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McCain denounces US troop Pullout plan in Afghanistan

KABUL: Influential Senator John McCain said yesterday the complete withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2016 would be a "serious mistake", as stretched local forces battle…

Bangladesh police arrest ‘top Al-qaeda militant’

DHAKA: Bangladesh police said yesterday they had arrested 12 suspected militants including the local head of Al-Qaeda’s branch in the region, foiling an attack planned for the end of the…

Afghan court cancels death sentences in woman killing – ‘Court bowed to religious establishment’

Myanmar fisherman home after 22 years as a slave – Thousands tricked or sold into seafood industry

Problems – and rubbish – pile up for Delhi’s leader

NEW DELHI: Autorickshaw driver Vinod Kumar enthusiastically backed Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi elections this year, won over by promises of lower utility bills and an end to corruption, but four…

Suicide blasts hit Afghanistan as Taleban ignites fighting season

Prisoners dig tunnel to escape India’s top jail

NEW DELHI: Two prisoners escaped from India’s most secure jail in New Delhi by digging a tunnel under a wall and scaling another in a daring dash for freedom, an…

Indian police arrest smugglers over $15m snake venom haul

Taleban ambush kills 11 Afghan soldiers

India’s next weapon? The heat-tolerant dwarf cow – Natural breeds can better withstand climate change

Lanka’s war widows pin hopes on new president

JAFFNA: Shunned, destitute and pushed into prostitution in some cases, Sri Lanka’s Tamil widows have returned to northern Jaffna since the end of the separatist war only to discover they…

Drug-resistant bacteria lurk in crowded Afghan war clinic

KUNDUZ: A frontline hospital in Afghanistan already stretched by rising war casualties is facing another, invisible danger that is only beginning to come to light: highly contagious strains of drug-resistant…

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