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Briefly World: ‘IAEA significantly underfunded’

The International Atomic Energy Agency,UN’s nuclear agency is significantly underfunded,said a report by a Canadian thinktank

Written by Agencies | Published: June 14, 2012 12:35:23 am

‘IAEA significantly underfunded’

VIENNA: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA),UN’s nuclear agency is significantly underfunded,said a report by a Canadian thinktank on Wednesday,warning the shortfall risked limiting its ability to identify covert atomic activity that might have a military dimension.

9 al-Qaeda fighters killed in Yemen attack

Sanaa: An airstrike killed nine al-Qaeda fighters on Wednesday in southern Yemen as the military maintained pressure on the terror group a day after government troops backed by armed tribesmen recaptured two militant strongholds.

‘Forced abortion’ picture causes uproar in China

Beijing: Graphic images posted online showing the bloody corpse of a baby whose mother was allegedly forced to terminate her pregnancy at seven months have caused an uproar in China.

US calls for unity with China on Iran

Washington: The United States on Wednesday called for a united front with China against Iran’s nuclear programme as it debates whether to slap sanctions on the Asian power over oil purchases from the Islamic republic.

World’s most expensive billboard in Dubai

Dubai: A billboard featuring a man flying around it with a jet pack,estimated to cost $ 1.3 billion for a month,unveiled here is being touted as the world’s most expensive.

Senators urge Obama to withdraw Iraq envoy pick

WASHINGTON: A group of Republican senators on Wednesday called on President Barack Obama to withdraw nomination of Brett McGurk to be ambassador to Iraq,following reports that he had an extra-marital affair with a journalist.

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