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Supreme Court charge Gilani with contempt charges

ISLAMABAD: Angered by his defiance of its order to reopen graft cases against the President, Pakistan Supreme Court today summoned Premier, Mr Yousuf Raza Gilani to appear before it on February 13 when it will charge him with contempt, a move which may trigger a fresh political crisis.

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Sweden questions Nobel Peace Prize selection basis

REUTERS: Swedish authorities are looking into whether the Nobel Peace Prize has been going to the "wrong" type of people, like human rights campaigners and environmentalists, in violation of prize founder Alfred Nobel's will.

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Gun wiedling banned in Colombia

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA: Gustavo Petro was imprisoned as a rebel in the 1980s on a weapons conviction. As the Bogota’s new mayor, Mr Petro wants to get firearms off the streets of this city where the conspicuous display of guns has long been the norm.
 So he’s trying an experimental ban on gun-wielding in public.

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Pak slams leaked NATO report; says allegation ‘frivolous’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today reacted angrily to a leaked NATO report that accused its security services of helping the Afghan Taliban just as the Foreign Minister, Ms Hina Rabbani Khar began a visit to Kabul, saying the allegations were "frivolous".

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Mitt Romney thumps Gingrich, regains momentum

WASHINGTON: With a thumping win in the Republican primary in Florida, the former Massachusetts governor, Mr Mitt Romney has cemented his front-running status for the right to challenge the President, Mr Barack Obama in November.

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UN atomic agency plans return trip to Iran sites

VIENNA: The chief UN nuclear inspector, Mr Herman Nackaerts said on Wednesday that there was "still a lot of work to do" with Iran over its contested atomic programme, after returning from a three-day trip to Tehran.

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Bypass stem cells for nerves

WASHINGTON: Scientists from Stanford's Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine have successfully converted mouse skin cells directly into cells that become the three main parts of the nervous system,

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Pak SC for larger bench to hear petition in Bhutto case

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Supreme Court today ordered the formation of a larger bench to hear an application seeking the registration of a fresh FIR against 12 people, including former president Pervez Musharraf and the Interior Minister, Mr Rehman Malik, for alleged involvement in the conspiracy to assassinate Benazir Bhutto.

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