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Swat girl’s flogging jolts Pakistan
“The whole nation flogged”
Islamabad: Condemning the incident, Asma Jehangir, chairman of the independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, said it had exposed the kind of deal that had been reached in Swat. “This is an eye-opener. It is not just the girl ...
LTTE elite band leaders killed
COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan forces on Friday claimed to have killed at least 13 LTTE cadre in an ambush in Ampara district in the east. The Defence Ministry said Special Task Force (STF) personnel attacked a group of LTTE infiltrators ...
Najib Razak is Malaysia’s Prime Minister
SINGAPORE: Najib Tun Razak was on Friday sworn in Malaysia’s Prime Minister in the constitutional monarch’s palace in Kuala Lumpur. The event marked a smooth succession at the helm, amid an atmosphere of political ...
Hindraf men released
Kuala Lumpur: In a goodwill gesture, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak on Friday announced the release of an Indian national, two members of ethnic Indian group Hindraf and 11 people detained under a controversial security law, hours ...
Tax havens put on notice
MANILA (Philippines): At the behest of the Group of 20 leaders meeting in London, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development named the Philippines, Uruguay, Costa Rica and the Malaysian territory of Labuan as uncooperative tax ...
Madonna plea rejected
LILONGWE (Malawi): A judge has rejected Madonna’s request to adopt a second child from Malawi because of a requirement that prospective parents live in the southern African nation for at least 18 months, another judge and a lawyer said ...
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Tipu’s throne finial auctioned
LONDON: Three rare objects belonging to Tipu Sultan fetched more than half a million pounds at an auction here on Thursday. A spokesman for Bonhams, the auctioneers, told The Hindu that there were three bidders but ...
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