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ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani official says the army has sought to shut down the country's leading Geo News TV channel.The official, Fakhruddin Mughal, says a legal team of the Pakistan Electronic Media...
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Taleban negotiator held in UAE returns to Kabul

KABUL: A top Afghan peace negotiator held under house arrest in the United Arab Emirates has been released and returned to Kabul, an Afghan peace council official said on Monday, seemingly closing the



Taiwan premier rejects call to scrap new nuclear plant

TAIPEI: Taiwan’s Premier Jiang Yi-huah on Monday rejected a call from the main opposition party to scrap a nearly completed nuclear power plant, despite planned protests including a hunger strike.




Biden arrives in Ukraine as peace deal falters

KIEV/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine: An agreement reached last week to avert wider conflict in Ukraine was faltering as the new week began, with pro-Moscow separatist gunmen showing no sign of surrendering govern



Cameron accused of fueling division with Christian talk

LONDON: A group of scientists, academics and prominent writers accused British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday of stoking sectarian divisions through his repeated description of Britain as a



Climbing season in doubt after Everest disaster

KATMANDU, Nepal: Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepa



Social media emerges as newest powerful tool in Indian elections

The ongoing marathon Indian general elections have scores of novel features which have left the world in awe — the use of Electronic Voting Machines and indelible ink, to name a few.



Korean ferry crew actions murderous, says president

JINDO, South Korea: The captain and crew of a South Korean ferry that capsized with hundreds of children on board acted in a way “tantamount to murder,” President Park Geun-Hye said Monday, as fou



Malaysia Airlines jet in emergency landing after tire bursts

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people aboard was forced to make an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur early Monday in another blow to the flag-carrier’s safety image after th



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