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Hours after Obama’s visit, Taliban hit Kabul

KABUL: Taliban bombers attacked a heavily fortified guesthouse used by Westerners in Kabul on Wednesday, announcing the start of their annual "spring offensive" in defiance of calls from the US President, Mr Barack Obama during a visit to Afghanistan that the war was ending.

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Pak not going to change stance against India: Obama aide

WASHINGTON: In a candid admission, a close aide of the US President, Mr Barack Obama has said Pakistan is not going to completely change its "strategic orientation" against India which it considers a threat and would not be comfortable with an Afghan government closely aligned with New Delhi.

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Suu Kyi sworn in to Myanmar’s Parliament

NAYPYITAW: The Opposition leader, Ms Aung San Suu Kyi was sworn in to Myanmar's military-backed Parliament today, taking public office for the first time since launching her struggle against authoritarian rule nearly a quarter century ago.

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UN chief hails Suu Kyi’s Myanmar compromise

YANGON: The UN chief, Mr Ban Ki-moon praised the Myanmar pro-democracy leader, Ms Aung San Suu Kyi Tuesday for backing down over a boycott of Parliament which had threatened to stall the fragile reform process.

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US-Pak talks fail as America angry over attacks in Kabul

NEW YORK: High level US-Pak talks to break a diplomatic deadlock have ended in failure after Washington refused to tender an apology to Pakistan over a recent cross-border raid as it was angered by new Taliban attacks on Afghan capital Kabul.

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Six Indian-Americans win fellowships

WASHINGTON: Six Indian Americans are among 30 immigrants and children of immigrants from 20 countries who have won 2012 Paul and Daisy Soros New American Fellowships to pursue advanced degrees.

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