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Anti-Taliban leader, family killed in Afghan blast


September 21st, 2012 - 4:23 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 21 (IANS) An anti-Taliban tribal elder and four of his family members were killed in a blast in Afghanistan's southern province of Uruzgan, Xinhua reported.Hajji Qader, two children ... Read more...

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Windies will be gunning for Australia: Edwards


September 19th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 19 (IANS/CMC) Confident strike bowler Fidel Edwards says the West Indies will be firing from all cylinders in an effort to win their opening game against Australia in the ... Read more...

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Massive amounts of drugs seized in Afghanistan


September 13th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 13 (IANS) Around 6,000 kg of various narcotics were seized and six drug manufacturing labs were destroyed in Afghanistan in a joint operation by Russian, US and Afghan ... Read more...

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We are eager to do well in World T20: Dhoni


September 12th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 12 (IANS) India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Wednesday said it was important for the team to do well in the World Twenty20 tournament after the triumph ... Read more...

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Harry to visit China to improve tense relations


September 10th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) Prince Harry has reportedly been asked by the Foreign Office to visit China next year to help improve tense British relations with the country, the Daily ... Read more...

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10 killed, 40 hurt in Pakistan car bombing (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and 40 injured in a car bomb blast that ripped through a market area Monday in Pakistan's northwest tribal region ... Read more...

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10 killed, 40 injured in Pakistan blast


September 10th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and 40 injured in a blast Monday in Pakistan's northwest tribal region along the border with Afghanistan, Geo News reported.The ... Read more...

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77 new polio cases found in Nigeria


September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, Sep 9 (IANS) At least 77 new cases of poliomyelitis have been detected in 10 states in Nigeria, Xinhua reported.Ado Mohammed, executive director of the National Primary Healthcare Development ... Read more...

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200 kg heroin seized in Kazakhstan


September 6th, 2012 - 3:54 am ICT by IANS
Astana, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Nearly 200 kg of heroin has been confiscated on the Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan border by Kazakh customs officers.A car with a trailer travelling from Kyrgyzstan to Kazakhstan ... Read more...

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NATO chief expresses concerns over Afghan insider attacks


September 4th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 4 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Tuesday expressed grave concerns over a series of insider attacks in Afghanistan, but assured that the ongoing transition process will ... Read more...

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Eight die as Taliban attack Afghan governor


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mahmoud Raqi (Afghanistan), Sep 3 (IANS) Eight people, including four Taliban militants, were killed in an attack on the governor of Afghanistan's Kapisa province but he escaped unhurt, a ... Read more...

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Stop the terrorists, Pakistan tells Kabul


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) Interior Minister Rehman Malik has told the Afghan government to stop terrorists from entering Pakistan, a media report said Sunday.Stressing that terrorists had again started ... Read more...

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Five policemen killed in Afghan blast


September 2nd, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 2 (IANS) Five policemen with the Afghan Border Police were killed and six others injured in a blast in Afghanistan Sunday, Xinhua reported.The policemen were on regular ... Read more...

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Two Pakistani Taliban leaders killed


September 2nd, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) Two key commanders of the Pakistani Taliban have been killed in clashes with security forces in northwest Pakistan, the Dawn newspaper reported Sunday.The clashes took ... Read more...

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Taliban commander arrested in Afghanistan


September 1st, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kunduz (Afghanistan), Sep 1 (IANS) A key Taliban commander has been arrested in Kunduz province, provincial police chief Samiullah Qatra said Saturday."Security forces during a special operation arrested Taliban ... Read more...

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UN to pull staff out of Afghan provinces


August 31st, 2012 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN assistance mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) will withdraw its representations in several provinces, reported the Afghan Pajhwok news agency citing UNAMA chief Jan ... Read more...

