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Laser blasts open blocked arteries

London, 28 November 2010,(IANS) :A high-powered laser, which unblocks arteries in minutes, is being used on patien ts for the first time i n London. The Turbo Elite ‘drill’ fitted to a new laser, called the Excimer, blasts tissue into ...

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Eight killed, seven injured in cargo plane crash in Pakistan

Islamabad, November 28 (PTI):A Russian-made cargo plane crashed in a fireball near a residential complex here seconds after taking off from the airport of the southern Pakistani city today, killing all its eight-member crew and injuring seven people on the ...

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North, South Korea exchange fire, 2 marines killed

SEOUL: North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire Tuesday after the North shelled an island near their disputed sea border, killing at least two South Korean marines, setting dozens of buildings ablaze and sending civilians fleeing for shelter. The skirmish ...

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Pak investigators give clean chit to Musharraf in Bhutto murder case

Islamabad -Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated by Taliban, a chargesheet filed by Pakistani investigators to an anti-terrorism court has said, while giving clean chit to former military ruler Pervez Musharraf of any involvement in the case. The chargesheet ...

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Myanmar activist Aung San Suu Kyi released

Yangon: Myanmar’s military government freed its archrival, democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, on Saturday after her latest term of detention expired. Several thousand jubilant supporters streamed to her residence. A smiling Suu Kyi, wearing a traditional jacket and a ...

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Obama arrives on three-day visit to India

MUMBAI: US President Barack Obama arrived here on Saturday on the first leg of his three-day visit that will seek to focus on opening up of Indian markets for American businesses and deal with wide range of political issues, including ...

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Plane carrying 68 crashes in Cuba

HAVANA: A Cuban airliner flying from the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba to the capital has crashed with 68 people aboard, including 28 foreigners, state media reported. There was no immediate word on whether any survived. The AeroCaribbean plane ...

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ISLAMABAD – 21 killed in air crash near Karachi airport

Twenty-one people, including at least one foreign national, were killed when a small aircraft belonging to a private charter service crashed immediately after taking off from the airport in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi today. The Beechcraft 1900C ...

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Qantas grounds A380 fleet, Emirates flights on schedule

Dubai: Qantas Airways suspended flights of its Airbus A380 fleet yesterday after engine failure triggered an emergency landing in Singapore, one of the most serious incidents for the world’s largest passenger plane in three years of commercial flight. One of ...

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More eruptions at deadly Indonesian volcano

Mount Merapi: A deadly surge of blistering gases cascaded down the slopes of Indonesia’s most volatile volcano Friday, incinerating houses in one mountainside village and more than doubling the number of people killed in just over a week to 92. ...

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Woman sentenced for attacking Muslim veil-wearer

Paris: A French court Thursday slapped a one-month suspended jail sentence on a retired female teacher who attacked a woman in a shop for wearing a face-covering Islamic veil. The Paris court heard that the defendant, who had worked in ...

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Sonia Gandhi, Tata in Forbes’ most powerful people list

BOSTON – Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Tata Sons Chairman Ratan Tata are among the five Indians named among the most powerful people in the world by Forbes in its this year’s list of 68 people ...

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Parcel bombs target German, Italian leaders, embassies

ATHENS – Greece halted foreign mail deliveries on Wednesday after nearly a dozen small parcel bombs were discovered addressed to the leaders of France, Germany and Italy and foreign embassies in Athens. A package addressed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel ...

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Parcel bomb seized at Merkel office

BERLIN – A parcel containing an explosive device was on Tuesday intercepted at German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s offices, hours after parcel bombs exploded at the Russian and Swiss embassies in Athens. The parcel bomb, purportedly sent by the Greek Economic ...

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