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Taliban announces start of spring offensive in Afghanistan

Taliban announces start of spring offensive in Afghanistan Tue, 12 Apr, 2016

The Taliban announced the start of their spring offensive on Tuesday, pledging to launch large-scale offensives against government strongholds backed by suicide and guerrilla attacks to drive Afghanistan's Western-backed government from power.
Prince William and wife Kate begin royal tour of India

Prince William and wife Kate begin royal tour of India Sun, 10 Apr, 2016

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid their respects at one of the sites of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks Sunday as they began a weeklong visit to India, their first royal tour in two years.
Massive fire kills more than 100 in south India temple fire

Massive fire kills more than 100 in south India temple fire Sun, 10 Apr, 2016

A massive fire swept through a temple in southern India on Sunday, killing more than 100 people and injuring scores more after they gathered to watch an unofficial fireworks display.
Pakistan hangs brothers for murdering six people

Pakistan hangs brothers for murdering six people Sat, 09 Apr, 2016

 Pakistan on Saturday hanged two brothers convicted of murdering six people from the same family, just days after Amnesty International criticised the country for becoming the world's third most prolific executioner after China and Iran.
Worldwide executions highest since 1989: Amnesty

Worldwide executions highest since 1989: Amnesty Wed, 06 Apr, 2016

The number of known executions worldwide went up by more than 50 percent last year to at least 1,634, the highest figure recorded since 1989, Amnesty International said Wednesday.
47 Indian policemen get life sentences for 1991 Sikh killings

47 Indian policemen get life sentences for 1991 Sikh killings Tue, 05 Apr, 2016

A special court in India has sentenced 47 policemen to life in prison for killing a group of Sikh pilgrims in 1991 whom they had claimed were militants, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
Nepal risks fresh turmoil over flawed constitution: ICG

Nepal risks fresh turmoil over flawed constitution: ICG Mon, 04 Apr, 2016

Nepal risks more turmoil if it fails to address the demands for greater representation of minority ethnic Madhesis in the new constitution, the International Crisis Group (ICG) said on Tuesday. 
Massive Panama leak shows how world leader hide their money

Massive Panama leak shows how world leader hide their money Sun, 03 Apr, 2016

Close aides of Russian president Vladimir Putin are among those whose assets feature in a vast expose of tax havens published Sunday after a year-long investigation into 11.5 million leaked documents.
World leaders urge action on nuclear security, terror

World leaders urge action on nuclear security, terror Sat, 02 Apr, 2016

World leaders declared progress in safeguarding nuclear materials sought by terrorists and wayward nations, even as President Barack Obama acknowledged the task was far from finished.
China blocks India's UN request to blacklist Pakistani militant

China blocks India's UN request to blacklist Pakistani militant Sat, 02 Apr, 2016

China has blocked a request from India to add the head of the Pakistani militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad to a UN sanctions blacklist, UN diplomats said.
India overpass collapse kills 14; scores feared trapped

India overpass collapse kills 14; scores feared trapped Thu, 31 Mar, 2016

An overpass under construction in the bustling Indian city of Kolkata collapsed on Thursday on to vehicles and street vendors below, killing at least 14 people with more than 100 people feared trapped.
Taliban rockets hit Afghan parliament compound

Taliban rockets hit Afghan parliament compound Mon, 28 Mar, 2016

Rockets fired by Taliban fighters struck the compound of Afghanistan's new parliament on Monday as the country's top intelligence official and caretaker minister of interior prepared to address the assembly.
Scores killed as suicide blast hits Pakistan's Lahore

Scores killed as suicide blast hits Pakistan's Lahore Sun, 27 Mar, 2016

At least 63 people were killed and more than 200 injured when an apparent suicide bomb ripped through the parking lot of a crowded park in the Pakistani city of Lahore where Christians were celebrating Easter Sunday, officials said.
Nepal quake reconstruction chief faces graft investigation

Nepal quake reconstruction chief faces graft investigation Mon, 21 Mar, 2016

The head of Nepal's earthquake reconstruction authority is being investigated following complaints of corruption and other irregularities, an anti-graft official said Monday.
Bus bomb blast kills 16 in northwestern Pakistan

Bus bomb blast kills 16 in northwestern Pakistan Wed, 16 Mar, 2016

At least 16 people were killed and more than two dozen wounded when a bomb blew up inside a bus in Peshawar, the main city of Pakistan's insurgency-wracked northwest, officials said, with the toll feared to rise.
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