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BSF chopper crashes in Raipur, five injured (Lead)


January 15th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 15 (IANS) Five occupants of a Border Security Force (BSF) helicopter were injured when it crashed at Raipur airport Sunday while on a test flight, police and airport ... Read more...

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Indians, Pakistanis in Colombo jail on fast


May 24th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Indians and Pakistanis are among a large number of inmates on hunger strike in Sri Lanka's main jail to seek early repatriation to their countries, ... Read more...

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Osama’s son threatens to sue US


May 11th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) Osama Bin Laden's son Omar has condemned the killing of his father and threatened to take legal action against the US, a media report said Wednesday.Omar, ... Read more...

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Fighting engulfs Libya as Gaddafi offers bounty for opposition leader (Lead)


March 10th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo/Tripoli, March 10 (IANS) Intense fighting between pro- and anti-government forces for control of many cities and towns flared across Libya as defiant strongman Muammar Gaddafi announced a reward of ... Read more...

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‘China blocks North Korea nuclear report’


February 24th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 24 (IANS) China refused to allow the release of a report by a UN expert panel on the findings of a new uranium enrichment plant in North Korea, a media ... Read more...

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Two die in Libya unrest


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Feb 17 (IANS) At least two people were killed in clashes between security forces and demonstrators in the Libyan town of Bayda, east of Benghazi city, as activists planned major ... Read more...

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12 militants killed in air strikes in Pak tribal region


October 23rd, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 23 (ANI): Twelve suspected insurgents were killed in air strikes in the Orakzai tribal region of Pakistan.Helicopter gunships targeted two suspected militant hideouts in the region, the Dawn reported.Six ... Read more...

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Islamist insurgent group claims killing 25 US soldiers


June 21st, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 21 (DPA) Islamist insurgent group 'The Islamic State of Iraq' said it killed 25 US soldiers in two attacks in Diyala province, about 60 km north-east of Baghdad, according to ... Read more...

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43 militants killed in Pakistan


May 17th, 2010 - 2:40 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 17 (IANS) At least 43 militants were killed Sunday when Pakistani fighter jets pounded militant hideouts in the country's Orakzai tribal agency. Five soldiers were killed in the offensive, Xinhua ... Read more...

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US intelligence indicates Shahzad had ties to Pakistani Taliban (Lead)


May 11th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 11 (IANS) The US has turned up independent evidence that ties Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistani-American suspect in the attempted bombing in New York's Times Square, to the ... Read more...

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Sania Mirza to wed Shoaib Malik?


March 29th, 2010 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, March 29 (IANS) Former Pakistani cricket captain Shoaib Malik and Indian tennis star Sania Mirza have got engaged and will tie the knot in April, a media report Monday said. "The two ... Read more...

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Osmania student commits suicide for Telangana


March 9th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 9 (IANS) Desperate over the delay in formation of a Telangana state, another student of the Osmania University committed suicide Tuesday. Sai Kumar, a second year B. Tech student, ended ... Read more...

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Bin Laden ‘message’ warns of fresh attacks


January 25th, 2010 - 5:00 am ICT by IANS
Cairo/Washington, Jan 25 (DPA) An audiotape purportedly from Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden broadcast on al-Jazeera Sunday warned the US will face fresh attacks if it does not change its ... Read more...

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Renewed clashes in Tehran, police fire tear gas


December 27th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 27 (DPA) Demonstrators returned to the streets of Tehran Sunday and police fired tear gas to quell the protests, witnesses and opposition website reports said. The protests were reportedly held near ... Read more...

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‘Bubble fusion’ hoax Indian origin scientist debarred from federal funding


November 24th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 24 (ANI): Reports indicate that Rusi Taleyarkhan, a nuclear engineer of Indian origin who claimed that he could perform 'bubble fusion' in a table-top apparatus, has been debarred from receiving ... Read more...

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Pakistan says Taliban leader in Swat surrounded (Lead)


September 14th, 2009 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 13 (DPA) The Taliban commander in the northwestern Swat valley had been surrounded and would soon be captured, Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Sunday. The statement came as 13 ... Read more...

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Taliban leader surrounded in Swat: Pakistan


September 13th, 2009 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 13 (DPA) Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Sunday that the Taliban commander in the northwestern Swat Valley was surrounded and would soon be captured. Faulana Fazlullah, supported by hundreds ... Read more...

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Roadside bomb kills two Pakistani soldiers


September 13th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 13 (DPA) A roadside bomb killed two soldiers in Pakistan's Khyber tribal district Sunday, officials said. The remote-controlled blast struck a convoy of the Frontier Corps paramilitary force as it passed ... Read more...

