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Normalisation of Indo-Pak ties ‘compelling necessity’: Gilani

DAVOS: Hopeful of normalisation of Indo-Pak ties, Pakistan Premier Mr Yousuf Raza Gilani has described it as a “compelling necessity” and said his Interior Secretary will soon visit India to take forward the talks on outstanding issues between the two countries.

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US officials, Taliban leaders meet in Qatar for talks: report

NEW YORK: In a major policy shift, US officials have held direct talks with Taliban representatives in Qatar, with discussions centred around release of the Afghan militant group’s prisoners from Guantanamo, a move that also has Pakistan’s “tacit approval”, a media report said.

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‘No chance’ of coup in Pak, says Gilani

DAVOS: Prime Minister Mr Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that there was “no chance” of a military coup in Pakistan ever as all stakeholders including the army, desires democracy and stability in the country.

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Dutch government approves burqa ban

THE HAGUE: The Dutch government Friday approved a ban on face-covering clothing, such as a burqa, a niqab, a forage cap, or a full face helmet, reported Xinhua.

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US making more powerful ‘bunker-buster’ to hit Iran: report

WASHINGTON: The US military has stepped up efforts to make their largest conventional weapon, the 13.6 tonne “bunker-buster” bomb, more powerful and capable of destroying Iran’s most heavily fortified underground nuclear facilities.

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Army’s days are over in Pakistan: Imran Khan

DAVOS: Cricketer-turned-politician Mr Imran Khan, who is drawing massive crowds in his country, has declared that “army’s days are over” in Pakistan and vowed to have “best relations” with India.

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Chinese youth hire dates to please parents

BEIJING: The best gift a Chinese bachelor can take home for parents is a bride-or-bridegroom-to-be. Being pressurised to marry, many bachelors in China opted to hire women during their homecoming for the Lunar New Year.

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