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US launches five rockets to chart high-altitude winds

WASHINGTON: NASA launched five rockets early Tuesday to measure a high-altitude jet stream some 65 miles (105 kilometers) above the Earth’s surface, far higher than most planes fly, the US space agency said. The rockets, known as the Anomalous Transport Rocket Experiment (ATREX) were to …

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Afghan carnage: US pays blood money

KABUL: Relatives of 17 people shot dead in a rampage by a US soldier in southern Afghanistan have been paid tens of thousands of dollars in compensation, a tribal chief and government officials said Sunday. The money — provided by the US military — was …

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US commander wary over Afghan withdrawal

US commander wary over Afghan withdrawal eping major “combat power” in place in 2013 with 68,000 American troops on the ground, despite political calls for a faster exit. With the US force due to be reduced from nearly 90,000 to 68,000 by the end of September, …

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US suspect in Afghan massacre identified

WASHINGTON: A US soldier who allegedly shot dead 16 civilians in Afghanistan was being held in a US military jail in Kansas Saturday as his name and new details about the veteran’s past emerged. The soldier, identified Friday by US media as US Army Staff …

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Obama seeks Pakistani Americans support for reelction

By Raja zahid A Khanzada HOUSTON, Texas: With American general elections just seven months away, Republican and Democratic Party candidates are busy contacting prospective voters. Some of these contacts are for votes and some for money. Incumbent US President Barrack Obama is also sojourning the …

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