Texting teen prompts civil rights case – Tossed across classroom for not surrendering phone

COLUMBIA: A girl who refused to surrender her phone after texting in math class was flipped backward and tossed across the classroom floor by...

Prosthetic eye maker brings respite to wounded Gazans

GAZA CITY: Imad Abu Wadi barely slept after losing his right eye during the summer 2014 war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza...

Migrant crisis threatens Schengen, Austria announces border fence

VIENNA: Austria said yesterday it would build a fence along its border with fellow EU state Slovenia to "control" the migrant influx, in what...

India to ban surrogacy service to foreigners

NEW DELHI: India's government said yesterday it would ban foreigners from using surrogate mothers in the country, a move likely to hit the booming...

Rescuers struggle to reach Afghan-Pakistan survivors – Desperate victims appeal for amenities

SHANGLA: Rescuers raced against time yesterday to reach cold and hungry survivors of an earthquake that left entire communities in Afghanistan and Pakistan marooned...

India woos Africa with aid, technology – Summit begins today with 54 African nations

NEW DELHI: In Mozambique, India is building a solar panel plant that will help the southern African country harness renewable energy. Cameroon, in Central...

Zuckerberg in India to get ‘next billion online’

NEW DELHI: Facebook chief executive and founder Mark Zuckerberg said yesterday he believes India will be crucial to getting “the next billion online” and...

Nigerian ‘local gin’ makers strong despite health ban

LAGOS: In many parts of southern Nigeria, no traditional ceremony or ritual is complete without a tot or two of locally brewed alcohol or...

Afghan-Pakistan quake toll tops 350 – Hunt for survivors continues, communication system disrupted

ISLAMABAD: Rescuers were yesterday picking their way through rugged terrain and pockets of Taleban insurgency in the search for survivors after a massive quake...

Yemen hospital hit by Saudi-led air strike – Concern over escalating civilian death toll...

DUBAI: A Yemeni hospital run by medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) was bombed in a Saudi-led air strike, wrecking the facility and...

Family confirms first Russian military fatality in Syria – Parents say their son flew...

GRECHANAYA BALKA: The parents of the first Russian serviceman confirmed dead in four weeks of air strikes in Syria said yesterday they did not...

Congo votes by landslide to allow third presidential term – Sassou Nguesso in power...

BRAZZAVILLE: Voters in Congo Republic have overwhemingly backed a change in the constitution that will allow President Denis Sassou Nguesso to run for a...

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