KINSHASA, CONGO: Survivors who swam to safety after their overcrowded boat capsized over the weekend said nearby fishermen refused to help drowning passengers in the dark of night, instead looting the goods aboard the burning vessel and beating people with oars.Read More »
JERUSALEM: The Israeli Foreign Minister, Mr Avigdor Lieberman said today that his ultra-nationalist, Mr Yisrael Beitenu party would block any attempt to extend a partial moratorium on settlements due to expire on September 26.Read More »
KANDAHAR: US and Afghan troops were on patrol and engaged in live combat in Kandahar Province in southern Afghanistan on Monday.
Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade of the US 101st Airborne Division operating in the region manned a mortar battery at Forward Operating Base Wilson, on Sunday, firing 120mm shells to support colleagues under attack two kilometers (one mile) away.
LONDON: An Austrian girl who has suffered sexual, physical and mental torture as a prisoner trapped in a cellar for eight years has come out with an autobiography describing how she was forced to work almost naked, sleep with her captor and beaten 200 times a week.Read More »
LONDON/KARACHI: In a sensational turn to the spot-fixing scam, the three Pakistani cricketers — Salman Butt, Mohammed Aamir and Mohammed Asif — on Saturday admitted that they took money from bookie Mazhar Majeed but came out with a bizarre defence that it was for some sponsorship contracts.Read More »
ISLAMABAD: Admitting that the trial of LeT’s Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six others charged with involvement in the Mumbai attacks is “stuck”, Pakistan Saturday said the formation of a commission to record the testimony of two key Indian witnesses is necessary to take things forward.Read More »
SEOUL: India and South Korea Saturday explored ways to strengthen bilateral ties which have taken a “sharp upward trajectory” and discussed issues like anti-piracy and disaster relief.Read More »
WELLINGTON: Authorities declared an overnight curfew for Saturday after a major earthquake hit New Zealand’s second biggest city, Christchurch, bringing down power lines and bridges and wrecking roads and building facades.Read More »
LONDON: For the first time in its history, the ICC on Friday suspended Pakistan’s Test captain Salman Butt and his two teammates accused of ‘spot-fixing’, prompting an angry outburst from Pakistan which saw a “conspiracy” and sought to insinuate that its president, Mr Sharad Pawar may have had a hand.Read More »
ISLAMABAD: A suicide attack on a procession organised by Shia students and subsequent firing by protesters at Quetta in southwest Pakistan on Friday killed over 50 people and injured more than 100 others, hours after two terrorist attacks left as many persons dead in the northwest.Read More »