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Thursday, October 22, 2009

October 21 News Briefs

JERUSALEM, Oct 21: Israel and the United States started on Wednesday their largest-ever air defence drill simulating missile attacks on the Jewish state, officials said. Israeli public radio quoted an unnamed senior military official as saying the two-week drill was aimed at preparing for any confrontation with Iran.

ISLAMABAD, Oct 21: Pakistan will support Iran in tracking down those responsible for a suicide bomb attack in southeastern Iran, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Wednesday. Rebel group Jundallah (God’s soldiers) claimed responsibility for Sunday’s attack that killed 42 people, including several commanders of Iranian Revolutionary Guards.

TEHRAN, Oct. 21: Iran has made some arrests in connection with this week’s suicide bombing that killed dozens of people but expects Pakistan to apprehend and hand over the main suspects. “The terrorists are based in Pakistan and the Pakistan government is responsible in this matter,” said police chief Esmail Ahmadi-Moghaddam to Fars News Agency. “We expect that at least the heads of these groups will be handed over to our country.”

NEW DELHI, Oct 21: Today India and China signed a broad agreement to cooperate in the fight against climate change and stressed a common position on contentious talks for a tougher global climate deal. The sweeping agreement covers cooperation to reduce greenhouse gases, transfer of technology, energy efficiency and renewable energy resources, among others.

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