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Sikhs push into Pakistan parliament to protest attacks

ISLAMABAD: Police in Pakistan say dozens of baton-holding Sikhs have pushed past the front gate and entered the grounds of parliament, protesting recent attacks on their houses of worship.



Militants attack Indian consulate in western Afghanistan

HERAT, Afghanistan: A handful of heavily armed insurgents, including suicide bombers, launched a rocket propelled grenade and gun attack on the Indian consulate in Afghanistan's western city of Herat




Pakistan mulls attending swearing-in ceremony of Modi

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has received India’s invitation to attend the inauguration of prime minister-designate Narendra Modi and will decide soon whether the Pakistani leader would attend, the foreign off



Taleban kidnap 27 Afghan officers

KABUL: Taleban fighters kidnapped 27 police officers during an assault on a northeastern province in Afghanistan, authorities said Thursday, part of the militant group’s spring offensive ahead of the



British and Dutch kick off European elections

LONDON: Voters in Britain and the Netherlands went to the polls on Thursday in marathon European parliamentary elections that are expected to deliver a swing toward populist right-wing parties across



Nigerian teachers strike over kidnapped girls

MAIDUGURI: Nigerian teachers went on strike and staged rallies nationwide on Thursday in protest against the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls by the Boko Haram militants and the killing of near



US House passes reforms curbing NSA bulk data collection

WASHINGTON: The US House of Representatives passed landmark reforms Thursday curbing bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records, the first step toward restricting NSA intelligence-gathering since




Thai Army takes power in coup after talks between rivals fail

BANGKOK: Thailand’s army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha seized control of the government in a coup on Thursday, two days after he declared martial law, saying the military had to restore order and pu

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