Sri Lanka police slammed over ex-war zone gang rape

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan police came under fire Saturday for their failure to act after the gang rape and murder of a teenage girl in the district of Jaffna, as tensions heightened in the former war zone f

Pakistan to seek Interpol help in fake degrees scam

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday said it has decided to ask the FBI and Interpol for assistance with a probe into a Karachi-based firm accused of running a global fake degree empire.

Death toll reaches 57 in China floods

BEIJING: The death toll in China’s latest round of flooding has risen to at least 57, including two schoolchildren aboard a bus carrying more than twice its authorized passenger load that plunged into

Scores of Nigerian militants killed, 20 hostages rescued

ABUJA: Nigeria’s military on Saturday claimed the killing of scores of Boko Haram insurgents and the rescue of 20 more hostages during an operation in the notorious Sambisa forest, a rebel stronghold.

Detained Thai students ’merely invited’ for talks

BANGKOK: Dozens of Thai students who were dragged away and held overnight by police after they staged an anti-coup protest in Bangkok Friday evening were “merely invited for talks,” a senior police of

Ethiopia readies for elections

ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most populous country, readied Saturday for the first general election since the death of strongman Meles Zenawi, whose successor Hailemariam Desalegn is all but

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