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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 […]

Pakistan Stoning: Widower ‘Killed First Wife’

Pakistan Stoning: Widower ‘Killed First Wife’

The husband of a pregnant Pakistani woman who was stoned to death by her family has reportedly admitted to strangling his first wife. Mohammad Iqbal, 45, told news agency AFP he murdered his first wife so he could marry 25-year-old Farzana Iqbal, who was bludgeoned to death outside a courthouse for her choice of husband. […]

Gang-Raped Sisters’ Bodies Hung From Tree

Gang-Raped Sisters’ Bodies Hung From Tree

Two police officers suspected of gang-raping and killing teenage sisters before hanging their bodies from a mango tree have been arrested in India. A third man was also held, according to reports, after the discovery of two bodies renewed public outrage over sexual violence in the country. Villagers in Katra found the bodies hours after […]

Bombs kill 4 in Afghanistan

Bombs kill 4 in Afghanistan

Kandahar: Roadside bombings across Afghanistan killed 4 people on Thursday as officials reported that a NATO soldier died in a helicopter crash in Kandahar the previous day. The crash, in which 15 coalition service members were injured, happened after the helicopter accidentally struck a communications antenna yesterday, an Afghan official said. In northern Jawzjan province, […]

Narendra Modi on course to become Indian next PM

Narendra Modi on course to become Indian next PM

Narendra Modi is set to become India’s next prime minister, according to a major exit poll released late on Wednesday, following others forecasting that his opposition party and its allies could win a parliamentary majority. Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies are forecast to win 279 seats in the lower house of parliament, […]