Militant group claims attack against Pak politician

QUETTA: A militant group Friday claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing targeting the head of a leading Pakistani religious political party.

America to compensate Philippines for coral reef damage

MANILA: The United States will pay the Philippines 87 million pesos ($1.9 million) for damage caused by a US Navy minesweeper that ran aground on a protected coral reef last year, an official said Fri

Myanmar Army kills journalist

YANGON, Myanmar: Myanmar’s army shot dead a journalist who was detained while covering clashes between the army and ethnic rebels at the rugged border, saying he reached for a soldier’s gun during an

Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting

OTTAWA, Ontario: Authorities and ordinary Canadians sifted through confounding shards of a gunman’s life seeking to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation’s seat of power.

Pistorius prosecutors consult expert over appeal

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa: Oscar Pistorius could still face a murder conviction and 15 years in prison for killing his girlfriend as prosecutors said Friday they had consulted a South African crimina

Russia still has troops in Ukraine, NATO says

MONS, Belgium: Russia still has troops in eastern Ukraine and retains a very capable force on the border despite a partial withdrawal, NATO’s military commander said on Friday.

UN climate chief hails EU deal

BONN: The UN’s climate chief hailed a European agreement on greenhouse gases Friday as providing “valuable momentum” for a world pact to be inked in Paris next year.

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