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Pakistan court indicts four, including brother, over Qandeel Baloch's death

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LAHORE, Pakistan A Pakistani court has charged four men with the murder of a woman social media star, including her brother, but all four deny involvement in her death, their lawyer said on Wednesday.

Female Afghan cyclists push boundaries one wheelie at a time

KABUL Brushing aside suicide bombings and public scorn, the young women of Afghanistan's first freestyle cycling club hope their pop-a-wheelies, bunnyhops and backflips will trailblaze a new path for future generations in this conservative Muslim nation. | Video

Top News, World, South Asia 3:46pm IST

Turkish air strikes kill 23 Islamic State militants in Syria's al-Bab region - army

ISTANBUL Turkish warplanes pounded 12 Islamic State targets in the al-Bab region of northern Syria on Wednesday, killing 23 militants, the military said.

World, Syria 3:36pm IST

Aleppo rebels call for five-day ceasefire, talks about city's future

BEIRUT Syrian rebels in besieged eastern Aleppo called for an immediate five-day ceasefire, negotiations about the future of the city and for medical and civilian evacuations, in a humanitarian plan published on Wednesday.

World, Syria 3:20pm IST

Monitor says Syrian army seizes Aleppo Old City from rebels

BEIRUT A war monitor said on Wednesday the Syrian army had seized control of all parts of the Old City of Aleppo which had been held by rebels, part of an advance which has seen insurgents lose around two thirds of their main urban stronghold over the past two weeks.

World, Top News, Syria 1:07pm IST

Ship with 64 passengers on board sinks off Yemen coast - shipping sources

ADEN A passenger ship carrying more than 60 passengers, including women and children, sank while sailing to Socotra island in the Indian Ocean from Hadramout province in mainland Yemen, shipping sources said on Wednesday.

World, Top News, Yemen 12:27pm IST

Yemen says U.N. roadmap to end conflict sets 'dangerous precedent'

WASHINGTON Yemen on Tuesday appeared to reject a U.N. plan to end its civil war, saying the roadmap would create a "dangerous international precedent" by legitimising the rebellion against the country's internationally recognised government.

World, Yemen 6:39am IST

Suitors, husbands spurn Middle Eastern women disfigured by war

AMMAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ahzan was shopping in a market in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad when an explosion ripped through the street, lifting her off her feet and shattering her lower body.

World, Iraq 6:32am IST

Libyan forces clear last Islamic State holdout in Sirte

SIRTE, Libya Libyan forces backed by U.S. air strikes finished clearing the last Islamic State holdout in Sirte on Tuesday after a near seven-month battle for the militant group's former North African stronghold. | Video

World, Libya 5:15am IST

Syrian troops enter Aleppo's Old City, poised for war's biggest victory

BEIRUT/GENEVA Syria's army and allies pushed into rebel-held parts of Aleppo's Old City on Tuesday, a monitoring group said, looking closer than ever to achieving their most important victory of the five-year-old civil war by driving rebels out of their last urban stronghold.

World, Syria 5:06am IST

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