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TOKYO: US President Barack Obama vowed Thursday to defend Japan if China attacks over a tense territorial dispute, but also urged Beijing to help stop North Korea from forging ahead with its “...
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Violence erupts in Rio slum near Olympic venues

RIO DE JANEIRO: Residents of a Rio de Janeiro slum are revolting over the death of a young man they blame on police.



Pakistan delighted at envoy’s OIC victory

Pakistan’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Muhammad Naeem Khan has been elected the Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) from among 18 member states of



Rahul Gandhi woos Telangana people

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday sought to strike an emotional chord with the people of Telangana stating that he would like to see “Made in Telangana” tag in consumer goods includin



Pakistan test-fires short-range missile

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s military says it has successfully test-fired a short-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead.



Violence in Kashmir claims 3 lives

SRINAGAR: Militants killed two local officials and another man in Indian Kashmir before issuing a warning to Kashmiris against voting this week in the country’s mammoth election, police and resident



Bangladesh factory victims compensated

DHAKA: A fund created to compensate victims of Bangladesh’s worst industrial disaster made its first payments Tuesday as the country prepared to mark the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza garment



That stop Pakistan from becoming a big power

1. Political leadership: Structured in deeply rooted feudal system is what failing the nation in providing any guidance; 5 percent of landholders possess 64 percent of total farmland.



Death toll in S. Korea ferry disaster crosses 100

JINDO , South Korea: The confirmed death toll from South Korea’s ferry disaster rose sharply to more than 120 Tuesday as divers speeded up the grim task of recovering bodies from the submerged ship



Obama departs US for Asia tour

ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, US: President Barack Obama departed Washington Tuesday for a weeklong tour of Asia in what the White House has called a “rebalancing” eastward of US foreign policy.



230 girls abducted in Nigeria still missing

CHIBOK, Nigeria: A week after rebels stormed a remote boarding school in northeast Nigeria, more than 200 girls and young women remain missing despite a “hot pursuit” by security forces and an ind

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