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Indian-origin lecturer wins top nursing award

Singapore: An Indian-origin woman here will receive an international award for her work in the healthcare sector for women and refugees, becoming the first Singaporean to get the prestigious biennial....

Pakistan must break links with terrorists operating in India, says US experts

Washington: Citing the case of Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, two US experts want the US to push Pakistan to end its selective....

Chinese president to visit Pakistan on April 10

Islamabad: Chinese President Xi Jinping is slated to arrive in Pakistan on April 10 on a two-day official visit, a media report said on Wednesday. Official reports said that during....

Pakistan 8th ‘most dangerous country’ in the world: Report

London: Pakistan has emerged as the world's eighth most dangerous country in a latest analysis of the top 10 danger zones based on terrorist and rebel activity. The IntelCenter's 'Top....

Sikh man attacked in Birmingham, video goes viral; probe on

London: A Sikh man was beaten up in a suspected racial attack in the British city of Birmingham and police have launched an investigation after a video of the assault....

Pakistan arrests 18 Indian fishermen, seizes 3 boats

Pakistani authorities have arrested 18 Indian fishermen and seized their three boats for allegedly violating the country's territorial waters. The fishermen were arrested by Pakistan's Maritime Security (PMS) forces last....

Around 500 Pakistanis return home from strife-torn Yemen

Islamabad: Around 500 Pakistanis stranded in the conflict-ridden Yemen arrived home on board a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane on Sunday night, according to media reports. Families of the passengers....

Kenya arrests three women over terror links

Nairobi: Kenyan authorities said that three women, suspected of being suicide bombers, were detained in the coastal city of Mombasa. Mombasa County Commissioner Nelson Marwa said the three were arrested....

Air Canada flight skids off runway, 23 hospitalised

Ottawa: An Air Canada flight from Toronto skidded off the runway as it landed at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Sunday,sending 23 people to hospital with injuries that are....

Rare 100-carat diamond may fetch USD 25 million at auction

New York: A rare emerald-cut 100-carat diamond is expected to fetch up to a whopping USD 25 million at an auction here. Sotheby's New York will place the internally flawless....

Lakhvi case sub-judice, no need to jump the gun: Pak envoy

New Delhi: Pakistan on Monday said India should "not jump the gun" as the case related to Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi is "sub-judice". India had conveyed its....

BBC chief gets death threats after Jeremy Clarkson sacking

London: The chief of the BBC has reportedly received death threats after his decision to sack the network's popular motoring-show host Jeremy Clarkson, forcing the Scotland Yard to investigate the....

US war on terror kills over 80,000 people in Pakistan: Report

Islamabad: More than 80,000 Pakistanis, including over 48,000 civilians, have been killed in the decade-long US-led war against terror in the country, according to a new report. The report titled....

Cockpit recording shows Germanwings captain shouted ‘open the damn door’

The captain of a passenger jet that investigators believe was deliberately crashed into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, shouted at the co-pilot to "open the damn door" as....

Narendra Modi discusses bilateral initiatives with Singapore leaders

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met Singapore leaders and conveyed his condolences while underlining the importance of taking forward the initiatives in India inspired by late Lee Kuan Yew.....

Disappointed with India for voting against gay rights: US

Washington: The US has voiced its disappointment with India for voting against the benefits of same-sex partners at the UN. Addressing the gathering at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace,....

Pakistan: Over 32,000 arrested in anti-terror operations since Peshawar carnage

Islamabad: Pakistan's law enforcement agencies have arrested over 32,000 people on different charges in more than 28,000 anti-militant operations in the aftermath of the Peshawar school massacre, the government said....

Cautiously optimistic about improved relations with Pak: Ghani

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said he is "cautiously optimistic" about improvement in his nation's relations with Pakistan but said that sanctuaries to Taliban and other insurgents must end for....

Ukraine’s Russia debt threatens IMF rescue

Washington: A default by Ukraine on USD 3 billion in debt owed to Russia this year could threaten the International Monetary Fund's lifeline to the embattled country, an IMF spokesman....

Germanwings co-pilot ‘deliberately crashed plane’: French officials

MARIGNANE: According to the lead investigator of the crashed Airbus A320, the co-pilot of the aircraft ‘voluntarily’ initiated the drop of the Germanwings flight that crashed into the French Alps....

‘March’ – The ‘Black Month’ in Balochistan

March is considered to be the ‘Black Month’ in Balochistan by Baloch activists, suggest reports. Going by the history of Balochistan, it is to be noted that in two separate....

Report: France jet audio shows pilot locked out of cockpit

France: The first half of Germanwings Flight 9525 was chilling in its normalcy. It took off from Barcelona en route to Duesseldorf, climbing up over the Mediterranean and turning over....

2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Lakhvi files another plea in Pak court challenging detention

Islamabad: LeT operations commander and 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi on Wednesday filed a contempt of court plea against the Punjab government in the High Court here, challenging....

Damaged black box, 2 minutes key clues in Alpine jet crash

Seyne-les-Alpes: A cockpit voice recorder badly damaged when a German jetliner slammed into an Alpine mountainside and a crucial two-minute span when the pilot lost contact offer vital clues into....

230 suspected jihadis prevented from leaving Australia

Counterterrorism squads have prevented 230 suspected jihadis from departing Australian airports for the Middle East this month, including at least three teenage boys, officials said today. Officials had previously announced....

13 people killed in a road accident in Pakistan

At least 13 people, including women, were killed and 15 others injured today when an overspeeding Karachi-bound bus collided head-on with a truck in Pakistan's southern Sindh province.  The accident....

Yemen leader asks UN to back military action against rebels

United Nations: Yemen's embattled president asked the UN Security Council to authorize a military intervention in support of his government to oust Houthi Shiite rebels who control much of the....

Resurging India driving energy across South Asia: US

Washington: The US has said India's resurgence under the new leadership was driving energy and optimism across South Asia and the two countries were now "indispensable partners" in promoting peace....

Pakistan to purchase 4,000 MW of electricity from China

Islamabad: Energy-starved Pakistan will purchase 4,000 megawatt of electricity from China to meet its power crisis, media reports said on Tuesday. The country has been hit by some of the....

Airbus A320 with 148 people on board crashes in Southern France

Airbus A320 with 142 passengers and six crew members on board crashed in Digne region, southern France on Tuesday, media reports inform.  The aircraft belonging to Germanwings low-cost airline was....