Philippine president defends controversial stimulus program

MANILA: Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Monday that his administration would appeal a Supreme Court decision that declared his government’s enforcement of a major economic stimulus progra

Indian court suspends death sentences for Delhi gang-rape

NEW DELHI: India’s top court Monday suspended the death sentences of two men convicted of the deadly gang-rape of a student in New Delhi, an attack that triggered international outrage.

After 3 decades of war, Afghan radio offers chance to find the missing

KABUL, Afghanistan: The men and women have little in common, except they all seem to have vanished into thin air.

Suspected militant-linked charities help displaced Pakistanis

NARRARI, Pakistan: Charities that the United Nations says are linked to militant groups are helping hungry Pakistanis fleeing a recent military offensive as the official number of those seeking aid re

Costa Concordia refloated to be towed away for scrap

GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy: Italy’s ill-fated Costa Concordia cruise ship floated for the first time Monday since it crashed in 2012, its rust-colored hull emerging from the waves off the Tuscan island of G

Jihadists expel rivals from Syria’s Deir Ezzor

BEIRUT: The jihadist Islamic State group took control of the rebel-held half of the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor on Monday, buoyed by advances in neighboring Iraq, a monitoring goup said.

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