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Court to speed up appeal in India gang-rape case

New Delhi (AFP) - An appeal filed by four men sentenced to death for the fatal gang-rape of a student inside a moving bus...
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Paring debts, LafargeHolcim agrees to sell India op

Paris (AFP) - Swiss construction giant LafargeHolcim, the world's largest cement maker, said on Monday it had agreed to sell its Indian operation to...

Afghanistan welcomes NATO’s renewed security pledge

Kabul - Afghan president Ashraf Ghani on Monday welcomed as an "achievement" the renewed funding commitment from NATO for his country's fledgling security forces...
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Bangladesh bans TV station, tracks students after attacks

Dhaka (AFP) - Bangladesh moved to counter a deadly wave of Islamist attacks Sunday, ordering an Islamic television station to stop broadcasting and telling...
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NATO makes fresh funding, troop pledge for Afghanistan

Warsaw (AFP) - NATO agreed Saturday to maintain troop numbers in Afghanistan and reiterated a funding pledge for local security forces until 2020, but...
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ThyssenKrupp defends merger talks with Tata Steel

Berlin (AFP) - German conglomerate ThyssenKrupp on Saturday defended merger talks with Indian rival Tata Steel saying the consolidation of the sector in Europe...

Pakistan, Qatar sign $16 billion LNG deal

Under the agreement, 3.75 million tonnes of LNG will be imported annually for 16 years from Qatar on government-to-government basis ‘on comparative rates’DOHA: Pakistan...

PM Nawaz in Iran aiming to defuse tensions with Saudis

Tehran - Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met Tuesday with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani for talks aimed at easing tensions between regional powers Iran...

Afghans revolted as husband cuts off wife’s nose

Kabul - A photograph of an Afghan woman whose nose was sliced off by her husband in a fit of rage has sparked online...

Afghanistan to hold delayed parliamentary polls on October 15

Kabul - Afghanistan will hold its delayed parliamentary elections on October 15, the top polling official said Monday, after last June's deadline to choose...

Four-nation meeting in Kabul seeks to revive Taliban talks

Kabul - A second round of four-country talks aimed at reviving peace negotiations with the Taliban was held in Kabul Monday, even as the...

IS claims deadly attack on Pakistan consulate in Afghan city

Jalalabad (Afghanistan) - Islamic State jihadists Wednesday claimed responsibility for a deadly gun and bomb siege targeting the Pakistani consulate in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city,...

India grants Italian marine more time at home in shooting case

New Delhi - India's top court Wednesday granted an Italian marine detained over the killing of two fishermen another three months at home on...

Indian TV comedian arrested for ‘offensive’ guru act

New Delhi - Indian police arrested a popular comedian for offending religious sentiments after he mimicked a controversial spiritual guru on a television show,...

India PM approves farmer crop insurance after suicides

New Delhi - India's government on Wednesday approved a $1.3 billion insurance scheme for farmers to protect against crop failures, saying it was intended...

India’s TCS profits rise 12 percent despite flood damage

Mumbai - India's biggest IT outsourcing firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Tuesday reported stronger than expected quarterly earnings despite the impact of deadly...

Pakistan arrests militants over attack on Indian air base

Islamabad - Pakistan said Wednesday it has arrested several militants belonging to the group believed to be behind a fatal attack on an Indian...

Nepal district chief wins ‘Integrity Idol’

Kathmandu - Nepali bureaucrat Pradip Raj Kandel on Sunday clinched the title of Integrity Idol, a television talent show-styled initiative that awards honest civil...

Pakistan tells Kerry it will reveal truth of attack on India airbase

Islamabad - Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has assured US Secretary of State John Kerry that his country is investigating the deadly attack on...

Indian businessman cuts off finger to support Congress party

New Delhi - A businessman cut off one of his fingers as a gesture of thanks to the gods after India's opposition leaders Sonia...