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Yemeni forces kill seven Al Qaeda kidnappers, free hostages

Sanaa, Nov 25 (IANS) Yemeni counter-terrorism forces freed seven Yemeni hostages and a foreigner, and killed seven Al Qaeda kidnappers in a special operation Tuesday morning, the official Saba news agency reported. One soldier was lightly wounded in the raid, Saba said, citing a statement by the country's supreme security committee. However, the committee did not say when or where the kidnapping took place, nor disclose the nationality of the foreigner, Xinhua reported citing Saba #Cinema #Economy #Foreign policy #ians-photo #Multimedia #News #NewsTracker #Religion #Technology

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SAARC Live: PM Modi to make statement on 26/11 attacks in Sharif’s presence

Leaders have started arriving in Nepal for the SAARC summit that would be held on 26 to 27 November. We cover the event live. #India #Kathmandu #Narendra Modi #Nepal #NewsTracker #Pakistan #SAARC #SAARC Live #Sri Lanka #sushma swaraj #Terrorism

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Flournoy withdraws from consideration as U.S. defense secretary – sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Michele Flournoy, a former top U.S. Department of Defense official widely tipped as a possible replacement for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, has taken herself out of consideration for the job, according to multiple sources familiar with the circumstances. Flournoy, co-founder and chief executive of the Center for a New American Security wrote to the think tank's board of directors saying she would remain in her post and had asked President Barack Obama to remove her from consideration to head the Pentagon, the sources told Reuters on Tuesday. #Argentina #Brazil #Business #facebook #Foreign policy #Latin America #Mexico #Middle East #opinion #Politics #Russia

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BEL delivers upgraded air defence system to army

Bengaluru, Nov 25 (IANS) State-run Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) Tuesday delivered the first upgraded Schilka air defence weapon system to the Indian army, three years after it signed the contract following evaluation of the prototype system in March 2011. "Schilka is an all-weather, self-propelled, tracked, low-level air defence weapon system and its upgraded version has search-cum-track digital radar, with electro-optical fire control system," the company said in a statement #Business #Cinema #Crime #Foreign policy #India #News #Opera #Politics

16 mins ago

Petrol pump owners not to follow order on helmets

Ghaziabad, Nov 25 (IANS) Petrol pumps owners in Ghaziabad have refused to comply with the UP transport commissioner's order to refuse fuel to two-wheeler riders not wearing helmets and four wheeler driver without seatbelts. #Ajax #Business #Chrome #Economy #Foreign policy #ians-photo #India #Multimedia #Opera #Religion #science

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More U.S. troops deployed in Ferguson to guard against fresh riots

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Missouri's governor ordered hundreds more National Guard troops on Tuesday to a St. Louis suburb rocked by rioting and looting after a grand jury declined to indict a white policeman in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager #Argentina #Brazil #China #facebook #Latin America #markets #Mexico #Middle East #opinion #Russia #Technology

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Leaders arriving in Nepal for SAARC summit

Kathmandu, Nov 25 (IANS) Leaders from member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) are arriving here Tuesday for a regional summit and security has been tightened in the Nepalese capital. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be the first among the eight heads of state or government landing in Kathmandu Tuesday. The leaders will attend the 18th SAARC summit Wednesday and engage in bilateral talks with nine observer countries during the two-day meeting. #Business #Cinema #Crime #Economy #News #NewsTracker #Religion #science

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SC sets up panel to verify figures on child sex ratio

New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Expressing its misgivings about the authenticity of the figures of the child sex ratio given to it by various state governments, the Supreme Court Tuesday set up a committee to verify the record on the basis of which these figures were arrived at. The apex court bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit said they had "grave doubts" over the correctness of the figures while setting up the panel which will also have two senior lawyers - Colin Gonsalves and Sanjay Parekh - on it. Setting up the panel whose meeting will be held under the National Inspection and Monitoring Committee, the court said: "The purpose is to find out whether there is degradation of the sex ratio or a stagnation or any steps have really been taken by the concerned states to improve/enhance the sex ratio or not?" The court order came in the course of the hearing of a petition by NGO Voluntary Health Association of Punjab seeking to curb sex determination clinics all over the country and the prosecution of those carrying it out illegally. #Ajax #Business #Chrome #Cinema #Crime #Foreign policy #News #NewsTracker

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Canada Parliament to merge security forces after gunman attack

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's two houses of Parliament will merge their security forces after an attack by a gunman last month, officials said on Tuesday, a move aimed at addressing long-standing communications problems. #Arabic #Argentina #Brazil #facebook #France #Italy #markets #opinion #Politics #Technology