Deadly ‘rat fever’ kills 14 in Kerala

KERALA: "Rat fever" has killed at least 14 people with another 54 suspected fatal cases in the southern Indian state of Kerala since August,...

Pakistan launches its first census in years

KARACHI: Fast-growing Pakistan, estimated to be the sixth-largest country by population, kicked off its first national census in 19 years yesterday, a delay caused...

Pakistan’s water crisis: poisonous and running out

ISLAMABAD: Barely 15 days old, Kinza whimpers at an Islamabad hospital where she is suffering from diarrhoea and a blood infection, a tiny victim...

Indian man fills potholes out of love for dead son

Dadarao Bilhore smoothes the road surface, rests his shovel, looks to the sky and prays for his son, one of thousands of Indians killed...

Prominent Pakistani anti-militant activist shot dead in Karachi

KARACHI, PAKISTAN: Gunmen shot dead a prominent Pakistani rights activist, known for his outspoken stance against the Taliban and other radical Islamist groups, in...

Ordinary Indians suffer amid deepening cash crunch

Banks to use indelible ink to stop repeat cash exchanges NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: Indian banks will use indelible ink to ensure that people only change old...

Bangladeshi dad seeks mercy killing of ill sons, grandson

DHAKA: Desperate to end their suffering, an impoverished Bangladeshi father has begged permission to kill three terminally ill members of his family, sparking a...

Eight on trial for rape, murder of Kashmiri girl

SRINAGAR: Eight men accused of involvement in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in India's Jammu and Kashmir state appeared in...

India says Pakistan ‘will pay’ for Kashmir ‘misadventure’

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR: India has warned Pakistan that it would pay for a deadly militant attack on an Indian army camp in the northern state...

‘Cat-eyed’ tea seller sparks soul searching

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani tea seller with velvet eyes saw his life changed this week when his portrait spread around the Internet, sparking ardent debates...

India rejects UN criticism on ‘Clean India Mission’

Government aims to eliminate open defecation by Oct 2019 MUMBAI: The Indian government has rejected criticism of its ambitious sanitation program by a United Nations...

Freed Afghan village reveals reason for Taleban ‘success’ – Restoring order through sharia-inspired law

QARA GHOILY: Flanked by shaggy-haired gunmen, Commander Ghulam Farooq peered out from a hilltop at the biggest military prize of his storied career as...

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