Thursday, January 24, 2019

Indian girls forced into sex work despite ritual ban

CHENNAI: Young girls in south India continue to be "dedicated" to village temples and then forced into prostitution despite laws banning the...

Bangladeshi ‘Tree Man’ dreams of cure as rare skin disease returns

'I hope doctors will be able to cure me fully this time' DHAKA: Abul Bajandar, dubbed the Bangladeshi...

Little chance of quick end to long, painful month-long US shutdown

Historic crisis weighing on the nation's economy and morale WASHINGTON: The United States yesterday enters the second month of...

Zimbabwe prez struggles to draw line

'Chaos and insubordination will not be tolerated. If required, heads will roll' BULAWAYO: A Zimbabwean soldier watches shoppers...

Philippines seeks peace with Muslim self-rule referendum

COTABATO, Philippines: A decades-long push to halt the violence that has claimed some 150,000 lives in the southern Philippines culminated yesterday with...

Israel strikes in Syria in open assault on Iran

DAMASCUS: A picture taken early yesterday shows Syrian air defense batteries responding to Israeli missiles targeting the capital. - AFP

Super blood wolf moon wows gazers

WASHINGTON: An unusual set of celestial circumstances came together over Sunday night and the wee hours of yesterday for sky watchers in...

Probe begins on heinous Pakistani police killings

LAHORE: Pakistani authorities yesterday opened an investigation into the police killing of four people, including a woman and a child, in an...

31 Rohingya in limbo on Bangladesh-India border

DHAKA: Thirty-one Rohingya Muslims including 17 children remained stranded on the India-Bangladesh border after three days, Dhaka officials said yesterday, as...

Troops repel attacks from Boko Haram

MAIDUGURI: Women sit outside their house at the Sajeri village on the outskirts of the Borno state capital. — AFP

‘Life-and-death’ cold grips US

'Minnesota and Wisconsin will see temperatures in the negative 20s' BOSTON: Ice and snow cover Interstate 93 through...

Car bomb linked to the New IRA rattles Northern Ireland

Seeking to exploit the current political turbulence DERRY: Police forensic officers inspect the aftermath of a suspected car...

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