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  • Girl killed in Pakistan-India border firing
    6:35 AM

    Islamabad, Jan 3 (IANS) A 14-year-old girl was killed Saturday during exchange of fire between Pakistani para-military troopers and India’s Border Security Force (BSF) along the Line of Control (LoC), a media report said. Samira was a resident of Punjab province’s Sialkot city, Dawn reported. The situation along the LoC

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  • Inhaled Ebola vaccine could offer long-term protection
    11:03 AM

    New York, Nov 4 (IANS) A single dose of a breathable, respiratory vaccine could provide long-term protection against the deadly Ebola virus, new research shows. Currently in development, the vaccine was found effective in shielding non-human primates from the virus. The findings could have significant global implications in controlling future

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  • Sikh group seeks Obama support for justice for 1984 riots
    10:25 AM

    Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) An umbrella Sikh group and a couple of human right bodies have written a letter to US President Barack Obama seeking his support for justice for the 1984 anti-Sikh violence in India that claimed 3,000 lives. “We are writing to urge the Obama administration to call

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  • China vows stronger ties with Pakistan
    12:57 AM

    Beijing, Nov 4 (IANS) China’s top legislator Zhang Dejiang Monday pledged stronger ties with Pakistan in a meeting with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of Pakistan Rashad Mahmood in Beijing. Zhang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), strongly condemned the suicide bombing

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  • 142 killed in Libya clashes
    12:31 AM

    Tripoli, Nov 4 (IANS) Deadly clashes that started two weeks ago between secular militias of Zintan and Islamist militias in the Libyan city of Kikla have killed at least 142, a media report said Monday. The clashes have killed at least 142 and injured 518 others, Xinhua quoted Ahmad Zein,

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  • Google launches alliance to promote Indian languages
    4:19 PM

    New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Ensuring greater reach of internet in the country, Google Monday announced alliance with industry partners to form the Indian Language Internet Alliance (ILIA), a group committed to promote the growth of Indic-language content online. This will facilitate India to reach the coveted 500 million internet

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  • NASA rocket to click 1,500 images of Sun in 5 minutes
    10:37 AM

    Washington, Nov 3 (IANS) A sounding rocket fitted with technology to gather 1,500 images of the Sun in flat five minutes is set for launch Monday. Capturing five images per second, the Rapid Acquisition Imaging Spectrograph Experiment (RAISE) mission will focus in on the split-second changes that occur near active

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  • 60 killed in Pakistan blast near Wagah border
    10:03 AM

    Islamabad, Nov 3 (IANS) At least 60 people were killed and over 110 injured when a teenaged suicide bomber blew himself near the Wagah border in Pakistan, media reported Monday. The incident took place Sunday evening in Lahore, The Nation reported. Inspector General of Police Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera said an

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  • Sadashiv Amrapurkar passes away
    8:03 AM

    Mumbai, Nov 3 (IANS) Veteran actor Sadashiv Amarpurkar, who was hospitalised at the Kokilabein Dhirubai Ambani Hospital here with lung infection, passed away Sunday, his daughter Rima Amrapurkar confirmed. “He passed away at 2.45 in the night (Sunday night),” Rima Amapurkar told IANS. “His cremation will take place in his

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