Indian polls enter crucial phase

Indian elections are set to enter a crucial stage from now with 117 of the 543 Lok Sabha seats to be put to vote today.

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Three foreigners dead at Kabul hospital as guard opens fire

The security guard was injured in the incident at the Cure International hospital and detained by police.

Israel strikes Gaza shortly after Palestinian unity deal

The raid came after the announcement by Hamas and the PLO of an agreement to form a unity government.

Fewer than 10,000 US troops to remain in Afghanistan after ’14

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Bangladesh court orders Khaleda's trial go ahead

The High Court rejected the former two-time premier's appeals to halt the trial.

Japan lodges protest against China ship seizure

Media suggests the ship's seizure is meant to underline Beijing's assertiveness ahead of Obama's arrival in Tokyo.

Afghan election result delayed due to fraud probe

Afghanistan's preliminary presidential election result has been delayed by two days due to fraud investigations.

Justin Bieber visits controversial Japan war shrine

Justin Bieber courted controversy once again, posting a picture of a Japanese war shrine after an apparent visit.

Last Morning Glory crew member arrives in Karachi

Chief Officer Ghufran Marghoob, the last crew member of the hijacked Morning Glory oil tanker, arrived today.

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Bangladesh's 'miracle' survivor marries and builds new life

Reshma Akhter was the "miracle" seamstress plucked from the rubble of the world's worst garment factory disaster.

Priyanka feels hurt when family abused

Priyanka said she was hurt by the opposition’s accusations of corruption against her businessman husband Robert Vadra.

Mother Earth Day: UN chief calls for changes in practices

Ban Ki-moon appealed for worldwide changes in attitude to curb the negative impact of human activity on the planet.

Addiction: Afghanistan's growing burden

A look at the growing addiction of heroin among the Afghan population

Pakistan, Afghanistan to resume proxy war: US paper

Pakistan, Afghanistan may resume their proxy war after the Americans leave the region, a US newspaper warned on Monday

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Three foreigners dead at Kabul hospital as guard opens fire

The security guard was injured in the incident at the Cure International hospital and detained by police.

Bangladesh's 'miracle' survivor marries and builds new life

Reshma Akhter was the "miracle" seamstress plucked from the rubble of the world's worst garment factory disaster.

Modi’s remarks encouraging: Pakistan envoy

It gives us hope that if he is elected as the PM we should expect more positive things, Pakistan High Commissioner says.

Bangladesh court orders Khaleda's trial go ahead

The High Court rejected the former two-time premier's appeals to halt the trial.

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