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Gunfire, tear gas at Venezuelan prison

CARACAS (VENEZUELA): More than 100 prisoners filed out of a Venezuelan prison among National Guard troops on Thursday night after heavy gunfire erupted amid a nearly three-week standoff pitting armed inmates against security forces.

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Iran will never give up its nuclear rights: Jalili

TEHRAN: Iran rejects Western pressures over its nuclear activities and will never give up its rights, the Tehran's chief nuclear negotiator, Mr Saeed Jalili said on Thursday ahead crunch talks with world powers in Baghdad next week.

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Plans to strike Iran ‘ready’, says US Israel envoy

JERUSALEM: The US plans for a possible military strike on Iran are ready and the option is "fully available", the US ambassador to Israel, Mr Dan Shapiro said, days before Tehran resumes talks with world powers which suspect it of seeking to develop nuclear |arms.

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Mussels sticky secret has use is surgery

WASHINGTON: Scientists can now manufacture a synthetic version of the self-healing sticky substance that mussels use to anchor themselves to rocks in pounding ocean surf and surging tidal basins.

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Making aspirin safer for heart patients

LONDON: Researchers have launched a major clinical trial to investigate whether eliminating a common stomach bug could help to make taking aspirin safer in some patients.

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Have to make critical decisions, says Gilani on Pak-US-NATO ties

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's relations with the US and NATO are passing through a "delicate phase" and Islamabad needs to make "critical decisions" linked to national interests, the Prime Minister, Mr Yousuf Raza Gilani said today against the backdrop of a partial thaw in relations between Washington and Islamabad.

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Iran nuclear concession would test big power unity

LONDON/VIENNA: Facing an imminent toughening of sanctions, Iran is hinting at a readiness to give some ground in its long nuclear stand-off with world powers, but any flexibility could split their ranks and lead to protracted uncertainty about how to respond.

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UN observers caught up in Syrian violence

BEIRUT: A roadside bomb yesterday struck a car belonging to the UN observer mission in Syria, just minutes after regime forces opened fired on a funeral procession nearby and caused multiple casualties, witnesses and the mission said.

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