Myanmar woman ‘faked’ rape claim to stir violence

YANGON: Myanmar’s latest religious clashes began after a Buddhist woman was paid to make false rape claims against two Muslim brothers, state media reported Sunday.

28 militants die in Pakistan raids

BANNU, Pakistan: Pakistan’s military Sunday bombed six militant boltholes in a lawless tribal district, killing at least 28 insurgents, officials said.

More showers in Philippines; death toll nears 100

MANILA: The death toll from Typhoon Rammasun in the Philippines rose to 94, with six missing, as another storm brought rains to the ravaged areas, authorities said Sunday.

China storm leaves 18 dead

BEIJING: The strongest typhoon to hit southern China in four decades has killed 18 people, the government said Sunday, while in the Philippines the death toll from the storm’s earlier destruction rose

Ukraine, rebels argue over wreck; Europeans give Putin ‘last chance’

HRABOVE/DONETSK, Ukraine: Ukraine accused Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Saturday of destroying evidence to cover up their guilt in the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner that has accelerated a sh

Malaysia Airlines to refund cancellations after MH17

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines said it would offer full refunds to customers who want to cancel their tickets in the wake of the MH17 disaster, just months after the carrier suffered another blow whe

Pakistani civilian dies in Indian border fire: officials

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani officials have accused Indian troops of killing a civilian and wounding four others in “unprovoked firing” across the border in its eastern province of Punjab.

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