Pakistani provincial governor resigns

LAHORE: The governor of Pakistan’s central Punjab province resigned on Thursday, saying the country’s political system had failed ordinary people and served “only the elite class.”

Sri Lanka to return private land seized in civil war

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s new government plans to return private land seized by the military in the civil war-ravaged north and release several hundred detainees, a minister said, in an apparent move towar

Uganda gives Congo M23 rebels deadline to leave

KAMPALA: Uganda has issued a three-month ultimatum to Democratic Republic of Congo to relocate hundreds of ex-rebel fighters or they will be handed to the United Nations, an army spokesman said Thursd

Gas blast at Mexico children’s hospital claims seven lives

MEXICO CITY: A gas explosion ripped through a children’s hospital in Mexico City on Thursday, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens, including 22 children, officials said.

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