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August 2, 2018 2:11 AM New Zealand PM returns to work from maternity leave

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister and new mum Jacinda Ardern, only the second world leader to give birth while in office, resumed her duties on Thursday, ending six weeks of maternity leave. The 38-year-old has opted to work from home in Auckland until the weekend when she will relocate to the capital Wellington. In a Facebook message last weekend 44

August 1, 2018 12:35 PM Man held to assist in Sentul motorcycle shop fire

KUALA LUMPUR: Police detained a 33-year-old local man to assist investigation on a fire which broke out at a motorcycle shop in Jalan Sentul here yesterday. Kuala Lumpur Police Chief Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said police believed there was an argument between the suspect and a woman at the shop before the fire broke out. "There is a criminal element in the incident 55

July 31, 2018 4:45 AM 30 years on, 'new age militancy' stokes Kashmir conflict

SRINAGAR, India: A home-made bomb set off the insurgency against Indian rule in Kashmir 30 years ago, but "new age" fighters using social media assaults alongside guns are taking the battle to new heights of bitterness. The explosion at the Srinagar telegraph office doorway on July 31, 1988 caused no casualties but lit the fuse on a conflict that rights 102

July 13, 2018 12:48 PM Bomb kills 20, injures 40 at Pakistan election rally: Official

QUETTA, Pakistan: A bomb killed at least 20 people and injured 40 others Friday during a rally in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province, in the day's second attack on a political event ahead of the July 25 election. "Twenty people were killed in the blast and we fear this toll may rise," Agha Umar Bungalzai, provincial home minister, told AFP, adding 40

June 16, 2018 9:06 AM Pakistani dies in KTM accident

KUALA LUMPUR: A Pakistani was found dead with both legs severed after he was believed to have been run over by a Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) commuter train at KM1, Jalan Sentul here today. Sentul District Police chief ACP R Munusamy said police received information about the victim aged 36, from members of the public around 9.30am. "The victim's body was found 34

June 14, 2018 5:41 AM Pakistan student stabbed 23 times fights to see her attacker jailed

LAHORE: A Pakistani law student has emerged as a women's rights crusader after she was stabbed 23 times in a busy street only to see her alleged attacker walk free, igniting outrage across the deeply patriarchal country. Khadija Siddiqui, 23, survived the frenzied attack in broad daylight outside her sister's school on a busy thoroughfare in the teeming 38

May 23, 2018 9:46 AM Four more killed on sixth day of India-Pakistan border clash

SRINAGAR, India: A mortar and gunfire battle between Indian and Pakistani forces along part of their Kashmir frontier killed four more civilians Wednesday, police said, taking the death toll in the six-day confrontation to 15. Since last Friday nearly 40,000 residents have fled the 200km conflict zone, between the Jammu region in India-administered Kashmir 25

May 20, 2018 7:06 AM India court jails ex-diplomat for spying for Pakistan

NEW DELHI: An Indian diplomat convicted of passing state secrets to Pakistan's intelligence services has been jailed for three years, her lawyer said Sunday. Madhuri Gupta was found guilty in a New Delhi court on Friday of "spying and wrongful communication of information" while posted to the Indian embassy in Islamabad. Gupta, 61, was arrested in 2010 for allegedly 54

April 2, 2018 8:38 AM Malala leaves Pakistan after emotional visit

ISLAMABAD: Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai Monday left for Britain after an emotional four-day visit to Pakistan, officials said. Malala made a surprise return visit to Pakistan last week more than five years after she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman for advocating girls' education. "Malala Yousafzai along with her family left Islamabad 35

March 11, 2018 12:12 PM Pakistan student hurls shoe at former PM Nawaz Sharif

LAHORE: An Islamic seminary student hurled a shoe at Pakistan's former prime minister on Sunday, an act considered a major insult in the Muslim country. Nawaz Sharif, who was ousted last year over graft charges, appeared visibly shocked as the shoe hit his shoulder while he was addressing a gathering at a seminary in Lahore. The incident came a day after 34