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Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari (R) conferring the award of Hilal-i-Pakistan to US vice president-elect Joe Biden (L) at The President’s House in Islamabad on January 9, 2009. Biden met Pakistan’s president to discuss tensions with India and the anti-terror fight in South Asia, 11 days before he takes office with Barack Obama, an aide said. Biden, outgoing chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sat down with Zardari at the start of a regional tour with Republican senator Lindsey Graham.

Biden says US committed to help Pakistan fight terror

US vice president-elect Joe Biden on Friday assured Pakistan’s leaders of the incoming Obama administration’s commitment to helping Islamabad fight extremists, the government here said.

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Obama’s new spy chiefs to break with Bush years

Barack Obama has vowed to observe Geneva Conventions bans on torture and outlawed the tweaking of intelligence data for political gain, naming new US spy chiefs in a clean break from the Bush years.

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Iran calls on Brazil’s Lula to join efforts

Iran called on President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and “reliable people” such as he to help “correct the flaws” of diplomacy in the Middle East, the Iranian embassy said Friday.

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Six killed by suicide bomber

A suicide bomber detonated explosives strapped to his body inside a produce shop in southern Afghanistan on Friday, killing six people, the provincial governor said.

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