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LAHORE, Oct 29 (Agencies): The first hearing under the eighth anti-terrorism court judge appointed to conduct the trial of seven Pakistani suspects in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks took place today with three witnesses deposing in the case. The three witnesses were produced in court in connection with Ajmal Kasab's statement and another attacker Imran Babar's identification as a Pakistani citizen. The prosecution presented the three witnesses -- an official of Election Commission of Multan district in Punjab province, a government doctor of a Multan hospital and a section officer of the interior ministry, official sources told PTI. "The doctor presented the DNA samples of Shahabuddin, who is said to be the father of Imran Babar, one of the 10 attackers involved in Mumbai carnage in No...
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Will not allow India to resolve Kashmir issue in its way: Pak
ISLAMABAD, Oct 26 (Agencies): Pakistan will not allow India to resolve the Kashmir issue in its own way and plans to send envoys to different countries to brief them about "Indian aggression" along the LoC, the Prime Minister's Adviser on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz has said. "India wants to resolve the Kashmir dispute in its own way and Pakistan will not allow this Indian attempt to succeed," he told reporters yesterday. Aziz said that Pakistan's desire for peace should not be misunderstood as it weakness. He said that Pakistan would continue to raise the Kashmir issue at the international forums. He alleged that India was violating the Line of Control peace and Pakistan just responding. "The government will send emissaries and delegations to different countrie...
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Britain hands over last base to Afghan forces, ends 13-yr war
LONDON, Oct 26 (Agencies): The UK today handed over its last base in Afghanistan to the Afghan forces, marking an official end to the 13-year-long combat operations that claimed over 450 British lives in the war-torn country. "It is with pride that we announce the end of UK combat operations in Helmand, having given Afghanistan the best possible chance of a stable future," UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said. The Union Jack was lowered at a ceremony in Camp Bastion in Helmand province, bringing an end to the 13-year war in Afghanistan that has claimed 453 British servicemen and women's lives. All British troops will leave Camp Bastion within days, handing over the huge base to Afghan troops. "Our armed forces' tremendous sacrifice laid the foundations for a strong Afghan security...
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Afghan Mullah jailed for 20-yrs for raping 10-yr-old
KABUL, Oct 26 (Agencies): An Afghan court has sentenced a mullah to 20 years in prison after finding the religious teacher guilty of raping a 10-year-old girl. The sentence, passed by a Kabul judge yesterday, has been welcomed by family as well as women's support groups as a rare victory in their fight for justice for female victims of sex crimes. Rape is often treated as adultery in Afghanistan, and victims can face prison themselves. Hassina Sarwari, who runs a shelter for women in northern Kunduz province, where the rape took place, said today that if the trial had not been transferred to Kabul the result would probably have been very different. The rape took place in May in the girl's home village near the provincial capital, also called Kunduz. "If the case would have not been tr...
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Netaji Deputy, Nehru aide was Soviet spy: British Documents
LONDON, Oct 25 (Agencies): A deputy of freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, an "old friend" of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and a former Indian ambassador, A C N Nambiar, has been described as a Soviet spy. According to documents declassified under the 30-year-rule at the National Archives here, Nambiar went to Berlin in 1924 as a journalist and worked with the Indian communist group, visiting Moscow as a Soviet "guest" in 1929. "On the outbreak of the Second World War Nambiar was expelled from Germany but later allowed to return as Subhash Chandra Bose's deputy in Berlin. Nambiar became the German- financed leader of the Free India Movement in Europe when Bose moved to the Far East to join the Japanese. "He was also concerned with the Indian Legion, composed of Indian prisoners of ...
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Egypt terror attacks kill 31 soldiers, injures 26
CAIRO, Oct 25 (Agencies): At least 31 Egyptian soldiers were killed and 26 others injured in two terrorist attacks close to the Israeli and Gaza Strip borders in the restive North Sinai province as the country announced a three-day national mourning period. A car bomb targeted an army checkpoint in Sheikh Zwuied area in North Sinai yesterday, killing 28 soldiers and injuring 26 others, said Salah Sallam, the head of Doctors Syndicate in North Sinai who termed it a terrorist attack. After hearing the explosion, other Egyptian soldiers rushed to the spot to help their colleagues when unknown militants opened fire on them, according to CBC, an Egyptian privately channel. Ambulances were waiting to enter the spot as security forces cordoned-off the area to search for other explosives. In ...
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16 workers killed, 11 injured in China coal mine accident
BEIJING, Oct 25 (Agencies): Sixteen workers were killed and 11 others injured after a coal mine collapsed in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The accident occurred in the regional capital Urumqi late last night when 33 workers were working underground. Six of them managed to escape, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The injured workers have been hospitalized. The cause of the accident is being investigated in an orderly manner, the report said....
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US leading global fight to stamp out Ebola: Obama
WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Agencies): As New York City reported its first Ebola case, US President Barack Obama today asked the Americans not to give into fear as the country is well equipped to deal with the deadly virus and is leading the global fight to stamp it out. "Here's the bottom line. Patients can beat this disease. And we can beat this disease. But we have to stay vigilant," Obama said in his weekly radio and web address today, a day after he hugged the Dallas-based Nina Pham, the nurse declared free of Ebola. "We have to work together at every level—federal, state and local. And we have to keep leading the global response, because the best way to stop this disease, the best way to keep Americans safe, is to stop it at its source — in West Africa," he said ye. The President said: "...
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