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Merkel makes gains in German elections

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party won Sunday’s parliamentary elections, but appeared to fall just short of obtaining a super majority, according to preliminary results released early Monday.

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Will Obama buy Iran’s charm?

This week’s United Nations meeting could mark a turning point in the acidic relationship between Iran and the United States.

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VIDEO: Harris in court over assault charges

Rolf Harris has appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court to face nine indecent assault charges and four counts of making indecent images of a child.

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Two held in Chicago park shooting

Two people are in custody in connection with last week’s shooting in Chicago, and a 3-year-old boy injured in gunfire remains in intensive care, authorities said Monday.

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Sindh lawmakers call for action against Peshawar church attackers

KARACHI.: Sindh Assembly on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the barbaric suicide attack on the Kohati gate Church in Peshawar on Sunday and demanded that the perpetrators should be dealt with an iron hand.  In a joint resolution tabled in the assembly on Monday, lawmakers from the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) and ...

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US case to decide if horses vicious

Connecticut’s Supreme Court is to decide a case that could result in the classification of horses as a “vicious” species.

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Trial by fire

Making those accused of misconduct walk on burning coal is an old practice of jirgas in parts of Balochistan and among the Baloch tribes of southern Punjab, particularly Rajanpur and Dera Ghazi Khan. It is not a ritual or ceremony, as some of the news stories about a recent incident in Rajanpur indicate. It is, in fact, one of the ...

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My criticism is unfair: Whatmore

KARACHI:  Despite the incessant rain of criticism and blame directed towards Dav Whatmore after the Harare defeat, he is careful to avoid responding in a similar manner. However, in an interview with The Express Tribune, Pakistan’s head coach expressed his disapproval about the current state of affairs, implying that he was unhappy with being given less than deserved value as ...

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Al Qaeda-linked group in Syria denounces pro-democracy rebels

Al Qaeda-linked militants justified their takeover of a strategic opposition-held town near the Syrian border with Turkey by accusing the Syrian rebels who held it of being pro-democracy traitors who cooperated with Western officials like U.S. Sen. John McCain.

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Kenya police vow to ‘finish and punish’ terrorists

Kenyan authorities say 3 terrorists killed and 10 arrested All-clear yet to be sounded Al-Shabaab claims 3 Americans among attackers 62 confirmed dead, more than 200 rescued

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Taliban talks: lessons from the past

Perhaps the killing of a two-star general in Upper Dir district days after a unanimous call for dialogue from the platform of an All Parties Conference (APC) was not enough to obliterate the message of goodwill so the terrorists sent two human bombs to wreak havoc on the lives of more than 80 innocents at the All Saints Church, in ...

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