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2 charged in Papua New Guinea ‘witch’ killing

SYDNEY: Papua New Guinea police have charged two people with the grisly killing of a woman who was tortured and burned alive in front of

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European Union slaps more sanctions on North Korea

BRUSSELS:  The European Union imposed trade and economic sanctions on North Korea while condemning “in the strongest terms” the nation’s latest nuclear test. The 27 EU finance ministers also demanded

Militants attack office in Pakistan, 5 killed

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Militants wearing suicide vests and disguised as policemen attacked the office of a senior political official in northwestern Pakistan on Monday, killing five people, police and hospital officials said. In Pakistan’s

BBC journalists begin 24-hour strike

LONDON: BBC journalists on Monday began a 24-hour strike in protest at compulsory redundancies, causing possible disruption to the broadcaster´s television and radio output. Members of the National Union of

Report: Assange sees legal defense in politics

CANBERRA, Australia: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange regards his bid to become an Australian senator as a defense against potential criminal prosecution in the United States and Britain, a news website

Blasts kill 15 in Shiite areas of Baghdad

BAGHDAD: A series of bombings killed at least 15 people in Shiite-majority areas of Baghdad on Sunday, officials said, the latest attacks to hit Iraq as the country struggles with

Death toll in Pakistani bombing climbs to 81

QUETTA, Pakistan: The death toll from a horrific bombing that tore through a crowded vegetable market in a mostly Shiite Muslim neighborhood of southwestern Pakistan climbed to 81 with many

UN chief to attend Congo peace signing

UNITED NATIONS: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sent out invitations to a signing ceremony later this month for the large-scale peace agreement aimed at ending the fighting in Congo, the

Russian region begins recovery from meteor fall

CHELYABINSK, Russia: As a small army of people worked to replace acres of windows shattered by the enormous explosion from a meteor, many joked on Saturday about what had happened

Bomb kills 64 in Pakistan’s Quetta

QUETTA, Pakistan: Sixty-four people including school children died on Saturday in a bomb attack carried out by extremists from Pakistan’s Sunni Muslim majority, police said. A spokesman for Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a