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Briefly World: 30 soldiers,97 militants killed in clashes in Pak valley

At least 30 soldiers and nearly 100 militants died in heavy fighting in a remote tribal region of northwest Pakistan as security forces battled pro-Taliban rebels

30 soldiers,97 militants killed in clashes in Pak valley

Islamabad: At least 30 soldiers and nearly 100 militants died in heavy fighting in a remote tribal region of northwest Pakistan as security forces battled pro-Taliban rebels to gain control of strategic heights,according to media reports Tuesday.

The battle for the heights in Tirah Valley of Khyber tribal region intensified Monday as at least 30 security personnel and 97 militants died in the fighting,sources were quoted as saying on website of Dawn. PTI

Iran announces uranium mining after n-talks fail

DUBAI/VIENNA: Iran Tuesday said operations had begun at two uranium mines and a milling plant and that Western opposition would not slow its nuclear work,days after talks with world powers made no breakthrough. reuters

Uhuru Kenyatta sworn in as president of Kenya

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NAIROBI: Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in as Kenya’s fourth president. The country’s chief justice administered the oath of office to Kenyatta in a sports stadium packed with tens of thousands of Kenyans and about a dozen African leaders on Tuesday. Kenyatta,51,the son of Kenya’s first president,becomes the second sitting African president to face charges at the ICC over allegations he helped orchestrate the vicious violence that marred the 2007 elections. AP

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