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Secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh – Fourth such murder this year

Posted by on 07/08/2015
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Secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh – Fourth such murder this year

Secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh – Fourth such murder this year

DHAKA: A gang armed with machetes hacked a secular blogger to death at his home in Dhaka yesterday, sparking protests in the capital over the fourth such murder in Bangladesh this year. Niloy Chakrabarti, who used the pen-name Niloy Neel, was killed after the gang broke into his apartment, according to the Bangladesh Blogger and […]

27 dead after two India trains derail

Posted by on 06/08/2015
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27 dead after two India trains derail

27 dead after two India trains derail

NEW DELHI: Two passenger trains derailed after flash floods struck a bridge they were crossing in central India, killing up to 27 people in the latest deadly accident on the nation’s crumbling rail network. Rescuers pulled scores of terrified passengers to safety after they became trapped in carriages that toppled over on the weakened and […]

Afghan civilian casualties touch record high, says UN – Ground combat is causing more deaths, injuries

Posted by on 05/08/2015
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Afghan civilian casualties touch record high, says UN – Ground combat is causing more deaths, injuries

Afghan civilian casualties touch record high, says UN – Ground combat is causing more deaths, injuries

KABUL: Civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit a record high in the first half of 2015, the UN said yesterday, as Afghan forces struggle to contain the expanding conflict six months after the NATO combat mission ended. In a worrying trend, ground combat is causing more deaths and injuries than improvised explosive devices (IEDs), the UN […]

Hundreds dead, millions displaced as monsoon heaps misery on Asia – Remote areas of India, Pakistan, Myanmar worst hit

Posted by on 04/08/2015
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Pakistan releases 163 Indian fishermen in goodwill gesture

Posted by on 03/08/2015
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Pakistan releases 163 Indian fishermen in goodwill gesture

Pakistan releases 163 Indian fishermen in goodwill gesture

KARACHI: Pakistan yesterday released 163 Indian fishermen held for violating its territorial waters as a goodwill gesture amid tensions over the disputed Himalayan territory of Kashmir and an attack on a police station. The fishermen were freed from Malir jail in the southern por t city of Karachi. “We have a total 660 Indians in […]

Taleban leader disputed by late figurehead’s brother

Posted by on 03/08/2015
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Land prices in Pakistani cities sky-rocket – Pakistan slum demolition drive exposes housing crisis

Posted by on 02/08/2015
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Saudi executes Pakistani heroin smuggler

Posted by on 01/08/2015
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Saudi executes Pakistani heroin smuggler

Saudi executes Pakistani heroin smuggler

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia yesterday beheaded a convicted Pakistani heroin trafficker, adding to a sharp increase in executions this year. Shah Faisal Azeem Shah was found guilty of smuggling the drugs hidden in his body, the interior ministry said in a statement reported by the official Saudi Press Agency. Authorities carried out the sentence against him […]

Mumbai bomb plotter Memon hanged – Security tight near targets at sensitive areas

Posted by on 31/07/2015
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Taleban silent on Mullah Omar, disavow peace talks

Posted by on 31/07/2015
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Air India staff arrested over people smuggling opera

Posted by on 31/07/2015
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Air India staff arrested over people smuggling opera

Air India staff arrested over people smuggling opera

NEW DELHI: Indian police said yesterday they have arrested two Air India employees after uncovering a people smuggling operation at New Delhi airport that apparently targeted Nepalese quake victims. A senior police officer at the airport said staff at the national carrier were suspected of helping Nepalese women promised jobs in wealthy Gulf countries to […]

Taleban leader Mullah Omar dead – Afghan statement casts doubt over tentative peace talks

Posted by on 30/07/2015
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