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Protesters in western Nepal kill police with spears, axes

Protesters in western Nepal kill police with spears, axesKathmandu, Nepal (CNN)Protesters in western Nepal have killed at least seven police officers as violent clashes broke out over the country’s proposals for a new constitution. Thousands of people had come out onto the streets in... read more »

Sri Lanka: Ranil Wickremesinghe takes of...

Sri Lanka: Ranil Wickremesinghe takes office as new Prime Minister

Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister on Friday as the island nation’s two major political parties signed an agreement to work together in the new parliament. His victory in Monday’s election thwarted a political comeback bid by the country’s former strongman... read more »

India ‘advises’ Pakistani NS...

India ‘advises’ Pakistani NSA Aziz not to meet Hurriyat leaders

India has advised Pakistani NSA Sartaj Aziz not to meet separatist Hurriyat leaders before talks with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval, raising a question mark about the meeting of the NSAs scheduled for Monday. External affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said in a series of tweets that... read more »

Hurriyat leaders released hours after ho...

Hurriyat leaders released hours after house arrest

Just hours after they were placed under house arrest, Kashmiri separatist leaders were on Thursday released by authorities in Srinagar indicating a confused response to their proposed meeting with Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz. Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah... read more »

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China says 2 pilots died in aircraft carrier tests

Two Chinese test pilots were killed during development of the country’s first aircraft carrier fighter wing, state media said. President Xi Jinping had signed an order awarding honorary titles to... read more »

11 held in China for sale of toxic capsules

BEIJING: Eleven people have been arrested for production and sale of toxic capsules on massive scale in east China’s Zhejiang... read more »

Eight killed, 24 missing after rainstorms, landslides h...

Eight people were killed and 24 others went missing after rainstorms and landslides hit China’s southwestern Chongqing Municipality. More than 500... read more »

Man in China kills 2 in knife attack at school

Officials said a 40-year-old man stabbed students and teachers with a knife at a school in central China, killing two people and injuring four before jumping... read more »

China bus-truck collision death toll rises to 15

The death toll in a massive head-on collision between a truck and bus in northwestern China has risen to 15, with 48 other people being treated for injuries,... read more »

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Thai caretaker PM refuses to step down

Thai caretaker PM refuses to step down

Bangkok – Thai caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Tuesday reiterated that she would not resign as demanded by anti-government protestors. Shinawatra insisted that, as per the... read more »

Kim Jong-Un rounds up executed uncle's relatives

Kim’s aunt survives purge with appointment t...

Sydney – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s aunt, whose husband was executed last Friday for trying to overthrow the government, has been... read more »

South Korea leader warns of North’s ‘reckle...

South Korea leader warns of North's 'reckless provocations'

Seoul – South Korean President Park Geun-Hye warned Monday of possible “reckless provocations” by North Korea after the shock execution of... read more »

Kim Jong Un’s uncle’s execution sparks fears of r...

Kim Jong Un's uncle’s execution sparks fears of regional instability

London – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle’s execution has sparked fears of instability in the secretive nuclear-armed state. South Korean... read more »

Kim’s executed uncle’s wife likely involved...

Kim's executed uncle's wife likely involved in husband's execution

London – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s aunt seem to be involved in making the final decision to execute her husband over power abuse and... read more »

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Egyptian president to meet Pope Francis on Monday

VATICAN CITY: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will meet Pope Francis on Monday, Holy See spokesman Federico Lombardi said, in the first visit to the Vatican by an Egyptian leader in eight... read more »

Egypt making slow progress on genital mutilation

MANSHIET EL-IKHWA, Egypt: Raslan Fadl, the first doctor in Egypt to be put on trial for committing female genital mutilation, is still practicing... read more »

IS claims beheading of US aid worker, 18 Syrians

BEIRUT: The Islamic State jihadist group on Sunday claimed to have executed Peter Kassig, a US aid worker kidnapped in Syria, as a warning to the United... read more »

Islamic State says it plans tIslamic State says it plan...

They have paraded their own flag, formed courts and ministries, issued passports and even license plates. Now, the leaders of the Islamic State, the violent... read more »

Angry Arabs march in north Israel after shooting

KFAR KANA, Israel: Angry Arab-Israeli protesters took to the streets across the country on Sunday and police raised alert levels nationwide amid shock waves... read more »

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Musharraf committed to facing all legal cases against him in Pak

Musharraf committed to facing all legal cases against him in Pak

Islamabad – Former Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf has once again shown commitment to face all the cases against him in the courts of law. According to the sources in All Pakistan... read more »

US disappointed over Shinzo Abe's visit to war shrine

Pakistan cautious on Japanese PM’s shrine vi...

Islamabad – Pakistan Friday was cautious in reaction to the Japanese prime minister’s controversial visit to the World War II related... read more »

Bangladesh deploys troops for parliamentary poll

Bangladesh deploys troops for parliamentary poll

Dhaka – Tens of thousands of Bangladeshi troops have been deployed across the country ahead of parliamentary poll slated for Jan 5 next year amid... read more »

Bangladesh security forces lay siege around Khaleda Zia...

Bangladesh security forces lay siege around Khaleda Zia’s residence

Bangladesh security forces on Thursday laid a siege around the residence of opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief Khaleda Zia, ahead of an... read more »

Musharraf to file intra-court appeal with IHC against t...

Musharraf rejects Pak offer of air ambulance for his ailing mother

Islamabad – Former president General Pervez Musharraf has decided to file an intra-court appeal (ICA) with a two-member division bench of the Islamabad... read more »

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Pakistan to hang Peshawar school massacre plotters

ISLAMABAD: Six militants who plotted and aided Pakistan’s worst ever terrorist attack at a Peshawar school are set to be hanged after Army Chief General Raheel Sharif confirmed their... read more »

AL-QAEDA CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR SECULAR BLOGGER HACKED TO DEATH

In a communique issued in Bengali and English, and posted on its Facebook and Twitter accounts on August 7, 2015, Ansar al-Islam declared the attack to be “vengeance” for the honor of... read more »

Chinese hackers snooped on five EU ministries, says US security firm

China gives former general suspended death sentence for bribery

BEIJING – A top Chinese military officer has been given a suspended death sentence for corruption, state media said Monday, in a case where he was exposed as owning dozens of homes, gold... read more »

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... read more »

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... read more »