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Heatwave kills 692 in Pakistan

KARACHI: More than 690 people have died from a three-day heatwave in southern Pakistan, officials said yesterday, as medics battled to treat victims after a state of emergency was declared…

Death threats stalk Afghan acid victim

KUNDUZ: Four years after a militiaman doused Mumtaz with a flesh-searing acid for rejecting his marriage proposal, leaving her disfigured, scarred and traumatized, death threats have forced the 20- year-old…

Mumbai toxic alcohol Death toll reaches 100

MUMBAI: The death toll from India’s latest case of mass bootleg liquor poisoning rose to 100 yesterday as authorities in Mumbai pledged to crack down on the illicit trade. Dhananjay…

Taleban make brazen attack on Afghanistan parliament – Gunfire and explosions send lawmakers scurrying

Frustration as tourists stay away from Nepal – Tourism down 95 percent since quake

Millions of people bend and twist their bodies for Yoga Day

Toxic liquor kills 41 in India’s Mumbai – 12 battling for life after consuming illicit moonshine

MUMBAI: Forty-one people have died in Mumbai and 12 others are fighting for their lives after drinking toxic home-made liquor, police said yesterday in the latest incident of alcohol poisoning…

Muslims worldwide mark the start of Ramadan – Month of prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts

Rohingya praying for a peaceful Ramadan – Migrants happy to spend month in Muslim country

KUALA CANGKOI, Indonesia: Muhammad Yunus came ashore in Indonesia by accident after a harrowing boat journey-but he and hundreds of other Rohingya migrants are delighted to be spending Islam’s holiest…

Nepal quake leaves remote villages cut as rains begin – Getting supplies is the biggest battle

Pakistani boy, 10, fined for affair with woman

KARACHI: A tribal court in southern Pakistan has convicted a 10-year-old boy of having an affair with a married woman in her late 30s and ordered him to pay a…

Pakistan struggles to stop rogue religious seminaries – Breeding grounds for intolerance and extremism