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Online abuse of women in Pakistan turns into real-world violence

ISLAMABAD: Internet abuse of women in Pakistan is triggering real world violence against them, but large social media companies, such as Facebook and Twitter, are moving too slowly to stop…

India’s Modi makes White House debut – ‘Our relationship has yet to be fully realized’

WASHINGTON: India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the White House yesterday, on the latest stop in his headline-grabbing debut tour of the world stage after his Hindu nationalist…

Steroid cows raise fears in Bangladesh in built up to Eid

DHAKA: Bangladesh sent medical teams yesterday to check millions of cows set for slaughter due to fears they have been pumped with banned steroids for fattening ahead of the Eid…

Bangladesh arrests Briton for suspected IS recruitment

DHAKA: A 24-year-old British citizen has been arrested in Bangladesh on suspicion of recruiting people to fight alongside Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, police said yesterday. Samiun Rahman, a…

Modi, in rock star US debut, vows to make India proud

NEW YORK: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi basked yesterday in a rock star welcome to the United States as he vowed to work tirelessly to make his nation a major…

US drone, airstrikes kill 23 militants in Pakistan – 5 hideouts destroyed, 15 terrorists killed

PESHAWAR: At least 23 militants have been killed in a US drone attack, raids by jet fighters and a gunfight in Pakistan’s restive northwestern tribal areas, officials said yesterday. The…

India jails chief minister for graft

BANGALORE: An Indian court yesterday jailed Jayalalithaa Jayaram, a former film star who became one of the country’s most colourful and controversial politicians, in a corruption case that has run…

Afghan villagers hang Taleban after offensive – 100 police, soldiers, civilians killed in clashes

KABUL: Afghan villagers hanged four Taleban fighters from a tree after hundreds of militants launched a major offensive, officials said yesterday, as security forces fought to recapture ground in the…

Graft in Indian health care impoverishes millions

NEW DELHI: Digamber Rawat rarely emerges from the tiny windowless room he shares with his parents because a mysterious illness has wasted away the strength in his legs. His family…

Modi faces NY court summons over riots – Indian PM kicks off splashy US visit

NEW DELHI: A New York court has ordered Narendra Modi to answer allegations of “attempted genocide” over deadly anti-Muslim riots, a rights organisation said yesterday, as he began his first…

Boys behind bars – Indian youngsters caught in ID trap

NEW DELHI: When Santosh Kumar and his friends spotted the blood-soaked body of a neighbor on their way home from a game of cricket in New Delhi, they felt duty-bound…

Briton on death row shot in Pakistan prison

ISLAMABAD: A 70-year-old Scottish man sentenced to death in Pakistan for committing blasphemy was shot and wounded in prison yesterday, officials said, and was being treated in hospital. Mohammad Asghar…

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