American, Filipino guilty of US terror charges

LOS ANGELES: An American and a Filipino national face life in prison after they were found guilty in California of plotting to aid militants overseas and to kill US soldiers.

China says 40 ‘rioters’ killed in Xinjiang

BEIJING: Forty “rioters” were killed in China’s far-western Xinjiang region following a series of explosions last Sunday, the worst incident of violence in months, the regional government has said aft

Students join HK democracy protests

HONG KONG: More than 2,000 Hong Kong secondary school pupils, some wearing uniforms, joined university students on Friday to bolster a days-long protest against Beijing’s refusal to grant the city unf

Maharashtra CM quits before polls

MUMBAI: The chief minister of India’s western state of Maharashtra offered to quit on Friday as political upheaval intensified ahead of regional polls in the state, home to financial capital Mumbai an

Indonesian Parliament puts an end to direct local elections

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s Parliament passed a law scrapping direct local elections, ending a decade-long system of regional democracy that produced incoming leader Joko Widodo and handing a victory to his

‘Uzbekistan torturing journalists, rights activists’

WARSAW/ALMATY: The Central Asian republic of Uzbekistan is routinely torturing imprisoned journalists and rights activists, a global rights watchdog alleged Friday, urging Western sanctions on Tashken

Burundi, Rwanda urged to probe bodies found in lake

BUJUMBURA, Burundi: The US has called on Burundi and Rwanda to conduct a “thorough and impartial” probe into the appearance of several corpses in a lake bordering the two central African nations.

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