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Kashmiris plan new protests for Obama visit

SRINAGAR: Kashmiri leaders called on Saturday for fresh demonstrations to coincide with the upcomming visit of US President Barack Obama to India. The region has been hit by rolling protests since June 11 when a 17-year-old student was killed by a police teargas shell.
Since then, security forces have been accused of killing a total of 111 people, mostly teenagers and students. Obama arrives in India next Saturday on a three-day trip. Senior Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali

Obama rings up Zardari

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday telephoned President Zardari to reiterate his support for democracy in Pakistan, saying the US wanted a comprehensive strategic partnership with its South Asian ally in the global anti-terrorism campaign.
According to president's spokesman Farhatullah Babar, "Both presidents welcomed the substantial progress made at the recent strategic dialogue. Obama invited his counterpart to visit the US, Babar said, adding that

Obama hits stride before 35,000 in Ohio

COLUMBUS: US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle made their first joint campaign appearances in two years, sending a jolt of energy through 35,000 supporters two weeks before mid-term elections.
Ahead of a week of campaigning, Obama showed he can still fire up a vast crowd of young backers, despite his diminished political brand and Democratic fears of a drubbing by Republicans in congressional polls on November 2.
It was a show of force and energy in a bellwether