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Largest world atlas released

Australian publisher Millennium House debuted Earth Platinum, the largest world atlas ever produced, at the National Center for Documentation and Research (NCDR) on Tuesday. The 128-page book containing maps, photographs and text measures 6ft x 9ft (1.8m x 2.7m) and ...

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Mehdi Hassan passes away in Karachi

India-born Ghazal legend Mehdi Hassan, the melodious voice behind evergreen hits like ‘Patta patta, boota boota’ and ‘Kab ke Bichhare’, died today following multiple organ failure at the age of 84. Hassan, who had millions of fans in India and ...

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US exempts India from Iran oil sanctions

Washington: A day before India-US strategic dialogue here, the US has exempted India and six other nations from its tough Iran oil sanctions for significantly reducing their oil purchases from Tehran. By exempting India from the sanctions, the US has ...

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100 feared dead in Afghanistan after tremors trigger landslide

KABUL: As many as 100 people are feared dead in an earthquake and landslide that buried more than 20 houses in northern Afghanistan on Monday, officials said. Rescuers have so far pulled two women’s bodies from the rubble of the ...

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When protector turned killer

AFP DUBIOUS MISSION: A British RAF Tornado GR4 aircraft being prepared for combat over Libya on March 19, 2011 in Norfolk, England. NATO has consistently blocked any attempt to scrutinise the war crimes it committed during the ‘humanitarian intervention’ in ...

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153 passengers feared killed as plane crashes in Nigeria

Abuja – 03 June 2012 (PTI): At least 153 people on board a passenger plane are feared to have died when a plane carrying them crashed into a building in a residential area of Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos on Sunday.The ...

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At least 150 reported dead as plane crashes in Lagos

A passenger plane crashed into a building in the Nigerian city of Lagos Sunday, authorities reported. Rescue workers and volunteers were on their way to the area amid media reports of at least 150 dead. Broadcaster Channels TV put the ...

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China warns US from ‘muddying waters’ in South China Sea

Beijing – 03 June 2012 (PTI): It was no time to “make waves” in the disputed South China Seaand dance behind a “Pied Piper”, China’s official news agency warned today, after US said it would shift the bulk of its ...

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Hosni Mubarak gets life in prison, sons acquitted

AP In this video image taken from Egyptian State Television, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is seen in the defendant’s cage as a judge reads the verdict against him, in Cairo on Saturday. AP In this video image taken from ...

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Despite U.S. opposition, Iran to be transport hub for North-South Corridor

A multi-nation transport corridor that would radically reduce cargo transportation time between India on one side and Central Asia and Russia on the other with Iran being the pivot could see dry runs beginning next year. A three-day meeting of ...

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World’s tallest, Tokyo Sky Tree opens

The world’s tallest tower and Tokyo’s biggest new landmark, the Tokyo Sky Tree, has opened to the public. Nearly 8,000 visitors were expected to take high-speed elevators up to the observation decks of the 634-meter (2,080-foot) tower Tuesday to mark ...

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Rare “ring of fire” solar eclipse dims skies

The sun and moon aligned over the earth in a rare astronomical event on Sunday – an annular eclipse that dimmed the skies over parts of Asia and North America, briefly turning the sun into a blazing ring of fire. ...

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Harvard and M.I.T. Team Up to Offer Free Online Courses

In what is shaping up as an academic Battle of the Titans – one that offers vast new learning opportunities for students around the world -Harvardand theMassachusetts Institute of Technologyon Wednesday announced a new nonprofit partnership, known as edX, to ...

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Plane crashes near Islamabad airport; 127 on board

ISLAMABAD (Khaleeejtimes) – A passenger plane Boeing 737 carrying 127 passengers and crew crashed at the Koral Chowk on Islamabad Express Highway in Rawalpindi on Friday. According to initial reports, the plane belonged to private airline Bhoja Air had flown ...

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