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Pakistan is yet to take decisive actions against terrorists: US general

Washington, February 28: The freeze in US security aid to Pakistan will continue as it is yet to take any decisive action against the Taliban and the Haqqani network. "That's the current posture. And I would imagine, hopefully, in the future, well have an opportunity to (review)," General Joseph Votel, Commander of the US Central Command, told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee when asked about the future of freeze of American security assistance to Pakistan. "So, we remain in a posture of discontinuing that support (to Pakistan)," inquired...
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11 sick after suspicious letter opened at US military base

WASHINGTON,February 28: An envelope containing a suspicious letter was opened at a US military base near Washington, leaving 11 people including nine Marines sick. A gunnery sergeant opened the envelope received on Tuesday at Joint Base Fort Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia. People who were exposed reported symptoms including itchy hands and faces and bloody noses, a Marine official told NBC News. The building was evacuated immediately. The official said the envelope was addressed to the Marines' headquarters battalion on the base, not to an individual. "Shortly after receiving the...
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13 dead in Christian-Muslim violence in Nigeria: Police

LAGOS, February 28 : At least 13 people have been killed in clashes between Christian and Muslim youths in central Nigeria, police said today, in the latest violence to hit the region. Fighting broke out on Monday in Kasuwan Magani community in Kaduna state, about 45 kilometres by road from the state capital, Kaduna city. "The mayhem led to the death of 13 people with many houses and shops burnt," Kaduna state police commissioner Austin Iwar told AFP by telephone. Local reports gave a higher death toll. Iwar said 20...
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At least 10 people killed in Egyptian train crash

Cairo, February 28: At least 10 people were killed and 15 others were injured in a train crash on Wednesday in Egypt’s northern province of Beheira, the health ministry said. Two passenger carriages separated from one train and collided with a cargo train, the official news agency MENA said, citing the provincial security director. Egyptians have long complained that successive governments have failed to enforce basic safety measures for the railways. A string of crashes have further inflamed public anger over the antiquated transport network. A collision in August killed...
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China praises Pakistan’s counter terrorism efforts, talks of its ‘enormous sacrifices’

Beijing, February 27: China on Tuesday said global community should shed bias and take an “objective” look at Pakistan’s efforts on counter terrorism, days after it backed out from supporting its all-weather ally at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting, which placed Islamabad on terrorist financing watch list. The 37-nation FATF at its plenary meeting in Paris last week placed Pakistan on a watch list of the countries where terrorist outfits are still allowed to raise funds. Though Pakistan has not been named, it has to submit the action...
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