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Indonesian air force plane crashes in Papua, killing 13: official

Indonesian air force plane crashes in Papua, killing 13: official

JAKARTA: An Indonesian air force transport plane has crashed into a mountain, killing all 13 people board, during a training exercise in the remote region of Papua, a search and rescue agency official said on Sunday. The Hercules C130 plane had taken off from the city of Timika, before crashing near its destination of Wamena at around 6:15 AM […]

Bilawal Bhutto announces return of Zardari in Pakistan

Bilawal Bhutto announces return of Zardari in Pakistan

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Sunday announced that former president Asif Ali Zardari will return to Pakistan on Dec 23. Bilawal Bhutto was speaking to media, where he said that now his party has started to play the role of ‘real opposition’. Over the subject of former president Zardari’s return, Bilawal […]

Saudi king rejects interference in Yemen

Saudi king rejects interference in Yemen

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is determined to prevent external “interference” in neighbouring war-torn Yemen, King Salman said in an annual address on Wednesday. He did not explicitly refer to the kingdom’s regional rival Iran but Saudi officials have accused Tehran and the Lebanese Shia militant group Hezbollah of aiding rebels in Yemen. Since March 2015, Saudi […]

Mexico villagers free gang boss’s mother in ‘kidnap deal’

Mexico villagers free gang boss’s mother in ‘kidnap deal’

Villagers in the Mexican state of Guerrero have freed the mother of a gang leader they were holding captive in exchange for the release of a local man the gang had kidnapped. The villagers formed a vigilante group on Sunday after local engineer Isauro de Paz Duque was taken by the gang. Mr de Paz’s […]

Egyptair crash: Explosives found in investigation

Egyptair crash: Explosives found in investigation

Traces of explosives have been found on victims of the Egyptair crash over the Mediterranean in May, investigators say. A statement by Egypt’s civil aviation ministry said a criminal investigation would now begin into the crash. Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo plunged into the sea on 19 May killing all 66 people on board. […]

Bangladesh factory boy killed in air hose assault

Bangladesh factory boy killed in air hose assault

A 13-year-old boy has died in hospital in Bangladesh after an apparently gruesome assault at a spinning mill. The incident took place in Dhaka’s Narayanganj district. Police say a colleague pumped air into the boy’s rectum using a high-pressure hose. Police say the reason for the incident is not clear but the teenager’s colleague has […]

Misbah looks to make history in Australia

Misbah looks to make history in Australia

BRISBANE: The Pakistan team, six years in the making and armed with insider knowledge from coach Mickey Arthur, are poised to make history in Australia, veteran skipper Misbah-ul-Haq said Wednesday. Misbah, who exerts a calming influence on the mercurial Pakistanis, believes the side has developed into one that can finally deliver a series win after […]

Google’s ‘Year in Pakistan Search’ reveals interesting trend

Google’s ‘Year in Pakistan Search’ reveals interesting trend

Singer and model Qandeel Baloch was the most searched person by the Pakistanis, revealed Google on Wednesday in its annual ‘Year in Pakistan Search’ list. Social media sensation Qandeel was allegedly killed by her brother in an apparent honour killing on July 16, 2016. The murder took place when Qandeel was sleeping at her house […]

Turkey under attack from terror groups, must respond in kind – Erdogan

Turkey under attack from terror groups, must respond in kind – Erdogan

Turkey is facing the biggest attack in its history from terrorist groups and needs to retaliate in kind, President Tayyip Erdogan said in a speech to local administrators in the presidential palace on Wednesday. Turkey has been hit by a series of bombings blamed on Islamic State and Kurdish militants this year and is pursuing […]

Man arrested after innocent woman booted in Berlin

Man arrested after innocent woman booted in Berlin

BERLIN: German police have arrested a man after footage of a horrifying attack which showed an attacker kick a woman down a flight of stairs in a Berlin subway shocked the world, British media reported. Officers have arrested one of the men they believe was in the company of the group when the incident took […]

Antonio Guterres sworn in as UN secretary general

Antonio Guterres sworn in as UN secretary general

Former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres was sworn in Monday as Secretary General of the United Nations, becoming the ninth UN chief in the body’s 71-year history. The former UN refugee chief was elected to the top job by acclamation in the General Assembly in October. He takes over from Ban Ki-moon on January 1. […]