updated 4:27 PM GMT, Jan 31, 2015

IS bombs nine of Saddam Hussein's palaces

Islamic State (IS) militants Thursday blew up nine luxurious palaces of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in his hometown of Tikrit, a security source said.

The militants planted bombs in the palaces

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Kashmir tuition centres call off strike

The Coaching Centres Association of Kashmir has decided not to extend the two days general strike after encouraging talks with government officials.

The association said that meeting with government o

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11 of family suffocate to death in Pakistan

Eleven members of a family died of suffocation in a house in Pakistan's Balochistan province Thursday, a media report said.

Levies official Asmatullah told Dawn that all victims were members of the sa

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Season's first snowfall in Kashmir's plains

The season's first snowfall in Kashmir's plains Thursday brought cheer to the faces of locals as the 40-day long harsh winter period neared its end.

An unusually-long dry spell with abnormally high da

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UN soldier killed in Israel's retaliatory attack

 Israeli forces attacked southern Lebanon from the sky and ground Wednesday killing a Spanish UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) soldier after a missile fired from Lebanon hit an Israeli army convoy

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Dialogue with BJP to get consensus soon, says PDP

 The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday stated the next government in Jammu and Kashmir will be on the basis of a common minimum programme and added that the dialogue between Bharatiya Janata

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PDP calls Omar hotel 'front-office manager'

Calling former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah 'a hotel front-office manager', the Peoples Democratic Party Wednesday said the party has a different set of values unlike the National Co

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Is Mumtaz Mahal's body mummified in Taj Mahal?

The mystery surrounding Mumtaz Mahal's burial at the Taj Mahal has deepened with a book claiming that her body was mummified.

Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built the 17th century Taj Mahal here in memory

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92 suspected militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes

At least 92 suspected militants were killed in Pakistan's North Waziristan and Khyber Agency areas in airstrikes on their hideouts, Dawn reported Wednesday.

“In a precise aerial strike in Datta Khel a

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