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Pak Army rejects reports of extra-judicial killings

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Army has rejected reports of extra-judicial killings and mass arrests in operations in the tribal areas in the country’s troubled northwest, with a top commander saying that troops will stay in the region till the situation improves.

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Emergency teams battle bad weather to search black box in Pak

ISLAMABAD: Emergency teams braving heavy rains and slush were continuing efforts to recover bodies and “black box” and flight data recorder of the ill-fated Pakistani passenger plane to know why the aircraft went off course and crashed while coming into land.

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Bomber kills 4 at Iraq TV office

BAGHDAD: An al Qaeda-linked group claimed responsibility today for a bombing earlier this week targeting the Baghdad offices of a pan-Arab television station, describing the deadly attack that killed six people as a victory against a “corrupt channel.”

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US may use leaks as leverage to get Pak

WASHINGTON: The US may seek to gain leverage from the WikiLeaks disclosures about ISI’s links with Taliban and Al-Qaeda, to get Islamabad act tougher on militant groups on its soil, as voices grow louder against giving Pakistan a ‘blank cheque’ in the war on terror.

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Polish intelligence had warned of attack on Indian embassy in Kabul

NEW YORK: A week before the July 2008 bombing of the Indian embassy in Kabul, Polish intelligence had tipped off of a possible Taliban strike on the Indian mission, according to leaked US military documents, which also say that American ally Pakistan’s ISI maintains direct links with the outlawed Afghan group.

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Bangladesh’s war crimes tribunal issues first warrants

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s 1971 war crimes tribunal today issued its first arrest warrants against four top leaders of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) who were accused of heinous crimes like genocide, rape and murder in the Liberation war which left an estimated 3 million dead. 

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Khmer Rouge’s chief jailer guilty of war crimes

PHNOM PENH: The UN-backed war crimes tribunal today sentenced the former Khmer Rouge chief jailer to 35 years in prison, the first verdict involving a leader of the genocidal regime that destroyed a generation of Cambodia’s people.

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