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A Pakistani militant leader accused of masterminding a bloody 2008 assault in the Indian city of Mumbai was released from house arrest on Friday. He told his cheering supporters that his freedom was a vindication of his denial of guilt. Hafiz Saeed, who has a $10 million US bounty on his head, had been under […]

Citizens in Nepal will vote on Sunday to choose a new parliament in a bid to end years of political instability. Voters will also choose representatives to seven provincial assemblies for the first time after Nepal turned into a federal republic and abolished monarchy in 2008. The election is scheduled in two phases that will […]

A man once certified as the heaviest in the world is recovering from a second stomach-reduction surgery. Doctors in Mexico, where he’s currently undergoing treatment, say the surgery will help 33-year-old Juan Pedro Franco to shed more than 200kg, bringing him down to a less-extreme 120kg.  Franco, who once weighed a stunning 595 kg, reduced […]

British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to warn fellow EU leaders at the Eastern Partnership Summit on Friday of “hostile states like Russia”. She will move to reassure that the UK will stay committed to European security after Brexit. In Brussels for the summit, May will say it is crucial that European countries work together […]

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has cancelled the stalled peace talks with Maoist-led rebels. The President’s spokesman attributed the decision to the Communists’ lack of willingness to negotiate and their recent armed attacks on security forces. “We find it unfortunate that their members have failed to show their sincerity and commitment in pursuing genuine and meaningful peaceful […]


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