Error while running apt-get update

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I am getting the below mentioned error while I am running "sudo apt-get update" command. Fetched 1,592 kB in 4min 5s (6,489 B/s) Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-security_universe_i18n_Translation-en E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened. I have no idea what is this? any help? (HowTos)