Abdullah ahead in partial Afghan vote results

Karzai's top rival has 44pc of the vote tallied so far while his closest competitor Ghani received 33.2pc of the vote.

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Modi critics told to go to Pakistan after polls

New Delhi: Narendra Modi used to call Gujarat’s Muslims Mian Musharraf. On Saturday, his electoral candidate from...

Eight dead as skydivers’ plane crashes in Finland

There were 11 people on board. 3 of them, including the pilot, jumped to safety before the plane crashed, police said.

Kuwait court shuts two newspapers over coup articles

Al Watan and Alam Al Yawm were suspended for articles about a secret probe into a coup plot to overthrow the govt.

First bodies pulled from submerged Korean ferry

The coastguard officials said that 16 bodies had been removed from the ship.

Russia warns US against further sanctions as Ukraine deal stalls

Russia said its military is massed on Ukraine's doorstep and warned against further US sanctions.

Drone kills 15 'Qaeda', three civilians in Yemen: security

The strike killed 15 Al Qaeda suspects and three civilians in Yemen's central Baida province.

Boko Haram claims bomb attack in Nigeria's capital

Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack ever in Nigeria's capital in a video obtained Saturday.

Modi prefers defeat to communalism

“My mantra is that all are one. I cannot accept a divide between brothers of the country in the name of secularism."

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Mamata sees short-circuit as plot to kill her

Banerjee was referring to a fire in her Malda hotel room, which she said wasn't the result of a short-circuit.

Why do so many people die in ferry accidents?

Ferries in developing countries are often old vessels, sometimes operating in waterways for which they weren’t designed.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

Widely considered the most popular Spanish writer since de Cervantes in 17th century, he died at home in Mexico City.

Afghan govt not yet ready to govern: report

The confidential US report says that the Afghan govt was not ready to govern Afghanistan after the US withdrawal.

Malala portrait up for auction in New York

The portrait is expected to fetch up to $80,000 for the young girl's charity when it is auctioned next month.

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Modi prefers defeat to communalism

“My mantra is that all are one. I cannot accept a divide between brothers of the country in the name of secularism."

Taliban inmates break out of Afghan prison

Insurgents escaped using weapons smuggled into the facility in a jailbreak that killed three police guards.

Avalanche on Everest kills 12, three missing

An avalanche swept down on Mount Everest, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing.

India's election commission lifts ban on top Modi aide

Election commission lifts a ban on Modi's top aide, who threatened to hobble his efforts to win votes in Uttar Pradesh.

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