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12 dead in "most deadly" Mount Everest avalanche

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 15:08

In the most deadly accident on the world`s highest peak, an avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 people.

Pak police nab LeJ men involved in Shia killings

Pak police nab LeJ men involved in Shia killings

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 18:19

Six "target killers" of Sunni sectarian group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) involved in a number of deadly attacks on Shia leaders in Pakistan were on Friday paraded before the media here.

Nine killed as tractor-trolley falls into Sri Lanka canal

Nine killed as tractor-trolley falls into Sri Lanka canal

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 16:57

At least nine people were killed when a tractor-trolley fell into a canal in Polonnaruwa in the central province of Sri Lanka Friday, police said.

Nepal`s Maoist party wants cases against its cadre dropped

Nepal`s Maoist party wants cases against its cadre dropped

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 15:53

Nepal`s main opposition Unified Communist Party of Nepal demanded that there should be an agreement among parties to bring all the war-era cases under the jurisdiction and Reconciliation Commission or transitional justice mechanism.

Detained Lebanese admit of spying on Israelis in Thailand

Detained Lebanese admit of spying on Israelis in Thailand

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 14:52

Thai authorities today said the two Lebanese men detained on suspicion of having ties with the Hezbollah militant group admitted that they arrived in Bangkok to spy on Israeli tourists.

Taliban attack prison in Afghanistan

Taliban attack prison in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 13:21

Taliban militants attacked a prison with rockets in Afghanistan`s northern Faryab province and set free four inmates, police said.

Pakistan`s court rejects Pervez Musharraf`s plea against prosecutor

Pakistan`s court rejects Pervez Musharraf`s plea against prosecutor

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 13:04

Pakistan`s special court hearing the high treason case against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf rejected his petition against the appointment of the prosecutor.

Taliban kill 4 Afghan policemen south of Kabul

Taliban kill 4 Afghan policemen south of Kabul

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 01:40

Taliban militants stopped a car carrying several Afghan police officers on the road to Kabul and killed at least four of them, authorities said today.

Bangladesh files contempt case against British reporter

Bangladesh files contempt case against British reporter

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 00:55

Bangladesh`s war crime tribunal today launched a contempt case against a Dhaka-based British journalist for allegedly criticising the court in his writings and questioning the death toll from the nation`s 1971 independence war.

Vans mow down 15, injure 20 in Pakistani Punjab

Vans mow down 15, injure 20 in Pakistani Punjab

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 23:22

At least 15 people were killed and over 20 others injured as two passenger vans ran over people waiting at a bus stop in Pakistan`s Punjab province Thursday.