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US, France reach deal on UN ME resolution
The United States and France reached agreement yesterday on a UN Security Council resolution calling for an end to the fighting between Israel and Lebanon as the first step toward a political settlement
 
US slaps sanctions on Indian, Russian firms
The United States has imposed sanctions against seven companies from North Korea, Russia, India and Cuba for their alleged arms dealings with Iran, a State Department official said on Friday.
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Lankan refugees live under trees
15,000 Muslims flee shelling
Families huddled under trees and slept in bullock carts Saturday as accommodation ran out for over 15,000 Muslim men, women and children fleeing Sri Lanka's bloodiest battle in four years.
 
Iran bans Nobel laureate Ebadi's rights group
Iran has declared as "illegal" a human rights group headed by Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi and vowed to prosecute its continued activities, local media reported yesterday.
 
Cuba readies troops fearing US attack
Cuba government has mobilised citizen defence militias, saying it fears a US attack during Fidel Castro's health crisis, even though the White House insists no such threat exists.
 

 
   
 
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