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Government to hold national consultation on child marriages

April 30, 2012

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Sunday, April 29, 2012 8:07:13 AM by IANS thaindian New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Taking a serious view of child marriages in the country, the government has decided to hold a national consultation on the issue with the states. A core group has been constituted by the women and child development ministry to organise the […]

Obama aide: drone strikes are legal, ethical

April 30, 2012

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AFP | 6 hours ago http://dawn WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama has ordered more openness about the secretive drone war pounding al Qaeda in Pakistan, a top official said Monday, mounting the firmest defense yet of the program. In a landmark speech on counter-terrorism “ethics”, Obama aide John Brennan insisted the program, the source of […]

Afghanistan’s U.S.-backed government says talks with the Taliban remain “on track”

April 30, 2012

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Last updated (GMT/UTC): 29.04.2012 15:13 rferl Afghanistan’s U.S.-backed government says talks with the Taliban remain “on track” toward a negotiated settlement of the decade-old Afghan war. Afghan Foreign Ministry spokesman Janan Mosazai is quoted by the AFP news agency as telling reporters in Kabul on April 29 that “the peace process is still on track […]

Capsule Lands Safely With U.S.-Russian Crew

April 30, 2012

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April 27, 2012 rferl A Russian space capsule carrying two Russians and an American has touched down safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan. The Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft landed on April 27 on schedule, less than four hours after undocking from the International Space Station. The crew, comprised of Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin and NASA’s […]

U.S., Russia Considering Cyber Conflict Hotline

April 30, 2012

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April 27, 2012 rferl A Cold-War era nuclear communication hotline may soon be used to channel messages between the United States and Russia on cyber security, “The Washington Post” reports. The hot-line’s official name is the Nuclear Risk Reduction Center, which was set up in 1988 under U.S. President Ronald Reagan to allow Washington and […]

Apple using global offices to skirt billions in US taxes

April 30, 2012

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Latest update: 30/04/2012 france24 A report published by the New York Times on Saturday says that media giant Apple has avoided paying billions of dollars in US taxes by setting up small offices around the world to collect and invest the company’s profits. By News Wires (text) AP – A published report says Apple Inc. […]

Extremist Terrorist Group Claims Responsibility for al-Midan Bombing on Website Used by Al-Qaeda

April 30, 2012

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Apr 29, 2012 DUBAI, (SANA) – An extremist terrorist group calling itself “Jabhet al-Nasra” claimed responsibility for the terrorist bombing which took place in al-Midan neighborhood in Damascus on Friday. A statement posted on Shumoukh al-Islam website, a site used by Al-Qaeda, said that a man referred to as Abu Omar al-Shami carried out the […]