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Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children

SYDNEY: An Australian woman was arrested in the killings of eight children, seven of whom are believed to be her own, police said Saturday. The children were found dead inside the woman’s home.



Israel told to pay Lebanon $856 million for oil spill

WASHINGTON: Israel was asked by the UN General Assembly on Friday to compensate Lebanon for $856.4 million in oil spill damages it caused during its 2006 war with Hezbollah.



BJP chief urges law against conversions

NEW DELHI: India’s ruling party chief on Saturday called for a law to ban “forced religious conversions” amid increasing uproar over the right-wing government’s perceived pro-Hindu tilt.



Pakistan turns up the heat

PESHAWAR: Seven people including a policeman and paramilitary soldier were killed in two separate incidents when Pakistani security forces hit militant hide-outs in the restive northwest Saturday morn



Activists slam Islamabad for resuming executions

ISLAMABAD: Rights groups Saturday condemned Pakistan’s decision to hang two convicted militants in its first executions for six years, as leaders vowed decisive action in the wake of a Taleban school







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