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KABUL: Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah leads the race to become Afghanistan’s next president, according to the latest official tally of votes released on Sunday, but is short of an...
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India goes to polls in biggest voting day

NEW DELHI: India hosted its biggest day of voting Thursday in its marathon election, with the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty battling to save the ruling Congress party from defeat to opposition Hindu nationa



OIC calls for release of abducted girls in Nigeria

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has strongly condemned the abduction of more than a hundred girls on Tuesday from their school in North Eastern Nigeria, and called for their immediate re




4 dead, 284 missing in S. Korea ferry sinking; death toll may rise

JINDO, South Korea: South Korean rescuers and dive teams worked frantically under floodlights as fears rose for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry sank Wednesday with 462 on board, mostly high



MH370 search: Mini-sub faces ‘technical’ troubles

PERTH, Australia: The hunt for a missing Malaysian plane suffered another setback Wednesday when a second seabed search by a mini-submarine was cut short due to “technical” troubles after the firs




20 die in Nigeria violence

ABUJA, Nigeria: Suspected militants have struck for a fourth time in three days in Nigeria, killing 20 people including a traditional ruler in attacks in the northeast, local government and security o



NYPD disbands surveillance unit; Muslims doubt practice will end

NEW YORK: Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of



MPs flay British military over fatal Taleban attack

LONDON: British lawmakers said military commanders had been complacent in a deadly 2012 Taleban attack on their base in Afghanistan, in which two US marines were killed.



Neo-Nazis get life for murdering Pakistani

ATHENS: Two suspected members of Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn were sentenced Tuesday to life in prison over the fatal stabbing of a Pakistani immigrant last year, a judicial source said.

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