Pak troops foil cross-border attack; 6 die

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani security forces in a troubled northwestern tribal region foiled an overnight cross-border attack from Afghanistan, killing six militants, two military officials said Wednesday.

Sri Lanka warned over mounting foreign debt

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s economy was among the fastest growing in Asia, but it was vulnerable to sudden external shocks due to high levels of foreign commercial borrowings, the IMF said Wednesday.

About Obama’s immigration reforms

* US President Barack Obama is facing criticism by Republican politicians over his large-scale immigration reform plans.

Filipino hostages’ release sparks hope for talks

MANILA: The release of four police officers abducted by Filipino communist guerrillas has sparked hopes that stalled peace talks will resume, a government official said Wednesday, although major obsta

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