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Multiple blasts, gunbattle in east Afghanistan city

Posted by on 13/05/2018
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Multiple blasts, gunbattle in east Afghanistan city

Multiple blasts, gunbattle in east Afghanistan city

JALALABAD: Afghan security forces battled a group of attackers who stormed a government building in the eastern city of Jalalabad for hours yesterday after a coordinated assault that killed at least nine people and wounded dozens, local officials said. After a car bomb was detonated at the entrance to the state accounts office, a group […]

Voter bribes claimed as key Indian state holds election

Posted by on 12/05/2018
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Voter bribes claimed as key Indian state holds election

Voter bribes claimed as key Indian state holds election

Voter card storm clouds key state election BANGALORE: Claims of dirty tricks made by India’s two main parties cast a cloud over voting in a key Indian state yesterday after nearly 10,000 voting cards were seized by election authorities. The opposition Congress party, which has dominated Indian politics in the seven decades since independence, is […]

Islamist youth leader accused of shooting Pakistan’s minister

Posted by on 08/05/2018
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Islamist youth leader accused of shooting Pakistan’s minister

Islamist youth leader accused of shooting Pakistan’s minister

ISLAMABAD: The gunman accused of shooting and wounding Pakistan’s interior minister is a youth leader of a hardline religious group that sees it mission as enforcing death for blasphemers and ridding government of secular influence, police said in a report. Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was shot on Sunday as he was leaving a constituency meeting […]

Bangladesh court sentences two Islamist’s to death

Posted by on 08/05/2018
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Bangladesh court sentences two Islamist’s to death

Bangladesh court sentences two Islamist’s to death

DHAKA: Two Islamists were sentenced to be hanged for the murder of a Bangladesh university professor who was hacked to death with a machete two years ago, a prosecutor said yesterday. The killing was among a spate of attacks in the Muslim-majority country on secular activists, religious minorities and foreigners blamed by authorities on homegrown […]

Afghan girl coders design games to fight opium and inequality

Posted by on 08/05/2018
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Afghan girl coders design games to fight opium and inequality

Afghan girl coders design games to fight opium and inequality

HERAT, Afghanistan: Think Super Mario Bros, but with an Afghan twist. This is how Afghanistan’s first generation of female coders explain their abilities as game-makers after uploading more than 20 games on digital app stores this year. More than 20 young women in the western city of Herat have established themselves as computer experts, building […]

Indian train offers ticket to life-saving care and services

Posted by on 08/05/2018
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Indian train offers ticket to life-saving care and services

Indian train offers ticket to life-saving care and services

Lifeline Express provides free treatment to the needy JALORE, India: When the Lifeline Express rolled into the sleepy Indian town of Jalore, Bhagwana Ram Prajapat was anxiously waiting to board. The 55-year-old has been desperately looking for treatment for his grandson’s cleft-lip and the specially converted sky-blue, seven-coach train was the answer to his prayers. […]

Second Indian teen raped and set on fire

Posted by on 07/05/2018
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Second Indian teen raped and set on fire

Second Indian teen raped and set on fire

Girl raped, doused in kerosene and set alight NEW DELHI: A 17-year-old Indian girl was fighting for her life yesterday after being raped, doused in kerosene and set alight, the second such case to shake the country this week as it reels from a series of brutal sexual assaults. The teenager was attacked on Friday-the […]

Trapped: Many hurdles to repatriate foreigners sex trafficked to India

Posted by on 07/05/2018
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Trapped: Many hurdles to repatriate foreigners sex trafficked to India

Trapped: Many hurdles to repatriate foreigners sex trafficked to India

MUMBAI: Women are increasingly being trafficked into India’s sex industry from countries outside South Asia that do not have repatriation agreements, which leaves victims trapped in limbo for months after being rescued, officials said. India has long been a destination for traffickers bringing women from neighboring Bangladesh, which has a repatriation treaty, and Nepal, which […]

Pakistan’s Interior Minister recovering after gun attack

Posted by on 07/05/2018
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Pakistan’s Interior Minister recovering after gun attack

Pakistan’s Interior Minister recovering after gun attack

LAHORE: Pakistan’s interior minister was recovering in hospital yesterday after being shot in a suspected assassination attempt possibly linked to blasphemy, with the attack seen as an ominous sign for security ahead of nationwide elections. Ahsan Iqbal, 59, was shot in the right arm as he prepared to leave a public meeting in his constituency […]

Pakistans interior minister shot

Posted by on 06/05/2018
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Pakistans interior minister shot

Pakistans interior minister shot

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s interior minister Ahsan Iqbal has been shot in the arm in a suspected assassination attempt ahead of nationwide elections due this year, but will survive, his aide and officials said yesterday. The suspect, who police said was named “Abid” and is believed to be in his early 20s, shot Iqbal at close range […]

Dozens of casualties as blast hits Afghan voter registration centre

Posted by on 06/05/2018
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Dozens of casualties as blast hits Afghan voter registration centre

Dozens of casualties as blast hits Afghan voter registration centre

7 Indian engineers kidnapped in Afghanistan   KHOST: A blast at a voter registration centre in Afghanistan’s restive east yesterday killed or wounded at least 30 people, officials said, capping a bloody week in the war-torn country. The bomb had been placed in a tent being used to register voters on the grounds of a […]

A rebel professor among ten killed in Indian Kashmir

Posted by on 06/05/2018
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A rebel professor among ten killed in Indian Kashmir

A rebel professor among ten killed in Indian Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Indian soldiers shot dead five Kashmir militants including a rebel university teacher in a gunfight yesterday that triggered violent protests in which five civilians were killed. Thousands took to the streets in south Kashmir to show support for the slain militants. Government forces opened fire to break up the protests, director general of police […]