for hours

AP Geneva With stern expressions and polite words before the cameras, President Joe Biden and Russia’s...

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2,000 Lebanese physicians affected by Beirut blasts BEIRUT: Some 2,000 Lebanese physicians were impacted by the massive August 4...

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Rolling Stones warn Trump not to use their songs LONDON: Legendary British rockband, the Rolling Stones have warned US...

China accepts fuel rods at nuclear plant damaged, no leak

AP Beijing A Chinese nuclear power plant near Hong Kong had five broken fuel rods in...

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Karzai urges US not to interfere in Afghan presidential polls

Kandahar: Amid his standoff with the Obama administration on a Bilateral Security Agreement, embattled President Hamid Karzai has asked the US and its allies not to "interfere" in Afghanistan's crucial presidential polls.

Italy wished marines case should have been settled in three days

Rome: Italy has regretted that the case of two of its marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen was not resolved within three days of the incident, before the issue became enmeshed in India's "deadly judicial and political-electoral gears".

Fish robots to find sunken ships, fix oil rigs

New York: Here come robotic fishes that could help scientists improve underwater vehicles used to study fragile coral reefs, repair damaged deep-sea oil rigs or investigate sunken ships.

Pakistani Taliban decide on ceasefire

Islamabad: The Taliban have decided in principle on a ceasefire that is likely to be announced in the next 24 hours but have demanded the release of detained non-combatants and withdrawal of the Pakistani Army from North Waziristan region, media reports said today.

India, Italy should resolve marines issue, says UN

UNITED NATIONS: The long-standing issue of two Italian marines being tried by India is prompting tensions between the two countries and they should try to find a “reasonable” and “mutually acceptable” solution to it, the UN has said.

Thai opposition protesters vow to fight ‘to the end’

BANGKOK: Anti-government protesters in Thailand Saturday refused to end their rallies and vowed to fight “to the end”, even as embattled premier Yingluck Shinawatra’s government planned to step up its operation to clear demonstration sites.

Attacks in Pak would make peace talks with TTP difficult: Khan

KARACHI: The wave of terrorist attacks throughout Pakistan would make peace talks with the Taliban difficult to continue, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said Friday.

Powell’s meeting with Modi part of ‘broader outreach’: US

WASHINGTON: The US Friday said Ambassador Nancy Powell’s meeting with BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is part of its comprehensive outreach to political leaders and businesses across the spectrum ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

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Jackfruit, the food of the future

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