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Taiwan airline sorry for crash

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Taiwan’s Trans-Asia Airways ran an apology on the front pages of five major newspapers Friday, pledging to shoulder the “utmost responsibility” after 48 people died when one of its planes crashed in s

Pakistan imposes ‘martial law’ in Islamabad

Pakistan on Friday imposed a de-facto mini-martial law in Islamabad for the next three months as Army was called to maintain law and order.“Interior ministry has invoked Article 245 of the Constitutio

Sri Lankan asylum seekers to be taken to Oz

A group of 157 asylum-seekers in custody on the high seas for weeks will be taken to Australia and held until consular officials confirm their nationalities, ending a long stand-off, authorities said

Peshawar hails turning Dilip’s home into museum

The residents of Peshawar have hailed Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s move to turn legendary actor Dilip Kumar’s ancestral house here into a museum though archaeological officials regard the p

Pakistan clinic prescribes torture for addicts

Hashish addict Noor Rehman has spent three years chained to a concrete slab covered by insects.

West Bank erupts over Gaza; toll 832

Israeli security forces arrest a Palestinian (blindfolded) during clashes following traditional Friday

International efforts for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza ramped up on Friday, as tensions erupted in the West Bank where five Palestinians were killed by Israeli gunfire.The United States has worked

Dutch PM changes EU view of Russia

When Dutch foreign minister Frans Timmermans spoke to his European Union peers of his grief and anger over the downing of a Malaysia Airlines airliner over eastern Ukraine, it was a turning point in

Over 50 UK priests defrocked since 2001

More than 50 Roman Catholic priests in England and Wales have been defrocked for sex abuse since 2001, the Church’s child protection watchdog revealed on Thursday.

‘Bad weather likely caused Air Algerie crash’

This photo provided on Friday by the French Army shows soldiers at the site of the plane crash in Mali. 	— AP

Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight in the West African state of Mali that killed all 116 people on board, French officials said on Friday.

Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was oracular in his prophecy: “When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago”. Sixty-two years after the Sino-India border conflict, the Indian state remains obtusely paranoid about making the Henderson Brooks Report public.

Wellington, New Zealand Rarely, if ever, have I written a self-referential essay. However, I had occasion to visit the Te Papa Tongarewa, the National Museum of New Zealand. My leisurely stroll through the museum enabled me to peruse the exhibits with some care.