In India, bail demands keep the poor imprisoned for years

LUCKNOW: Sixteen-year-old Suraj Chaudhry has been waiting for most of his life: For lawyers, for justice, for his father's eventual release from the prison...

Wickremesinghe sworn in as Sri Lankan PM – Opposition party joins government

COLOMBO: Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as Sri Lanka's prime minister yesterday for another term after securing the backing of the country's second-biggest party...

Kashmir villagers flee amid Pakistan-India border fight

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India traded heavy gunfire yesterday, killing one person and forcing villagers in divided Kashmir to flee to safety even as the...

More arrests in Pakistan child sex abuse scandal – 280 children were filmed being...

HUSSAIN KHANWALA: Pakistani police yesterday arrested five more people over a major child sex abuse scandal after a lawyer for the victims accused them...

Taleban bombing kills 21 in north Afghanistan – Insurgency escalates after power transition

KUNDUZ: A Taleban attack killed at least 21 people in northern Afghanistan, officials said yesterday, after a wave of lethal bombings in the capital...

44 dead, hundreds wounded in lethal wave of Kabul bombings

KABUL: Eight more fatalities were confirmed yesterday from a barrage of bombings in Kabul, taking the toll to 44 in the deadliest day in...

Secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh – Fourth such murder this year

DHAKA: A gang armed with machetes hacked a secular blogger to death at his home in Dhaka yesterday, sparking protests in the capital over...

27 dead after two India trains derail

NEW DELHI: Two passenger trains derailed after flash floods struck a bridge they were crossing in central India, killing up to 27 people in...

Afghan civilian casualties touch record high, says UN – Ground combat is causing more...

KABUL: Civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit a record high in the first half of 2015, the UN said yesterday, as Afghan forces struggle to...

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