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Karzai terms

Kabul, Feb. 25 (Reuters): Afghan President Hamid Karzai has given US special forces two weeks to leave a key battleground province after accusations that Afghans working for them tortured and killed innocent people.

Speaking in Kabul, Karzai's spokesman Aimal Faizi said villagers in Wardak had complained about operations conducted by US forces and a group of Afghans working with them.

Ikea food

Stockholm (AP): Swedish furniture giant Ikea was drawn into Europe’s food-labelling scandal on Monday as authorities said they had detected horse meat in frozen meatballs labelled as beef and pork and sold in 13 countries.

Israel Arrow

Jerusalem (AP): Israel and the US on Monday carried out a successful test of the next-generation Arrow 3 missile defence system, for the first time sending an interceptor into outer space where it could destroy missiles fired from Iran.

Depardieu jig

Moscow (Reuters): Gerard Depardieu hit the dance floor in Chechnya and vowed to make a movie in the volatile region during a tour of his new Russian homeland.


 
 
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