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Taliban deny involvement in Afghan killings


August 29th, 2012 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 29 (IANS/AKI) The Taliban has said it was not involved in the beheading and shooting of 17 people in Afghanistan, and called the accusation "baseless propaganda".The Afghan ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh arrives in Tehran


August 28th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 28 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here Tuesday on a four-day visit during which he will attend the 16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) ... Read more...

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PM leaves for Tehran


August 28th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left Tuesday on a four-day visit to Tehran to attend the 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and meet ... Read more...

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U-19 World Cup: Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan, win Plate Championship


August 24th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane, Aug 24 (IANS) Sri Lanka defeated Afghanistan by seven wickets to win the Plate Championship final of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup at the Allan Border Field here Friday. ... Read more...

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Karzai advisor’s family members killed


August 21st, 2012 - 6:05 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan's Paktia province Monday killed three members of the family of an advisor to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, media reported."Brother ... Read more...

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US has no plan for military base in Uzbekistan


August 18th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) US Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake has said his country has no plans to set up a military base in Uzbekistan, following media speculation that ... Read more...

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50 Taliban killed in NATO drone strike


August 18th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 18 (IANS) At least 50 suspected Taliban militants were killed Saturday when a pilotless NATO plane bombed Afghanistan's eastern province of Kunar, Xinhua reported.The drone targeted four ... Read more...

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Two US soldiers killed by Afghan cop


August 18th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An Afghan policeman shot dead two American servicemen in Afghanistan's western Farah province, the Pajhwok Afghan News reported Saturday.In a statement, NATO said two US ... Read more...

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British troops linked to prostitute’s murder in Kenya?


August 15th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) A human rights group has claimed that two British soldiers are linked to an alleged prostitute's murder in Kenya.The 21-year-old was found dead in a hotel's ... Read more...

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No new case of polio in 18 months: PM


August 15th, 2012 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) No new case of polio had been reported in the country in the last one and a half years, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said ... Read more...

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Australia says boat carrying 67 asylum seekers is missing


August 15th, 2012 - 1:39 am ICT by BNO News
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (BNO NEWS) -- A boat carrying nearly 70 asylum seekers which left Indonesia for Australia in late June has not been heard from since, Australian home affairs minister Jason Clare ... Read more...

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40 Taliban militants killed


August 12th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 12 (IANS) About 40 Taliban militants were killed by security forces in Afghanistan, the interior ministry said Sunday.The anti-insurgency operations were carried out in more than half ... Read more...

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US soldier gets life for restaurant attack


August 11th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) A US Muslim soldier who plotted to attack a Texas restaurant filled with other soldiers has been jailed for life.Naser Jason Abdo told police that he ... Read more...

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Olympic taekwondo: Tazegul scores gold for Turkey


August 10th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Servet Tazegul of Turkey won Olympic taekwondo gold in the men's 68kg weight class here Thursday.Tazegul, the World No.1 and 2008 bronze medallist, narrowly beat ... Read more...

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Two Pakistani soldiers killed in cross-border attack


August 9th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 9 (IANS) Two Pakistani soldiers were killed Thursday when millitants across the Afghan border attacked a check post with automatic weapons.The incident took place in Upper Dir ... Read more...

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British soldiers’ remains stored secretly


August 9th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Remains of British war heroes, who died in Afghanistan and Iraq are being secretly kept in an army lab without permission from their relatives, a media ... Read more...

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No data on illegal migrants: minister


August 8th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Minister of State for Home M. Ramachandran said Wednesday it was not possible to maintain any data on illegal migrants as there was no record ... Read more...

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Donkey bomb: New trick by Afghan militants kills cop


August 6th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 6 (IANS) A new tactic of using an innocent donkey as a bomb carrier in Afghanistan took everyone by surprise Monday when a blast killed a police ... Read more...

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Belgium begins troop withdrawal from Afghanistan


August 6th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The first group of Belgian soldiers from a detachment providing security at the Kabul airport has been withdrawn from Afghanistan.Twenty-four Belgian soldiers and 10 ... Read more...

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