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  • Pak to set up databank on terrorists
    ISLAMABAD, June 27 (PTI): Pakistan's civilian and military law enforcement agencies engaged in counter-terrorism efforts have decided to create a consolidated databank on terrorists, according to a media report
  • Cambodian court opens landmark K. Rouge trial
    PHNOM PENH, June 27 (AFP): Four top Khmer Rouge leaders went on trial at Cambodia's UN-backed war crimes court on Monday for genocide and other atrocities during the hardline communist regime's reign of terror
  • Sri Lankan woman faces ‘death by beheading’ in Saudi Arabia
    Riyadh, June 27 (Agencies): A woman in Saudi Arabia is poised to be executed by beheading in front of a crowd of people for allegedly killing a baby in her care.The young maid, Rizana Nafeek, was arrested in Ma
  • ‘Pakistan not living up to Jinnah’s ideals’
    London, June 24 (Agencies): Sayeeda Warsi, the only Asian member in the Prime Minister David Cameron government, has criticised Pakistan for not living up to the ideals of its founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah and fo
  • Syrian refugees seek shelter from army crackdown
    Newly arrived Syrian refugees walk to their tents in the Turkish border town of Reyhanli in Hatay province on Thursday, June 23. (Reuters Photo) GUVECCI, Turkey, June 24 (Reuters): More than 1,500 Syrian r
  • Osama wanted new name for Al Qaeda to repair image
    Washington, June 24 (AP):  As Osama bin Laden watched his terrorist organization get picked apart, he lamented in his final writings that Al Qaeda was suffering from a marketing problem. His group was kill
  • Explosions rock Myanmar’s capital
    YANGON, June 24 (Reuters): Three explosions rocked Myanmar's capital, Naypyitaw, and two other towns within minutes of each other on Friday, residents said, adding several people were wounded but there were no
  • NATO chief says alliance will finish job in Libya
    TRIPOLI, June 24 (Reuters): NATO's chief on Thursday dismissed a call from Italy for a suspension of hostilities in Libya and tried to reassure wavering members of the Western coalition that Libyan leader Muamm
  • Musharraf’s former ADC commits suicide
    Islamabad, June 24 (PTI): A former aide-de-camp of erstwhile Pakistan military general Pervez Musharraf allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself in the head in his residence, his family has said.The body
  • Is Hillary Clinton moving to the World Bank?
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gestures during a news conference at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Thursday, June 9, following the Third Contact Group Meeting on Liby
  • Pakistan wants distinction between Taliban and al-Qaeda
    Islamabad, June 10 (Agencies): Pakistan and the US have resolved to ensure that al-Qaeda is "dismantled, disrupted and defeated", though Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani wants a distinction to be mad
  • Japan disaster victims face mental health risks
    TOKYO, June 10 (AP): Survivors of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami need long-term mental health care to protect them from debilitating conditions that could lead to suicide, Japan's government said Friday.In
  • Women lost in Nepal ate grass, bamboo to survive
    KATMANDU, June 10 (AP): A Japanese woman who was lost in Nepal's mountains for nearly two weeks said Friday that she survived by eating grass, drinking river water, taking shelter in small caves and praying.Mak
  • Gadhafi forces using sex drugs for rape?
    In this photo taken on a government organized tour, Libyan soldiers walk past Moammar Gadhafi’s portrait seen next to a damaged building in Tripoli, Libya on Monday, June 6, 2011. (AP Photo) UNITED N
  • Bean sprouts source of deadly E. coli outbreak
    A scientist runs tests on bean sprouts in the southern German town of Fellbach. Germany has blamed sprouts for a bacteria outbreak that has left at least 30 dead and some 3,000 ill, and cost farmers across Euro
  • More vaccines could save 6.4 million lives
    LONDON, June 9 (Reuters): Millions of children's lives and billions of dollars could be saved if vaccines were more widely available in 72 of the world's poorest countries, according to research published on Th
  • Thatcher aides call Palin nuts
    LONDON, June 9 (PTI): Britains first female prime minister Margaret Thatcher has reportedly snubbed Americas glamourous politician Sarah Palin by refusing her request for a one-to-one meeting in London. The 47-
  • Powers plot ‘post-Gadhafi’ future as rebels eye cash
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, center, speaks with  Jordan’s Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, left, and United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Anwar Gargash, right,
  • Insurgents shoot dead nine wedding guests
    JALALABAD, Afghanistan, June 9  (Reuters): Insurgents shot dead nine wedding guests and wounded five more in Afghanistan's turbulent east, local officials said on Thursday, the latest attack on revelers wh
  • China says no expiry date on Communist Party rule
    BEIJING, June 9 (Reuters): China's Communist Party sees no reason why it cannot stay in power indefinitely, having made the nation into the envy of the world with its economic success, one of the Party's top of