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Pak refuses to hand over 26/11 suspects to India

BEIJING: The Pakistan President, Mr Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday ruled out handing over the perpetrators of the Mumbai attacks to India but said the “non-state actors” who derailed the Indo-Pak rapprochement will “hopefully” be brought to justice in his country.

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Fresh warrants against Kasab, Ansari in Mumbai case trial

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani anti-terrorism court conducting the trial of seven Mumbai attack suspects Saturday issued fresh arrest warrants for Ajmal Kasab and Fahim Ansari even as prime accused LeT commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi submitted an application for bail.

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UN council deplores attacks on troops in S Lebanon

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council strongly deplored recent confrontations between south Lebanese villagers and UN peacekeepers in the area and called for the troops to be allowed to do their work.

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Indian Muslims not terrorists: Farah Pandith

WASHINGTON: Tasked to improve ties with the Muslim world, a top official of the Obama Administration Saturday said that Indian Muslims are not terrorists, even as many of them are increasingly tired of being defined as such.

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Dramatic end to US-Russia spy scandal

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON:  Russia and the US on Friday exchanged 14 secret agents in their biggest spy swap deal since the Cold War in dramatic style, burying a major irritant which had the potential to snowball into a major crisis.
The US swapped 10 Russian spies for four American agents under a deal at Vienna airport, reflecting the “high level of trust” between Presidents Mr Barack Obama and Mr Dmitry Medvedev.

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49 killed in suicide attack in Pak tribal belt

ISLAMABAD/PESHAWAR: At least 49 people were killed and over 70 injured when a motorcycle-borne suicide bomber targeted a government office in a crowded market in Pakistan’s restive tribal belt today, the latest in a wave of terror attacks that have rocked the country.

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Suicide bomber kills 5 in Baghdad

BAGHDAD: A suicide bomber blew up a vehicle at an Iraqi army checkpoint in Baghdad today killing five people, including three soldiers, and wounding 18 others, an interior ministry official said.

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Bangladesh to ban sale of SIM cards

DHAKA: In order to check the rising incidents of cellphone crimes including extortion, Bangladesh’s government is to formulate a policy that would ban its sale to youths under 18, officials reports said today.

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Guns of guards for Israeli PM stolen in US

NEW YORK:  Four Glock 9mm semi-automatic guns belonging to the personal bodyguards of the visiting Israeli Prime Minister, Mr Benjamin Netanyahu have gone missing, after his arrival in New York and have not been traced for the past four days.

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3 arrested in Norway al-Qaida bomb plot

OSLO: Three suspected al-Qaida members were arrested today morning in what Norwegian and US officials said was a terrorist plot linked to similar plans in New York and England.

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