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25 die in Pakistan attacks – Militants blow up bus carrying female students

QUETTA: At least 25 people were killed in troubled southwest Pakistan yesterday when militants blew up a bus carrying women students and attacked a hospital treating survivors, officials said. A…

Goa state seeks to limit outside landowners – CM raises concerns with premier

PANAJI: The Indian tourism state of Goa is seeking to restrict the sale of land to outsiders who flock to the coastal belt to set up retirement and holiday homes…

Briton tells of terrifying Indonesia kidnap ordeal – Abductors free Primrose without ransom

PARSI PUTIH, Indonesia: A shaken British energy worker told yesterday of his terrifying ordeal at the hands of kidnappers in the restive Indonesian province of Aceh. Malcolm Primrose was abducted…

Mumbai death toll rises to 10

MUMBAI: The death toll from an apartment block collapse in central Mumbai has risen to 10, police said yesterday, as they ended nearly two days of search and rescue operations.…

Suicide explosion in Kabul kills 17 at Supreme Court

KABUL: A suicide car bomber struck outside the Supreme Court in the Afghan capital yesterday, killing at least 17 people and wounding 39 in the second consecutive day of militant…

Taleban attack near Kabul main airport – 7 attackers killed during 4-hour fight

KABUL: Seven heavily armed Taleban fighters launched a pre-dawn attack near Afghanistan’s main airport yesterday, apparently targeting NATO’s airport headquarters with rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and at least one…

Pakistan govt summons US envoy over drone strike

ISLAMABAD: Just days after taking power, Pakistan's new government summoned a top US envoy yesterday to lodge a protest over a US drone strike, suggesting that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's…

Indian soldier killed in Pak border firing

SRINAGAR: Pakistani troops shot and killed an Indian army officer yesterday near the countries’ disputed border in the Himalayan region of Kashmir, Indian army officials said. “A junior commanding officer…

2 get death in Pakistan case tainted by class

KARACHI: Two young men received death sentences yesterday over a fatal shooting that exposed class divisions in Pakistan and led to an unusual social media campaign demanding that the country’s…

Indian police arrest three over US tourist gang-rape

SHIMLA: Indian police arrested three Nepalese truckers yesterday over the gang-rape of a US tourist who was attacked after she hitched a ride late at night, officers said. The 30-year-old…

Afghan fury as US ‘massacre’ soldier escapes death

KANDAHAR: Survivors and victims’ relatives yesterday voiced fury that the US soldier who massacred 16 Afghan villagers last year would escape the death penalty after pleading guilty. Sergeant Robert Bales…

Sharif sworn in as Pakistan PM – New premier vows to fix economy, stop drones

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called yesterday for an end to US drone strikes in the country’s northwest, as he took office for an unprecedented third term. Some…