Drone strike US attempt to sabotage peace process with Taliban: Shireen Mazari

With a second drone strike in two days in North Waziristan, the second rumoured to have claimed Tehree-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Hakeemullah Mehsud, politicians decried the strikes as a deliberate attempt to sabotage the peace process, Express News reported. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) central information secretary Shireen Mazari told Express News that it is surprising that drone attacks have increased since ...

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Good chance of progress: Haass

Dr Richard Haass says there is a good chance of progress on contentious issues after talks with the five parties in the Northern Ireland Executive.

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Portman: science’s unlikely hero?

Natalie Portman, the star of new Hollywood blockbuster Thor 2, is one of the world’s most famous actors — so why is she aiming to inspire a new generation of female scientists?

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Boy ‘plotted Columbine-type deaths’

A 17-year-old schoolboy plotted to carry out a terrorist attack at his school on the 15th anniversary of the Columbine attacks in the US, a court is told.

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Six killed in suspected sectarian attack in Pakistan

Armed militants killed six Shiite Muslims on Friday in Pakistan’s volatile Balochistan province, an incident suspected to be “sectarian terrorism,” police said.

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Raikkonen threatens boycott over pay

Kimi Raikkonen says he may not take part in the final two races of the season if his Lotus team do not solve a financial dispute.

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Driving lesson: Johnson powers clear in China

With arrow straight driving, Dustin Johnson powers his way clear of the field at the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai Friday as first round leader Rory McIlroy drops five back tied second.

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Hart dropped by Manchester City

England keeper Joe Hart is dropped by Manchester City for Saturday’s Premier League game at home to Norwich City.

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Rare Roman eagle found under London

Artifacts from the original Londinium buried under our streets turn up all the time but rarely does something as exciting as an ancient Roman statue get unearthed intact. Becky Anderson looks at what is believed to be a rare Roman eagle statue that has been buried in London for centuries.

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‘Shots fired’ at Los Angeles airport

Los Angeles international airport is locked down amid report of gunshots -and television footage shows wounded wearing what appear to be transport security uniforms.

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Japan begins Yakuza probe

An investigation into ties between organized crime and banking in Japan has begun. Jake Adelstein explains.

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Tennant ‘thrilled’ with gifted ring

David Tennant says he was “touched and thrilled” to receive a ring belonging to the Scottish actor Ian Richardson to wear on stage in Richard II.

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