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Pakistan’s army seeks closure of TV channel

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Islamabad, Aprt 23 (AP) - A Pakistani official says the army has sought to shut down the country's leading Geo News TV channel.

The official, Fakhruddin Mughal, says a legal team of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulation Authority is meeting on Wednesday to examine the army's request.

Mughal says that Pakistan's defense ministry filed a complaint against the TV.

A copy of the complaint was posted on the website of the Committee to Protect Journalists. It says the army wants the station...
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In India's vote, Hindu holy city is battleground

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or tens of millions of Hindus, Varanasi is a place of pilgrimage. Crowded with ancient temples and shrines, its streets jammed with believers and tourists, this city on the banks of the holy Ganges River is where the devout believe they attain instant salvation.

But in recent weeks Varanasi...
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Climate change likely to make Everest even riskier

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limbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on Mount Everest.

Nepal was left reeling when a sudden ice avalanche slammed down onto a group of...
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US-Japan treaty applies to disputed islands

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Tokyo, Apr 23 (AP) - President Barack Obama confirmed Wednesday that America's mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands at the center of a territorial dispute between China and Japan.

"The policy of the United States is clear," he said in a written response to questions published...
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Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police officers

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Cairo, Apr 23 (AP) - A senior Egyptian police officer was killed after an explosive device placed under his car went off in a western Cairo suburb on Wednesday while another officer died in a raid on a militant hideout in the country's second-largest city, officials said.

The deaths came amid...
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