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Bhattarai forms national unity government in Nepal

KATHMANDU: The Nepal's Premier, Mr Baburam Bhattarai has formed a new national unity government, inducting 12 ministers -- most of them from main opposition parties -- as part of a negotiated effort to quell political tumult and steer the constitution drafting process ahead.

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Paranoid Hitler had ‘Jew phobia’ during WWII

MELBOURNE: Adolf Hitler had a “Messiah complex” and became increasingly obsessed with the perceived Jewish “enemy within” as World War II turned against Germany, a newly-discovered report has revealed.

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UNSC needs to concentrate on global peace, security: India

UNITED NATIONS: Highlighting the need for reform of the UN Security Council, India has said it is important that the top body concentrate its time and efforts in dealing with issues of global peace and security rather than encroach upon the mandate of the General Assembly.

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Mukherjee elected Chair of ADB Governors’ Board

MANILA: Finance Minister Mr Pranab Mukherjee was Saturday elected as Chair of the ADB’s Board of Governors and the country will host the 46th annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank in New Delhi next year.

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US must heal native peoples’ wounds, return lands, says UN

UNITED NATIONS: The United States must do more to heal the wounds of indigenous peoples caused by more than a century of oppression, including restoring control over lands Native Americans consider to be sacred, a UN human rights investigator said. 

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US embassy car picked up activist after chase

BEIJING: A dramatic account has emerged of how the US embassy in Beijing sent a car to pick up Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, who was bundled into the vehicle in an alleyway as Chinese agents gave chase.

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Japan set to close down last nuclear reactor

TOKYO: Japan's last running nuclear reactor is scheduled to shut down on Saturday, resulting in the complete shutdown of 50-strong reactors in the country, leaving it without nuclear power for the first time since 1966.

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Indus civilisation site in India under threat of vanishing

WASHINGTON: Rakhigari, one of the largest and oldest Indus Valley sites in the world located in Haryana along with Taxila in Pakistan are under threat of vanishing in a tide of rapid economic growth, the World Heritage Fund has warned.

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Garlic 100 times potent antibiotic

WASHINGTON: Xiaonan Lu, postdoctoral researcher at the Washington State University,  have isolated a compound in garlic that is a 100 times more potent than popular antibiotics in combating Campylobacter bacteria, one of the commonest causes of intestinal illness.

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