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         Malaysia home minister says mass graves found    
 
 
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's home minister has announced that mass graves have been found in the country's north near detention camps run by human traffickers, a report said Sunday.

 
         Ex-Pak PM Gilani speaks to son abducted two years ago    
 
 
LAHORE: Pakistan's former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Sunday said he had spoken to his son Ali Haider for the first time since he was kidnapped by a Taliban group in 2013 and is now being held in Afghanistan.

 
         Three mild tremors hit Kathmandu, surrounding areas    
 
 
KATHMANDU: Three mild tremors Sunday struck Kathmandu and surrounding areas, keeping people on the edge in Nepal, battered by the April 25 earthquake and aftershocks that killed nearly 9,000 people.

 
         Taliban kill at least 10 Afghan police officers    
 
 
KANDAHAR: Officials in Afghanistan say at least 10 police officers have been killed in an ongoing Taliban assault in the country’s volatile south.

 
         Pak expresses concern over Parrikar's remarks on terrorism    
 
 
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has expressed serious concern over Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's remarks that "terrorists have to be neutralised only through terrorists," saying his comments confirms its suspicion about India's involvement in terrorism.

 
         IS suicide bomber attacks Saudi Shiite mosque, killing 21    
 
 
RIYADH: An Islamic State group suicide bomber attacked a Shiite mosque in Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia, killing 21 people and wounding 81 in an assault that threatens to fan sectarian tensions.

 
         IS enters Palmyra museum: Syria antiquities chief    
 
 
DAMASCUS: Islamic State group fighters have entered the museum in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, placing guards at its doors, the country's antiquities director Mamoun Abdulkarim said today.

 
         Irish voters back gay marriage in 'social revolution'    
 
DUBLIN: Irish voters backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum marking a dramatic social shift in the traditionally Catholic country, government ministers and opponents of the bill said on Saturday.

 
         11-year-old Indian-American genius graduates from college    
 
 
LOS ANGELES: An Indian-American home- schooled boy has surprised one and all by graduating from a US college at the age of 11 with three associate degrees in maths, science and foreign language studies.

 
         ISIS claims it could buy its first nuclear weapon from Pakistan within 12 months    
 
 
LONDON: ISIS has used the latest issue of its propaganda magazine Dabiq to suggest the group is expanding so rapidly it could buy its first nuclear weapon within a year. The hyperbolic article, which the group attributes to the British hostage John Cantlie, claims ISIS has transcended its roots as "the most explosive Islamic 'group' in the modern world" to evolve into "the most explosive Islamic movement the modern world has ever seen" in less than twelve months.

 
         IS executes 17 people in Syria's Palmyra    
 
 
PALMYRA: The Islamic State (IS) militants have executed at least 17 people since they took control over the ancient city of Palmyra on Wednesday, a monitor group said on Thursday.

 
         Six Baltimore police officers indicted over Freddie Gray death    
 
 
WASHINGTON: A grand jury has indicted six Baltimore police officers over the death of African-American Freddie Gray in their custody last month, a state attorney said.

 
         4.2-magnitude earthquake strikes parts of UK    
 
 
LONDON: A moderate 4.2-magnitude earthquake today struck some parts of the UK but no casualities were reported. Seismologists at the British Geological Survey (BGS) confirmed the tremor, which was felt in areas, including Ramsgate. The organisation tweeted: "Prelim data now online 4. 2 magnitude earthquake near Sandwich, Kent."

 
         US readies air patrols in search for Rohingya boat people    
 
 
BANGKOK: Attention turned today to the seas off Southeast Asia's west coast as Malaysian naval vessels searched for stranded boat people and the US military prepared air patrols to step up its involvement.

 
         'Osama wanted to leave Pak safe house months before US raid'    
 
 
WASHINGTON: Frustrated by living in isolation in a safe house in Pakistan's Abbottabad town, Osama bin Laden wanted to move to another location months before the US commando raid that claimed his life.

 
         American woman gets 24 years for pushing Indian man to death    
 
 
NEW YORK: A 33-year-old American woman has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for pushing an Indian man to death in front of a subway train in an attack apparently motivated by religious animus.

