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U.S. tells Pakistan: Do not let Haqqani fighters resettle


ASPEN Colorado - The U.S. government urged Pakistan on Friday to prevent displaced Haqqani militants from returning to their traditional sanctuary after a Pakistani military offensive near the Afghanistan border.

U.S., Afghanistan fail to track U.S.-supplied small arms - watchdog

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government has failed to effectively track many of the more than 465,000 light weapons it has supplied to Afghanistan's army and police, creating the risk that machine guns and other small arms could fall into insurgent hands, a U.S. watchdog said on Monday.

28 Jul 2014

Pakistan mob kills woman, girls, over "blasphemous" Facebook post

ISLAMABAD - A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her granddaughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said Monday, the latest instance of growing violence against minorities.

World, Top News, Facebook 28 Jul 2014

Sri Lankan asylum seekers arrive in Australia after weeks held at sea

SYDNEY - A group of 157 migrants, thought to be Sri Lankan asylum seekers, arrived at a detention camp in Australia, government officials said on Monday, after having been held at sea by authorities for almost a month.

World, 2:35am IST

Wounded Pakistani bomb-squad policeman longs to get back to the field

DERA ISMAIL KHAN Pakistan - When a mine blew off Pakistani police Inspector Inayat Ullah's right foot and most of his left hand in January, hundreds of people crowded into the hospital, desperate to give blood to their city's hero.

28 Jul 2014

Gunmen stop minibuses, kill at least 14 in Afghanistan

KABUL - Gunmen intercepted two minibuses travelling through central Afghanistan and killed at least 14 passengers overnight, officials said on Friday.

World, 26 Jul 2014

Wary Pakistan puts military in charge of capital's security

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan is putting the military in charge of security in the capital, Islamabad, in case Pakistani Taliban militants try to launch attacks in response to an army offensive against them, the government said on Friday.

Top News, 25 Jul 2014

Taliban stop cars, kill passengers in central Afghanistan

KABUL - Taliban insurgents intercepted two minibuses travelling through central Afghanistan and killed at least 14 passengers overnight, officials said on Friday.

World 25 Jul 2014

Pakistani boy loses arms after row with landowner over cows - police

LAHORE Pakistan - Pakistani police have arrested the son of a landowner for an assault on a 10-year-old boy which resulted in his injured arms being amputated, the latest case highlighting harsh treatment of villagers by so-called feudal families.

25 Jul 2014

Australia to ship Tamil asylum seekers to its mainland

SYDNEY - Australia will transfer 157 Tamil asylum seekers it has been holding at sea for nearly a month to a mainland detention centre, the immigration minister said on Friday, in an apparent setback for the government's policies.

World, Top News 25 Jul 2014

India-Pakistan border flare-up a zero-sum game

At places along the Line of Control (LoC), barely a wire separates the Indian soldier and his Pakistani counterpart. The genesis of the recent flare-up was the killing of five Indian soldiers on the Indian side of the LoC. The media blitz in Delhi found more fodder with a spike in infiltration attempts and exchange of fire beyond the LoC at posts across the international border.

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