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Pakistan court orders release of Hafiz Saeed


LAHORE, Pakistan A Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered the release from house arrest of Islamist leader Hafiz Saeed, accused by the United States and India of masterminding attacks on Mumbai in 2008 in which 166 people were killed, a prosecutor said.

Ex-Bosnian Serb commander Mladic convicted of genocide, gets life in prison

THE HAGUE A U.N. tribunal on Wednesday convicted ex-Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity for massacres of Bosnian Muslims and ethnic cleansing campaigns to forge a "Greater Serbia", and jailed him for life. | Video

World, 12:22am IST

Indian navy the odd man out in Asia's 'Quad' alliance

NEW DELHI The Trump administration is pushing security ties between the United States, India, Japan and Australia, but the revival of the Asian "Quad" must overcome lingering mistrust in New Delhi towards its allies that hampers genuine military cooperation.

World, Japan 22 Nov 2017

U.S. calls Myanmar moves against Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing'

WASHINGTON The United States on Wednesday called the Myanmar military operation against the Rohingya population "ethnic cleansing" and threatened targeted sanctions against those responsible for what it called "horrendous atrocities."

World, 1:13am IST

Facebook to let users see if they 'liked' Russian accounts

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it would build a web page to allow users to see which Russian propaganda accounts they have liked or followed, after U.S. lawmakers demanded that the social network be more open about the reach of the accounts.

Tech, World, Facebook 2:23am IST

Cabinet approves amendments to India's insolvency and bankruptcy code

NEW DELHI India's cabinet on Wednesday approved amendments to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, the finance minister said, changes that are designed to prevent wilful defaulters from bidding for stressed assets.

Budget 2017, Business 22 Nov 2017

Lebanon's PM Hariri shelves resignation, easing crisis

BEIRUT Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri on Wednesday shelved his decision to resign as prime minister at the request of President Michel Aoun, easing a crisis that had deepened tensions in the Middle East.

World, 2:12am IST

'The people have spoken,' says Zimbabwe's new leader

HARARE Zimbabwe's new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa told a cheering crowd in Harare on Wednesday that the country was entering a new stage of democracy following Robert Mugabe's removal as president after nearly four decades in power. | Video

World, 12:52am IST

Backstreet Boy Nick Carter denies 2002 rape allegation

LOS ANGELES Backstreet Boy singer Nick Carter on Wednesday denied an allegation that he raped a teen pop singer 15 years ago, saying he was "shocked and saddened" by the accusation.

22 Nov 2017

Escape from North Korea: video shows defector under fire

SEOUL A North Korean border guard briefly crossed the border with the South in the chase for a defector last week - a violation of the ceasefire accord between North and South, a video released on Wednesday by the U.N. Command (UNC) in Seoul showed. | Video

World, 22 Nov 2017

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Japan's JFE to bid for Bhushan Steel with India's JSW as partner - sources

MUMBAI/TOKYO Japan's JFE Holdings Inc and India's JSW Steel Ltd are lining up a joint bid with a private equity firm for the assets of India's insolvent Bhushan Steel Ltd, two industry sources familiar with the matter said.


Besieged Syrians eating trash, fainting from hunger - U.N. survey

GENEVA Syrians in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta are so short of food that they are eating trash, fainting from hunger and forcing their children to eat on alternate days, the U.N. World Food Programme said in a report on Wednesday.


Movie Review: Tumhari Sulu

Finally, someone in a Bollywood film lives in Virar. This far-flung and much reviled Mumbai suburb and its people have been wholly ignored by India’s popular cinema, whose scope usually doesn’t extend beyond the tried-and-tested urban milieu.

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