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Pakistan minister says Taliban leader Mehsud dead

2Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsud speaks to reporters in Pakistan’s South Waziristan tribal region in this May 24, 2008 file photo.

Pakistan minister says Taliban leader Mehsud dead

LONDON (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Friday it was “pretty certain” Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud was killed in a missile attack two days ago.

“It is pretty certain now that he is dead. Various government agencies have reported so, his own followers have said so, there are people who have been to the funeral and are witness to the burial,” Qureshi told BBC radio.

“It is a significant development. He was the principal personality leading the Taliban movement in Pakistan,” Qureshi said, predicting an internal power struggle for his succession.

“It will be difficult to replace him in the short run because he had a lot of command, he had popularity which no other Taliban leader enjoys. He had quite a firm grip on various factions and there is no other personality who could replace him.”

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BBC Six O’clock News – War In Iraq

BBC Six O’clock News – War In Iraq

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Sophie Raworth and George Alagiah present the Six O’clock News in the run up to the War In Iraq.
Iraqofficially the Republic of Iraq is a country in Western Asia spanning most of the northwestern end of the Zagros mountain range, the eastern part of the Syrian Desert and the northern part of the Arabian Desert.

Iraq is bordered by Jordan to the west, Syria to the northwest, Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, and Kuwait and Saudi Arabia to the south. Iraq has a narrow section of coastline measuring 58 km (35 miles) on the northern Persian Gulf. The capital city, Baghdad (Arabic: بغداد‎ Baġdād), is in the center-east of the country.

Two major rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates, run through the centre of Iraq, flowing from northwest to southeast. These provide Iraq with agriculturally capable land and contrast with the steppe and desert landscape that covers most of Western Asia.

Historically, the territory comprising Iraq was known in Europe by the Greek toponym ‘Mesopotamia’ (Land between the rivers). Iraq has been home to continuous successive civilizations since the 6th millennium BC. The region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers is identified as the cradle of civilization and the birthplace of writing and the wheel.

Throughout its long history, Iraq has been the center of the Akkadian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Hellenistic, Parthian, Sassanid and Abbasid empires, and part of the Achaemenid, Roman, Rashidun, Umayyad, Mongol, Ottoman and British empires.The Kingdom of Iraq was founded in 1932.

Beginning with an invasion in 2003, Iraq came under military occupation by a multinational coalition of forces, mainly American and British.

The occupation ended when sovereignty was transferred to the Iraqi Interim Government June 2004. As of January 2010, 112,000 US troops remain in the country. A new Constitution of Iraq has since been approved by referendum and a new Government of Iraq has been elected. There is a deadline for the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq by 31 December 2011.

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United Kingdom Eugene ni Princess set sail university life achievements Guanjue British royal family


Eugene ni Princess is by far the best A-level results in the members of the British royal family

United Kingdom Eugene ni Princess set sail university life achievements Guanjue British royal family


Ni Princess Eugene (left) has been big hand in the new New Zealand friends, walk hand in hand with the students on campus.

BEIJING, September 26 Xinhua Queen’s granddaughter, Queen’s second son Prince Andrew’s daughter Princess Eugene at the University of Newcastle-ni “new Week” talked and laughed in the face of a new university campus life, 19-year-old, she looked leisurely.

BBC quoted British newspapers reported that the Princess Eugene ni went to Newcastle University students during the opening ceremony looked happy, looked relaxed. Moreover, she seems to know nothing Chu strangers and unfamiliar environment, will soon hand in the university of new friends, talked and laughed with the other girls walked hand in hand in the campus.

Eugene Ni, said she chose to attend the University of Newcastle because “this is a great city.”

College students last year by a British opinion poll, Newcastle is the most popular place to live. The place due to a variety of nightlife, vibrant bars, nightclubs and well known.

University of Newcastle in recent years by many private health of all ages. Eugene-ni will be here to spend three-year university career. She will choose English literature, art history and politics. As a member of the British royal family, Eugene Ni favorable conditions to leave the royal family’s residence, preferring to live in £ 96 a week student dormitory.

Like her classmates, Eugene-ni’s “new home” is a bedroom with a bathroom. Bedroom is equipped with a single bed, wardrobe, desk and chest of drawers. She will work with five other students in the living room and kitchen combined.

However, unlike other students, Eugene ni went there where the royal family of security at any time “protect the emperor.”

Nicole Eugene last summer from Marlborough College (Marlborough College) graduate. She was in English, art A-level examinations have achieved “A” and other achievements, and in art history to obtain “B” and other achievements. She is so far the best A-level results in the British royal family.

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