Five girls wounded in acid attacks in Pakistan

QUETTA: At least five Pakistani girls were wounded in two separate acid attacks by motorcycle riders in the southwestern province of Baluchistan, police said Tuesday.

5 foreign guards killed in Kabul

KABUL: A suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed five foreign security guards and wounded six, the latest blast to rock the Afghan capital during an impasse over presidential election results.

Encephalitis leaves 60 dead in India in fortnight

NEW DELHI: An outbreak of encephalitis has killed 60 people in two weeks in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, a top health official has said, calling the situation “alarming.” Hundreds of mainl

18 die in rebel clashes, says Philippine Army

MANILA: Breakaway rebel group attacked army troops in two towns in the southern Philippines, sparking clashes that left 17 guerrillas and a soldier dead in a region where the government and the main r

HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection

MELBOURNE: There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug works now

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