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Haqqani leader among 6 dead in US drone attack

PESHAWAR: A US drone strike in northwest Pakistan killed six people including a senior leader of the ruthless Haqqani network, officials said, in only the second such strike outside the country’s lawless tribal districts.The missile attack hit a religious seminary that militants and security officials said belonged to the terror

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Obama: Will respect Afghan sovereignty

WASHINGTON/KABUL: President Barack Obama has written a letter to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, saying the US will continue to respect “Afghan sovereignty” under a new security agreement.Obama also says the US military will not conduct raids on Afghan homes except under “extraordinary circumstances” involving urgent risks to US nationals. The

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Philippines grapples with graft cases

MANILA: As millions of dollars pour in for more than four million left homeless by a typhoon in the central Philippines, authorities are grappling with a familiar problem: How to stop fraudulent claims and prevent greedy politicians taking advantage.Typhoon Haiyan smashed through the country on Nov. 8, laying waste to

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