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Karachi airport under terror siege, 5 dead

Karachi, Jun 9: At least five persons, including four security personnel, were killed on Sunday night when heavily armed militants attacked the Jinnah International Airport's old terminal in Pakistan's financial capital Karachi.

Around five to eight men armed with explosives and ammunition dressed in airport security personnel...

Pakistan teen shot, thrown in canal over marriage

Islamabad, Jun 8: An 18-year-old Pakistani girl "miraculously survived" after being shot and thrown into a canal by her father for marrying against the family's wishes, police said today, describing the latest in a series of such attacks on women in the Muslim-majority country.

The...

American Hindus condemn murder of Muslim techie in India

Washington, Jun 6: A Hindu American body has strongly condemned the murder of a young IT professional in Pune on Monday and asked the authorities to bring perpetrators to justice.

“We at the foundation deplore communal violence of any kind,” said Suhag Shukla, executive...

Horrified at violence against women in India, says US

Washington, Jun 4: The United States has said it is "horrified" at reports of sexual violence and murders in India and it also applauded the role of individuals, government officials and civil society groups working to protect the survivors.

"Like so many in India, we were...

US releases five from Gitmo to free its only POW soldier in Afghanistan

Washington, Jun 1: The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed from Taliban captivity in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the US prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Sgt Bowe Bergdahl was handed over to US special forces by...

US president pays surprise visit to Afghanistan

Kabul, May 26: US President Barack Obama paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan Sunday, an Afghan official said.

The US president arrived in the Bagram air base in north of Kabul, the main US base in Afghanistan, late Sunday, Xinhua quoted an official source as...

Missing US woman found after 10 years

California, May 22: A 25-year-old woman who went missing 10 years ago in California has told police she was forced to marry her captor and have his child.

The unnamed woman contacted police shortly after communicating with her sister on Facebook,...

White House invites Modi to visit U.S.

Washington, May 17: U.S. President Barack Obama effectively reversed a nine-year U.S. visa ban when he congratulated Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on his party's “historic” victory in the Indian general election, and then invited Mr. Modi to visit the U.S. at a “mutually agreeable time to further strengthen our...

274 dead in Turkey's worst-ever mine disaster

Soma/Turkey, May 15: In a relentless procession that ignited wails of grief, rescue workers coated in grime lumbered out of a mine in western Turkey again and again Wednesday, struggling to carry stretchers laden with bodies covered in blankets.

The corpses' faces were as...

MH370 puzzle seen leading to out-of-court settlements

Kuala Lumpur, May 11: The lack of any evidence indicating what caused flight MH370's disappearance raises a legal conundrum that is expected to force Malaysia Airlines into out-of-court settlements with angry next-of-kin, aviation law experts said.

More than two months since MH370 disappeared, no...