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Two quakes rock Christchurch

>Wellington: Two earthquakes measuring 5.8 and 6.1 respectively on the Richter scale shook New Zealand’s South Island city of Christchurch on Friday, authorities said.The...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il passes away

Pyongyang: Kim Jong-il, the 69-year-old supreme leader of nuclear-armed North Korea, died Saturday during a train journey. His youngest son was made the ‘great...

Hundreds missing as migrants’ boat sinks off Indonesia

Some 300 people went missing after an overcrowded boat carrying illegal migrants, most of them from the Middle East, sank off Indonesia’s Java Island...

US stops $700 million aid to Pakistan

Washington: The US House of Representatives has passed a huge $662 billion defence bill that freezes $700 million for Pakistan until the Congress is...

Barack Obama marks end of Iraq war

Washington: US President Barack Obama on Wednesday marked the end of Iraq war with a visit to troops at Fort Bragg in North Carolina,...

Jackson’s doctor gets four-year jail term

Los Angeles: Late pop star Michael Jackson's personal physician Conrad Murray was on Tuesday sentenced to four years in prison on a charge of...

Dalai Lama set to get ‘Mahatma Gandhi peace prize’

Johannesburg: The Dalai Lama is set to receive the ‘Mahatma Gandhi peace prize’ from the Indian leader’s granddaughter, Ela Gandhi. The South African government...

“India pillar of stability in Indian ocean region”

Washington: Noting that Washington sees New Delhi as a pillar of stability and prosperity in the Indian Ocean and beyond, a top American official...

Typhoon strikes Manila; kills 16

Manila: A powerful typhoon struck the Philippines yesterday, killing at least 16 people and sending huge waves, as high as palm trees, crashing over...

Former Afghan President Rabbani killed

Kabul: Burhanuddin Rabbani, the former Afghan President who headed a government peace council set up to facilitate contacts with Taliban insurgents, was assassinated by...

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