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Pakistan, Afghanistan summon envoys in row

Pakistan on Friday summoned Afghanistan’s ambassador to Islamabad Janan Mosazai at the foreign office, and a demarche was handed to him regarding the detention of a Pakistani consulate general officia

China firm to punish unplanned pregnancy

A Chinese firm plans to demand that its employees seek approval to get pregnant and fine those who conceive a child without permission, reports said, setting off a media storm on Friday.

Vivekananda ashram’s fate uncertain

Malaysia is likely to decide the fate of a century-old Vivekananda Ashram as a “national heritage” building next week, even as the ashram’s board of trustees twice rejected the proposal.

Iran nuke talks soldier on

Tortuous talks towards a Iran nuclear deal ploughed on Friday with the head of the UN’s atomic watchdog having apparently failed in Tehran to advance a nuclear bomb probe, a major hurdle to the accord

Israel accuses Hamas of aiding ISIS in Egypt

Israeli Major General Yoav Mordechai said in an interview in Arabic with Al Jazeera television Thursday that Hamas had provided help to “groups supporting ISIS” for the attacks, claiming also that wou

ISIS claims destroying 6 Palmyra busts

ISIS says it has destroyed six archaeological pieces from the historic town of Palmyra that were confiscated from a smuggler.

Greek Premier defends vote, demands 30 per cent debt haircut

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (Photo: AP)

Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday defended a weekend referendum he hopes will reset bailout negotiations and demanded creditors forgive a third of the country’s debt and allow delayed r

Maithripala Sirisena allows Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest polls

Mahinda Rajapaksa. (Photo: AP/File)

In a surprise decision, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena allowed rival Mahinda Rajapaksa — eyeing the Prime Minister’s post to stage a political comeback — to contest the August general elect

China quake kills 6, nearly 3,000 houses damaged

An earthquake of 6.5 magnitude flattened about 3,000 houses and buildings in China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Friday, killing at least six persons and injuring 48 others.

In a community of humans like a village or a city, we will find people of varying ages broadly classified as children, senior adults and old people who have retired from active life.

It was on June 26, 1975, that the Emergency was declared in the country.