Scientists ID new genus of tree frogs long thought extinct – ‘Frogs have been...

NEW DELHI: For more than a century, two mysterious tree frog specimens collected by a British naturalist in 1870 and housed at the Natural...

Taleban send message of impunity with school massacre – ‘Staff and students were martyred...

ISLAMABAD: As grieving Pakistani parents lament the government’s failure to keep their children safe, analysts say the Taleban have sent a message with their...

‘India’s cleanest village’ clings on to its serenity

In the tiny hamlet of Mawlynnong in India's far north east, plastic is banned and spotless paths are lined with flowers-but its reputation as...

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...

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