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  World   Asia  22 Mar 2018

World, Asia, 22 Mar 2018

Main suspect in Palestinian PM attack dies after gunfight with security forces

Hamdallah and Palestinian Security Chief Majid Faraj’s convoy was attacked by a roadside bomb in Gaza on March 13. They were uninjured.

22 Mar 2018 7:20 PM

One of Nepal's last dancing bears Sridevi, dies in zoo after rescue

The 2 sloth bears were rescued in southern Nepal in Dec 2017, from a pair of itinerant street performers who used animals for entertainment.

22 Mar 2018 6:37 PM

Chinese troops now under military control at border with India, others

Withdrawal of armed police force units for civilian affairs would break the prior complex chain of command, Chinese military analysts said.

22 Mar 2018 5:38 PM

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen lifts 45-day state of emergency

Yameen imposed emergency on Feb 5 after a SC ruling quashed convictions against 9 oppn leaders, ordered his govt to free the ones in jail.

22 Mar 2018 2:49 PM

Syrian rebels 'forced' to leave besieged town in eastern Ghouta enclave

The government-controlled Military Media Centre says 1,500 rebels and 6,000 civilians will leave Harasta on Thursday.

22 Mar 2018 2:20 PM


Indian-origin physiotherapist gets jail for molesting teen girl in Singapore

Luke Manimaran Degarajoo, 43, had touched 18-yr-old inappropriately during a physiotherapy session massage at his clinic about a year ago.

22 Mar 2018 1:58 PM

#MeToo takes off in South Korea, but justice harder to attain

Day by day, the list of S Korean women who speak out is growing, and so is the list of men who have stepped down from positions of power.

22 Mar 2018 1:37 PM

‘Black dictionary’ used for my verdict: Nawaz Sharif

The former PM stressed that Imran Khan had himself declared Panama verdict as weak decision by Supreme Court.

22 Mar 2018 6:55 AM

Suicide bomber kills at least 32 near Kabul shrine

The Taliban, which often fights Islamic State’s local affiliate in Afghanistan, issued a statement denying any connection to the blast.

22 Mar 2018 6:38 AM