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British MP sent to jail for fiddling expenses

LONDON: A long-standing British Labour Party politician Friday became the first parliamentarian to be sent to jail for making false expenses claims, following a scandal exposed in 2009.

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Indian on UN panel to probe Haiti’s cholera epidemic

NEW YORK: A panel of four members, including one from India, was appointed by the UN Secretary General, Mr Ban Ki-moon to investigate the source of the cholera outbreak in Haiti, which  killed more than 3,400 people and continues to spread across the quake-ravaged country.

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Disabled victims sexually assaulted in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES:  Graphic video footage obtained by the sheriff’s department shows several men sexually assaulting at least 10 profoundly disabled women, some of them in diapers, officials said recently.

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Israelis ‘demanded bribes at Gaza crossing’

OSLO: US firms complained in 2006 of corruption by Israeli officials at the Karni crossing into Gaza, then the Palestinian territory’s main commercial transit point, a leaked US diplomatic cable showed on Thursday.

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India vows to strengthen legal framework for counter-terrorism

UNITED NATIONS: India, which has been given the responsibility to head a key UNSC committee on counter- terrorism, has vowed to strengthen the global legal framework in fight against the menace and sought enhanced cooperation among national and international institutions in this regard.

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Malaysia says extremists trying to recruit from schools

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has said that Islamic, Tamil and Sikh militant groups were seeking to recruit from schools and universities in the country, but intelligence agencies were keeping a close watch on such activities.

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Doubts emerge over whether Qadri acted alone

ISLAMABAD: Suspicion has grown over whether the Pakistani policeman who assassinated Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer acted on his own or was assisted in the act following emergence of a raft of evidence that he had been declared unfit for guarding VIPs because of his extremist leanings.

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Pak’s Punjab Governor Taseer assassinated in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, an outspoken leader of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), was Tuesday assassinated by one of his security guards in a gun attack at a market in the heart of Islamabad.

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