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Bangkok hunt narrows, cops flag 2 new suspects

The hunt for those behind the Bangkok shrine blast narrowed on Monday as the police revealed it has two new suspects after more bomb-making paraphernalia was found in a suburban apartment.

Bilawal Bhutto to drag PPP to the left

Pakistan People’s Party chief Bilawal Bhutto is working to drag Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s party back to the left as it has increasingly come closer to the centre in the recent years, political sources sai

Deadly clashes in Ukraine over rebel legislation

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Smoke rises outside the Parliament building during the clashes in Kiev, Ukraine, on Monday. (Photo: AP)

Angela Merkel gives approval to Iran role in Syria talks

Germany would welcome Iran’s participation in any negotiations aimed at ending the civil war in Syria, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday.

Confusion over Palmyra temple’s fate

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This file photo on a social media site used by ISIS shows the demolished 2,000-year-old temple of Baal Shamin in Syria's ancient caravan city of Palmyra. — AFP

Boko Haram kills nearly 80 in northeast Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen on horseback shot dead nearly 80 people in separate attacks on three villages in Nigeria’s restive northeast at the weekend, a vigilante and residents said on Monday.

Taliban admit covering up Mullah Omar’s death

The Taliban Monday admitted covering up the death of longtime leader Mullah Omar for two years, saying they had wanted to keep it secret until foreign forces ended their fight against the militants.

Pakistan: Haqqanis almost wiped out

Pakistan’s top diplomat said Monday that military offensives in its north-western tribal areas had almost wiped out the Haqqani militant network known for its audacious attacks across the border on Af

Malaysian PM Najib Razak refuses to resign over scam

Beleaguered Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Monday refused to resign over a $700 million financial scandal and scorned protesters who took to the streets at the weekend to call for his dismiss

As frenzy over a young girl’s presumed murder three years ago gripped the media, I wracked my brains to think if I had ever met Sheena Bora while visiting my son when he lived in Bandra, Mumbai.

A great Zen master, in charge of the monastery of Mayu Kagi, owned a cat, who was the real love of his life.