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South Asia

A view of the country's longest Dhola-Sadia bridge over Lohit river in Assam that was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo: AP)

After Modi launches longest bridge, China tells India to maintain restrained approach

Besides connecting Assam with Arunachal Pradesh the bridge can facilitate movement of heavy military equipment.

The incident took place at the City District Government Girls School, Kot Shahabdin, Shahdara and the teachers, have been booked for attempted murder case. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Pak school girl pushed from rooftop for refusing to clean classroom

Fajjar Noor, a class-IX girl student, is battling for her life at Ghurki Hospital, Lahore with multiple fractures and a broken spinal cord.

 The ICJ on May 18 stayed the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav. (Photo: AP)

Jadhav can never be released or acquitted by ICJ: Pakistan lawyer

Khawar Qureshi said that India has ‘wrongly claimed victory’ after the Hague-based court ‘temporarily’ stayed Jadhav’s execution.

 A similar analysis of 50 Muslim majority countries reveals that number of visas issued to their nationals has also declined by 20 per cent in April as compared to their monthly country average last year, the report said. (Photo: PTI/Representational)

28 per cent hike in US visas for Indians in 2017, 40 per cent drop for Pak

The data showed that Indian nationals received 87,049 visas in April and 97,925 visas in March this year.


People watch news on TV showing a file image of a missile launch by North Korea at the Seoul Railway Station, South Korea. (Photo: AP)

North Korea fires short-range ballistic missile off western Japan

The suspected Scud-type missile launched from the coastal town of Wonsan flew about 450 kilometers (280 miles).

Before Kami Rita Sherpa, Apa Sherpa and Phurba Tashi Sherpa have achieved the feat.

Nepalese sherpa scales Mt Everest for record 21 times

Since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first summitted Mount Everest in 1953, the peak has become the pinnacle of any high-altitude climber’s career.

A boy walks past damaged vehicles at the site of a suicide attack in Khost, Afghanistan, on Saturday. (Photo: AP)

Afghan Ramzan begins with Taliban blast, 13 die

Police said CIA-backed force was target of attack.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (Photo: AP)

Duterte 'jokes', says will claim responsibility for rapes committed by army

Duterte is known for his informal, no-nonsense style and his speeches are often loaded with threats and jokes about taboo subjects.

Convicted Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby, seen with her face obscured with a shawl, is escorted by officials in Denpasar on Bali island.  (Photo: AP)

12 years on, Indonesia deports Oz ‘Ganja Queen’

Smuggler held with drugs polarised Australians with ‘set up’ claim.

Middle East

Eman Ahmed (Photo: File)

Abu Dhabi: 'World's heaviest woman' eats on her own for 1st time in 25 years

The 36-year-old, who once weighed over 500 Kilograms, is improving steadily and was seen smiling, watching television.

Egyptian officials say dozens of people have been killed and wounded in an attack by masked gunmen on a bus carrying Coptic Christians south of Cairo. (Photo: AP)

ISIS claims responsibility of shooting down 29 Egyptian Christians on bus

The bus attack followed two suicide bombings of churches in April that killed 45 Copts.

Medical sources were not immediately available to confirm the figures. (File Photo)

About 28 dead, 130 wounded as militias clash in Libya capital

Health ministry spokesman Anwar Frajallah gave a provisional toll of 28 dead, 128 wounded but could not say if they included any civilians.

The city of Marawi, home to some 200,000 people, has been under siege by IS-linked militants since a government raid on a suspected hideout of Isnilon Hapilon. (Photo: AP/File)

Philippine President Duterte warns of 'contamination' by Islamic State group

The raid went awry and gunmen swept through the streets, fending off government forces and taking over large parts of the city.


 The workers said they sold the drugs to an unidentified businessman, who in turn sold the merchandise to a suspected drug trafficker. (Photo: AP/Representational)

Tanzania: 2 morgue workers cut open corpse, steal drugs hidden in stomach

The workers said they sold the drugs to an unidentified businessman, who in turn sold the merchandise to a suspected drug trafficker.

 Egypt army soldiers. (Photo: AP/Representational)

Egypt: 28 killed, 22 wounded after gunmen attack bus with Christians

The attack happened on Friday while the bus was travelling on the road to the St Samuel Monastery in the Minya governorate.

