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Secrets of Scotland Yard’s crime museum to go on display

LONDON: Guns, gallstones, death masks and hangman’s ropes are going on display in an exhibition drawn from one of Britain’s most macabre, and least-seen, museums. For more than a century, the crime museum inside London police headquarters has been open only to Scotland Yard staff and invited guests. Established in ...

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Ishaq Dar presents federal budget 2015-16

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Friday approved the budget for the fiscal year 2015-16, with a total expected outlay of Rs4.2 trillion. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar is presenting the budget on the floor of the National Assembly. The minister briefed the cabinet about the salient features of the budget and ...

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US drone strikes kill 17 people in E Afghanistan

At least 17 people have been killed in two US assassination drone strikes in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar. The strikes took place in Haska Mina and Chaparhar districts of Nangarhar Province on Thursday, said Colonel Hazrat Hussain Mashraqiwal, an Afghan police chief. The police chief claimed that the raids ...

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Afghan Taliban hold informal talks in Norway

  KABUL: The Afghan Taliban on Friday admitted taking part in informal talks in Norway with an Afghan delegation, reportedly made up of women, signalling a nascent dialogue despite an escalating militant offensive. Official efforts to reopen peace negotiations with the Taliban have so far borne little fruit but informal ...

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Nigeria market death toll rises to 31

The death toll from a deadly bomb attack in a market in northeastern Nigeria has reached 31, emergency officials say. Th officials announced the toll on Friday for the attack which struck theJimeta Main Market in Adamawa State’s Yola city a day earlier. “So far, we have 31 dead victims and 38 people ...

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Pakistan rules out sharing nukes with Saudis, anyone else

WASHINGTON: Pakistan ruled out sharing its nuclear weapons with Saudi Arabia, insisting Thursday that the atomic arsenal would continue serving solely for the country’s national defence even as world powers and Iran near a possible nuclear agreement. Closing a wide-ranging trip to Washington, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry angrily rejected ...

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