Monthly Archives: May 2016

DUBAI: A teenage boy sneaked into the cargo hold of an Emirates passenger plane in China and made it all the way to Dubai before being apprehended, the airline and Chinese media said yesterday. The Dubai-based airline, the Middle...
BAGHDAD: Iraqi forces faced tough resistance from the Islamic State group yesterday as they attempted to enter the center of Fallujah, where there were mounting fears for thousands of trapped civilians. A day after announcing a push into the...
BRUSSELS: The most senior lawyer at the EU's top court said yesterday that companies may ban Muslim headscarves if they are enforcing a general prohibition on religious symbols in the workplace. The case concerns a woman, Samira Achbita, who...
BERLIN: A photo of a dead migrant baby pulled from the Mediterranean was published by a charity hoping to force European leaders to grant migrants safe passage, after hundreds were presumed to have died at sea last week. The...
GAZA CITY: Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip executed three Palestinian men for murder yesterday, the attorney general said, drawing condemnation from the United Nations. The three, who were not named and whose cases were unrelated, were put to...
KRISHNAGIRI: It is noon and Dilbar Ali is racing against time. The first truckloads of mangoes from the orchards of Krishnagiri-Dharmapuri region in southern India's Tamil Nadu state have arrived. The fruit needs to be unloaded, sorted, graded and...
KUNDUZ: The Taleban killed at least 16 people and kidnapped dozens of others yesterday after pulling them from buses in northern Afghanistan, officials said, in the latest assault since the insurgents named a new leader last week. The Taleban...
TOKYO: Searchers combed a forest in Japan yesterday for a missing seven-year-old boy with no clues about his fate as social media erupted in anger towards his parents who said they abandoned him by a road as punishment for...
NEW DELHI: Almost immediately after Deepti's wedding at a traditional ceremony in the Indian capital, the horrific abuse began-behind closed doors at the hands of her new husband. "He was brutal. He forcefully had sex with me even when...
DHAKA: A court in Bangladesh yesterday sentenced six Islamist militants to hang for a bank robbery in April that killed eight people, lawyers said, but the defense vowed to appeal against the verdict. Militants in the majority-Muslim nation have...
PARIS: Second seed Agnieszka Radwanska lashed out at French Open officials while former finalist Simona Halep questioned the decision to play in more wet conditions after both crashed out in the last 16 yesterday. Radwanska appeared to be cruising...
MEXICO CITY: Mexican football player Alan Pulido was rescued after he untied himself, punched one of his kidnappers and took away his phone to call police hours after his abduction, authorities said Monday. Pulido, 25, cut his right wrist...

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