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US House resolution to back India’s UNSC bid

WASHINGTON: Indicating bipartisan support for India’s bid for a permanent UN Security Council seat, a Republican legislator has introduced a resolution in the US House of Representatives asking the world body to take the necessary steps.

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US sets Afghan withdrawal to 2014


WASHINGTON: As US President and NATO leaders meet in Portugal to stress the 2014 timeline for the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, the Pentagon has said the date for handing over security responsibilities to Afghan forces was a target and not a deadline.

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Astronomers find giant extragalactic planet

LONDON: Astronomers have for the first time spotted a planet that originated outside the galaxy.

Till date, about 500 planets have been discovered. This is the first known planet to have been born elsewhere.

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Pak protests ill-treatment

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has lodged an official protest with Saudi Arabia after receiving reports of ill-treatment of thousands of Haj pilgrims from the country and sought a hefty compensation in this regard.

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UN troops shoot man dead

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI: UN peacekeepers in Haiti have shot dead at least one person in clashes sparked by claims that Nepalese soldiers brought the cholera epidemic that has swept the country, killing 1,000 people.

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Suspect in Iran stoning case allegedly confesses

TEHRAN: An Iranian woman claiming to be Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani, who has been sentenced to death by stoning after an adultery conviction, confessed on Iranian state television to being a ‘sinner.’

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‘Democracy would eventually come’

LONDON: Myanmar’s pro- democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi freed on November 13 by the military junta after over seven years in house arrest is sure democracy would come to the country eventually, although she does not know how long it would take, the BBC reported on Tuesday.

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India, China, Russia for UN reforms

WUHAN (CHINA): Russia and China - the two veto wielding UNSC members - today sought “comprehensive” reforms to make the council more democratic, as they welcomed India’s entry into the UNSC as a non-permanent member.

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