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  • Leaders of nations and international organisations attending the Nuclear Security Summit pose during a group photo taking session at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Seoul on Tuesday. — Reuters photo

  • The US president, Barack Obama, right, listens to Pakistan’s prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, left, during their bilaterial meeting on the sidelines of the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit at the COEX Centre in Seoul on Tuesday. — AFP photo

  • A Indian policeman, wounded from a landmine blast at Gadchiroli district in India’s Maharashtra state, is brought to a hospital in Nagpur on Tuesday. — AFP photo

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Leaders act on nuclear threat, but N Korea dominates

Leaders of nations and international organisations attending the Nuclear Security Summit pose during a group photo taking session at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Seoul on Tuesday.  — Reuters photo
World leaders including US president Barack Obama called Tuesday for strong steps to combat nuclear terrorism, wrapping up a 53-nation summit overshadowed by North Korea’s planned rocket launch. Full story

Obama, Gilani vow to rescue anti-terror alliance

The US president, Barack Obama, right, listens to Pakistan’s prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, left, during their bilaterial meeting on the sidelines of the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit at the COEX Centre in Seoul on Tuesday. — AFP photo
The US president, Barack Obama, and Pakistan’s prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani vowed Tuesday to rescue a troubled anti-terror alliance which almost ruptured over 10 months of mistrust and recriminations. Full story

Indian Maoists kill 11 cops in landmine blast

A Indian policeman, wounded from a landmine blast at Gadchiroli district in India’s Maharashtra state, is brought to a hospital in Nagpur on Tuesday. — AFP photo
Indian Maoists killed at least 11 policemen and injured dozens on Tuesday in a landmine blast in the centre of the country, officials said, marking the rebels’ third high-profile strike this month. Full story

Myanmar polls highlight ethnic divide

In Myanmar’s restive borderlands, home to ethnic minorities suspicious of the ruling elite, Aung San Suu Kyi’s popularity is no guarantee of victory for her party in weekend elections. Full story

Assange runs for Australia Senate as ‘libertarian’

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Tuesday vowed to be a ‘libertarian’ and campaign for more openness in government if he is successful in gaining a seat in the Australian Senate. Full story

8 killed as violence flares in Karachi

Gunmen and arsonists went on the rampage in Pakistan’s financial capital Karachi on Tuesday, killing at least eight people and setting dozens of vehicles alight, officials said. Full story

Sudan renews airstrikes of South Sudan oil region

Sudanese warplanes launched a second day of bombardment of oil-rich areas of South Sudan Tuesday, after bloody clashes between ground troops of the rival states, a Southern official said. Full story

North Korea military elects new leader as party delegate

North Korea’s military has elected new leader Kim Jong-Un as a delegate to an upcoming ruling party conference, state media said Tuesday, in an apparent move to consolidate his grip on power. Full story

Medvedev tells Romney to ‘use head’

The Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev, told Mitt Romney on Tuesday to use his head and stop reverting to Hollywood stereotypes after the US presidential hopeful branded Moscow as Washington’s top foe. Full story

Transgender model cut from Canada Miss Universe

With blond locks, long legs and delicate features, Jenna Talackova would have been a strong competitor in Canada’s Miss Universe pageant but was disqualified, she says, because she used to be male. Full story

Colombian troops kill 35 rebels in new blow to FARC

Colombian troops on Monday killed 35 leftist FARC rebels in a remote jungle region, president Juan Manuel Santos said, the second blow to the drug-funded group in less than a week. Full story

Syria accepts Annan peace plan, fighting enters Lebanon

Syria has accepted a ceasefire and peace plan drawn up by UN and Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan, his spokesman said on Tuesday, even as Syrian troops thrust into Lebanon to battle rebels... Full story

Tongans bid farewell to their visionary late king

An elaborate and sombre funeral was held Tuesday in Tonga for King George Tupou V with some 1,000 pallbearers wearing traditional grass skirts carrying his body to the royal tombs. Full story

Taiwan woman ‘commits suicide’ during Facebook chat

A Taiwanese woman committed suicide while chatting to friends on Facebook after growing suspicious that her boyfriend was having an affair, the police and media said Tuesday. Full story

Opposition on attack as British PM admits hosting donors

Britain’s prime minister bowed to pressure Monday and published details of who attended private meals for Conservative party donors, as pressure mounted for a full inquiry into the funding row. Full story


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