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Seven dead in Manila bus hostage crisis
Disgruntled former police officer behind the incident

Floods: Pakistan eases visa regime except for Indians
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has eased visa restrictions for aid workers from all countries except India and Israel to help the nation deal with the humanitarian crisis caused by the devastating floods. All Pakistani missions abroad have been ...

An ISI twist behind Baradar's arrest, says NYT report


26 killed in blast in South Waziristan
ISLAMABAD: The brief lull in bomb blasts across the country was broken on Monday when a suicide bomber detonated himself in a mosque in the South Waziristan tribal agency along the Afghanistan border killing 26 people and wounding almost as ...

Another futile round in Nepal
Kathmandu: Nepal's Parliament failed to elect a Prime Minister for the fifth time on Monday. Both candidates — Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda' and Nepali Congress leader Ram Chandra ...

Nature helps douse Russian wildfires
MOSCOW: Rains and chilled weather have helped Russian firefighters to bring under control massive wildfires that were triggered by a record heatwave and drought. By August 23 the area of forest fires in Russia was reduced to 5,265 ...

Generals better than politicians: MQM
ISLAMABAD: At a time when the political class is under attack from all quarters — particularly the media — for the poor response to the floods, ruling coalition constituent and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on ...

Jockeying on in Australia
SINGAPORE: Australia's Governor-General Quentin Bryce “is seeking advice on concerns raised about her personal position in the current political circumstances,” it was announced on Monday. Her daughter is married to Bill ...

Food, water being sent for trapped miners
COPIAPO (Chile): Chilean officials on Monday began sending food and water down to 33 miners trapped deep underground for 18 days, said Mines Minister Laurence Golborne. The Minister said overnight, workers had fortified the 8 cm-diameter ...

Graft charge
Jerusalem: Israeli police have recommended the indictment of the former Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, who had to quit after a string of graft charges, including a property deal described as the nation's biggest scandal. Police recommended ...




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