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India Issues Warrant for Another Iranian over Blast

An Indian court issued on Saturday an arrest warrant against another Iranian suspect in an attack last month on an Israeli diplomat in New Delhi, a report said.

Israel has accused Iran of masterminding the attack.

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Pakistan Remands Bin Laden Family Members

A Pakistan court Saturday remanded family members of Osama bin Laden including his Yemeni wife in judicial custody for nine days, their lawyer said.

Bin Laden's youngest wife Amal Abdulfattah was with him in a compound in Abbottabad when he was killed in a U.S. Navy SEALs' operation last year.

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N. Korea Invites Observers to Satellite Launch

North Korea said Saturday it would invite foreign experts and journalists to observe a satellite launch which the United States and other countries see as a disguised missile test.

The Korean Committee for Space Technology "will invite experienced foreign experts on space science and technology and journalists" to visit the launch site and other places to observe the blast-off next month, the official news agency said.

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Scores of Opposition Protestors Detained by Russia Police

Russian police detained dozens of opposition protesters Saturday in central Moscow as they tried to hold unsanctioned demonstrations against the jailing of political activists.

Police moved on the activists holding banners at a central square after opposition leaders Boris Nemtsov and Sergei Udaltsov arrived for a rally, the RIA Novosti news agency reported.

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Rebels Moot Prisoner Swap for Five Snatched Turks

A Turkish Kurdish rebel group with bases in northern Iraq said on Saturday it would release five Turkish nationals it kidnapped last year if Ankara would agree to a prisoner exchange.

Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) spokesman Bakhtiar Doran said the five -- a town mayor, a policeman and three Turkish soldiers -- were snatched last year, but did not specify the date of their kidnap, or provide their names.

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5 Dead on Immigrant Boat off Italy's Lampedusa Island

Five people were found dead in a rickety boat off Italy's southernmost tip which was carrying around 60 immigrants, the Italian coast guard said Saturday, adding that a rescue mission was under way.

"The boat is carrying around 60 people, who appear to be from sub-Saharan Africa. Unfortunately, five among them were found dead," Giuseppe Cannarile, a lieutenant with the coast guard at Lampedusa island told Agence France Presse.

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Gunmen Kill 10 in Christian Village in Northern Nigeria

Gunmen raided a mainly Christian village in Nigeria's restive Kaduna State, killing 10 people, including a pastor and injuring four others, police said Saturday.

"Ten people were killed in an attack on Nayi village in Chikun local government by unknown gunmen," state police spokesman Aminu Lawan told Agence France Presse.

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Panicked Shoppers Injured in Philippine Quake

An earthquake that struck the southern Philippines left at least 45 people injured, most of them shoppers who panicked and rushed in a stampede for the exits, the civil defense office said Saturday.

The 5.9-magnitude earthquake, located off the southern island of Dinagat, shook nearby areas but caused no major damage or deaths when it struck on Friday, the civil defense agency said.

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WikiLeaks' Assange Plans Bid for Australian Senate

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to run for a seat in the Australian Senate in elections due late next year despite being under virtual house arrest in England and facing criminal charges in Sweden, the group said Saturday.

The 40-year-old Australian citizen is fighting extradition to Sweden, where he's wanted over sex crime allegations. Assange has taken his legal battle all the way to Britain's Supreme Court, which is expected to rule on his case imminently.

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East Timor Votes for New President in Key Test

East Timor started voting for a new president Saturday, putting to test the young nation's political stability ahead of the departure of U.N. troops later this year.

The election is expected to be a three-way race between incumbent Jose Ramos Horta, former military chief Taur Matan Ruak and former parliamentary speaker Francisco "Lu-Olo" Guetteres.

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