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South Asia

The girl's father Muhammad Amin expressed satisfaction over the verdict, saying: 'We are satisfied on the verdict but we wanted him to be hanged publicly.' (Photo: AFP)

Pak child serial killer appeals against his death sentence in Lahore HC

Imran Ali said the trial was conducted in 'haste and legal requirements were not fulfilled' during the trial.

The verdict was announced by ATC judge Sajjad Ahmed at Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore. The court also sentenced Imran Ali to life imprisonment and imposed Rs 1 million fine. (Representational Image)

Justice delivered: Pak man convicted for raping 7-yr-old, dumping body in garbage

Seven-year-old Zainab Ansari went missing on January 4; on January 8, her body was found in a garbage dump in the city of Kasur.

Pakistan has been given a three-month reprieve by a global watchdog over a US-led motion to put the South Asian country on a terrorist financing watchlist, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said. (Photo: File)

As US scrambles to put Pak on terror watchlist, watchdog gives 3-month pardon

Pakistan earlier in 2018 submitted a report about the progress it had made in curbing terrorist financing.

The arrested fishermen were handed over to the Docks police for further proceedings and investigation. (Photo: AFP)

47 Indian fishermen arrested by Pakistan for violating territorial limits

The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency arrested 47 Indian fishermen and seized nine launches for illegally fishing in Pakistani waters.

 Acting on a tip off, the police team raided the hotel and confiscated two pistols and three round of bullets from the Indian nationals, Nepal police said. (Representational Image)

Police arrest 2 Indian nationals for sneaking arms into Nepal

Prasad Kushwaha, 27 and Ajay Prasad Kushwaha, 21, were arrested from a hotel room during a raid by a special police team.

Asia

The Supreme Court decision is s seen by opposition activists as a blow to their attempts at toppling President Abdulla Yameen - accused of plunging the tiny Indian Ocean nation into political turmoil.. (Photo: AFP)

Maldives crisis: Top court revokes order to free political prisoners

The court's original decision had quashed a terrorism conviction against ex-president and opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed, among others.

Security personnel use teargas to disperse former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia’s supporters protesting against the court verdict in Dhaka on Thursday. (Photo: AP)

Khaleda Zia gets 5-year jail for graft

Ex-PM may be disqualified from polls; fugitive son sentenced too.

Heavy snow continued to affect parts of China on Saturday, closing highways, causing train and flight cancellations, and even interrupting a soccer match between Vietnam and Uzbekistan in a southern Chinese province. (Photo: AFP | representational)

Heavy snow causes travel havoc in central, southern China

The three railway stations in Wuhan, Hubei's provincial capital, cancelled more than a hundred train journeys.

Hafiz Saeed (Photo: File)

Pakistan finally declares Hafiz Saeed a terrorist

Officials said the new ordinance meant that all those individuals and entities listed by the United Nations also stand banned under Pakistani laws.

Middle East

Under decades of international sanctions, Iran's commercial passenger aircraft fleet has aged, with air accidents occurring regularly in recent years. (Representational Image)

Plane with 66 aboard crashes in central Iran, all feared dead

The report identified the plane as an ATR-72. It said the plane was flying from Tehran to the southern Iranian city of Yasuj.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Photo: File)

Bibi: Charges like Swiss cheese, full of holes

Netanyahu shrugs off graft charges, says won’t resign.

Kim has won admirers for his vocal criticism of Israel and his jibes about the controversial American policy shift on Jerusalem. (Photo: AFP)

Discount for N Koreans at Gaza eatery for Kim Jong Jerusalem support

Kim responded by calling Trump a ‘dotard’ and slamming his decision as a ‘reckless, wicked act.’

Syrian rescuers evacuate badly injured people following regime strikes on the besieged rebel-held enclave of Kafr Batna near Damascus on Tuesday. (Photo: AFP)

Syria regime strikes kill 35 civilians

The bloodshed came a day after another 31 civilians were killed in Eastern Ghouta.

A Russian pilot who ejected from his fighter jet after it was shot down in northwestern Syria on Saturday was killed by militants after he landed alive on the ground and resisted capture by an al-Qaida-linked group, Syrian monitors and a Syrian militant said. (Photo: AP)

Syrian rebels shoot down Russian warplane; pilot killed

The Russian plane was shot down, close to a major highway where the Syrian army and Iranian-backed militias are trying to advance.

Africa

The power struggle over Zuma's departure has put him at loggerheads with deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, his expected successor, who is the new head of the ANC. (Photo: File)

'No confidence' in Jacob Zuma: S African Parliament to oust prez tomorrow

Zuma was expected to respond on Wednesday to the ANC's order for him to resign.

The court awarded USD 5,000 to each victim of sexual violence and USD 15,000 to the families of those killed for criticising the militia's actions. (Photo: AP/Representational)

In a first, Congo punishes militia members for gangraping children

Young girls were raped in the militia members' superstitious belief that it would make them ‘impervious to bullets.’

