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India tests long-range nuclear missile | guardian.co.uk

India launches nuclear-capable missile that would give it capability of striking major Chinese cities for the first time India test-fired a long range missile capable of reaching deep into China and Europe on Thursday, thrusting the emerging Asian power into an elite club of nations with intercontinental nuclear weapons capabilities. A scientist at the launch site confirmed the launch was ...

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North Korea: damp squib | Editorial, The Guardian

Instead of launching a satellite that was supposed to beam the song of General Kim Il-sung from space, the missile launched by North Korea on Friday lasted less than two minutes before exploding in 20 pieces and falling into the Yellow Sea. Rod Stewart’s I Am Sailing would have been a safer bet to take on board. The question on ...

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Leading News Resource of Pakistan – Parliament redefines relations with US | Daily Times

ISLAMABAD: After over three weeks of hectic and behind-the-scenes efforts, a joint sitting of parliament on Thursday finally succeeded in approving the recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) on new rules of engagement with the US, while leaving the resumption of crucial NATO supplies issue vague. For more on this story, visit: Daily Times – Leading News ...

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Pakistan calls for end to U.S. drone attacks | The Washington Post

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s Parliament unanimously demanded Thursday that the United States end its long campaign of drone strikes inside Pakistani territory, a vital component of the Obama administration’s strategy against al-Qaeda and other militant groups. For more on this story, visit: Pakistan calls for end to U.S. drone attacks – The Washington Post.

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From Prison to Parliament: Burma Pro-Democracy Leader Aung San Suu Kyi Wins Seat in Landmark Vote | Democracy Now!

After more than 15 years in detention, Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won a seat in parliament, sparking scenes of jubilation among supporters. Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party had not participated in Burma’s politics since 1990, when it won a landslide victory in a general election but remained unrecognized by the military junta. We speak ...

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