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Italian shot in latest attack on foreigners in Bangladesh

Posted by on 18/11/2015
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Italian shot in latest attack on foreigners in Bangladesh

Italian shot in latest attack on foreigners in Bangladesh

DHAKA: An Italian doctor working as a missionary was shot and wounded in the neck during an attack by three assailants in northern Bangladesh yesterday, police and a doctor said, in the latest in a series of attacks on foreigners. The assault on the doctor, identified by Italian newspapers as Piero Parolari, in the Muslim-majority […]

Sexual abuse of boys on the rise in Pakistan

Posted by on 18/11/2015
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Sexual abuse of boys on the rise in Pakistan

Sexual abuse of boys on the rise in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The number of young boys being sexually abused in Pakistan has increased this year, a new watchdog report said yesterday, with more boys between the ages of six and 10 victims than girls. In total the number of boys being abused increased by 4.3 percent in the first half of 2015 compared to the […]

No more visas for ‘reproductive tourism’ – Surrogates feel hurt by India’s ban on the foreign customers

Posted by on 18/11/2015
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No more visas for ‘reproductive tourism’ – Surrogates feel hurt by India’s ban on the foreign customers

No more visas for ‘reproductive tourism’ – Surrogates feel hurt by India’s ban on the foreign customers

NEW DELHI: For thousands of childless couples the world over, India has been the go-to destination to fulfill their dreams of becoming parents, thanks to its well-trained doctors, well-appointed fertility clinics and vast numbers of poor women willing to serve as surrogate mothers. Not anymore. The Indian government recently banned surrogate services for foreigners and […]

India warns of IS threat, tightens vigil at embassies – SE Asia faces threat of Islamic State-styled terror attacks

Posted by on 18/11/2015
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Basij-Rasikh dressed as a boy to defy Taleban – Afghan activist who calls for more female teachers

Posted by on 17/11/2015
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Basij-Rasikh dressed as a boy to defy Taleban – Afghan activist who calls for more female teachers

Basij-Rasikh dressed as a boy to defy Taleban – Afghan activist who calls for more female teachers

LONDON: When the Taleban banned girls’ education in Afghanistan, six-year-old Shabana Basij-Rasikh started dressing as a boy and for five years risked her life to attend a secret school. Today, 14 years on, she runs Afghanistan’s only boarding school for girls, aiming to foster a new generation of leaders across professions who can help create […]

12 dead, 100 injured as Pakistan train derails

Posted by on 17/11/2015
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12 dead, 100 injured as Pakistan train derails

12 dead, 100 injured as Pakistan train derails

QUETTA: At least 12 people were killed and more than 100 hundred injured yesterday when a train derailed in Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province, administration and railway officials said. The accident occurred near Quetta city, the provincial capital, after the train’s brakes failed as it sped down the side of a mountain, officials said. A military […]

Choking air, melting glaciers: how global warming is changing India

Posted by on 17/11/2015
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Choking air, melting glaciers: how global warming is changing India

Choking air, melting glaciers: how global warming is changing India

NEW DELHI: Its Himalayan glaciers are melting fast, its agricultural heartland is drying up and its capital is choking on the world’s filthiest air. Yet India’s government is one of the few major economies refusing to pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions, ahead of this month’s major climate conference in Paris. Global warming is already […]

China’s new Silk Road: Boom or dust for Pakistan? – Locals remain skeptic as massive construction underway

Posted by on 15/11/2015
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Paris attacks evoke dark memories for Mumbai

Posted by on 14/11/2015
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Paris attacks evoke dark memories for Mumbai

Paris attacks evoke dark memories for Mumbai

MUMBAI: For residents of the bustling Indian port of Mumbai, the horrific attacks in Paris on Friday night carry somber echoes of a bloody series of killings in their own city seven years ago. A total of 166 people were killed in November 2008 when Islamist gunmen stormed luxury hotels, the main railway station, a […]

Thousands cheer Modi at London mega-rally – 500 protesters barrack departing Modi supporters

Posted by on 14/11/2015
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Britain, India sign big deals despite protests – Modi seeking to rebuild after Bihar loss

Posted by on 13/11/2015
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Britain, India sign big deals despite protests – Modi seeking to rebuild after Bihar loss

Britain, India sign big deals despite protests – Modi seeking to rebuild after Bihar loss

LONDON: Britain and India welcomed more than £9 billion ($13.7 billion) in commercial deals during a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but his arrival was overshadowed by protests over a perceived rise in intolerance back home. Modi got a warm welcome by British Prime Minister David Cameron, who has tried to cultivate closer […]

‘Sexist’ sandwich shop served humble pie in Pakistan

Posted by on 12/11/2015
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