Ukraine troops clash with rebels despite cease-fire

ANDRIYIVKA, Ukraine: Ukraine’s military waged new battles Saturday with pro-Moscow rebels who rejected Kiev’s unilateral cease-fire, while the government raised alarm over the Kremlin’s decision to pu

India rail fare hike sparks public outrage

NEW DELHI: Angry demonstrators blocked railway tracks and burned effigies of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday to protest a steep hike in train fares, seen as the government’s first tough s

Father of British jihadist ‘wants to cry’ over online video

LONDON: The father of a British man who left to fight in Syria said on Saturday he “wants to cry” after his son appeared in an online video aimed at recruiting jihadists.

Gunmen kill “many” in attack on Nigerian village

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria: Suspected Boko Haram militants stormed a village in northeast Nigeria on Saturday, killing several people and torching houses near where more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped tw

Pakistan woman raped and hanged from tree

LAHORE, Pakistan: A 21-year-old woman was raped and hanged from a tree in Pakistan, police said, in a case bearing a chilling resemblance to a spate of recent sex crimes that sparked outrage in neighb

Sri Lanka probes Muslim store fire as tensions rise

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan police were investigating a fire which Saturday destroyed a Muslim-owned clothing store in a district where religious tensions have been heightened after anti-Muslim riots killed f

Center-left leaders meet for talks on top EU job

PARIS: Center-left European Union leaders gathered in Paris on Saturday to find common ground in the battle over the EU’s top job ahead of a crunch summit this week.

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