LONDON: John Sawers, former head of UK’s MI6 spy agency, said Russia has become a danger to Britain and the country must be prepared to take steps to defend itself and its allies. Sawers, who...
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India’s Parliament disrupted over remarks against Mother Teresa

NEW DELHI: India’s upper house of Parliament was briefly adjourned on Thursday after opposition members denounced comments by the leader of a Hindu group who said Roman Catholic missionary Mother Tere

Toll in Afghan avalanches rises to 186

KABUL: More than 180 people have been killed in north Afghanistan in some of the worst avalanches there for 30 years, officials said on Thursday, with heavy snow set to last for two more days after an

China conducting ‘large scale’ reclamation in disputed islands

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Sri Lankan govt wants speedier police action

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s new government on Thursday slammed the police for dragging their feet over high-profile cases including the murders of journalists and corruption under the previous regime.

Republicans to decide on Homeland Security funding

WASHINGTON: The US Senate is moving forward on funding the Homeland Security Department, but it is unclear whether the House will pass legislation two days away from a partial agency shutdown as conse

Al-Jazeera journalist to face Paris court for flying drone

PARIS: One of three Al-Jazeera journalists arrested for flying a drone in Paris will appear in court next week after pleading guilty, a judicial source said on Thursday.

2 men charged over $50M meth shipment from China to Sydney

SYDNEY: Two men from Malaysia and Hong Kong have been charged with smuggling more than 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine worth 65 million Australian dollars ($50 million) into Sydn

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