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Myanmar moots changing Constitution

Myanmar President Thein Sein shakes hands with Aung San Suu Kyi, chairman of the National League for Democracy (NLD). AFP

Myanmar’s Parliament will consider amending the country’s Constitution which currently bars Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming President ahead of crucial elections next year, an official

Hungary suspends Internet tax

The proposed Internet tax was seen by Orban critics as the latest step to silence dissent, particularly since Hungarians have to go mostly online to find news that doesn’t toe the government line

Misbah-ul Haq and Younis Khan make merry against toothless Oz attack

Misbah-ul Haq

Australia were left with a daunting task to save the second Test and series after Younis Khan hit an epic double hundred to put Pakistan in command on Friday.

Manchester United eye Manchester City scalp

Manchester City will look to halt their miserable run when they host Manchester United in the EPL on Sunday.	— AP

Scarred by a run of three games without victory, misfiring Premier League champions Manchester City will attempt to reassert their authority when they host derby rivals Manchester United this weekend.

First suit filed in Malaysia over MH370

A Malaysian family on Friday sued the government and beleaguered national carrier for negligence in the mysterious disappearance of flight MH370, in what is believed to be the first lawsuit filed over

UK Labour Party brushes off Scotland collapse threat

British Opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband on Thursday brushed off polls indicating that his party faces collapsing support in former stronghold Scotland ahead of the 2015 general election.

‘Police-killer’ caught after six-week hunt in US

Eric Frein is escorted by the police for his arraignment in Milford, Pennsyl-vania, on Friday. 	— AP

A man accused of shooting dead a Pennsylvania state trooper was arrested on Thursday after eluding capture for six weeks during a massive manhunt through mountains and dense forests, authorities said.

Italy ends boat migrant rescue process

Italy on Friday ignored the pleas of aid agencies and confirmed the end of its search and rescue operation “Mare Nostrum”, responsible for saving tens of thousands of boat migrants stranded in the Med

Massive influx of foreign jihadis: United Nations

Foreign jihadis from more than 80 countries have flocked to fight in Iraq and Syria on an “unprecedented scale”, according to extracts of a UN report published by Britain’s Guardian newspaper on Frida

Burkina’s Army Chief takes power

Navere Honore Traore

Burkina Faso’s Army Chief General Navere Honore Traore said he was taking power on Friday as head of state after President Blaise Compaore announced his resignation.

The Archers and Test cricket: words you rarely find in the same sentence and more’s the pity as there’s not much else that can give greater innocent pleasure.

For those younger Pakistanis born in the 1990s and later, the country’s growing dysfunctionality and its slipping further behind in the global comity of nations across a wide front, has seemed to be t