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Six gunned down in Mexican bar


August 9th, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 9 (IANS/EFE) Gunmen killed six people inside a bar in Mexico state, officials said.The victims - two women and four men - were having a celebration Wednesday ... Read more...

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Pakistan, US to ink supply route agreement


July 12th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 12 (IANS) Pakistan and the US will sign an agreement to formalize the supply route for NATO troops in Afghanistan, the government said Thursday.Foreign Office spokesman Moazzam Ahmed ... Read more...

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Bush to unveil his portrait in White House


May 19th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 19 (IANS) Former US President George W. Bush will unveil his portrait in the White House later this month, his office said Friday.Bush and former first lady Laura ... Read more...

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Pakistan willing to discuss alternatives to drone strikes


May 4th, 2012 - 8:36 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) Pakistan has said it was willing to look at alternatives to the drone attacks by the US, which Islamabad termed "illegal" and "totally unacceptable"."We ... Read more...

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Salman Bashir is new Pakistani envoy to India


April 14th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 14 (IANS) Pakistan Saturday formally announced the appointment of Salman Bashir as its new high commissioner to India.Foreign Office spokesman Moazzam Ahmed Khan said the government has appointed ... Read more...

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Gilani to visit Britain in May


April 12th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 12 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will pay an official visit to Britain in May, the foreign ministry said Thursday."Prime Minister Gilani will hold wide-ranging ... Read more...

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Pakistan hails Indian bail to doctor


April 9th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 9 (IANS) Pakistan Monday welcomed the Indian Supreme Court decision to grant bail to Pakistani doctor Mohammad Khalil Chisty, who is undergoing life imprisonment in a jail ... Read more...

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Zardari to invite Manmohan to Pakistan, all issues on table


April 7th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Islamabad, April 7 (IANS) In his first visit to India, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari will invite Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to visit his country "by the end ... Read more...

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Can’t act against Saeed without evidence: Pakistan


April 6th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 5 (IANS) Pakistan cannot take action against Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)chief Hafiz Saeed in the absence of solid evidence, the foreign ministry said Thursday.The US Monday announced an award of ... Read more...

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Pakistan hopes Manmohan-Zardari talks will push peace (Lead)


April 5th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) India has maintained a studied silence over the forthcoming meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari even as Islamabad ... Read more...

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Zardari visit: Pakistan hopes for peace; says no compromise on Kashmir


April 5th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 5 (IANS) Pakistan Thursday said the forthcoming meeting between President Asif Ali Zardari and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will contribute to intra-regional peace, but made it ... Read more...

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Britain to monitor web, cell phone use


April 1st, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Under new laws, Britain will soon be able to monitor phone calls, emails, text messages and website visits of everyone in the country, BBC reported.Internet firms ... Read more...

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Indian, Pakistani minors forcibly married in Britain


March 31st, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 31 (IANS) Up to 400 children, including from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, were coerced into or threatened with marriage in Britain last year, a government report has said.A ... Read more...

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Spring has sprung in Britain


March 1st, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Wild flowers burst into vivid colours as spring arrived in its full glory across much of Britain, the Daily Mail reported Thursday.The unusually balmy temperatures also ... Read more...

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Pakistani foreign minister leaves for Britain


February 20th, 2012 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Sunday left for Britain for a two-day official visit, media reports said.During her trip, Khar is expected to meet her ... Read more...

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Honduras prison fire: President vows full investigation


February 16th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa, Feb 16 (IANS/EFE) The fire that killed more than 300 inmates at the Comayagua prison farm in central Honduras will be investigated with full transparency and "international observation", President ... Read more...

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Pakistan may allow US military trainers: US media (Lead)


January 21st, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 21 (IANS) Pakistan may invite US military trainers back "as early as April or May" but it has ruled out allowing US drones into the country again, ... Read more...

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Pakistan may allow US military trainers: US media


January 21st, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 21 (IANS) Pakistan may invite US military trainers back "as early as April or May" but it has ruled out allowing CIA drones into the country again, ... Read more...

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Drone attack a violation of sovereignty: Pakistan


January 13th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Pakistan has condemned a US drone strike that left four people dead, saying it was a violation of its sovereignty."Pakistan has a clear position on ... Read more...

