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Deadly bombing at University of Aleppo in Syria

Aleppo: Twin explosions struck the University of Aleppo in Syria, killing more than 80, activists said on Wednesday. The blasts, that blew off dormitory rooms and destroyed a major portion of the University, took place when students were sitting for their mid-term examination. According to the British group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 83 people [...]

SEOUL: North Korea successfully launched a long-range rocket on Wednesday, sharply escalating the security threat posed by the nuclear-armed state and provoking concern from China and global condemnation. The launch triggered plans for an emergency session of the UN Security Council, which has imposed round after round of sanctions against North Korea over its ballistic [...]

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Cairo: As Egypt witnessed fierce clashes between supporters of Mohamed Mursi and opposition protesters, Chief of Staff Refaa El-Tahtawy said that the President will address the nation on Thursday. Tahtawy said the President will announce some important news but refused to divulge any details. Deadly clashes broke out Wednesday night between supporters of Mursi and [...]

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NEW YORK: Monster storm Sandy swept a wall of churning sea water and driving rain onto the eastern United States on Monday, flooding major cities and leaving death and chaos in its wake. Seawater coursed between the iconic skyscrapers of New York’s financial district in lower Manhattan, flooding subways and road tunnels and shorting out [...]

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The government faced an angry backlash from Twitter users on Thursday after ordering Internet service providers to block about 20 accounts that officials said had spread scare-mongering material that threatened national security. The backlash came as New Delhi turned up the heat on Twitter, threatening “appropriate and suitable action” if it failed to remove the [...]

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Treat HIV now, don’t delay: That’s the new advice from the International Antiviral Society-USA,  in a shift from earlier recommendations that called for waiting until a patient’s immune system showed serious damage. Studies show that treating HIV-positive patients with antiretroviral drugs early in the course of the infection lengthens life and lowers the risk of [...]

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WASHINGTON: The United States still believes that Pakistani officials were unaware about the presence of Osama bin Laden’s hideout in Abbottabad, says the Pentagon while commenting on Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta’s statement that somebody “somewhere probably had that knowledge”. Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said the interview, which quoted Mr Panetta as making this [...]

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WASHINGTON: Pakistani Ambassador to United States Sherry Rehman has said that ties with US should be bilateral and not unilateral, adding that Pakistan should be given its justified status. During a meeting with members of Pakistani community in embassy here, Sherry Rehman said that Pakistan-US relationship are important through which peace and stability could be [...]

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WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States (US) Sherry Rehman, while meeting Dr Afia Siddiqui’s lawyer Tina Foster, said that the Pakistan Embassy took its responsibility to protect the rights of Pakistani citizens “very seriously”. Rehman said that Pakistan will continue to ensure that none of its citizens living abroad are deprived of their rights. Rehman [...]

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The world needs to create 600 million new jobs over the next decade to sustain economic growth and maintain social stability, the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) said in its annual report on global employment. Entitled ‘Global Employment Trends 2012: Preventing a deeper jobs crisis,’ the report said world faces the additional challenge of creating decent jobs for the [...]

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