WILL SHE HOLD THE FORT: India’s Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi, right, and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit at a polling station to cast their votes in the state assembly election in New Delhi on Wednesday. (AFP)
MANILA: Philippine investigators recommended criminal charges Friday against the country’s customs chief, the first political ally of President Benigno Aquino to be implicated in a widening c
NEW DELHI: Doctors conducted reconstructive surgery Friday on a two-year-old Indian girl to correct a rare disorder that caused her head to balloon to twice its normal size, a neurosurgeon said.
HONG KONG: A high-speed ferry traveling from Hong Kong to Macau collided with an “unidentified object” Friday, injuring 87 people and raising new concerns over maritime safety a year af
TOKYO: Improvised rocket launchers were fired close to a US airbase near Tokyo, police and the American military said Friday, with suspicions falling on one of Japan’s small ultra-leftist gro
JOHANNESBURG: South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma personally benefitted from the controversial security renovations at his private home and must repay the state, a damning watchdog report leaked to
PARIS: France said Friday it had replaced its ambassador in the Central African Republic, as it prepares to send more troops to help restore order in the strife-torn country.
KHARTOUM: Two Sudanese Health Ministry workers helping to vaccinate children in the Darfur region have been killed, the United Nations said on Saturday, condemning their deaths.
ABUJA: Three Lebanese nationals suspected of being Hezbollah members were cleared of terrorism charges in Nigeria on Friday but one of the accused was convicted of a weapons offence and jailed for lif
MOSCOW: State prosecutors demanded a nine-year jail sentence on Friday for a dancer accused of ordering an acid attack that nearly blinded the Bolshoi Ballet’s artistic director and exposed bitter r
KABUL: US-led NATO forces in Afghanistan on Friday apologized for an airstrike that President Hamid Karzai said killed a two-year-old boy, as acrimony deepened over a deal to allow US troops to stay i
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