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German FM, press applaud expulsion of CIA chief

Germany's decision to ask the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave the country was an adequate, inevitable response following fresh allegations of US spying on Berlin, German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Friday.

Man sets self ablaze outside Berlin Libyan Embassy

Police say a man has sustained life-threatening injuries after setting himself alight outside the Libyan Embassy in Berlin.

US House of Representatives to sue Prez Obama

Speaker John Boehner intends to sue the US president over a portion of the new health care law, according to a draft of a House resolution released on Thursday.

China may prevent local troupes to perform abroad

Chinese authorities have begun crackdown on domestic cultural troupes that perform at famous centres abroad by abusing government funds and using the opportunity to make a publicity splash.

LeT founder Saeed addresses seminar in Lahore HC

Just days after his organisation was declared a terror outfit by the US, Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed, who orchestrated the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, addressed a seminar at the Lahore High Court spewing venom on India and America.

UK varsity to honour Indian-origin journalist, doc

Vijay Sharma, who led the development of the digital radio station BBC Asian Network, and Nilesh Samani, noted cardiologist, are to be conferred honorary degrees by the University of Leicester in recognition of their achivements in respective fields.

German FM to meet Kerry to discuss spying claims

Germany's foreign minister said on Friday he will tell US Secretary of State John Kerry at a meeting this weekend that Berlin wants to reinvigorate the two countries' friendship 'on an honest basis' after asking Washington's top spy to leave.

Putin begins Latin American tour amid Ukraine crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin begins a six-day tour of Latin America on Friday, seeking greater influence in the backyard of the United States while under pressure from the West to help restrain pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.

'iPhone a threat to China national security'

Chinese state media on Friday branded Apple Inc's iPhone a threat to national security because of the smartphone's ability to track and time-stamp user locations. "This is extremely sensitive data," said a researcher in a media report.

Texas killer tied up the children and shot them back of the head execution-style

The Texas man accused of slaughtering six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, was charged with murder Thursday amid reports he had previously been arrested for domestic violence.

Northern Israel hit by projectile fired from Lebanon

Authorities say apparent rocket fire from Lebanon has struck Israel as long-range rocket fire from Gaza continued for a fourth day.

Virginia police won't seek nude photo of teenager in sexting case

Virginia authorities on Thursday said they will not serve a search warrant for evidence in a juvenile sexting case, which the 17-year-old defendant's lawyer said included demands for a picture of the teen's erect penis.

Crime spree helps Pak Taliban squirrel away cash before raids begin

In the months before Pakistan jets began pounding Taliban hideouts in the lawless border region near Afghanistan, militants were busily conducting an unprecedented wave of kidnapping and extortion, stockpiling cash for the fight ahead.

Despite German fury, US silent about spy row

The United States on Thursday refused to break its silence about a spying row which led a furious Germany to expel the CIA station chief in Berlin, but concern deepened among lawmakers about damage to relations with Europe's dominant power.

Gaza death toll reaches 78 as Israel hints at invasion

At least 78 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in Israel's Gaza offensive, Palestinian officials said on Thursday as militants in the enclave kept up rocket attacks on Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other cities.
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