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Despite billions in aid, US unable to get Pakistan to confront militants

Pakistani men walk past a shoe and blood inside the school, attacked by Taliban gunmen in Peshawar, Pakistan (Photo: AP)

Since 2001 the United States has tried virtually every strategy available to persuade Pakistan's army to take the threat of militancy more seriously, but 12 years and $28 billion in aid later, all the

Uber driver in Boston charged with kidnapping, rape

(Photo: AFP)

A driver for ride-sharing company Uber in Boston was charged with the kidnapping and rape of a woman who used the service earlier this month.

Miami Cubans slam ‘betrayal’

Cubans in Miami’s Little Havana reacted with anger and a sprinkling of hope to President Barack Obama’s dramatic bid Wednesday to end a half-decade Cold War with the Communist-ruled island.

Most in US call for better ties

Though legislators from both political parties lambasted President Barack Obama on Wednesday for shifting US.policy on Cuba, Americans by and large are open to stronger ties with the Communist-governe

World leaders hail revival of ties

World leaders welcomed the groundbreaking news that the United States and Cuba are moving to restore diplomatic relations and bury one of the last vestiges of the Cold War after more than 50 years of

US was at odds with world over Cuba policy

US President Barack Obama speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House. -AP

President Barack Obama’s decision to pursue new relations with Cuba was driven in part by a stinging realisation: Longstanding US policies aimed at isolating Cuba had instead put Washington at odds wi

North Korea expands cyberspace warfare

In this July 16, 2013 file photograph, a woman walks by a sign at Cyber Terror Response Centre of the National Police Agency -AP

Defector Kim Heung Kwang said he trained student hackers at a university in Hamhung for two decades before defecting in 2003. Hackers also are sent to study abroad in China and Russia.

EU court says British visa rule illegal, UK disagrees

The European Union’s supreme court told Britain on Thursday that it could no longer require entry visas in advance for non-EU citizens who are family members of EU citizens and hold a residence permit

Oxford overtakes Cambridge varsity

Oxford University has nudged past its traditional rival Cambridge by being named Britain’s best research university.

India’s retail sector is a potpourri of formats.

There was a news report not so long ago that ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics), an international organisation and part of the CGIAR (Consultative Group on Inte