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Kashmir villagers flee amid Pakistan-India border fight

Posted by on 14/08/2015
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Kashmir villagers flee amid Pakistan-India border fight

Kashmir villagers flee amid Pakistan-India border fight

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India traded heavy gunfire yesterday, killing one person and forcing villagers in divided Kashmir to flee to safety even as the Pakistani president renewed his offer of talks with India to resolve the issue of the disputed region. A Pakistani woman was killed and her two daughters and husband were wounded when […]

Indian court overturns Nestle noodle ban, orders new tests

Posted by on 14/08/2015
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Bangladesh tiger poaching sparks Sundarbans ban plan

Posted by on 13/08/2015
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20,000 Indians urge MPs to end parliament deadlock – India Inc pleads as clock ticks

Posted by on 13/08/2015
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More arrests in Pakistan child sex abuse scandal – 280 children were filmed being sexually abused

Posted by on 11/08/2015
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More arrests in Pakistan child sex abuse scandal – 280 children were filmed being sexually abused

Posted by on 10/08/2015
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More arrests in Pakistan child sex abuse scandal – 280 children were filmed being sexually abused

More arrests in Pakistan child sex abuse scandal – 280 children were filmed being sexually abused

HUSSAIN KHANWALA: Pakistani police yesterday arrested five more people over a major child sex abuse scandal after a lawyer for the victims accused them of protecting culprits and activists said the case was just the tip of the iceberg. At least 280 children were filmed being sexually abused by a gang of 25 men who […]

Taleban bombing kills 21 in north Afghanistan – Insurgency escalates after power transition

Posted by on 10/08/2015
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Taleban bombing kills 21 in north Afghanistan – Insurgency escalates after power transition

Posted by on 09/08/2015
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Taleban bombing kills 21 in north Afghanistan – Insurgency escalates after power transition

Taleban bombing kills 21 in north Afghanistan – Insurgency escalates after power transition

KUNDUZ: A Taleban attack killed at least 21 people in northern Afghanistan, officials said yesterday, after a wave of lethal bombings in the capital as the insurgency escalates following a bitter power transition. The Afghan interior ministry said all those killed Saturday evening in the Khanabad district of Kunduz province were civilians, although local officials […]

44 dead, hundreds wounded in lethal wave of Kabul bombings

Posted by on 09/08/2015
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44 dead, hundreds wounded in lethal wave of Kabul bombings

44 dead, hundreds wounded in lethal wave of Kabul bombings

KABUL: Eight more fatalities were confirmed yesterday from a barrage of bombings in Kabul, taking the toll to 44 in the deadliest day in the Afghan capital since the NATO combat mission ended in December. The explosions on Friday, which devastated buildings and overwhelmed hospitals with hundreds of casualties, were the first major militant assaults […]

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 […]