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Slain Taliban commander was Pakistani army officer: report
London, Oct 12 (IANS) A Taliban commander killed by British commandoes in Afghanistan last year was a Pakistani military officer, a British newspaper reported Sunday quoting highly placed Afghan officials.

Sunday, October 12, 2008 5:21:04 PM

Sister Alphonsa is first Indian Catholic nun to be made saint
Vatican City, Oct 12 (IANS) 'She suffered herself to heal the suffering of others,' is how Pope Benedict XVI poignantly described Kerala nun Sister Alphonsa while declaring her a saint at a canonisation ceremony at St. Peter's Square here Sunday. Saint Alphonsa became the first Indian Catholic woman to be so anointed.

Sunday, October 12, 2008 4:43:38 PM

Sister Alphonsa becomes India's first woman saint
Vatican City, Oct 12 (IANS) Kerala nun Sister Alphonsa became Saint Alphonsa after she was canonised by Pope Benedict XVI at a ceremony at St. Peter's Square here Sunday, becoming the first Indian Catholic woman to be so anointed. The ceremony was attended by around 25,000 people of Indian origin - many waving Indian flags - as well as a large delegation from India.

Sunday, October 12, 2008 3:23:45 PM

Russia's carrier rocket blasts off with sixth space tourist
Baikonur, Oct 12 (RIA Novosti) A Soyuz-FG carrier rocket lifted off Sunday from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan with a crew of three, one of them the sixth space tourist, to the International Space Station (ISS).

Sunday, October 12, 2008 2:15:31 PM

Meera Syal returns to small screen after second child
London, Oct 12 (IANS) British actress of Indian origin Meera Syal returns to the small screen with the show 'Beautiful People' after two and half years that she took time-off for her second delivery.

Sunday, October 12, 2008 2:08:42 PM

Germany edge Russia to stay on World Cup course
Dortmund, Germany, Oct 12 (DPA) Germany defeated Russia 2-1 in Dortmund to gain the edge in World Cup football qualifying Group 4 Saturday.

Sunday, October 12, 2008 2:08:02 PM

Rooney double peps England; Swiss enjoy; Faroes peg Austria
Hamburg, Oct 12 (DPA) Wayne Rooney scored twice as England followed up their 4-1 victory in Croatia with a 5-1 triumph over Kazakhstan at Wembley Saturday to continue their smooth start to World Cup qualifiers.

Sunday, October 12, 2008 2:07:06 PM

Alphonsa dedicated herself to Jesus at age 7
Vatican, Oct 12 (IANS) Kerala nun Sister Alphonsa, who at the age of seven had dedicated herself to serving Jesus Christ, calling him 'my divine Spouse', was greatly disturbed when her family decided to get her married at 13.

Sunday, October 12, 2008 12:15:08 PM

Mel B turns down Playboy offer
London, Oct 12 (IANS) Former Spice Girl Melanie B has turned down Playboy's $1.85 million offer saying she keeps her naked antics to the privacy of her bedroom.

Sunday, October 12, 2008 12:11:56 PM

Faced with a crisis, Britons find something to smile about
London, Oct 12 (IANS) Question: What's the difference between a banker and a pigeon? Answer: A pigeon can still put a deposit on a BMW.

Sunday, October 12, 2008 11:28:29 AM

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