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Pakistan and India talking again

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Zafarullah Jamali has invited his Indian counterpart Atal Behari Vajpayee to Islamabad in what is being seen as a breakthrough in relations. He made a 10-minute telephone call to Mr Vajpayee in a move his officials say has ended an 18-month impasse. Correspondents say it was the first high-level contact between the nuclear-armed neighbours since they came to the brink of war last year. The disputed territory of Kashmir lies at the heart of disagreement and has been the flashpoint for two of three wars between India and Pakistan since partition. Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri, welcomed Monday’s phone call, and told the BBC a new war would be “devastating” for both countries. Full Story

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