Hong Kong woman guilty in Indonesian maid abuse case

HONG KONG: A Hong Kong woman was convicted Tuesday of beating and starving her Indonesian maid and keeping her prisoner in a case that sparked international outrage and highlighted the plight of migra

Taleban boost ties to organized crime: UN

UNITED NATIONS, United States: The Taleban are increasing their dealings with narcotics traffickers, illegal mining rings and kidnappers for ransom, in a worrying development for Afghanistan’s new lea

Pakistan kills 15 tribal rebels in southwest

QUETTA: Pakistani paramilitary forces on Tuesday killed 15 separatist insurgents and lost one of their own men during a gunbattle in a remote southwestern area, officials said.

Philippines protests China land reclamation at another reef

MANILA: The Philippines has protested Chinese land reclamation at a disputed reef in the South China Sea, saying it violates Manila’s exclusive economic zone.

HSBC Switzerland met clients in 25 countries

GENEVA: Bankers from HSBC’s Swiss division held hundreds of often illegal meetings with wealthy clients in 25 countries as part of their efforts to open undeclared accounts for them, Swiss media repor

Boko Haram abducts 8 Cameroon girls, kills 7 bus passengers

YAOUNDE, Cameroon: Nigeria’s Boko Haram extremists have abducted at least eight girls and killed seven hostages after seizing a public bus in one of their most brazen attacks inside neighboring Camero

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