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Lawmaker attacked as beef row grows

Posted by on 08/10/2015
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Lawmaker attacked as beef row grows

Lawmaker attacked as beef row grows

SRINAGAR: Lawmakers from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party tried to assault an opposition member in a state parliament yesterday over eating beef, as debate rages in India over intolerance of religious minorities. Television footage showed several Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators, who consider cows sacred, pushing and shoving Abdul Rashid, a Muslim, in […]

Arrest, ads spotlight Pak army detentions

Posted by on 08/10/2015
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Arrest, ads spotlight Pak army detentions

Arrest, ads spotlight Pak army detentions

KARACHI: Paramilitary troops in Pakistan’s biggest city arrested a prominent politician on Thursday, fuelling jitters about a showdown between the powerful Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) party and the military-run Rangers. Months of action by the paramilitary force against the party that runs Karachi has raised fears of bloodshed in the city of 20 million people. […]

Pakistan upholds death sentence in ‘blasphemy’ reformist killing

Posted by on 07/10/2015
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MSF demands probe into deadly Kunduz air strike

Posted by on 07/10/2015
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MSF demands probe into deadly Kunduz air strike

MSF demands probe into deadly Kunduz air strike

KABUL: Medical charity MSF yesterday demanded an international probe into a deadly US air strike on an Afghan hospital, after reports said NATO’s top regional commander thought American forces broke their own rules of engagement. Three separate investigations-by the US military, NATO and Afghan officials-are currently under way into Saturday’s catastrophic strike in the northern […]

Nepal eyes air-lifting fuel as India border stays shut

Posted by on 07/10/2015
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Nepal eyes air-lifting fuel as India border stays shut

Nepal eyes air-lifting fuel as India border stays shut

KATHMANDU: Nepal is considering air-lifting fuel, possibly from Bangladesh, as supply routes from India stay blocked by protesters opposing its new constitution, a short-term solution ahead of a key festival even as the government talks to China for help. Thousands of trucks are stranded at the border with India, the main supply route into landlocked […]

Bangladesh pastor escapes knife attack at his home

Posted by on 06/10/2015
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Taleban attack police HQ in embattled Afghan city

Posted by on 06/10/2015
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Sneezing monkey, ‘walking’ fish found in Himalayas

Posted by on 06/10/2015
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Pressure on US as MSF demands probe into Kunduz ‘war crime’

Posted by on 05/10/2015
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Bangladesh PM rejects IS link to Japanese murder – ‘We will not allow any such activities in Bangladesh’

Posted by on 04/10/2015
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‘Water mafias’ that suck Karachi dry

Posted by on 04/10/2015
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Merkel lands in India, with trade high on the agenda

Posted by on 04/10/2015
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