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Global warming could be similar across ecosystems

LONDON: The impact of global warming could be similar across ecosystems, regardless of local environmental conditions and species. A team from Queen Mary's School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, which went to Iceland to study a set of geothermally-heated streams, came up with these findings.

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Indian killed, six injured in deadly Nigeria terror attack

ABUJA: A 23-year-old Indian national was killed and six of his compatriots, including two children, were injured in a wave of coordinated bombings and gun attacks by an Islamic sect that left at least 162 people dead in northern Nigeria’s largest city of Kano.

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Protesters storm Libyan government HQ

BENGHAZI, LIBYY: Protesters stormed the Benghazi headquarters of Libya's ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) on Saturday while its chairman was still in the building.

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Islamists secure top spot in Egypt Parliament

CAIRO: The Muslim Brotherhood won by far the biggest share of seats allocated to party lists in Egypt’s first freely-elected Parliament in decades, final results confirmed, giving it a major role in drafting the country’s new constitution.

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Pak judicial commission to visit India from February 3

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani judicial commission will visit India during February 3-6 to interview officials who were involved in the investigation of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, the Interior Minister, Mr Rehman Malik said today.

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Obama counts Manmohan as a pal with whom he shares bonds of trust

NEW YORK: Countering allegations that he is “aloof”, the US President, Mr Barack Obama counted the India’s Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh and the German Chancellor, Ms Angela Merkel among leaders with whom he has forged “friendships and bonds of trust”.

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Italy cruise wreck search suspended in choppy seas

GIGLIO ISLAND, ITALY: Italian rescuers were forced to suspend operations on the stricken Costa Concordia luxury liner on Friday a week after a Mediterranean tragedy in which up to 32 people are feared to have died.

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Pak SC issues contempt notice to Gilani

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Prime Minister, Mr Yousuf Raza Gilani’s continuance in office appeared to be in doubt after the Supreme Court on Monday summoned him to appear in person on Thursday next on contempt charges for failing to reopen graft cases against the President, Mr Asif Ali Zardari.

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