 
         Failed launches cast shadow over Russian space programme    
 
 
MOSCOW: Back-to-back rocket launch failures have dealt Russia one of the heaviest blows to its space industry since the Soviet collapse -- with national pride and billions of dollars at stake.

 
         Pak anti-terror court summons 7 witnesses in Mumbai case    
 
 
ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani anti-terrorism court holding the trial of the seven Mumbai attack accused, including mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, today summoned seven witnesses for the next hearing after the case record was finally submitted to it.

 
         Bin Laden bent on spectacular US attack until the end: files    
 
 
WASHINGTON: Hunkered down in his Pakistani compound, Osama bin Laden pleaded with his followers to stay focused on attacking the US instead of being dragged into Muslim infighting.

 
         India to share Gujarat reconstruction experience with Nepal    
 
KATHMANDU: India today pledged full support to the post-quake restoration and reconstruction works in Nepal and said it wants to share its experience gained from the 2001 Gujarat earthquake with the Himalayan nation.

 
         Boko Haram Militants Raped Hundreds of Female Captives in Nigeria    
 
 
DALORI (NIGERIA): Hundreds of women and girls captured by Boko Haram have been raped, many repeatedly, in what officials and relief workers describe as a deliberate strategy to dominate rural residents and possibly even create a new generation of Islamist militants in Nigeria.

 
         Pak and Afghanistan sign intelligence-sharing deal: Official    
 
 
ISLAMABAD: The intelligence services of Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to share intelligence and coordinate operations against Taliban militants, a Pakistani military spokesman said today.

 
         National reconciliation is priority for my govt: Sirisena    
 
 
COLOMBO: Achieving national reconciliation with the minority Tamil community is a priority for the new Sri Lankan government, President Maithripala Sirisena said today, underlining that winning hearts and minds is more important than reconstructing war-devastated buildings.

 
         Hillary Clinton's emails to be made public in January 2016    
 
 
WASHINGTON: The US Department of State has proposed to the US District Court in Washington to make public official emails Hillary Clinton exchanged on a private server while engaged as secretary of state, Politico newspaper reported.

 
         Charlie Hebdo suffers post-attack divisions, departure    
 
 
PARIS: French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo is facing new problems, with a top cartoonist leaving because of the emotional burden after terrorists killed his colleagues, and divisions over how to use donations from around the world.

 
         Iraq official: 500 killed, 8,000 fled as Ramadi fell to IS    
 
 
DOHUK: A spokesman for the governor of Iraq's Anbar province said today that about 500 people, both civilians and Iraqi soldiers, are estimated to have been killed over the past few days as the city of Ramadi fell to the Islamic State group.

 
         Computer expert hacked into plane and made it fly sideways:FBI    
 
LOS ANGELES: In a shocking incident in the US, a computer security expert hacked into a plane's in-flight entertainment system and made the jet briefly fly sideways by ordering one of the engines to go into climb mode.

 
         S Korea pledges USD 10 bn for infra development in India    
 
 
SEOUL: South Korea today pledged USD 10 billion for financing infrastructure projects, including smart cities and railways, in India. This came during a summit meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi held with South Korean President Park Geun-hye. The Ministry of Strategy and Finance and the Export- Import Bank of Korea expressed their intention to provide USD 10 billion for mutual cooperation in infrastructure, said a joint statement issued after the meeting.

 
         Britain's 'White Widow' responsible for 400 deaths    
 
 
LONDON: Britain's most wanted female terrorist, Samantha Lewthwaite, commonly known as the "White Widow" is believed to have killed 400 people and has directed terror raids, suicide attacks and car bombings in Somalia and Kenya, a media report said on Monday.

 
         Pakistan Army 'caught India by throat' during Kargil war, says Musharraf    
 
 
KARACHI: Recalling the Kargil conflict, Pakistan's former military dictator General Pervez Musharraf said the Pakistani Army "caught India by throat" and that India will never forget the war.

 
 
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