Sunday, July 12, 2009

Pak Mumbai trial from next week

ISLAMABAD - The government announced on Saturday that the trial of five suspects arrested for their alleged involvement in Mumbai attacks on November 26, 2008, would commence next week and said that India was responsible for the delay in investigations. Addressing a Press briefing after his ...

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  • Bosnian Muslims recall Srebrenica massacre

    SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Hercegovina, (AFP) - More than 20,000 Muslims gathered in Srebrenica Saturday for the burial of 534 newly-identified victims on the 14th anniversary of the wartime massacre in the ...

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  • Tehran prepares new package to offer West

    TEHRAN (Reuters/AFP) - Iran is preparing a new package of political, security and international issues to put to the West, Iranian Foreign Minister said on Saturday. He also played down G8 concerns ...

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  • US blocked probe into Afghan killing

    NEW YORK - The Bush administration repeatedly sought to block investigations into alleged killings of up to 2,000 Taliban prisoners by a US-backed Afghan warlord in 2001, The New York Times reported ...

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  • Afghanistan strategy 'right', says Brown

    LONDON - British Foreign Secretary David Miliband on Saturday said his troops in Afghanistan are fighting for the 'future of Britain. David Miliband spoke out following a surge in British ...

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  • Gaza children struggle with memories of war

    GAZA CITY (AFP) - Fourteen-year-old Ghasan Matar wont talk about the explosion that cost him his legs and killed his brother. In fact, six months after the end of the Israeli war on Gaza, he still ...

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  • US commander calls for expanding Afghan forces

    WASHINGTON (AFP) - The new US commander in Afghanistan has concluded that success in the country will require a dramatic expansion of the Kabul governments security forces beyond current planned ...

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  • Xinjiang death toll 184

    URUMQI, China (Reuters/AFP) - China raised the death toll from rioting in Xinjiang, giving for the first time the ethnicity of the dead, and a big security presence in the city at the centre of the ...

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  • Turkey urges China to stop 'assimilation' of Uighurs

    ANKARA (AFP) - Turkeys Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged China to stop the assimilation of its Uighur minority Saturday, the day after he said the unrest in Xinjiang was like a genocide. We ...

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  • 20 dead in Somalia

    MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Clashes between fighters and Somali troops killed at least 20 people on Saturday including a senior police officer and a foreigner in the heaviest fighting for a week, ...

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  • 4 killed in Iraq car bombing

    MOSUL, Iraq (AFP) - Four civilians were killed and 35 people injured on Saturday by a car bomb in a Shia district in the restive Iraqi city of Mosul, a police officer told AFP. Violence has dropped ...

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  • Bush-era surveillance went beyond wiretaps

    WASHINGTON The Bush administrations post-Sept 11 surveillance efforts went beyond the widely publicised warrantless wiretapping programme, a government report disclosed Friday, encompassing ...

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  • Court urged to declare taps illegal

    WASHINGTON - An Islamic charity has asked a federal judge in San Francisco to rule that Bush admin wiretapped its phone calls without a warrant in 2004 and broke a law in doing so. US District Judge ...

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  • Honduras talks end with no deal

    TEGUCIGALPA (AFP) - Talks between representatives of ousted Honduras President Manuel Zelaya and the countrys de facto government have produced no result, while thousands of Zelaya supporters ...

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  • Saudi 'genie' sued for harassment

    A family in Saudi Arabia is taking a genie to court, accusing it of theft and harassment, reports say. They accuse the spirit of threatening them, throwing stones and stealing mobile phones, Al Watan ...

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  • Jackson's hometown pays tribute

    GARY (Indiana) (AFP) - Thousands of fans have paid tribute to Michael Jackson in his hometown of Gary, Indiana, while mystery remained over the fate of his children as a custody hearing was postponed ...

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  • Dark Blue puts atmosphere before story

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Television loves the troubled, iconoclastic loner. Outside, theyre antisocial, quirky, radical and unique. But inside, theyre just wounded puppies, warped out of the social norm ...

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  • Herschel reveals its incredible potential

    HERSCHEL has carried out the first test observations with all its instruments, with spectacular results. Galaxies, star-forming regions and dying stars comprised the telescopes first targets. The ...

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