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British soldiers to be questioned over Iraq war crimes


September 2nd, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Hundreds of British soldiers will be investigated for crimes allegedly committed during the Iraq war, the Telegraph reported Sunday.Investigators with the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) ... Read more...

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Training halted for Afghan police recruits


September 2nd, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 2 (IANS) The US is suspending training for new recruits to the Afghan Local Police (ALP) and checks are being carried out on possible ties to the ... Read more...

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11 militants killed on Georgia-Russia border


August 30th, 2012 - 3:14 am ICT by IANS
Tbilisi, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 11 militants and three special forces personnel have been killed near the Georgia-Russia border, the Georgian interior ministry said.Interior Ministry units Wednesday sealed ... Read more...

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DiCaprio, Maguire, Hardy to produce new film


August 29th, 2012 - 5:14 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 29 (IANS) Actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire are teaming up with Tom Hardy to produce a new film on animal trafficking.Hardy came up with the idea, ... Read more...

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Eight die in Kerala rains, landslides


August 7th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), Aug 7 (IANS) At least eight people, including five of a family, were killed in Kerala as heavy rains lashed Kannur and Kozhikode districts, triggering landslides, officials said ... Read more...

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Pakistan spy chief to visit US


July 29th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) Pakistan's spy chief Lt. Gen. Muhammad Zahirul Islam will visit the US Aug 1-3.This will be the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) head's first official trip to Washington ... Read more...

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Meet the Amazons: an anti-terror women squad for Olympics


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) The Amazons, an elite special forces anti-terror team comprising 40 women, trained to infiltrate terrorist cells and kill, will be Britain's "secret weapon" during the Olympics ... Read more...

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Five dead in German hostage crisis (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 5:40 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 4 (IANS) All four hostages and an armed kidnapper died Wednesday in a seige in Karlsruhe city in southwest Germany, media reports said.Xinhua said the man took four ... Read more...

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Russian military to get new pistol


June 14th, 2012 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Armed Forces will take delivery of a new 9-mm handgun to replace the aging Makarov pistol, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said."We ... Read more...

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45 militants killed in Afghanistan


June 10th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 10 (IANS) At least 45 Taliban militants have been killed in operations carried out by Afghan and NATO-led troops, the interior ministry said Sunday.The forces launched 10 ... Read more...

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Osama killing: US awaiting clarification on Pakistani doctor


June 5th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) The US State Department says it is still awaiting a clarification from Pakistan on Shakeel Afridi, the doctor held by Islamabad for helping the ... Read more...

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Woman British aid worker rescued in Afghanistan


June 2nd, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) British troops in Afghanistan managed to save a 28-year-old woman British aid worker along with three others in Afghanistan Saturday. She was kidnapped May 22.Prime ... Read more...

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Akhilesh opposes NCTC in present form


May 5th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Saturday opposed the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) "in its present form" and asked the government to take a ... Read more...

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15 die in Pakistan suicide bombing (Second Lead)


May 4th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) Fifteen people were killed and 40 wounded when a suicide bomber walked into a market and triggered a massive explosion in Pakistan's northwest, a media report ... Read more...

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Three kg cocaine seized in Austria


May 4th, 2012 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, May 4 (IANS) Around three kg of high-quality cocaine with an estimated value of 500,000 euros ($657,000) has been seized in Austria and six people arrested for drug trafficking.The ... Read more...

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Pakistan claims credit a year after Osama killing


May 3rd, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) The Pakistan government and its armed forces played a vital role in tracking down Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden through a mobile phone SIM, says ... Read more...

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No silver bullet to destroy Al Qaeda: Panetta


April 28th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Even though America was now safer following the death of Osama bin Laden, there was no proverbial "silver bullet" to destroy the Al Qaeda terror network, ... Read more...

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Osama had ‘natural viagra’ to stay young


April 28th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) Believe it or not, terror mastermind Osama bin Laden desperately tried to cling to his youth during his last days in Pakistan, and resorted to using ... Read more...

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Briton enjoys 50 years’ solitude on island


April 27th, 2012 - 9:17 am ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) A Briton from Yorkshire has made an island in the Seychelles his home and been enjoying living there for half a century. He spends his days ... Read more...

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Pakistan deports Osama family to Saudi Arabia


April 27th, 2012 - 6:16 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Pakistan early Friday deported slain Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's three widows and 11 other family members to Saudi Arabia.They had been in custody ... Read more...

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Yasin Malik wants to appear in Pakistan’s Memogate probe


March 18th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 18 (IANS) Yasin Malik, chairman of the Pro-Azadi Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), has sought permission from the Pakistan Supreme Court to appear before the Memogate probe ... Read more...

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Osama plotted to kill Obama : reports


March 17th, 2012 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) Before being killed Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden had ordered for organising special cells in Afghanistan and Pakistan to attack the aircraft of US President ... Read more...

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Catfight between Osama wives: Third accuses first of betrayal


March 15th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 15 (IANS) The third and youngest wife of Osama bin Laden has accused his first spouse of betraying the Al Qaeda chief and revealing his location.The two wives ... Read more...

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Man sentenced to 6,060 years in prison


March 13th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 13 (IANS) A 54-year-old former Guatemala soldier has been sentenced to 6,060 years in prison for the massacre of 201 people 30 years ago.Pedro Pimentel Rios was extradited ... Read more...

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Chandigarh unhappy over protests against Osama movie


March 5th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 5 (IANS) Chandigarh artistes are unhappy over the protests against the shooting of Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" -- on the killing of Osama bin Laden ... Read more...

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Come clean on military ties with US: CPI-M


March 3rd, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The CPI-M Saturday asked the government to come clean on military ties with the US after an Amercian commander claimed that US special forces were ... Read more...

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US denies Special Forces are in Sri Lanka


March 3rd, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 3 (IANS) The US embassy denied Saturday that its Special Forces were based in Sri Lanka -- as claimed by a senior American military commander."References in the press ... Read more...

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Pentagon says US special forces in India; Delhi denies (Second Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The US special forces are based in India and four other South Asian countries, a Pentagon commander has said. But India promptly denied it, saying ... Read more...

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US says its special forces in India; Delhi says ‘no’ (Lead)


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) US special forces are based in India and four other South Asian countries, a Pentagon commander has said. India quickly denied hosting American troops on ... Read more...

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US special forces not stationed in India: Government


March 2nd, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) India Friday strongly denied the presence of US special forces teams on its soil, as claimed by an American commander.The defence ministry said US Pacific ... Read more...

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US special forces helping India to contain LeT


March 2nd, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) The US and India are working together to contain Pakistan-based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba, blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, with US special forces present in India ... Read more...

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Top Al Qaeda leader arrested in Egypt


February 29th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 29 (IANS) A senior leader of terror outfit Al Qaeda was Wednesday arrested at the Cairo International Airport after his arrival from Pakistan, official Egyptian news agency MENA ... Read more...

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Pakistan set to demolish Osama’s hideout?


February 26th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Heavy machinery was brought to Pakistan's Abbotabad city Saturday in an indication that the compound, once served as slain Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's hideout, ... Read more...

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Bank accounts of doctor who helped track Osama sealed


February 25th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) The bank accounts of the Pakistani doctor who, on the CIA's directions, allegedly helped conduct a fake polio campaign to track down Osama bin Laden have ... Read more...

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Pakistani security personnel attacked near ‘Osama town’


February 23rd, 2012 - 6:37 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Two security personnel were shot dead by gunmen Wednesday night while on patrol in Pakistan's Abbottabad district, famous for being the hideout of slain Al Qaeda ... Read more...

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