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Titanic wreckage to become Unesco heritage

PARIS: On the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, its wreckage will become underwater cultural heritage protected by the Unesco, under a convention ratified by 41 states, the organisation said.

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Now Sky News in the dock for email hacking

LONDON: Sky News, a part of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire in Britain, yesterday admitted that it illegally hacked e-mails twice for information, further tarnishing the image of the press baron.

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UK stops post-study visas from today, Indians affected

LONDON: A facility that allowed Indian students to work here for two years after their courses are over will be closed from Friday as part of the Cameron government's drive to cut migration, which may put-off those aspiring to study in the UK.

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Even US does not have evidence against Saeed: Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Underlining that it cannot take action against LeT founder Hafeez Saeed in the absence of concrete proof, Pakistan today said that even the US does not possess any evidence linking the Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief to terrorism.

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No anger, hostility in Indo-Lanka ties: Peiris

COLOMBO: Indo-Sri Lanka ties remain good despite India backing a resolution moved by the US at the UNHRC against Colombo, the Foreign Minister, Mr G L Peiris has said, observing that no bilateral relationship is one dimensional and "we must not be obsessed with what happened and move on".

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Bilawal asks SC to apologise for Zulfiqar’s ‘judicial murder’

ISLAMABAD: Launching a scathing attack on the Supreme Court, the Pakistan's ruling PPP chief, Mr Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has asked it to apologise for the "role it played in the judicial murder" of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and to ensure there are no "double standards" in the contempt case against the Premier, Mr Yousuf Raza Gilani.

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Mali Islamist advance alarms world leaders

BAMAKO: World leaders scrambled to stop Mali's descent into chaos Wednesday, two weeks after a coup in Bamako touched off a sequence which saw Tuareg rebels backed by radical Islamists conquer half the country.

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Syria accepts April 10 peace deadline, says Annan

UNITED NATIONS: The Syrian government has agreed to pull back its troops from cities and complete withdrawal of heavy weapons by April 10, the UN-Arab League envoy, Mr Kofi Annan told the UN Security Council today, even as western nations expressed doubts that the new promises would be kept. 

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