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Peshawar attack: Pakistanis overwhelmed with India's solidarity

New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) For the past two days, Indians have been constantly communicating with Pakistanis through Twitter condemning the Peshawar attack and showing solidarity in the hour of grief. This gesture has been acknowledged by Pakistanis who are overwhelmed with this humane, undiluted sign of love and kindness. Ever since the terror attack took place Dec 16 at a school in Pesha...

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Dalai Lama says he may be last to hold title

London, Dec 17 (IANS) Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has said he may be the last to hold the title and may not have a successor, media reported Wednesday. He also said it would be better that the centuries-old tradition ceased at the time of a popular Dalai Lama. In an interview with the BBC's Newsnight programme, during a visit to Rome for the 14th World Summit...

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Unesco condemns attack on Peshawar school

Paris, Dec 17 (IANS) Unesco director-general Irina Bokova Wednesday expressed her outrage and distress over the attack on a school in Pakistan's Peshawar city in which 148 people, including 132 students, were killed. Less than a week after Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, this heinous attack is a crime against the future of all children and the nation of Pakist...

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Toll in Pakistan school massacre climbs to 148

Islamabad, Dec 17 (IANS/EFE) Children were the majority of the 148 people killed Tuesday in a Taliban attack on a school run by the Pakistani army in the northwestern city of Peshawar, near the border with Afghanistan. The fatalities included 132 students and nine school employees, the military's director of public information, Gen. Asim Bajwa, told a press conference. Another 12...

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141, mostly children, killed in Peshawar school attack

Peshawar, Dec 16 (IANS) In one of the worst acts of human savagery ever perpetrated, the Pakistani Taliban senselessly slaughtered 141 people, 132 of them children, in a brazen terror attack launched by its heavily armed gunmen and suicide bombers on an army-run school in Pakistan's Peshawar city in retaliation to the army's operation against extremists in North Waziristan. The horrifyin...

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India condemns Peshawar school attack, says against tenets of humanity

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) There was all-round condemnation in India, including from President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for Tuesday's dastardly terror attack on a school in Pakistan's Peshawar city that left nearly 140 people, mostly school children, dead. Mukherjee expressed deep anguish and strongly condemned the incident in which heavily armed terrorists launch...

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Malala condemns 'senseless, cold-blooded' attack on school

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Education campaigner and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai Tuesday condemned the attack on school children in Pakistan as a senseless and cold-blooded act of terror. I am heartbroken by this senseless and cold-blooded act of terror in Peshawar. I condemn these atrocious and cowardly acts, and stand united with the government and armed forces of Pakistan, Malala sa...

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137, mostly children, massacred as Taliban attack Peshawar school

Peshawar, Dec 16 (IANS) It was a day that left the world stunned and grieving when heavily-armed Taliban militants Tuesday launched an audacious attack on a school in this Pakistani city, mercilessly slaughtering at least 137 people -- an overwhelming majority of them children -- in one of the most savage terror strikes in years. A pall of gloom descended over Pakistan as the terror bloo...

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All about Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan

Islamabad, Dec 16 (IANS) The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), also known as Pakistani Taliban, is the deadliest among Pakistan's home grown militant outfits. Formed following the US intervention in Afghanistan, the movement was started by a section of radicals in Pakistan to support the Afghan Taliban. However, TTP is not affiliated with the Afghan Taliban, as both groups have ...

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Taliban slaughters 126 children in Peshawar school bloodbath

Peshawar, Dec 16 (IANS) In one of the worst acts of human savagery ever perpetrated, the Pakistani Taliban senselessly slaughtered 126 school children in a brazen terror attack launched by its heavily armed gunmen and suicide bombers on an army-run school in Pakistan's Peshawar city in retaliation to Pakistan Army's operation against extremists in North Waziristan. The horrifying attack ...

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Sad at not meeting Pope Francis: Dalai Lama

Dharamsala, Dec 13 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said that he was sad at not meeting Pope Francis. I feel a little sad because I have paid my respects to several other Popes and I have been eager to meet him, the Nobel Peace laureate told RAI television in Rome Friday. But for now it's inconvenient, which is understandable. I don't want to make things more in...

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Jailed Nobel laureate seeks more attention for lesser known activists

Beijing, Dec 12 (IANS/EFE) China's Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiabo, who is serving a 11-year sentence in prison for inciting subversion, Friday called for the world to pay more attention to the fate of lesser known Chinese rights activists. He said this in a message to his writer friend, Liao Yiwu, who lives in Berlin. Liao, whose own books are banned in China, posted the mess...

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Norway denies asylum to Mexican who interrupted Nobel ceremony

Copenhagen, Dec 12 (IANS/EFE) Norwegian authorities have denied the request for political asylum by a young Mexican who interrupted the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony held in Oslo Town Hall, Norwegian television channels reported. They say I cannot prove my life is in danger if I return to Mexico. They think I exaggerate, I hope they are right, Adan Cortes Salas, 21, told TV2 in comments bro...

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God willing I will return to Pakistan soon: Malala Yousafzai

Islamabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Pakistan's Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has said that she intends to return to Pakistan next year, media reported Friday. God willing I will return to Pakistan very soon, the 17-year-old Nobel laureate said during an interview in Oslo. Next year when my GCSE exams finish God willing I will most certainly return. The teenager is the youngest ...

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Pope Francis, Dalai Lama not to meet in Rome

Dharamsala, Dec 12 (IANS) Pope Francis and Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama will not meet in Rome, a western media report said Friday. The latter is in the Italian capital to attend the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace laureates, which was earlier scheduled in South Africa but cancelled in protest over denial of visa to him. They are two of the most admired religious leaders i...

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Fidel Castro wins China's peace prize

Beijing, Dec 11 (IANS) Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro was awarded China's Confucius Peace Prize for this year, state media reports said Thursday. The award ceremony took place Tuesday in the campus of Peking University in Beijing. The Cuban students studying in China accepted the award on behalf of Castro as he could not attend the award function, Global Times reported. As ...

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Satyarthi, Malala dedicate Nobel Peace Prizes to the voiceless

Oslo, Dec 10 (IANS) India's child rights crusader Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistani girls' education activist Malala Yousafzai received the Nobel Peace Prize here Wednesday. A conscience exists in the world that extends beyond all boundaries. It says that children have the right to childhood, that children should go to school and not be forced to work. They should not start their lives as ...

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Nobel prize to Satyarthi raises hopes: Working children

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) A federation of street and working children Wednesday said Nobel Peace Prize to activist Kailash Satyarthi has raised hopes for over 40 million children, who live on streets across India. Satyarthi's feat seem to have raised hopes for over 40 million children, who dwell on streets across India, but the question of freedom from child labour continues to stares the...

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Glad an Indian and a Pakistani can unite for rights: Malala

Oslo, Dec 10 (IANS) Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist espousing education for girls said Wednesday that she was glad she received the Nobel Peace Prize together with India's Kailash Satyarti because it showed the world that an Indian and a Pakistani could work together for children's rights. I am also honoured to receive this award together with Kailash Satyarti, who has been a champi...

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My life's aim is to free every child: Satyarthi

Oslo, Dec 10 (IANS) India's child rights crusader Kailash Satyarthi Wednesday said that his life's aim was to make sure that every child is a free child after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize here along with Pakistani girls' education activist Malala Yousafzai. My only aim in life is to make sure that every child is a free child, I refuse to accept that all the temples, mosques, churches ...

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