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150 feared dead – Mudslide swallows Indian village

MALIN: Rescue workers dug through deep mud and debris yesterday in search of victims of a major landslide in western India that buried homes, with the death toll expected to…

Pakistan acid attacks on women cast pall of fear

QUETTA: A recent spate of acid attacks in a region of Pakistan previously untouched by the crime has sparked an impassioned debate about rising Islamization that is forcing an increasing…

21 bathers drown in rough seas off Pakistan’s Karachi – Residents fighting to swim ‘heights of stupidity’

KARACHI: At least 21 bathers have drowned in rough seas off Pakistan’s biggest city Karachi, officials said yesterday, after defying a ban on swimming during the monsoon season. The bathers…

Taleban attack Afghan police chief’s home

KABUL, Afghanistan: Taleban insurgents attacked the home of a well-known provincial police chief in restive southern Afghanistan yesterday, killing a civilian and a border policeman before being shot dead by…

Taleban attack Afghan police chief’s home

KABUL, Afghanistan: Taleban insurgents attacked the home of a well-known provincial police chief in restive southern Afghanistan yesterday, killing a civilian and a border policeman before being shot dead by…

US tells Pakistan: Don’t let Haqqani fighters resettle

ASPEN, Colorado: The US government urged Pakistan on Friday to prevent displaced Haqqani militants from returning to their traditional sanctuary after a Pakistani military offensive near the Afghanistan border. The…

Afghanistan criticizes Pakistan, policeman killed

KABUL: The Afghan intelligence service accused Pakistan yesterday of stoking instability in the country by backing militants who stage attacks in Afghanistan. Spokesman Hasib Sediqi of the National Directorate for…

S Lanka’s NGO crackdown triggers free speech fears

COLOMBO:  A Sri Lankan government crackdown this month on NGOs has sparked claims that President Mahinda Rajapakse, paranoid that he could be toppled, is again attempting to silence critics and…

Indian protesters demand arrests in child rape case

BANGALORE: Thousands of demonstrators marched yesterday to demand arrests in the case of a six-year-old girl allegedly raped in a school in the southern Indian city of Bangalore. Two staff…

Afghan future hangs on fragile vote deal

KABUL:  Every single vote cast in Afghanistan’s run-off presidential election will be checked for signs of fraud in a painstaking process set to begin this week-and the stakes could not…

89 killed in suicide blast in Afghanistan

KABUL: A suicide bomber blew up a car packed with explosives near a busy market and a mosque in eastern Afghanistan yesterday, killing 89 people and wounding more than 40…

Agony of Pakistanis enslaved in Dubai

FAISALABAD, Pakistan: Zunera once dreamed of becoming a computer engineer. Instead, aged 16, the bright-eyed Pakistani girl was tricked into prostitution in the UAE, beginning a four-year nightmare of cruelty,…

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