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Flash floods kill scores in Nepal, Assam


KATHMANDU/GUWAHATI, India Flash floods and landslides have killed at least 68 people in Nepal in the past three days and another 15 are missing, local authorities said on Thursday.

Senior Pakistani officer to investigate British woman's suspected 'honour killing'

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistan on Thursday appointed a senior police official to investigate the death of a British woman whose husband alleges she was killed for marrying him against her parents' wishes.

World, Top News, 11:13pm IST

Dead Bangladesh-American suspect was friend of cafe attacker - police

DHAKA One of nine suspected militants killed in a police raid in Bangladesh this week was a Bangladeshi-American who was a friend of one of the gunmen who attacked a cafe on July 1 killing 22 people, police said on Thursday.

World, 4:26pm IST

British-Bangladeshi survivor of cafe attack held at unknown location - lawyer

DHAKA/NEW DELHI A man who was celebrating his daughter's 13th birthday with his family in a Dhaka cafe when they were caught up in a bloody hostage-taking nearly four weeks ago is still being held as a suspect, the family's lawyer said on Wednesday.

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Five U.S. military members injured in Afghanistan - commander

WASHINGTON Five U.S. special operation forces were wounded while partnering with Afghan special forces in an operation to clear areas controlled by Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan, the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan said on Thursday.

World, 11:10pm IST

Austria to extradite Pakistani over suspected Paris attack links

VIENNA A Pakistani man suspected of links to the jihadists who killed 130 people in Paris in November will be extradited to France, an Austrian court spokesman said on Wednesday.

World 27 Jul 2016

Pakistani Taliban claim responsibility for Karachi military killings

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan A Pakistani Taliban faction has claimed responsibility for Tuesday's killing of two military officers in the southern city of Karachi, a spokesman for the Islamist group said.

Top News, World, 27 Jul 2016

Gunmen kill two military officials in Pakistan's Karachi

KARACHI, Pakistan Gunmen on Tuesday killed two Pakistan army officials in Karachi, where paramilitary forces have been cracking down on Islamist militants and criminal gangs for almost three years, police and media said.

World 26 Jul 2016

Pakistan arrests two over suggestions army seize power

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistani authorities have arrested two men in different parts of the country for suggesting that the army seize power from the civilian government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, police said on Tuesday.

World 26 Jul 2016

Bangladesh police kill nine militants plotting major attack

DHAKA Police in Bangladesh killed nine militants on Tuesday who were believed to have been plotting an attack similar to the one on a cafe on July 1 that killed 22 people, the national police chief said.

Top News, World, 27 Jul 2016

Movie Review: Sultan

“Sultan” works because director Ali Abbas Zafar injects enough wry humour into the proceedings and eschews melodrama. Sultan and Aarfa’s romance is low-key and the interactions between them are the only time where Khan is forced to bring out his deeply-hidden and limited acting talents.

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