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Tuvalu announces its plan to become the world's first carbon neutral country by 2020.

The tiny South Pacific island nation of Tuvalu could become the first zero-carbon country after vowing to abandon fossil fuels and generate all of its energy from renewable sources by 2020.


260 cars pile up in Germany.


India and the United States sign a defence pact.


Wildfires force thousands of residents to flee in the Okanagan, western Canada.


Iranian reformists call for a referendum to resolve the political crisis in the country.

Ex-president seeks referendum to resolve dispute over June 12 presidential vote.

Ajmal Kasab

Ajmal Kasab, the only surviving gunman in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, pleads guilty in an Indian court, ending months of denials.

"I plead guilty," the 22-year-old Pakistani national told the Special Court trying him for various charges including the shooting in the CST railway station.