21 killed in Pak university attack – Taleban make contradicting responsibility claims

CHARSADDA, Pakistan: At least 21 people died when gunmen armed with grenades and Kalashnikovs attacked a university in Pakistan yesterday, with all four attackers...

Teacher defies Taleban in Pakistan university attack

CHARSADDA: A chemistry teacher who tried to protect his students by opening fire on Taleban militants during a deadly attack at a Pakistani university...

Coconut trees ‘no longer considered trees’ in Goa – India

PANAJI: Coconut trees are no longer considered trees in the tropical Indian state of Goa, where authorities have reclassified them as palms to allow...

Singapore deports 26 Bangladeshis for terror links

SINGAPORE: Singapore said yesterday it had arrested 27 Bangladeshi construction workers late last year for supporting "the armed jihad ideology of terrorist groups" and...

Sex scandal rocks Pakistan – Child sex abuse victims trying to rebuild lives

HUSSAIN KHAN WALA: "I don't regret speaking out, but since then, people have looked at me with strange eyes," laments 16-year-old village boy Irfan....

Afghan husband cuts off wife’s nose

KABUL: A young woman in a remote northern region of Afghanistan had her nose cut off by her husband, officials in the region said...

Indian acid-attack survivor becomes face of fashion brand

An acid-attack survivor in India has been made a model for a fashion brand, drawing attention to the crime in the country with one...

5 Bangladesh militants jailed for 10 years for bombings

DHAKA: A court in Bangladesh yesterday jailed five militants of a banned Islamist group for 10 years over bombings in 2005 that formed part...

Court acquits Musharraf of rebel leader’s killing – Bomb kills five soldiers in...

QUETTA: A Pakistani court yesterday acquitted former military ruler Pervez Musharraf over the 2006 killing of a Baloch rebel leader, one of three legal...

Pakistan arrests imam after boy cuts hand off in blasphemy error

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani police have arrested the imam of a mosque for inciting violence after a 15-year old boy who was told by the cleric...

Pakistani top militant in gov’t custody over attack in India

ISLAMABAD: The leader of an outlawed Pakistani militant group has been taken into "protective custody" amid a probe as to whether he is linked...

Indian state’s ‘luxury tax’ on samosas sparks row

NEW DELHI: One of India's poorest states has said it will impose a "luxury tax" on samosas-one of the country's most popular snacks-sparking widespread...

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