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UK bomb hoax suspect faces mental assessment

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 16:34

A 47-year-old man, arrested for allegedly making a mid-air hoax bomb threat that forced a Qatar Airways plane carrying 282 people to make an emergency landing at Manchester Airport.

Nepal says 123 missing in landslide are dead; toll 156

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 16:32

The landslide took place early Saturday at Mankha village in Sindhupalchok district.

Bangladesh police seek ferry owner, captain as murder case lodged

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 16:30

The ferry, the MV Pinak-6, went down on Monday in a river swelled by monsoon rains about 30 km (18 miles) southwest of the capital, Dhaka, on Monday.

Drone strike kills five militants in northwest Pakistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 14:43

Two missiles slammed into a house in a village in the Datta Khel area in the border region of North Waziristan, security officials said, injuring two militants, besides the five dead. 

Sri Lanka groups say government wary of UN war crimes probe

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 14:28

Authorities in Sri Lanka are clamping down on the activities of civil society groups, who accuse the government of trying to discourage survivors of the country`s civil war from giving evidence to a UN war crimes investigation.

Sikh man killed in Pakistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 14:25

A Sikh man was killed and two other Sikhs were wounded Wednesday when gunmen opened fire at a group of Sikhs in a market in Peshawar in Pakistan, the media said.

Afghan policeman turns on his colleagues, kills 7

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 14:23

A local official says an Afghan policeman has turned his gun on his colleagues at a checkpoint in the south, killing seven policemen.

Bangladesh rescuers struggle in hunt for capsized ferry; 120 missing

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 22:09

Bangladeshi rescuers struggled against a strong current and choppy river waters on Tuesday in the search for a ferry that capsized with more than 200 passengers on board with about 120 of them missing, many feared dead.

Taliban told to stop blocking polio teams

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 20:22

The Taliban insurgency should stop preventing mobile polio vaccination teams from operating in Afghanistan`s southern Helmand province, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

Pakistan opposition leader plans mass rally for fresh polls

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 18:34

Former Pakistani cricket hero turned opposition leader Imran Khan on Tuesday announced he would hold a major protest in the capital Islamabad next week to force the government into holding fresh elections.