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India ruling party chief urges law against conversions
December 20, 2014 - 5:34:17 pm
NEW DELHI: India's ruling party chief on Saturday called for a law to ban "forced religious conversions" amid increasing uproa...
IS has executed 100 foreigners trying to quit: Report
December 20, 2014 - 5:32:07 pm
LONDON: The Islamic State extremist group has executed 100 of its own foreign fighters who tried to flee their headquarters in the Syrian ci...
Saudi police kill 4 'terrorists' in Shiite village
December 20, 2014 - 5:30:08 pm
RIYADH: Saudi police killed four "terrorists" Saturday in a Shiite village in an operation to arrest the people who shot dead a so...
UN asks Israel to pay Lebanon $856m for oil spill
December 20, 2014 - 5:29:06 pm
UNITED NATIONS, United States: Israel was asked by the UN General Assembly on Friday to compensate Lebanon for $856.4 million in oil spill d...
Seven dead as Pakistan hits militant hideouts
December 20, 2014 - 2:20:52 pm
PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Seven people including a policeman and paramilitary soldier were killed in two separate incidents when Pakistani securit...
Philippines orders crackdown on privileged jailbirds
December 20, 2014 - 10:32:36 am
MANILA: Philippine authorities have given privileged inmates in the country's main prison until Christmas Eve to turn over their hidden ...
Mother arrested for murder of eight children in Australia
December 20, 2014 - 10:29:57 am
CAIRNS, Australia: Australian police said Saturday they had arrested the mother of all but one of eight children reportedly stabbed to death...
Turkey court arrests TV chief on 'terror' charges
December 19, 2014 - 6:30:24 pm
ISTANBUL: A Turkish court on Friday remanded in custody the head of a national TV network and three ex-police officers on terrorism charges,...
Alstom shareholders approve sale energy assets to GE
December 19, 2014 - 5:53:11 pm
PARIS: Shareholders approved Friday the 12.4-billion-euro ($15.2-billion) sale of Alstom's energy assets to US group General Electric by...
Michael Phelps set to appear in US court over DUI rap
December 19, 2014 - 12:29:41 pm
BALTIMORE: Olympic swimming superstar Michael Phelps appears in court Friday in his home state of Maryland for driving under the influence o...
Takata vows to step up airbag safety effort in open letter
December 19, 2014 - 10:40:39 am
TOKYO: Embattled Japanese auto parts maker Takata has published an open letter in major US and German media, vowing to step up its safety re...
Tokyo shares end 2.39pc higher
December 19, 2014 - 9:51:48 am
TOKYO: Tokyo stocks jumped 2.39 percent Friday following sharp gains on Wall Street while the dollar's strength also provided support. ...
Oil rebounds in volatile year-end trade
December 19, 2014 - 9:48:06 am
SINGAPORE: Oil prices edged up in Asia Friday after falling sharply in the previous session, as analysts predicted increased volatility ...
Pakistan military kills 32 militants
December 19, 2014 - 9:47:21 am
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's military said Friday it had killed 32 militants in clashes in a troubled tribal region near the Afghan border, day...
Eight children found dead at Australian property
December 19, 2014 - 8:34:23 am
SYDNEY: Eight children aged between 18 months and 15 years have been found dead at a home in the Australian city of Cairns, police said Frid...
Pakistan to appeal against bail for Mumbai attacks suspect
December 19, 2014 - 8:33:42 am
ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani government prosecutor said Friday he will challenge a court order granting bail to the alleged mastermind of the 2008...
US Marine in Philippine murder case makes first court appearance
December 19, 2014 - 8:08:19 am
Marilou, sister of slain Filipino transgender Jeffrey Laude (also known as Jennifer), shows a picture she took of US Marine Joseph Pembe...
Cameroon army says killed 116 Boko Haram fighters
December 18, 2014 - 1:20:32 pm
YAOUNDE: Cameroon's army said Thursday its troops had killed 116 Nigerian fighters from the Islamist Boko Haram group in the far north. ...
Tokyo stocks close 2.32pc higher
December 18, 2014 - 11:15:40 am
TOKYO: Tokyo stocks jumped 2.32 percent on Thursday, boosted by a rally on Wall Street and a weaker yen after the US Federal Reserve indicat...
Islamists kill 32, kidnap scores in Nigeria
December 18, 2014 - 11:12:11 am
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria: Boko Haram militants killed 32 people and kidnapped scores of others in an attack on the village of Gumsuri in the resti...
India launches biggest ever rocket into space
December 18, 2014 - 11:09:45 am
BANGALORE, India: India successfully launched its biggest ever rocket on Thursday, including an unmanned capsule which could one day send as...
Google looks to head off US antitrust lawsuit over Android
December 18, 2014 - 11:05:38 am
SAN JOSE, California: Google will try to persuade a US judge on Thursday to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit over its Android smartphone operati...
At least 28 killed in C. Africa violence
December 18, 2014 - 11:03:25 am
BANGUI, Central African Republic: At least 28 people were killed and dozens were injured in the latest clashes between armed groups in the C...
Chinese tourist killed in Turkey balloon crash
December 17, 2014 - 4:15:06 pm
ISTANBUL: A Chinese tourist was killed and eleven others, including Malaysians, were injured Wednesday when two hot-air balloons crashed dur...
Gulf sell-off fuelled by credit, lax regulation
December 17, 2014 - 4:08:39 pm
DUBAI: The sudden fall of Gulf share prices as the price of oil slides has given new impetus to governments in the region to improve financi...
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