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Warrior clan shuts down Kathmandu

KATHMANDU: The Nepal government was on Sunday hit by a 48-hour general strike called in Kathmandu valley by a protesting warrior community while six Left groups announced a nationwide closure Tuesday, ahead of constitutional turmoil expected next week.

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Earthquake hits Turkey, 3 dead

ANKARA: Turkish rescue workers and soldiers scrambled on Friday to set up tents to shelter hundreds of people left homeless after a 5.9-magnitude earthquake damaged buildings in western Turkey, killing at least three people.

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NATO strikes hit 8 of Gaddafi’s warships

AFRICA: The NATO military alliance says it has sunk eight warships belonging to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s forces.  The ships were targeted in co-ordinated overnight attacks on the ports of Tripoli, Al Khums and Sirte, the alliance announced on Friday.

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27 killed, 70 wounded in Iraq twin bomb attacks

KIRKUK, IRAQ: A spate of bomb attacks against police in the disputed northern city of Kirkuk on Thursday killed at least 27 people and wounded 89 others, the worst violence to hit Iraq in nearly two months.

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Pakistan police in tight spot over killing of ‘unarmed’ Chechens

KARACHI: Pakistani police has come under intense scrutiny after it was brought to light that the five Chechen terror suspects, including three women, who were gunned down in Quetta this week, were neither wearing suicide vests nor carrying weapons as claimed earlier.

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Raja in Time list of ignominious club of privileged leaders

NEW YORK: The former Telecom Minister, Mr A Raja, at the centre of the 2G spectrum allocation scam, has earned the dubious distinction of figuring in the list of Time Magazine’s “an ignominious club of privileged leaders who stepped too far”.

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