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Afghanistan ‘rogue’ attack: Four Nato soldiers killed

KABUL:Four special forces soldiers with the Nato-led force in Afghanistan have been killed in an attack by suspected Afghan police, senior Afghan officials say. Five police were missing after the checkpoint attack in southern Zabul province, they said. One was killed. The incident brought to …

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‘Navy SEAL book not vetted by Pentagon’

WASHINGTON: US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta criticized a former Navy SEAL for writing a book about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, complaining the author never bothered to run it by the Pentagon before going to print. “The fact that he did it without …

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Taliban laughs off US blacklisting of Haqqani network

The Taliban denounced the US move to blacklist the al Qaeda-linked Haqqani network as a terrorist organisation on Saturday, saying it would have no impact on operations and was indicative of the US defeat in Afghanistan. In a statement released through micro-blogging site Twitter, it …

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Two Nato personnel killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

KABUL: A Nato helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing two coalition personnel, the military said. Taliban insurgents claimed to have shot down two helicopters in Logar province, just south of the capital Kabul, but Nato said the cause of the crash was under …

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Suicide attack kills 20 at Afghan funeral

JALALABAD: A suicide bomber targeted an Afghan government official at a funeral on Tuesday, killing at least 20 people and wounding dozens more near the Pakistan border in one of the deadliest attacks of the year. The local administration said up to 25 people had …

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Divided US awaits Obama nomination

Democrats will Tuesday convene to re-nominate Obama for presidency. They will sell him as the wise and humane alternative to Republican challenger Mitt Romney, a pitch they will repeat endlessly to an American electorate that is more politically divided than ever. As they watch the …

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US Centcom chief wraps up Pakistan visit

NEW YORK:Commander of US Central Command General James Mattis held talks with Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani‚ Secretary of Defense retired Lieutenant General Asif Yasin Malik and other military officials during his stay in Islamabad. According to a press release issued by …

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Franklin fastest in 200m backstroke

American teenager Missy Franklin stayed on course to add to her golden haul at the London Olympics when she posted the fastest time in the heats of the women’s 200 metres backstroke on Thursday. The 17-year-old from Colorado has already won two gold medals in …

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Pak didn’t act against Haqqani, LeT

WASHINGTON: The Obama administration expressed renewed frustration with Pakistan on Tuesday, urging its reluctant counterterrorism ally to break remaining links between its security services and the Haqqani network and stem the flow of bomb-making material into Afghanistan. A State Department report credited Pakistan’s government with …

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US movie shooting kills 12, wounds 40

AURORA: A masked attacker gunned down dozens of US moviegoers at the packed premiere of a Batman movie on Friday, killing at least 12 people and wounding almost 40. Chaos erupted when the gunman tossed some kind of grenade into the audience at a midnight …

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