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Pakistan warns U.S. against sending ground troops

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s foreign minister on Saturday warned the United States against sending ground troops to her country to fight an Afghan militant group that America alleges is used as a proxy by Pakistan’s top intelligence agency for attacks in neighboring Afghanistan. The warning came as the U.S. Embassy said Gen. James Mattis, head of U.S. Central Command, arrived in ...

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Geithner sounds alarm on Europe

By Ben Rooney September 24, 2011: 11:09 AM ET U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said European leaders need to do more to prevent financial chaos in Europe. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The Treasury Secretary says the euro area sovereign debt and banking crisis are the biggest threat to the global economy and European leaders need to do more to resolve ...

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Amanda Knox appeal: Prosecutors reject DNA concerns

Prosecutors have used their concluding statements in the appeal of two people convicted of killing a British student to defend the DNA evidence in the case. American Amanda Knox and Italian Raffaele Sollecito were found guilty in 2009 of the murder of Meredith Kercher, from south London, in…

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France to ‘extradite’ Noriega to Panama

A French court has granted a conditional release for Panama’s former president to be extradited to his country to serve a 20-year prison sentence for human-rights abuses. The release for the 77-year-old Manuel Noriega, who was overthrown in a 1989 US invasion and has been serving a seven-year sentence in France for money laundering…

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Stubborn satellite expected to fall soon; U.S. mostly out of crash zone

Cape Canaveral- A 6-ton NASA satellite on a collision course with Earth clung to space Friday, apparently flipping position in its ever-lower orbit and stalling its death plunge. The old research spacecraft was targeted to crash through the atmosphere sometime Friday night or early Saturday, putting Canada, Africa and Australia in the potential crosshairs, although most of the satellite should ...

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Bayer drug a "major new player" in prostate cancer

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – An experimental drug from Germany’s Bayer and Norwegian biotech Algeta that prolongs the lives of patients with advanced prostate cancer is a major step forward in treatment of the disease, cancer experts said on Saturday. A late stage trial of Alpharadin, a new type of drug that delivers minute, highly-charged doses of radiation to secondary tumours in ...

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Manmohan Singh to visit Iran

New York, Sep 24 (PTI) Saturday, September 24, 2011 –> Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will visit Iran on a date to be decided mutually after consultations. Singh accepted in principle the invitation of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad to visit Iran when the two leaders met today on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session currently on here. The dates ...

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