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Nepali guard along with Afghan police killed in Kabul


KABUL: A Nepalese guard and an Afghan police officer providing security to the compound died in the assault as well as all of the attackers

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Former Pakistani PM Pervez Musharraf granted bail

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A Pakistani court on Monday granted bail to former army chief and president Pervez Musharraf who has been under house arrest on charges of failing to provide

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Monday. (Photo: Reuters)
China offers India a “handshake across the Himalayas”

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India and China will study new ways to ease tensions along their ill-defined border, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday in his first foreign trip

1 million evacuate as Cyclone Mahasen lashes Bangladesh

COX’S BAZAR: Cyclone Mahasen struck the southern coast of Bangladesh on Thursday, lashing remote fishing villages with heavy rain and fierce winds that flattened mud and straw huts and forced

Germany: Chancellor Merkel on visit to Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel made a surprise visit Friday to northern Afghanistan to visit her troops less than two weeks after insurgents killed a German special

Bangladesh workers find survivor in factory rubble

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A seamstress buried in the wreckage of a collapsed garment factory building for 17 days was rescued Friday, a miraculous moment set against a scene of

In this March 22, 2013 file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping's wife Peng Liyuan smiles after arriving at the government airport Vnukovo II, outside Moscow, Russia.(AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
A diplomatic star is born in Chinese first lady

BEIJING (AP) — Glamorous new first lady Peng Liyuan has emerged as Chinese diplomacy’s latest star, cutting a very different profile from her staid predecessors on her debut official visit

In this Jan. 9, 2013 file photo, North Koreans work at computer terminals inside the Grand People's Study House in Pyongyang, North Korea.(AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
Experts: NKorea training teams of ‘cyber warriors’

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Investigators have yet to pinpoint the culprit behind a synchronized cyberattack in South Korea last week. But in Seoul, the focus remains fixed on North

Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf speaks during a news conference in Dubai March 23, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammad Abu Omar
Ex-President Musharraf returns to Pakistan for elections

KARACHI (Reuters) – Pakistan’s former President, Pervez Musharraf, returned home on Sunday after nearly four years of self-imposed exile to contest elections despite the possibility of arrest and a threat

34 killed in Bangladesh after court orders Islamist leader hanged

DHAKA: At least 34 people were killed in Bangladesh in a wave of violence on Thursday as Islamists reacted furiously to a ruling that one of their leaders must hang