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Jahangir claims security establishment planning to kill her

LAHORE: The leading rights activist, Ms Asma Jahangir has said she has received information that Pakistan's powerful security establishment is planning to carry out a "murderous attack" on her, prompting civil society groups to condemn the threat to her life.

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Skywatchers prepare for rare Venus fly-by

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA: One of the rarest astronomical events occurs on Tuesday and Wednesday when the planet Venus passes directly between the sun and Earth, a transit that won't occur again until 2117.

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Fears of heavy ground casualties in Nigeria plane

Dana Air Lagos: Fears mounted in Nigeria on Monday that a large number of people may have been killed on the ground besides all 153 passengers and crew on board an airliner which crashed and burst into flames after hitting buildings near the airport here.

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Malik suspended from Parliament over dual nationality

ISLAMABAD: In a jolt to the Pakistan's Interior Minister, Mr Rehman Malik, the Supreme Court today suspended him from the membership of parliament on the ground that he had failed to provide proof of renouncing his British citizenship, raising questions over his continuance as a minister.

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Egyptians protest against ‘light’ sentence given to Mubarak

CAIRO: Thousands of Egyptians hit the streets in Cairo and occupied the iconic Tahrir Square overnight against the “light” sentence given to ousted President Hosni Mubarak for complicity in the killing of protesters during the 2011 mass uprising and acquittal of his two sons.

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10 militants killed in US drone attack in Pakistan’s tribal area

ISLAMABAD: US drones targeted Taliban militants gathered in a house in the South Waziristan tribal region Sunday, killing at least 10 of them in the latest in a series of attacks carried out by CIA-operated spy planes despite protests from Pakistan government.

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