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Pak inaugurates new Strategic Force HQ

Written by Agencies | Published: May 21, 2012 1:23:08 am

Pak inaugurates new Strategic Force HQ

ISLAMABAD: The navy has completed the establishment of a new Naval Strategic Force Command,described by the military as the custodian of the country’s nuclear second strike capability. Naval Strategic Force Command headquarters was inaugurated by naval chief Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila on Saturday.

Lieberman ‘unbearable’: Austrian minister

VIENNA: Austria’s Defence Minister Norbert Darabos called Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman “unbearable’’ because of his insistence on hawkish policies regarding the Mideast peace process and Iran,Sunday newspaper Die Presse reported.

11 Indians without valid visa held in UK

LONDON: Eleven Indian citizens,who had either overstayed visas or entered Britain illegally,have been arrested following a check of two overcrowded vehicles in Lincolnshire. They have been held in immigration detention centres.

Myanmar nears new deal with Shan rebels

KENGTUNG: A Myanmar negotiator says ethnic Shan rebels have agreed in a second round of talks to end fighting with army troops in the country’s east. Negotiator Aung Min,who is also the country’s railway minister,said he discussed enforcing a December cease-fire in a new deal.

Transgender in Canada pageant loses

TORONTO: The first-ever transgender contestant to compete in the Miss Universe Canada pageant has lost her bid to win the title. Jenna Talackova,23,competed with 61 contestants Saturday. She was among the final 12 contestants.

Marlon Brando secret phone tapes revealed

LONDON: A new report suggests that late actor Marlon Brando dodged Caliornia’s strict phone laws by recording phone conversations with famous people. The late Sayonara star secretly taped private recordings with friends and left behind a treasure of unheard chats,reported Contactmusic.

Blast near convoy of UN monitor chief in Syria

DOUMA: A roadside bomb exploded on Sunday about 150 metres from a UN convoy carrying the head of the Syria ceasefire monitoring mission Herv Ladsous and a senior UN official in the town of Douma.

Lone bomber behind Italy attack

BRINDISI: A bomb attack which killed a teenage girl and wounded 10 other people in the southern Italian town of Brindisi was probably done by an individual operating alone,a senior official said Sunday,playing down initial suspicions of mafia involvement. Saturday’s attack on a school horrified the country.

US won’t pay $5,000 per truck: Panetta

Washington: US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta on Sunday ruled out paying Pakistan $5,000 per truck carrying vital supplies across its territory for NATO troops in Afghanistan,citing financial challenges in US.

Allen plays down urgency of Pak deal

CHICAGO: The US commander in Afghanistan John Allen said Sunday he would not be disappointed if a deal with Pakistan on supply routes failed to materialise by the end of the NATO summit.

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