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South Asia

Zeenat Shahzadi, a 26-year-old reporter of Daily Nai Khaber and Metro News TV channel, went missing on August 19, 2015, when some unidentified men allegedly kidnapped her while she was en route to her office.(Photo: Twitter)

Missing Pak journalist who fought for Indian national returns after 2 yrs

Zeenat Shahzadi was pursuing Hamid Ansari’s case, who had been jailed for illegally entering Pak to meet a girl.

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif had recently visited to United States to ease the ties between two countries (Photo: AFP)

Pakistan ready for joint operation to destroy Haqqani Network safe havens

'We have offered American authorities to visit Pakistan with evidence of Haqqani networks safe havens in the country', Asif said.

Hafiz Saeed, the founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba (File Photo)

Pak seeks ban on JuD chief Hafiz Saeed's newly-found politcal party Milli Muslim League

Tabish Qayyum, a spokesman for the MML, said in a statement that the ministry’s letter was unlawful.

Newly arrived Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar and some Bangladeshi sympathizers walk across a makeshift bridge continuing their journey in to camp for refugees in Teknaf, Bangladesh. (Photo: AP)

Rohingya militants say ceasefire to end on Oct 9, open to peace if Myanmar govt responds

The armed group tipped northern Rakhine into crisis when it ambushed police posts on August 25.

On Sunday, Myanmar's army said it had discovered two mud pits filled with 28 Hindu corpses (Photo:AFP)

Hindus recount massacre in Myanmar as mass graves unearthed

The military's sweeping reprisal has left hundreds dead and sent nearly half a million Rohingya refugees fleeing to Bangladesh.

Asia

Fazol Ahmed

Rohingya man refugee again 40 years after leaving Bangla

Ahmed’s family fled an earlier wave of violence against the Muslim minority in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in 1978, when he was still a child.

Ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (Photo: AP)

Ousted Nawaz Sharif set to return as party leader

Sources said that PML-N has also summoned a meeting on October 3 to re-elect Nawaz Sharif as the party president.

Spokesman Dawlat Wazir said the attack late Wednesday involved two suicide car bombs and set off hours of fighting. He says nine other soldiers were wounded and six have gone missing. (Photo: AFP/Representational)

43 Afghan soldiers killed in attack on army camp by Taliban

Afghan forces have struggled to combat a resurgent Taliban since US and NATO forces formally concluded their combat mission.

A senior security official said the exact number of casualties was unknown but that security forces at the scene had removed at least 30 bodies. (Photo: Representational/File)

30 killed in suicide bomb blast inside Kabul's Imam Zaman mosque

The attack occurred at Imam Zaman mosque in the western Dasht-e-Barchi part of Kabul, as Shi‘ite worshippers gathered for prayers.

Middle East

 According to the report, Sunitha, who was from Kasaragod district's Adukkath Vayal beach area, was working as a beautician in a salon in Sharjah for the last five years. (Photo: File/Representational)

Kerala-based woman dies in UAE after falling off moving car

Sunitha Prashanth from Kerala was killed in the incident after she hit her head on a lamp post.

A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces sprints through the debris in the old city centre on the eastern frontline of Raqa. (Photo: AFP)

Home-bound Syrians find Raqa battered beyond recognition

When a pair of airstrikes send consecutive booms echoing across Al-Rumeilah, Hammoud furrows his brows.

Prosecutors say the man said his brother had told him to try to bring the intestines into the country. (Photo: Representational/File)

Dubai: Man arrested for trying to smuggle 5.7 million amphetamine pills in sheep intestines

Customs authorities discovered the pills when they inspected the cargo before it was to be released and taken to a warehouse.

Jawaher Saif Al Kumaiti, 22, was driving home after visiting a friend in a hospital (Photo: Facebook)

UAE woman saves Indian driver's life by using Islamic robe to put out fire

Al Sharhan, head of the ambulance and rescue section, said they want to honour the bravery of the 'abaya woman'.

Qatari premier Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani. (Photo: AFP)

Qatar says its hosting of FIFA World Cup 'not up for discussion' amid Gulf crisis

Qatar has long denied supporting extremists while it shares a massive offshore natural gas field with Tehran.

Africa

Indian-origin Desiree Murugan was decapitated after the accused stabbed her 192 times. (Photo: iol.co.za.)