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Pakistan reviewing Pentagon report on NATO attack


December 30th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) Pakistan said Thursday it was reviewing a Pentagon report over the NATO attack on two Pakistani border posts that killed 24 soldiers.The Nov 26 air strikes ... Read more...

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Pakistan admits ties with US remained tense in 2011


December 29th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) Pakistan admitted Thursday that its relations with the US remained tense in 2011 due to some incidents, including the US military's unilateral raid to kill ... Read more...

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Jailed Pakistan cricketers face deportation from Britain


November 12th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 12 (IANS) Jailed Pakistani crickers Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer could be deported from Britain once they finish their terms.The trio were found guilty by the ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s nuclear status ‘established fact’


June 9th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 9 (IANS) Pakistan says that its status as a nuclear weapon state is "an established fact"."Pakistan is a nuclear-weapon state. This is an established fact," the foreign ministry ... Read more...

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Jailed rapist released early assaults again within weeks


June 8th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS) A rapist, who was freed before fully serving his prison term, has been held for sexually assaulting another woman within a few weeks of his release, ... Read more...

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Brit Met Office chief received death threats from climate change sceptics


April 18th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 18(ANI): The United Kingdom's Met Office chief, John Hirst, has revealed that he has received death threats from climate change sceptics.Hirst disclosed the threats while talking about the problems faced ... Read more...

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Britain’s ambassador to US denies involvement in helping Saif Gaddafi get ‘dodgy’ LSE degree


April 2nd, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 2 (ANI): Britain's ambassador to the United States Sir Nigel Sheinwald has denied reports that he had helped Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif Gaddafi, to get his 'dodgy' ... Read more...

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4901 Pak nationals back from strife-torn Libya so far: Foreign Office


March 15th, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 15(ANI): 4901 Pakistani nationals have returned from strife-torn Libya to the country, the Foreign Office has said.103 Pakistanis arrived from Cairo and six from Algeria on board commercial flights on ... Read more...

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Police chief murdered in Mexican town


March 11th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 11 (IANS/EFE) The chief of police in the western Mexican town of Santiago Tangamandapio was found murdered Thursday, authorities said.The body of Jorge Nunez Espinoza was discovered ... Read more...

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Britain intercepts ship carrying Libyan currency


March 4th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 4 (IANS) British authorities have seized Libyan currency worth 100 million pounds from a ship that sailed from Britain but failed to dock in Tripoli, an official said.A ... Read more...

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Ship carrying huge sum of Libyan money seized by Britain


March 4th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 4 (IANS) A ship carrying a huge amount of Libyan money has been seized by officials and taken to a British port, the Home Office said Friday.The vessel ... Read more...

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Funeral home attacked with fire bombs in Mexico


March 2nd, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), March 2 (IANS/EFE) A funeral home in Mexico's Ciudad Juarez city was attacked with fire bombs and gunfire while relatives and friends mourned a man killed several ... Read more...

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Pak Foreign Ministry denies ‘reported statement’ on Davis’ diplomatic immunity


February 17th, 2011 - 11:09 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 17(ANI): Pakistan's Foreign Ministry has denied any reported statements regarding the diplomatic immunity issue of double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis, dismissing them as 'rumours'.It had been reported by Pakistani ... Read more...

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US-Afghan-Pak talks will be rescheduled in due course of time: Basit


February 13th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 13(ANI): Pakistan's standoff with the United States over double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis' detention will not thwart talks between them and Afghanistan, Pakistan's Foreign Office has said.The US has ... Read more...

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Indian lacks courage to expose Hindu extremists: Pakistan


February 5th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 5 (IANS) India lacks courage to expose the role of Hindu extremists in the Samjhauta Express blast, Pakistan said Saturday, a day before the two countries are expected to hold ... Read more...

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‘Open minded’ Pak hopes for ‘constructive Indian attitude’ at Thimphu meet


February 5th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 5(ANI): Pakistan has said it is going to Thimphu- where it will have Foreign Secretary-level parleys with India- with 'an open mind', and expressed the hope that New Delhi will ... Read more...

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