Egypt's Coptic Christian minority has been targeted by Islamic terrorists in several attacks since last year that have killed over 100 people and wounded many others. (Photo: File)

10 killed, 8 injured in terror attack on church in Egypt

The attack comes days before the Coptic celebration of the new year and orthodox Christmas Day on January 7.

Jacob Zuma (Photo: AFP)

SA crisis: Zuma refuses to quit, Guptas raided

The raid marked a dramatic escalation in the pressure on Mr Zuma.

Europe

On May 7, 2015, Spanish police noticed a young Moroccan woman dragging what looked like a heavy suitcase across the border with Ceuta.  When they put the suitcase through an X-ray machine they were shocked to see the silhouette of a child curled up in foetal position. (Photo: AFP)

Man who smuggled 8-yr-old son into Spain, goes for trial

Prosecutors are seeking a 3-yr prison term for Ali Ouattara for helping his son's illegal entry into Europe and endangering child's life.

DNA tests conducted further revealed that she had been sexually violated after her death and charged Alexander, a 37-year-old worker at the morgue as the offender. (Representational Image)

Morgue technician sacked for sexually violating Russian celebrity’s dead body

Oksana Aplekaeva’s body had been found on the side of the motorway and her murderer still roams free.

No arrests were made because nobody had broken any Austrian laws but Transvania imposed a travel ban on the four involved indicating that they were no longer welcome aboard. (Representational Image)

Winds on wings: Dutch flight makes emergency landing as man ‘won’t stop farting’

The packed cabin turned chaotic when two Dutchmen seated next to the man requested him to stop, to no avail.

 ‘The police confirmed that the defendants were mainly not white but came from a diverse range of backgrounds including Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Indian, Iranian, Iraqi, Kurdish, Turkish, Albanian and Eastern European.’ (Representational Image)

Indian-origin men among gangs using drugs, alcohol to sexually abuse UK women

A police operation called Sanctuary published a review based on which a report was drawn.

Angela Merkel (Photo: AP)

Angela Merkel a step away from forming govt

Chancellor sacrifices finance ministry to clinch agreement.

Americas

Pappalardo closes the clip by pointing out that destroying the gun meant there would be one less lethal weapon in America. (Photo: Facebook)

One Less: Man cuts weapon in half post-Florida school shooting, video viral

The hashtag #oneless has mushroomed on social media as many gun owners have posted pictures or video of their firearms being destroyed.

The Trump administration has made clear that the US wants a “productive” relationship with China, and the two countries must work to manage and resolve differences. (Photo: File)

China will not bully, coerce nations in Asia: Trump administration

China is involved in a widening maritime dispute with several Southeast Asian countries over islands in the resource-rich South China Sea.

Nair's departure comes after several high-profile business leaders and politicians have quit or been fired in the past year following accusations of sexual harassment. (Photo: AP)

Ford's N America Prez Raj Nair steps down for 'inappropriate behaviour'

As North American chief, Nair was responsible for operations that generate about 90 percent of Ford's global profits.

Mrs V has been described as a wonderful teacher who was committed to her pupils’ well being and as someone who went out of their way to ensure her children understood lessons and to help them to succeed. (Representational Image)

How brave Indian-origin teacher saved many lives during Florida shooting

A math teacher, Viswanathan became cautious the moment she heard the fire alarm ring out the second time.

Oceania

Disputed South China Sea waters. (Photo: Representational Image)

Britain plans to send warship to South China Sea in move likely to irk Beijing

China claims most of the energy-rich sea where neighbors Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also have claims.

The plane was in the air for more than an hour. (Photo FIle)

Oxygen masks dropped, alarm flared: Passengers describe terror aboard AirAsia flight

The budget Indonesian airline said in a statement engineers were examining the plane at Perth.

'The woman is lucky to be alive after police rescued her from a mine shaft in the state's north-west,' says New South Wales police. (Photo: Facebook/@nswpoliceforce)

Woman stuck in mine shaft rescued 2 days later, after being spotted by drone

The 26-year-old vanished from her home in Lightning Ridge after going for walk, sparking a large-scale search and rescue operation.

The source added that the preferred terminology was to call the plan an ‘alternative’ to China’s Belt and Road Initiative, rather than a ‘rival.’ (Photos: File)

India, US, Japan, Aus form ‘quad’ to compete with China’s BRI: report

The United States, Japan, India and Australia have recently revived four-way talks to deepen security cooperation.

Turnbull will be seeking a clear picture from Trump on how he expects the North Korean crisis to unfold, said Kim Beazley, a former Australian defense minister who was ambassador to Washington until 2016. (Photo: File)

Australian PM Malcolm Turnball US bound to hold talks with Trump

The trade deal among 11 countries includes Australia, which also has a bilateral free trade partnership with the United States.