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IAEA team arrives to monitor shutdown
The six specialists from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will replace the initial team that went to North Korea on July 12 to supervise the shutdown of the Yongbyon reactor, the key component of the North’s nuclear program.
The IAEA confirmed last week that North Korea shut down its sole functioning reactor at Yongbyon — the first tangible progress after years of negotiations between the communist regime and five other countries.
Officials said the team will put agency seals on parts of the complex that were closed and supervise the installation of surveillance cameras, whose recordings will be regularly downloaded and analyzed.
Troops kill 8 militants in refugee camp
BEIRUT — Lebanese troops stormed an Islamist militant hide-out yesterday in a Palestinian refugee camp, killing eight fighters, a state-run news agency reported. A Lebanese army commander said the final assault to crush the remaining Fatah Islam fighters there was “imminent.”
The army pounded Fatah Islam’s remaining positions with artillery, tank fire and rocket-propelled grenades, the National News Agency and witnesses said. The five-hour bombardment created plumes of heavy black smoke above the Nahr el-Bared refugee camp in northern Lebanon, witnesses reported.
Freed Indian doctor flies home
Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews said Mohamed Haneef, 27, was free to leave the country following his release from jail Friday, but his work visa remained canceled.
Australia’s chief prosecutor Damian Bugg said evidence did not support the charge that Dr. Haneef provided reckless support to a terrorist organization when he gave his cell phone SIM card to a relative in Britain a year ago, before leaving for a hospital job in Australia.
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