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14 Afghan soldiers,64 Taliban militants killed: govt

The government said 14 Afghan soldiers and 64 Taliban militants have been killed in

14 Afghan soldiers,64 Taliban militants killed: govt

Kabul: The government said 14 Afghan soldiers and 64 Taliban militants have been killed in fighting and roadside bombings across the country in the past 24 hours. The Ministry of Defence Sunday said the casualties include 10 Taliban fighters killed in a single operation in Wardak province,west of Kabul. Three soldiers were killed in Wardak by artillery fire and roadside bombs. AP

12 killed as Filipino troops,Muslim rebels clash

Manila: Philippine military officials said more than 100 breakaway Muslim rebels had launched attacks against army troops,sparking clashes that killed at least five soldiers and seven insurgents. AP

Mexico volcano spits ash cloud 3 km high

Mexico City: The Popocatepetl volcano just east of Mexico City has spit out a cloud of ash and vapour 3 kilometres high over several days of eruptions,and Mexico City residents awoke to find a fine layer of volcanic dust on their cars. AP

‘Godfather of Heroin’ dies in Myanmar

yangon: A former drug kingpin and business tycoon,once dubbed the “Godfather of Heroin” by the US government has died in his home in Myanmar’s main city,a source close to the family said Sunday. Lo Hsing Han died Saturday in Yangon,the source said,citing a relative of the former drug kingpin. Lo Hsing Han was believed to be in his mid-70s. The cause of death was not immediately known. Lo Hsing Han’s involvement in the drug trade began more than four decades ago. AP