VIETNAM: A deadly form of a common childhood illness has been linked to many of the mysterious child deaths in Cambodia that caused alarm after a cause could not immediately be determined, health officials said Monday.Read More »
TOKYO: India and other key world powers on Sunday vowed never to allow Afghanistan to become a sanctuary for global terrorism again, as major donors pledged US$ 16 billion in aid to the war-torn country to prevent it from sliding back into turmoil after foreign forces leave in 2014.Read More »
LONDON: Under pressure from education and industry leaders to review recent curbs on student visas, Prime Minister Mr David Cameron is likely to reverse policy and remove international students from official immigration figures, a measure that may relax some of the restrictions.Read More »
KABUL: Roadside bombs and insurgent attacks killed 16 Afghan civilians, five policemen and two members of the US-led coalition in southern Afghanistan where militants are trying to reclaim territory, Afghan and NATO authorities said on Sunday.Read More »
TRIPOLI: The leader of one of Libya's main Islamist parties said on Sunday that a rival liberal coalition had a solid advantage after the country's first election since the ouster of Moamer Gadhafi.Read More »
KRASNODAR, KRYMSK (RUSSIA): Russia is reeling from devastating flash floods in its southern Krasnodar region where at least 146 people were killed and 29,000 remained without power in the region's worst natural disaster in history.Read More »
DHAKA: A box-like object triggered a bomb scare today in Dinajpur, along the border with India’s West Bengal state, disrupting railway services on two routes in northwest Bangladesh.Read More »
ISLAMABAD: Pakistani police have seized a large number of 2,000-year-old Buddhist artefacts and relics dating from the Gandhara era and arrested two men who were allegedly trying to smuggle the items out of the country.
The items were found when police searched a container truck in the southern port city of Karachi yesterday.
PAMPLONA, SPAIN: Tens of thousands of revelers showered each other with sparkling wine and waved red kerchiefs Friday as the blast of a small rocket signaled the start of this year’s running of the bulls.Read More »
TRIPOLI: Libyans started voting on Saturday in the first parliamentary election since last year’s ouster and slaying of long-time dictator Moammar Gadhafi, with jubilation at this major step towards democracy after decades of erratic one-man rule tempered by boycott calls and violence in the country’s restive east.Read More »