Main news of November 26


* Pakistani authorities gave the United States 15 days to leave the Shamsi airbase, and closed NATO supply lines into Afghanistan in response to a deadly NATO air strike, the DawnNews TV channel reported

* NASA launched a unique Mars rover, Curiosity, to search for traces of life on the Red Planet

* Iran will hold large scale naval exercises in international waters, Navy chief Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said


* Russian President Dmitry Medvedev defended the ruling party’s term in government, saying eight years was not excessive or unusual

* Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has called on the media and social network denizens to focus on the fight against alcoholism and drug addiction

Soviet weightlifting champion Vasily Alexeyev, who set 80 world records, died in a German clinic at age 69

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