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Karzai holds emergency meeting after attacks

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has summoned his security chiefs for an emergency meeting to brief him about Tuesday’s suicide attack near a Shia shrine in the capital, Kabul. Later on Wednesday, Karzai, who cancelled a visit to the UK to return home after this week’s Bonn conference , will visit a hospital in the city where dozens of people injured ...

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BP says Halliburton ‘intentionally destroyed evidence’ after Gulf oil spill

December 6, 2011 — Updated 0058 GMT (0858 HKT) Fire boats battle a fire at the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon on April 21, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico. (CNN) — BP is accusing Halliburton of having “intentionally destroyed evidence” related to the explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico that led to the worst ...

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Vaccine developed against Ebola

Scientists have developed a vaccine that protects mice against a deadly form of the Ebola virus. First identified in 1976, Ebola kills more than 90% of the people it infects. The researchers say that this is the first Ebola vaccine to…

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MPs demand reform of secretive lobbying system

This morning we published details of how Bell Pottinger boasted about its access to the heart of Government to journalists posing as potential clients. The revelations have increased pressure for the Government to introduce a statutory register of lobbyists. Conservative backbencher Jesse Norman said that the latest disclosures reaffirmed his view that lobbying was a “canker on the body politic”. ...

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Faith Alone Is Not Sufficient, Be 21st Century Buddhists, Says Dalai Lama

Article by Yeshe Choesang, WN Correspondent Dharamshala. Dharamshala, India: – The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, began a three-day spiritual visit to South India on Monday, 5th December, saying that one should strive to become a 21st century Buddhist with both traditional values and modern education. Visiting Gyudmed Tantric University, one of the largest Tantric colleges ...

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Out of Guantanamo, into an Egyptian jail

As parliamentary elections begin in Egypt, Reprieve’s Life After Guantanamo team is working against the clock for the luckless Egyptian ex-Guantanamo prisoner Adel al-Gazzar, now re-imprisoned in Cairo. Like that of most Egyptians, Adel’s future hangs in the balance, as does his liberty, and everything depends on whether Egypt is indeed moving towards a civilian-led democracy or whether the events ...

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Ex-Iran President: Cameron Fell Into A Trap

To view this content you need Flash and Javascript enabled in your browser. Please download Flash from the Adobe download website. Joey Jones, deputy political editor David Cameron has fallen into the Iranian regime’s trap, the former president of Iran has told Sky News. In a rare interview with the English speaking media, Abolhassan Bani Sadr claimed that last Tuesday’s ...

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Dozens dead in Syrian city after kidnappings

More than 60 bodies have been taken to hospitals in the central Syrian city of Homs following a series of kidnappings that began on Sunday, activists have said. Activists and residents of several neighbourhoods said on Monday that Sunni residents had been kidnapped by state-backed Alawi militias known as “shabiha”. The renewed violence in Homs, reportedly one of the bloodiest ...

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Scientists Discover ‘Earth’s Twin Planet’

Scientists say they have found the most Earth-like planet ever discovered – circling a star 600 light years away. It is hoped the star, called Kepler-22b, could prove a key to the ongoing quest to learn if life exists beyond Earth. It is among 500 planets found to orbit stars beyond our solar system – and the smallest and the…

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Obama regrets killings, but no apology

SHARE AND DISCUSSTweet Washington: President Barack Obama on Sunday called Pakistan’s president to offer condolences over a Nato air strike that killed 24 Pakistani troops and provoked a crisis in relations between the two countries. Obama…

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