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Gunmen attack airport security site

Gunmen attack airport security site

Gunmen have attacked a training facility near Karachi airport, forcing a temporary suspension of flights and triggering a brief shootout with security forces days after a Taliban assault on the Pakistani city’s busy air hub shocked the country. Security forces managed to repulse the attack on the complex, which serves as a training academy for […]

Man held for alleged cannibalism in Pakistan

Man held for alleged cannibalism in Pakistan

A man has been arrested by Islamabad Police for alleged cannibalism. The police have not confirmed the incident, in order to save the accused and his family from the wrath of local villagers, reported The Nation While the duty officer at the local police station vehemently denied having arrested anyone for such a crime, his […]

Teenager Survives ‘Honour’ Killing Attempt

Teenager Survives ‘Honour’ Killing Attempt

An 18-year-old Pakistani woman has survived an attack on her life by relatives angry with her for marrying for love. Saba Maqsood appealed for protection from the authorities after telling how she had been shot and thrown into a canal in the city of Hafizabad, in Punjab province. A local police official said Ms Maqsood […]

10 militants killed in Pakistan`s Balochistan province

10 militants killed in Pakistan`s Balochistan province

Karachi: At least 10 militants have been killed during an operation in southwest Pakistan’s Balochistan province, officials said on Friday. The militants were killed in a operation launched in the Panjgur district, Khan Wasey, a Frontier Corps (FC) spokesman told reporters. “These militants were involved in target killings, bomb attacks and kidnappings,” he said. “Three […]

INDIA: Women protest over rise in violence

INDIA: Women protest over rise in violence

Police have used water cannons to disperse hundreds of women protesting against a rise in violence against women in the Indian state where two teenagers were gang-raped and later found hanging from a tree. The protesters in Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh state, were demonstrating outside the office of the top elected official, Chief […]

No pig DNA in chocolates: Malaysia

No pig DNA in chocolates: Malaysia

Cadbury chocolates in Malaysia have been cleared of containing pig DNA, easing outrage among Muslim groups who had called for a boycott of all Cadbury products, the country’s Islamic body has said. Earlier this month, the health ministry said porcine DNA was found in two varieties of Cadbury chocolates, prompting the company to recall the […]

Kashmir issue should be resolved under UN resolutions: Pakistan

Kashmir issue should be resolved under UN resolutions: Pakistan

Islamabad: Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain on Monday said his country wants to resolve the Kashmir issue in accordance with the aspirations of people of Kashmir and UN resolutions. “Kashmir issue should be resolved according to the UN resolutions and aspiration of the people of Kashmir,” he said in his first address to the parliament. He […]

Six held over China ‘cult’ killing

Six held over China ‘cult’ killing

Six members of a religious cult have been arrested over the death of a woman at a McDonald’s restaurant in eastern China. The accused, including four members of the same family, allegedly attacked the woman in the city of Zhaoyuan on Wednesday evening after she refused to tell them her phone number. Zhaoyuan police said […]

5 Hindu children abducted in Pakistan

5 Hindu children abducted in Pakistan

Islamabad: Five Hindu children were kidnapped from Pakistan’s Balochistan province by unidentified armed men, media reported Wednesday. The children aged between five to ten years were abducted late Wednesday from Dera Allah Yar area while coming back from school, Dawn online quoted an official as saying. The kidnappers shifted the children to Sindh, the official […]