COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s new president on Wednesday restored the country’s former chief justice after she was controversially impeached by the previous administration led by Mahinda Rajapaksa.
MANILA/CAMP DARAPANAN: Philippine President Benigno Aquino urged legislators on Wednesday not to abandon a plan for autonomy for Muslims to end a decades-old insurgency after a clash in which dozens o
NEW DELHI: India’s foreign minister will travel to China this weekend, New Delhi said on Wednesday, a day after Barack Obama ended a visit aimed at renewing US ties with the South Asian country.
PESHAWAR: A US drone strike on Wednesday killed at least six militants in a Pakistani tribal region where Islamabad launched a full-scale military offensive last year, security officials said.
KABUL: Afghan lawmakers on Wednesday rejected most of President Ashraf Ghani’s nominees for the new Cabinet, in a fresh setback for the newly formed “national unity government.”
ADDIS ABABA: The African Union plans to launch an Ebola Solidarity Fund, officials said Wednesday, as aid agency Oxfam warned the continent’s leaders needed to keep their promises to boost health care
SYDNEY: Australia’s detention of 157 asylum-seekers at sea for weeks in June was legal, the nation’s High Court found Wednesday in a win for the government’s hard-line immigration stance.
MADRID: A Spanish judge charged 10 Catholic priests with committing or abetting sexual abuse of a teenage altar boy, court papers showed Wednesday, in a case Pope Francis helped bring to light.
The current cold temperatures in the US have played havoc. While stalled cars, power outages and huge pile of snow affected everybody, it did not spare honeymooners.
BEIJING: China on Wednesday offered a spirited defence of its aid to Africa, rejecting charges of “concrete diplomacy” following a major infrastructure deal with the continent.
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