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Over 100 die after YSR’s death, son appeals for calm (Second Lead)


September 4th, 2009 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 4 (IANS) As many as 122 people across Andhra Pradesh reportedly died of shock or committed suicide after the death of their chief minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, prompting his MP ... Read more...

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Six Mousavi supporters reportedly hanged in Iran


July 1st, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, July 1 (ANI): Six supporters of defeated Iran's presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi have reportedly been hanged after the authorities warned the opposition that they would tolerate no further protests over ... Read more...

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Taliban, Al Qaeda could spread globally: Zardari


June 22nd, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) The Taliban and the Al Qaeda could spread in other parts of the world if they were not defeated in Pakistan and Afghanistan, Pakistani President Asif Ali ... Read more...

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Police fire shots at Tehran protest, Moussavi warned over unrest


June 20th, 2009 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran/Berlin, June 20 (DPA) Eyewitness reports said Saturday that Iranian police have fired gunshots in the air at a demonstration in Tehran to disperse protestors. Witnesses said supporters of defeated presidential candidate Mir-Hossein ... Read more...

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Security forces kill 35 Taliban in Pakistan’s northwest


June 14th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) Fighter jets and helicopter gunships were pressed into action as Pakistani security forces killed at least 35 Taliban in the country's restive northwest Sunday, the military said. ... Read more...

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Civil servants in Pakistan’s northwest asked to return June 20


June 13th, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Peshawar, June 13 (IANS) Civil servants in Pakistan's restive northwest, where the military is engaged in a major anti-Taliban offensive, have been asked to report for work by June 20 or ... Read more...

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Pakistani warplanes bomb Baitullah Mehsud’s stronghold


June 13th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) Pakistani warplanes bombed a stronghold of Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud in the South Waziristan tribal region Saturday morning, media reports said. Four fighter jets bombed parts of Makeen ... Read more...

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Pakistani forces kill 66 Taliban


June 11th, 2009 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) Pakistani security forces have killed 66 Taliban fighters in the country's restive northwest, the military said Thursday as its offensive against the militants entered its 47th day. ... Read more...

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Pakistani forces kill 21 Taliban


June 2nd, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 2 (IANS) Pakistani forces have killed 21 Taliban in their operations against the militants in the country's restive northwest, the military said Tuesday as the security forces' action entered ... Read more...

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Normalcy returning to Mingora: Pakistani military


June 1st, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 1 (IANS) Normalcy is fast returning to Mingora town in Pakistan's restive northwest with the security forces now turning their attention to recapturing Charbagh town, the military said Monday ... Read more...

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Pakistani security forces kill 10 Taliban in Lower Dir


May 30th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 30 (IANS) Pakistani security forces have killed at least 10 Taliban in overnight operations in Lower Dir in the country's restive northwest, the military said Saturday as the operations ... Read more...

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Security forces kill five Taliban in Lower Dir


May 29th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 29 (IANS) Five Taliban militants were killed in a clash with security forces in Lower Dir in Pakistan's troubled northwest as the military operation against the rebels entered its ... Read more...

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Buner 90 percent cleared of Taliban: Pakistani military (Lead)


May 26th, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 26 (IANS) Pakistani forces have regained control over 90 percent of Buner district and increased their stranglehold over Mingora, the largest town in Swat, the military said Tuesday as ... Read more...

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Pakistani forces retake Mingora airport


May 26th, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 26 (IANS) Pakistani forces have captured the airport in Mingora, Swat's largest city, as the military's anti-Taliban operations in the country's restive northwest entered their second month Tuesday. The security ... Read more...

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Prabhakaran alive, claims pro-LTTE website


May 19th, 2009 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 19 (IANS) Tamil Tigers chief Velupillai Prabhakaran is "alive and safe", a website sympathetic to the rebels claimed Tuesday. The Sri Lankan military Monday said that Prabhakaran was shot dead while ... Read more...

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Tamil diaspora vows to bring Sri Lanka to its knees


May 19th, 2009 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, May 19 (IANS) The end of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE) simply marks the beginning of a new phase in their struggle for independence, the Canadian Tamil ... Read more...

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Pakistani troops enter Taliban town in Swat, 25 militants killed (Second Lead)


May 17th, 2009 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 17 (DPA) Pakistani soldiers moved into a key Taliban-dominated town in the Swat valley Sunday, the military said, intensifying the offensive that had displaced over one million people. Ground troops ... Read more...

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