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First army defections reported in Damascus

Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad fought gun battles overnight near a northeast Damascus suburb with army defectors who had refused to shoot at a pro-democracy protest, residents said on Sunday.

Australian Tomic falls at first hurdle

Australian Bernard Tomic endured another North American hardcourt defeat on Sunday, exiting the opening round of the ATP tournament here to go into the US Open with plenty to prove. The 61st-ranked

First cardaveric liver transplant performed

The first cardaveric liver transplant in Pakistan was performed at the Sheikh Zayed Hospital Lahore, a hospital spokesman said on Friday. The hospital management was grateful to the family who allowed them

America’s first debt crisis

The West is ensnared in a debt crisis. The United States, as everyone knows, came perilously close to defaulting on August 2, and Standard & Poor’s downgraded US debt from AAA on