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Fourth secular blogger hacked to death i...

Fourth secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

Barely three months after the killing of a blogger in Sylhet, unknown assailants armed with machetes hacked to death secular blogger Niloy Chatterjee Neel at his home in Dhaka on Friday. Niloy, who used the pen-name Niloy Neel, was killed after the gang broke into his apartment on the top floor of... read more »

Landslides and floods claim 90 lives in ...

Landslides and floods claim 90 lives in Nepal

KATHMANDU: At least 90 people have been killed across Nepal in the past two months due to floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains, authorities have said. According to a report presented in the Parliament on Sunday, 117 houses, four bridges, five suspension bridges and one school have been... read more »

At least 30 killed in Nepal landslides

At least 30 killed in Nepal landslides

The landslides came crashing into villages and homes just after midnight. One survivor said they sounded like an earthquake. Multiple slides, triggered by torrential rains, struck communities near the resort town of Pokhara, west of the capital Kathmandu. In the village of Lumle, about half of... read more »

Two Turkish police killed in gun attack ...

Two Turkish police killed in gun attack blamed on PKK: reports

ISTANBUL: Two Turkish police were killed Friday in a gun attack on police headquarters in the southern region of Adana blamed on Kurdish militants, the official Anatolia news agency reported. The gunmen fired on police headquarters in the city of Pozanti, sparking clashes which left two police as... read more »

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Report: 7 killed in central China knife attack

BEIJING — A Chinese state news agency says a man stabbed seven people to death in a village in a central province. The China News Service said the attack occurred at 4 a.m. Wednesday in the county... read more »

Six Wounded in Knife Attack at Chinese Train Stati...

Chinese state media reported six people were wounded Tuesday in a knife attack at a train station in a southern city, the latest in a series of such... read more »

13 people killed in bridge, house collapse in China

At least 13 people were killed when an illegal bridge under construction collapsed in southern China and a residential complex caved in east China, officials... read more »

5.3-magnitude earthquake hits southwest China

Beijing – At least three people were injured and several houses damaged after a 5.3-magnitude quake jolted a town in southwest China early today,... read more »

China will create new law against terrorism

Beijing . China is considering a new law against terrorism. China’s top legislative body to fight terrorism , said a member of the new law will be made... read more »

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Thai "red shirts" prepare rally to back PM against protesters

Thai “red shirts” prepare rally to back PM against pr...

Bangkok – The red-shirted supporters of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Wednesday they could take to the streets to protect the government from protesters who have forced her to... read more »

Thailand PM Yingluck Shinawatra vows to continue to perform duties

Thailand PM Yingluck Shinawatra vows to continue ...

Bangkok – Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Tuesday pledged to continue performing her duties in accordance with the constitution... read more »

N Korea confirms Kim’s uncle purged from power fo...

N Korea confirms Kim's uncle purged from power for 'anti-state' activities

Washington – North Korea has acknowledged the elimination of leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle from power for “anti-state” acts and... read more »

S Korea extends air defence zone to overlap with China&...

Air defence zone remarks: China refutes Japanese PM

Johannesburg – South Korea has said it has extended its air defence zone to partially overlap with a similar zone declared by China two weeks ago. South... read more »

Thai PM Yingluck dissolves Parliament

Ready to dissolve parliament, says Thai PM

Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Monday dissolved Parliament in the face of mass demonstrations against her government that showed no sign of... read more »

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Egypt: Army offensive kills 16 militants in Sinai

El-ARISH, Egypt: Egyptian military officials say troops have killed 16 members of an al-Qaida-inspired militant group in the restive Sinai Peninsula. The officials say four leading members of Ansar... read more »

Islamic State video shows beheading of British hos...

LONDON: British taxi driver Alan Henning, who skipped Christmas with his family to raise funds to purchase ambulances and medical equipment and join... read more »

Israeli Army kills suspected murderers of Jewish teens

Jerusalem: Two Palestinians suspected of having kidnapped and murdered three Jewish teenagers in June have been killed in an exchange of fire with Israeli... read more »

1,30,000 Syrian refugees reach Turkey fleeing IS

ANKARA, Turkey: The number of Syrian refugees who have reached Turkey in the past four days after fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants now totals... read more »

Al-Qaida affiliate in Syria kills captive Lebanese sold...

9:53 P.M. The Nusra Front, al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, has killed one of the Lebanese soldiers it had been holding in captivity, Lebanese security... read more »

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High treason case: Musharraf challenges judges appointment

High treason case: Musharraf challenges judges appointment

Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Monday challenged the appointment of judges and a prosecutor to try him for high treason, just hours before appearing in a special court... read more »

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf faces treason trial

Musharraf challenges treason trial in special civi...

Islamabad – Former Pakistan president military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf has challenged his trial for treason in a civilian... read more »

India willing to buy power from Nepal: Farooq Abdullah

India willing to buy power from Nepal: Farooq Abdullah

Kathmandu – India is willing to invest in Nepal’s potential hydropower sector and purchase electricity generated in the Himalayan country, Minister... read more »

Musharraf challenges treason trial in civilian court

Musharraf challenges treason trial in civilian court

Pakistan’s former ruler Pervez Musharraf on Saturday challenged the formation of a special court to try him for high treason, saying he had imposed emergency... read more »

Rajapaksa calls for home-grown solution for Tamils issu...

Rajapaksa calls for home-grown solution for Tamils issue

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has invited main Tamil party leaders, including Chief Minister of the northern province C V Wigneswaran, to join hands... read more »

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PM Modi offers prayers at Sri Maha Bodhi tree in Sri Lanka

Accompanied by Sri Lanka’s President, Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here and offered prayers at the sacred Sri Maha Bodhi tree. He also stopped at the... read more »

Death toll rises to 7 after Bangladesh cement factory collapse

DHAKA, Bangladesh — The death toll from the collapse of the roof of a five-story cement factory in Bangladesh rose to at least seven Friday, a government official said. M. Jahangir... read more »

Triple murder convict executed in Pakistan

Islamabad: A man convicted in a triple murder case was executed on Thursday in Pakistan`s Punjab province. Muhammad Siddique was hanged in a district jail in Toba Tek Singh city, Dawn... read more »

‘Law allows me to shoot’: Lankan PM’s take on Indian fishermen intruding...

Sri Lankan Prime Minsiter Ranil Wickramasinghe has stoked a controversy suggesting that Indian fishermen may be shot if they intruded into Sri Lankan waters. Alleging that Indian fishermen... read more »

Pakistan an irreplaceable, all-weather friend: China

BEIJING: China said on Monday that Pakistan was its irreplaceable and all-weather friend and both the countries were part of the community of shared destiny. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel... read more »