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U.S. strike on Afghan hospital in 2015 not a war crime - Pentagon


WASHINGTON A deadly U.S. air strike in Afghanistan last year that destroyed a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders did not amount to a war crime but was caused by human error, equipment failure and other factors, a U.S. military report released on Friday concluded. | Video

Kerry urges Bangladesh probe of embassy employee's killing

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has called on Bangladesh to ensure a thorough investigation into the killing this week of a gay rights advocate employed by the U.S. embassy, the U.S. State Department said on Friday.

World, 12:17am IST

South Asia clothing industry can employ millions more women, boost growth - World Bank

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - South Asia's clothing and textiles industry can create millions of jobs for the region's working-age women, boosting economic growth and helping improve children's health and education, a World Bank report said.

Top News 28 Apr 2016

Australian aid worker believed kidnapped in Afghanistan

SYDNEY Australia is working closely with the Afghan government to secure the safe return of an Australian aid worker believed to have been kidnapped, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Friday.

Top News, World, 29 Apr 2016

U.S. military punishes 16 over 2015 Afghan hospital bombing

WASHINGTON The U.S. military will announce on Friday that has it taken disciplinary action against 16 service members over a deadly Oct. 3 air strike in Afghanistan that destroyed a hospital run by the international medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres, U.S. officials told Reuters. | Video

World, 12:28am IST

Muslim leader in India under fire from activists for supporting FGM

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The leader of the only South Asian Muslim community known to practise female genital mutilation (FGM) came under criticism on Friday by campaigers who accused him of urging followers to continue the centuries-old custom.

Top News, 29 Apr 2016

Pakistan says has taken steps to root out militants in Waziristan

ISLAMABAD Pakistan has done its best to root out militants from the Waziristan region, its foreign secretary said on Wednesday, after Afghanistan called for its neighbour to act against the Taliban and other groups aligned to the militants.

World 28 Apr 2016

Teenager takes grandmother's job to feed family in Rajasthan

DUNGARPUR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For Anita, the eldest daughter in a family in Rajasthan, a family tragedy means she has had to leave school and go to work, unlike her friends, doing an adult job even though she is only 14.

Top News, 28 Apr 2016

U.N. blacklists India-flagged ship carrying eastern Libya oil

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council Libya sanctions committee blacklisted on Wednesday an Indian-flagged tanker carrying crude oil shipped by the rival eastern Libya government, said diplomats, which would prevent it from entering any ports.

Top News, 28 Apr 2016

IMF says Pakistan ready to go it alone when programme ends

LONDON Pakistan will be ready to go it alone when its $6.7 billion three-year International Monetary Fund programme ends in September, a senior fund official said on Wednesday.

Top News, World, IMF 27 Apr 2016

Movie Review: Baaghi

Sabbir Khan’s third film could have been easily called the Tiger Shroff showreel. Every second scene of "Baaghi" is a chance for Shroff to show off his rippling muscles and an incredibly flexible body that he manages to contort into all sorts of positions while fighting the bad guys.

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