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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



IS ‘actively recruiting in Afghanistan’

KABUL, Afghanistan: The commander of international forces in Afghanistan says the Islamic State group is actively recruiting in Afghanistan but is not yet operational there.





Social media to be facilitated in Crimea

WASHINGTON: The US Treasury Department on Friday authorized American businesses and individuals to facilitate personal communications over the Internet like social media, instant messaging and photo s

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