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Five LeT militants, three troopers killed in J-K gun battle

Srinagar, Sep 28 (ANI): At least five militants of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror outfit and three security officials, including an army official and two policemen, were killed in a gun battle in the dense forest in Kralpora area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara District.  Brigadier A L Chavan of General Staff 15 Corps today said that the battle started on ...

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Planes diverted as Mexico City airport power fails

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An unspecified number of flights have been diverted from Mexico City because a power failure darkened the capital’s international airport. Airport managers say power and flight service is expected to be restored before midnight. Officials say the apparent failure of a transformer threatened to start a fire at the facility. But they stress that passengers and ...

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Germany’s Merkel faces biggest test in euro vote

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces a battle for her political survival on Thursday when some of her coalition, worried about throwing good money after bad by bailing out Greece, could humiliate her in a parliament vote on euro-zone rescue schemes. Support from the center-left opposition will ensure Germany passes the bill on new powers for the European ...

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Yemen: Succession Plan May Be Near

An agreement between Yemen’s government and its opponents on how to carry out a transfer of power has overcome setbacks caused by the outbreak of violence in the capital last week and is near completion, Yemeni officials said. One of the high-ranking officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the negotiations were continuing, said some details were pending, ...

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Saudi King ‘Revokes’ Woman Driver’s Lashing Sentence

Saudi King Abdullah has revoked a sentence of 10 lashes imposed on a woman for breaking the ban on women driving in the conservative kingdom, a Saudi princess said on Wednesday on her Twitter account. “Thank God, the lashing of Sheima is canceled. Thanks to our beloved King. I’m sure all Saudi women will be so happy, I know I ...

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Quake toll down to 60 in Sikkim

Gangtok, Sept. 27: The official toll of the earthquake in Sikkim has dropped to 60 from 77 after names that had appeared more than once on the casualty list were removed and those reported missing traced. A search team also recovered the decomposed body of Subrata Ranjan Nath, a retired brigadier from Calcutta who was the chief project adviser to ...

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China warns US against ‘interfering’ over Tibet

Beijing ‘ China on Wednesday warned the United States against interfering in its affairs after two Buddhist monks set themselves on fire and the US called for Beijing to respect the rights of Tibetans. The US State Department said Tuesday it was ‘seriously concerned’ by attempts by two monks at the Kirti monastery in southwest China’s Sichuan province to burn ...

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Cantaloupe listeria outbreak hits 18 states: What are the symptoms of listeria?

The listeriosis outbreak traced to recalled cantaloupes is causing reported illnesses in as many as 18 states nationwide. At least 72 people are sick from listeria infections and 13 are dead. Many consumers across the country are wondering what the symptoms of listeria are, especially those who purchased Rocky-Ford brand cantaloupes. (symptoms below) On September 27, 2011, the CDC reported ...

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