DHAKA: Bangladesh’s highest court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence on a top Islamic preacher, triggering angry protests by both his Islamist supporters and secular opponents and clashes with p
LEGAZPI, Philippines: Lava cascaded down the Philippines’ most active volcano on Wednesday as authorities rushed to evacuate thousands ahead of a possible deadly eruption.
ROME: The number of hungry people in the world has fallen sharply over the past decade but 805 million, or one in nine of the global population, still do not have enough to eat, three UN food and agri
ISLAMABAD: Angry Pakistani passengers have forced two lawmakers off a plane for delaying its departure by almost two hours. A video covering the drama was posted online.
India’s Congress Party on Tuesday termed the results of the nine-State assembly bypolls, in which the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) suffered major reverses, as a “good omen” for secular forces a
COLOMBO: China’s President Xi Jinping held talks Tuesday with his Sri Lankan counterpart, seeking to strengthen defense ties with the strategically located Indian Ocean nation that could provoke uneas
KABUL: A suicide car bomber killed two US troops and a Polish soldier in an attack on a convoy near the US embassy in Kabul on Tuesday, the NATO-led coalition said, one of the worst attacks on interna
MOSCOW: Russia threatened to send more troops to its newly-annexed territory of Crimea on Tuesday, after NATO began exercises in western Ukraine while Kiev’s forces are fighting pro-Russian separatist
EDINBURGH, Scotland: A furious fight has broken out over the question of Scotland’s future defense and its past military legacy in the final days before an independence referendum, with veterans argui
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama will try to “turn the tide” on the Ebola epidemic Tuesday by ordering 3,000 US military personnel to west Africa to curtail its spread as China also dispatched mo
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