Pro-Taleban leader flays launch of govt attack

ISLAMABAD: The head of a hardline Islamabad mosque Friday called an army offensive against the Taleban “un-Islamic” and said the militants’ massacre of 133 children was in retaliation for air strikes

Philippine minister resigns over vaccine purchase

MANILA: Philippine President Benigno Aquino has accepted the resignation of his health minister over the purchase of pneumonia vaccines in 2012 which government investigators later questioned, a spoke

10 years on, tsunami survivors in Indonesia hope to move on

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia: A decade after a 10-meter (32-foot) tsunami washed away two of her three children, her home and business, Salawati is finally getting her life back on track in Indonesia’s weste

Sri Lanka opposition to address war crimes concerns

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s main opposition on Friday promised to address international concerns over war crimes and normalize relations with regional superpower India and Western nations if they won January

Eight children found dead at Australian home

CAIRNS, Australia: Eight children ranging from babies to teenagers were found dead at a home in the Australian city of Cairns Friday, police said, reportedly in a gruesome mass stabbing just days afte

US govt sues NYC over jail violence

NEW YORK: Federal prosecutors sued New York City on Thursday to speed the pace of reforms at the Rikers Island jail complex and address what a Justice Department investigation found was a “deep-seated

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