Indonesian cleaners jailed in school rape case

JAKARTA: An Indonesian court on Monday has sentenced five cleaners to up to eight years in prison over the sexual abuse of a young boy at a prestigious international school in a scandal that has rocke

Afghanistan launches operation to flush out militants

ASADABAD, Afghanistan: Afghan security forces have launched an operation against militants in an eastern province seen as a rear base for the Pakistani Taleban which carried out a school massacre last

Thai maid sentenced to death for drugs in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: A Thai woman was sentenced to death on Monday after a Malaysian high court found her guilty of trafficking drugs, Bernama news agency reported.

US Marine asks Philippines to dismiss murder case

MANILA: A US Marine facing trial for the murder of a Filipina transgender woman urged the Philippine Department of Justice on Monday to dismiss the case against him.

Germany plans trauma center for IS rape victims

BERLIN: A German government minister said Monday Berlin aimed to set up a trauma center for victims of a mass rape campaign by the Islamic State militant group.

20 killed in Central Africa clashes

BANGUI: At least 20 people have been killed and dozens injured in the latest inter-ethnic clashes in the Central African Republic, police said on Monday.

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