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Air Force Admits Nuke Flaws, But Will Fixes Work?
Associated Presss
WASHINGTON , Dec 21: It´s one of the biggest challenges facing the Air Force in years: How to fix a troubled nuclear missile corps? The Air Force has taken an important first step by acknowledging — after years of denial — that the problems run deep.
Final Phase Assembly Voting Underway In India
AGENCIES
JAMMU/RANCHI, Dec 20: Polling for the fifth and final phase of assembly elections is taking place in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand on Saturday, reported the Times of India.

In Jammu and Kashmir, voting is taking place for 20 assembly seats in border district of Jammu, Kathua and Rajouri.
Pakistan: US Drone Strike Kills 5 Militants
REPUBLICA
ISLAMABAD, Dec 20: A U.S. drone fired two missiles at militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least five Taliban fighters, two security officials said.

In a separate operation, the military said Pakistani security forces killed five "terrorists" on the outskirts of Peshawar, where the Pakistani Taliban carried out a school massacre earlier this week, killing 148 people, mainly children.
Obama Says North Korea Hacked Sony, Vows Response
ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON, Dec 20:  President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea´s leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government.

Speaking of executives at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Obama said at a year-end news conference, "I wish they had spoken to me first. ... We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship."
Pakistani Jets, Ground Forces Kill 27 Militants In Northwest
ASSOCIATED PRESS
ISLAMABAD, Dec 19: Pakistan´s military says its jets and ground forces have killed 27 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border.

In separate statements late Thursday, the military said the air strikes and ground operation were carried out in the Khyber tribal region.
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