Kenyan police have warned of increased Islamist activity in the restive northeast, close to the border with Somalia (Photo: AFP)

Shabaab Islamists kill 5 Kenyan police in third bombing

The blast flipped over the green police pickup and tore its rear end off.

Chibok school girls recently freed from Nigeria Extremist captivity in Abuja, Nigeria. One of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 and who had the opportunity to be released on Saturday chose to stay with her husband, the Nigerian president's spokesperson said. (Photo: AP)

Nigeria: Boko Haram releases video of armed girl pledging loyalty to group

When asked why she does not want to go home, Maida said her family lived in the town of unbelief and they should accept Islam.

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19 people killed in bus accident in Kenya

The accident comes just weeks after another collision killed dozens in Kenya, which has notoriously dangerous roads.


 Macron held on tight to Trump's notorious power grip as the two men sat next to each other, the Frenchman's mouth clenched and eyes firmly fixed at the 70-year-old tycoon's squinty stare. (Photo: YouTube videograb)

Video: Macron outdoes Trump's power grip in handshake

French President Macron said, 'You have to show you won't make little concessions, even symbolic ones'.

 Yasin also said that treating the seriously injured victims was incredibly distressing. (Photo: LinkedIn)

Pak-origin doctor racially abused after saving Manchester victims

Naveed Yasin was returning to Salford Royal Hospital when a middle-aged man pulled up beside him and abused him.

Armed police respond after reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena during an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. (Photo:AP)

Fresh arrests in Manchester bombing raids, 13 in custody

Most of the searches and arrests since Monday night's bombing have been in multi-ethnic south Manchester.

 In the wake of the Manchester suicide bombing it emerged that British authorities were grappling with 500 investigations into 3,000 individuals considered as possible threats. (Photo: AFP)

23,000 jihadist suspects identified in UK amid terror fears

The figures by the counter-terror agencies laid bare the scale of the potential threat in Britain.


Brazilian actor Wagner Moura, wearing a T-shirt that reads in Portuguese "Elections now" speaks during a protest against Brazil's president Michel Temer. (Photo: AP)

Brazilian musicians arrange protest concert demanding new president

They demanded an early vote, if Temer resigns or is forced out, rather than letting Congress choose his replacement.

Undated photo provided by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation shows suspect Willie Corey Godbolt in connection with several fatal shootings Saturday (Photo: AP)

'I ain't fit to live, not after what I done': US police say Mississippi gunman kills 8

Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain said that prosecutors planned to charge Godbolt with murder.

US Defence Secretary James Mattis. (Photo: AP)

US Defense Secretary says civilian deaths 'fact of life' in war on ISIS

A US-led international coalition has been carrying out air strikes against the IS group in Iraq and Syria since 2014.

 Trump, who has previously called global warming a hoax, came under concerted pressure from the other leaders to honour the 2015 Paris Agreement on curbing carbon emissions. (Photo: AP/File)

Donald Trump tells ‘confidants’ US will leave Paris climate deal

On Saturday, Trump said in a Twitter post he would make a decision on whether to support the Paris climate deal next week.

The interceptor test, scheduled for Tuesday, comes after a series of successful North Korean ballistic missile launches the recent being on May 21. (Photo: Representational)

US to test 'first-of-its-kind' missile to counter Pyongyang

The missile is meant to simulate an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), a Missile Defence Agency spokesman said.


 In 2015, Patel was sentenced to a maximum term of 24 years in jail, with a non-parole period of 18 years. (Photo: Representational)

Australia: Indian woman's murder conviction quashed, to face retrial

Manisha Patel was found guilty by a jury in July 2015 for allegedly killing Purvi Joshi in 2013 in Sydney.

 The victim was admitted to the hospital overnight due to his injuries. (Photo: ANI Twitter)

Australia: Cabbie called ‘bloody Indian’, thrashed in racial attack; hospitalised

The taxi driver reported that the male passenger punched him from behind, and pushed him to the ground.

The rapist, Davut Bulduk, who was on drugs at the time of the attacks. (Representational Image)

Australia: Mother, daughter raped; accused jailed for 18 years

A few months later, Bulduck also raped the woman’s teenage daughter by jumping into her bedroom.

The category four storm slammed into the coast of Queensland state between Bowen and Airlie Beach on Tuesday afternoon (File Photo)

Cyclone-ravaged Australia like 'a war zone'

'This rainfall is likely to lead to major river flooding over a broad area this week', Bureau of Meteorology said.