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Hillary Clinton holds the key to 2016 White House race

To borrow from “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” that’s the question on everyone’s lips about Hillary Clinton and the 2016 White House race. And just like Alice, who followed the White Rabbit down the hole into a strange and topsy-turvy universe, nothing is ever quite what …

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Uzbekistan for regional peace, prosperity in region

BY OUR CORRESPONDENT TASKAND: Uzbekistan social and economic development is exemplary in recent years and it will be promoted further. Addressing the grand meeting on the occasin of 20th anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan President of the Republic Islam Karimov said …

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Great balls of China to defend against ‘apocalypse’

QIANTUN: As people across the globe tremble in anticipation of next week s supposed Mayan-predicted apocalypse, one Chinese villager says he may have just what humanity needs: tsunami-proof survival pods. Camouflage-clad former farmer and furniture maker Liu Qiyuan, 45, inspected his latest creation, a sphere …

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Afghan brain drain quickens ahead of 2014

 Mohammad comes from a good family and has a good job at a US construction company. But one by one he has watched friends and relatives leave Afghanistan — the vast majority in the last year. One fled to Europe after witnessing a Taliban suicide …

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From Mirpur to Birmingham: Pakistan plans bus route to UK

MUZAFFARABAD: Authorities in Pakistan are planning to launch a bus route from the Kashmir town of Mirpur to the British city of Birmingham, 8,000 kilometres (5,000 miles) away. The mammoth journey will take travellers through some of the most dangerous areas of Pakistan on their …

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Mars rover Curiosity finds signs of ancient stream

The NASA rover Curiosity has beamed back pictures of bedrock that suggest a fast-moving stream, possibly waist-deep, once flowed on Mars – a find that the mission’s chief scientist called exciting. There have been previous signs that water existed on the red planet long ago, …

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The report that explains what US is doing to Fata people

LONDON: ‘Living Under Drones’, a new report from Stanford and New York universities, was a difficult piece of fieldwork — I was with the law students in Peshawar as they tried to interview victims of the CIA’s drone war. But it has made an important …

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Above 20 million men, women,children worldwide victims of human trafficking

UNS REPORT NEW YORK: More than 20 million men, women, and children worldwide are victims of human trafficking. Companies around the world are taking steps to eliminate the potential for trafficked labor in their operations and supply chains, and President Obama is committed to protecting …

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Economic Freedom: Pakistan ranked 111th

Pakistan ranks very low at 111th position in terms of economic freedom, behind countries like China, Nepal and Bangladesh, a global study has claimed in a worldwide index of 144 nations. Pakistan shares its 111th position with two other countries, Iran and India, while those …

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Drones ‘terrorising’ Pakistani civilians, say experts

REPORT BY UNS ISLAMABAD: The US campaign of drone strikes in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal belt is terrorising civilians 24 hours a day and breeding bitter anti-American sentiment, researchers said Tuesday. The attacks are largely based in northwest Pakistan, where militants linked to Taliban and al …

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