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‘Fast And Furious’ Actor Paul Walker Dies in Car Crash: Publicist

LOS ANGELES- Actor Paul Walker, best known for his roles in the "Fast and the Furious" action movies, died on Saturday in a car crash in Southern California, his publicist said. Walker, 40, who was in five of the six films about illegal street racing and heists, was a passenger in a friend's car and was attending a charity event, according to a message linked to his Twitter account. "Sadly, I must confirm t ...

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Iran, Powers To Meet Next Week on Carrying Out Nuclear Deal

Tehran - Envoys of Iran and six world powers will meet next week to start working out steps to implement a deal under which Tehran is to curb its nuclear program in return for some respite from sanctions, a top Iranian negotiator said. The landmark November 24 interim accord between the Islamic Republic and the United States, France, Germany, China, Russia and Britain is seen as a first step towards resolvi ...

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Nearly 80 Killed in Afghan Attacks in November

KABUL - Nearly 80 people were killed and about 150 wounded in bombings and attacks across Afghanistan last month, according to official figures. A total of 26 major bomb attacks, including nine suicide bombings, took place in various parts of the country in November. The Taliban insurgent group has intensified attacks since they launched a rebel offensive against Afghan forces and more than 86, 000 NATO-led ...

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Afghanistan Sees 38 Percent Increase in HIV/AIDS Cases

KABUL - Officials in the ministry of public health of Afghanistan informed of an increase in HIV/AIDS positive cases in the country. Deputy public health minister Najia Tariq said Sunday that the HIV/AIDS cases have increased by 38 percent as compared to last year. While speaking on the eve of World Aids Day, Najria Tariq said at least 162 HIV/AIDS positive cases have been recorded across the country during ...

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U.N. Worries over Growing Violence against Aid Workers

KABUL - The recent violent deaths of aid workers in Afghanistan highlights the growing risks surrounding aid delivery and an increased disrespect for humanitarian personnel in Afghanistan, the United Nations said on Saturday. Mark Bowden, the U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator in Afghanistan in a statement says he is "extremely concerned" about the rise in violence, which comes as NATO coalition forces prepare t ...

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Indian Craft Leaves Earth’s Orbit on Way to Mars

New Delhi - India's Mars orbiter mission left Earth's sphere of influence early Sunday after performing a maneuver to put it on its way to orbit the red planet. The spacecraft fired its main engine for more than 20 minutes to reach the correct velocity to leave the Earth's orbit, the Bangalore-based Indian Space Research Organization said. "The Earth orbiting phase of the spacecraft ended. The spacecraft is ...

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Suicide Bomber Kills 10 at Funeral in Northern Iraq

Baghdad- A suicide bomber in northern Iraq blew himself up at the funeral procession of a Sunni Muslim tribal sheikh on Sunday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 25, police said. No group claimed responsibility for the attack but suicide bombers linked to al Qaeda, who have stepped up attacks this year, frequently target local Sunni leaders and followers considered supportive of Iraq's Shi'ite-led gov ...

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China Probes Official of State-Owned Insurance Firm for Graft

Beijing- China is investigating an executive at the China Export and Credit Insurance Corporation for graft, the ruling Communist Party's corruption watchdog said on Sunday, making him the latest target of a widening corruption crackdown. Dai Chunning, a vice president at the company, which is also called Sinosure, is "suspected of serious discipline violations", the Central Commission for Discipline Inspec ...

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Syria-Fuelled Violence Kills Three in Lebanon’s Tripoli

Tripoli - Three people were killed overnight in fighting in the north Lebanese city of Tripoli, security sources said on Sunday, raising to nine the death toll in 24 hours of violence fuelled by sectarian tensions over Syria's civil war. The clashes between Tripoli's Alawite minority, which supports Syria's Alawite President Bashar al-Assad, and majority Sunni Muslims who back the Syrian rebels, is the late ...

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Egyptian Islamist Leader Issues Warning From Exile

Cairo - A leader of a hardline Egyptian Islamist group that fought the state in the 1990s warned that the army had driven the nation to the "edge of a precipice" since he fled the country after President Mohamed Mursi's ouster in July. The state and Islamists are old foes in Egypt, a strategic U.S. ally which has a peace treaty with Israel and controls the Suez Canal. Egypt has been torn by the worst intern ...

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U.S. Calls on North Korea to Release War Veteran

Washington- The United States called on North Korea on Saturday to release an elderly U.S. military veteran held in custody since last month and who Pyongyang has accused of killing civilians during the Korean War 60 years ago. Merrill E. Newman, an 85-year old former special forces officer, is in good health, his family said in a statement after getting an update on his condition from Swedish diplomats who ...

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Ukrainians Hold Mass Rally over Yanukovich’s U-Turn on Europe

Kiev - More than 100,000 Ukrainians, waving flags and chanting "Down with the Gang!" streamed through central Kiev on Sunday to protest against what they called President Viktor Yanukovich's broken promises to integrate with the European Union. The opposition rally, by far the biggest seen in the Ukrainian capital since the Orange Revolution nine years ago, came a day after a police crackdown on protesters ...

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Thai Protesters Step up Action, PM Forced to Leave Building

Bangkok - About 30,000 protesters launched a "people's coup" on Thailand's government on Sunday, swarming multiple state agencies in violent clashes, taking control of a broadcaster and forcing the prime minister to flee a police compound.  Police fired teargas on protesters who hurled stones and petrol bombs in demonstrations that paralyzed parts of Bangkok and followed a night of gun and knife battles in ...

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US Base in Afghanistan to Endanger Peace in the Region

Islamabad- Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam- Fazl (JUI-F) Amir Maulana Fazlur Rahman Sunday said that Taliban and the terrorists were earlier considered the sign of danger, but now it was the US forces’ further stay in Afghanistan would endanger the region, Geo News reported. Talking to media here, Maulana Fazlur Rahman said that all the political parties would have to get on the same page and rise with one voice for s ...

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Carter Makes Last Foreign Trip to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - The US Deputy Secretary, Ashton Carter, made his last foreign trip to Afghanistan meeting his top military leaders stationed in the country and discussed the progress made in the war against terror. “During his visit, Deputy Secretary Carter met with numerous senior US military commanders, including International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Commander General Joseph Dunford,” James Swartout ...

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Karzai’s Terms for BSA Signing Impractical: Abdullah

KABUL - Key opposition leader Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has termed President Hamid Karzai’s new conditions for signing a vitally important security deal with the US until after next year’s elections as impractical and personal. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, the presidential candidate expressed his views in a broader spectrum about his future strategies if he wins the crucial presidential e ...

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