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MSF says bombing of hospital no mistake

Posted by on 18/10/2015
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MSF says bombing of hospital no mistake

MSF says bombing of hospital no mistake

KUNDUZ: The head of an international medical charity whose hospital in northern Afghanistan was destroyed in a US airstrike says the “extensive, quite precise destruction” of the bombing raid casts doubt on American military assertions that it was a mistake. The Oct 3 attack on the compound in Kunduz city, which killed at least 22 […]

Police arrest 2 teens over rape of toddler

Posted by on 18/10/2015
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Breaking tradition: Child brides fight for freedom – Deep-rooted custom in poor rural areas

Posted by on 18/10/2015
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Pakistan claims it has killed Uighur militants

Posted by on 18/10/2015
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Pakistan claims it has killed Uighur militants

Pakistan claims it has killed Uighur militants

BEIJING: Pakistan has eliminated all members of the Uighur militant group the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) from its territory, but must remain vigilant to ensure they don’t return, the country’s defense minister said in Beijing yesterday. China blames ETIM for carrying out attacks in its far western region of Xinjiang, home to the Muslim […]

Mute Indian girl ‘identifies family’

Posted by on 15/10/2015
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Mute Indian girl ‘identifies family’

Mute Indian girl ‘identifies family’

KARACHI: A mute and deaf Indian girl who has been stuck in Pakistan for 13 years because she cannot remember where she came from may have finally identified her family, the charity looking after her said yesterday. The new ray of hope for the woman known only as Geeta, believed to be in her early […]

Retail giants restrict travel to Bangladesh after attacks – IS claims it killed two foreigners, govt rejects

Posted by on 15/10/2015
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Indian police arrest six over ink attack

Posted by on 13/10/2015
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Indian police arrest six over ink attack

Indian police arrest six over ink attack

MUMBAI: Indian police said yesterday they had arrested six members of a far-right political group over an ink attack on an activist who organised the launch of a former Pakistani foreign minister’s book. As he left his Mumbai home on Monday, Sudheendra Kulkarni had ink thrown on him by a group of activists from the […]

Indian far-right protest Pakistani book launch

Posted by on 12/10/2015
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Bangladesh arrests Islamists for slashing pastor’s throat

Posted by on 12/10/2015
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Bangladesh arrests Islamists for slashing pastor’s throat

Bangladesh arrests Islamists for slashing pastor’s throat

DHAKA: Bangladesh police said yesterday they had arrested five Islamists for the attempted murder of a Christian pastor whose throat was slashed in the latest of a string of attacks blamed on religious extremists. The five members of the outlawed Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) group have been detained on suspicion of planning or carrying out […]

Missionaries of Charity ends adoption services in India

Posted by on 12/10/2015
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Missionaries of Charity ends adoption services in India

Missionaries of Charity ends adoption services in India

KOLKATA: The Missionaries of Charity, the Roman Catholic order founded by Mother Teresa, has decided to close its adoption services in India after the country amended its rules to make single parents eligible to adopt. The religious order said that allowing single or divorced parents to adopt goes against its beliefs. India’s Central Adoption Resource […]

Indian children labor to bring sparkle to makeup

Posted by on 12/10/2015
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Taleban suicide bomb targets NATO convoy

Posted by on 11/10/2015
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Taleban suicide bomb targets NATO convoy

Taleban suicide bomb targets NATO convoy

KABUL: A Taleban suicide car bomber struck a NATO convoy in central Kabul yesterday, triggering a powerful explosion in an attack that comes two weeks after the resurgent militant group overran a key northern city. The rush-hour bombing, which sent a plume of smoke into the sky, wounded at least three civilians including a child, […]