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UNITED NATIONS: US Ambassador Samantha Power to UN called on Myanmar’s government Thursday to take urgent steps to stop the violence in the western region where thousands of Rohingya Muslims have...
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Abdullah slightly ahead in first results of Afghan vote

KABUL: President Hamid Karzai’s closest rival, former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah is leading his closest rival Ashraf Ghani in early results from the Afghan presidential election, the Indepen



1,900 poll complaints under probe

KABUL: An Afghan official says nearly 1,900 complaints of fraud in this month’s presidential election are being investigated but the number is lower than that of the last election.



4 killed in rebel attack in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India: Suspected rebels attacked a politician’s house with a hail of bullets Sunday and killed two police guards in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, law enforcement officials said



Philippine forces kill rebel in new clash

MANILA: Philippine marines have killed one of several Abu Sayyaf extremists blamed for kidnappings and extortion in a new clash with the group in the south, officials said Sunday.



No Modi wave, says Joshi

In a fresh controversy within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), senior BJP leader, Murli Manohar Joshi, on Sunday refused to accept that there was any Modi wave — a reference to Narendra Modi, the p



BJP seizes on controversial book

NEW DELHI: India’s Narendra Modi latched Sunday onto a new tell-all book that alleges current Premier Manmohan Singh was a powerless puppet during his years at the top.



‘Extremist takeover’ at UK schools?

LONDON: The government has ordered inspections of 15 schools in Britain’s second biggest city after allegations that they are being taken over by hardliners, officials said on Sunday.



Powerful quakes hit Solomon Islands

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: Two strong earthquakes struck the Solomon Islands on Sunday, triggering a tsunami warning, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.




16 die as huge fire engulfs Chile city; disaster declared

VALPARAïSO, Chile: Sixteen people have died in a fire raging in Chile, whose President Michelle Bachelet has declared a disaster area as the conflagration threatens the port city of Valparaiso, autho

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