South African 'healer' who motivated beheading of Indian-origin woman gets life term

Magwala got a lighter sentence because he only selected Murugan as the victim but did not participate in the actual stabbing.

There was no immediate information on what had caused the collision. (Photo: Twitter)

Trains collide in Egyptian city of Alexandria; 31 killed, 109 injured

The head of the ambulance services Dr Abu Homs said he fears the death toll and the number of injured could rise further.

Turkana, an arid region bordering South Sudan, is awash with small arms and violent clashes between competing communities over resources and territory are common. (Representational | Photo: AFP)

Northern Kenya school raid: 6 killed

Toposa tribal militia believed to be responsible, suspended students allegedly participated in the raid.

Protesters of Kenya opposition leader Raila Odinga demonstrate in the Mathare area of Nairobi, Kenya. (Photo: AP)

11 killed in Kenya as election riots flare up

The bodies of nine young men shot dead overnight in Nairobi’s Mathare slum had been brought to the city morgue, a security official said.

Europe

Pope Francis greets cadinals at the end of a mass for the canonization of 35 new saints at St Peter’s Square. (Photo: AFP)

Pope Francis canonises 35 new Roman Catholic saints

he region includes Guyana, Suriname, French Guyana, Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru and Brazil.

The duo, both employees of European cash handling company Loomis, claimed they had been robbed to cover their tracks after they stole 26 bags of cash on March 14 this year. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

UK: Indian-origin guard, aide rob 7 mn pound from vehicles transporting cash; jailed

Ranjeev Singh and fellow security guard Mohammad Siddique were jailed for conspiracy to steal at Kingston Crown Court in south-west London.

Sukhi Rayat parked his car in his yard in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Shortly after a dozen armed policemen with dogs ran into his garden, then pushed him against a wall and put him in handcuffs. (Photo: Representational/File)

UK police holds Sikh man at gunpoint after misunderstanding

The raid happened after someone called police to report a gunshot coming from Rayats car, however, complainants allegations changed 3 times.

Foreign Policy magazine said the decision was aimed at saving money and to protest what the US believes is UNESCO's anti-Israel stance. (Photo: AFP)

US withdraws from UNESCO, accuses body of 'anti-Israel bias'

The head of UNESCO Irina Bokova voiced 'profound regret' over United States withdrawing from the UN body.

US President Donald Trump with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Photo: File)

US Embassy in Russia suspends issuing non-immigrant visas post

The vast majority of the more than 1,000 employees at the various US diplomatic missions in Russia.

Americas

Diwali celebrations in White House. (Photo: PTI)

Indian-American Congressman introduces resolution for Diwali in US House

The resolution recognises the religious and historical significance of Diwali.

US President Donald Trump (Photo: AFP)

Trump's IQ test jibe deepens feud with Tillerson; WH insists president was joking

Trump's comments have threatened to undermine Tillerson's diplomatic initiatives and sow confusion among allies and foes.

President Maduro claims landslide win in disputed Venezuela elections. (Photo: File)

President Maduro wins ‘closely watched’ regional elections in Venezuela

Maduro's socialist party won governorships of 17 of the 23 states.

Veronica Green Posey, 64, was arrested and charged with homicide and cruelty toward a child, The Pensacola News Journal reported. (Photo: Escambia County Jail/Facebook)

325-pound Florida woman sits on child as punishment, kills her; arrested

Grace Smith called Posey, who is her niece, to her house to help with disciplining the girl, according to the report.

Oceania

New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English, front right, celebrates with his wife Mary English at a party function in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo: AP)

Final vote count in New Zealand election tightens close race

Both sides will need to talk with the small New Zealand First party, led by maverick 72-year-old lawmaker Winston Peters.

 Pell remained silent throughout with magistrate Duncan Reynolds ruling the brief of evidence needs to be handed to his legal team by September 8, with the next court date set for October 6.  (Photo: AFP)

Cardinal George Pell denies charges of child sex abuse in Australian court

The number-three figure in the Vatican returned from Rome earlier in July to face the charges in Melbourne Magistrates Court.

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.

Crew members looking out the cockpit windows of a RNZAF P3 Orion during search operations for wreckage and debris of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. (Photo: AFP)

Australia has 'better understanding' of where Malaysian plane MH370 might be

The hunt for the plane was the largest in history and the ATSB said the challenge was working with limited data.

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.