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Pakistan police kill leader of banned sectarian group – Group claims responsibility for civilian deaths

Posted by on 30/07/2015
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Impending execution brings out mixed feelings in India – Top court rejects Memon’s final appeal

Posted by on 30/07/2015
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Impending execution brings out mixed feelings in India – Top court rejects Memon’s final appeal

Impending execution brings out mixed feelings in India – Top court rejects Memon’s final appeal

NEW DELHI: Few countries sentence more people to death than India. Whether those punishments are actually carried out is another matter. Though well over a thousand people have been sent to death row this century, just three have been executed. Yakub Abdul Razak Memon will soon be the fourth. Jailed for his supporting role in […]

Nepal temple authorities ban animal slaughter

Posted by on 29/07/2015
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Afghanistan commences ban on toy guns and weaponry – ‘Lead to physical, psychological damage to people’

Posted by on 28/07/2015
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Tracking slave boats to Papua New Guinea – Seafood from slaves

Posted by on 28/07/2015
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‘Missile Man’, former Indian president dies

Posted by on 28/07/2015
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‘Missile Man’, former Indian president dies

‘Missile Man’, former Indian president dies

GAUHATI, India: Former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam, who was known as the father of the country’s military missile program, died yesterday after collapsing while delivering a lecture, a top state official said. He was 83. The president from 2002 until 2007, he was a scientist and science administrator for four decades before that, mainly […]

10 dead in assault on Indian police station

Posted by on 28/07/2015
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10 dead in assault on Indian police station

10 dead in assault on Indian police station

GURDASPUR, India: Ten people including three civilians were killed yesterday when gunmen wearing army uniforms stormed a police station in northern India near the border with Pakistan, sparking a shootout lasting almost 11 hours. Police said three attackers had been killed in the battle with security forces that began in the early hours of yesterday […]

Militants in the minority in Pakistan executions

Posted by on 28/07/2015
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Militants in the minority in Pakistan executions

Militants in the minority in Pakistan executions

ISLAMABAD: When Pakistan resumed executions after the massacre of 134 pupils at an army-run school last December, the government promised hangings would help deter Islamist militants. A Reuters analysis of 180 people hanged since late December, however, shows that fewer than one in six were linked to militancy. Hangings are set to resume this week […]

Bollywood star, judge urge clemency for riot bomber

Posted by on 27/07/2015
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Monsoon to worsen Nepal’s earthquake survivors’ misery – Nepal still reeling from the impact of deadly quake

Posted by on 26/07/2015
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Karachi artists reclaim city walls from hate graffiti

Posted by on 25/07/2015
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Karachi artists reclaim city walls from hate graffiti

Karachi artists reclaim city walls from hate graffiti

For years Karachi’s walls have been spattered with the bloodstains of murder victims and scrawled with graffiti touting everything from sectarian hatred to quack cures for erectile dysfunction. Now a group of artists and volunteers are reclaiming the walls by painting them with cheerful designs aimed at bringing some happiness and pride back to an […]

Maharashtra mandates schoolbag weight limit

Posted by on 25/07/2015
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Maharashtra mandates schoolbag weight limit

Maharashtra mandates schoolbag weight limit

MUMBAI: Children struggling under the weight of an oversized schoolbag is a common sight the world over, but now one Indian state has ordered parents to ensure kids lighten their load. The government of Maharashtra, in the west of India, has passed a resolution saying no child must carry to school a backpack that exceeds […]