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Explosives seized in northwest Pakistan

Explosives seized in northwest Pakistan

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 08:55

A santro car fitted with three cylinders full of explosives was tonight seized in northwest Pakistan`s restive Khyber Agency, security sources said.

Sri Lankans urged to search for President`s missing macaws

Sri Lankans urged to search for President`s missing macaws

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 05:49

Four macaws belonging to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse have escaped his tightly-guarded official residence in Colombo, his office said today as it appealed for help to trace the colourful long-tailed birds.

Pak Taliban refuse to extend ceasefire, will continue talks

Pak Taliban refuse to extend ceasefire, will continue talks

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 20:54

In a major setback to peace talks, the Pakistani Taliban today refused to extend the ceasefire but said they are committed to the process that the government has initiated to find an end the decade-long insurgency.

Bangladesh SC wraps up death penalty review for war crimes suspect

Bangladesh SC wraps up death penalty review for war crimes suspect

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 20:49

Bangladesh`s Supreme Court today wrapped up the appeal hearing against the judgement of a special tribunal that had sentenced to death a key 1971 war crimes suspect with the final verdict due any day now.

Pak PM Sharif, Zardari meet; discuss Musharraf, politics

Pak PM Sharif, Zardari meet; discuss Musharraf, politics

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 18:44

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today met former President Asif Ali Zardari here, amid unease in civil-military relations due to the trial of erstwhile military ruler Pervez Musharraf.

Afghan policeman shoots, wounds female lawmaker

Afghan policeman shoots, wounds female lawmaker

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 16:59

An Afghan policeman has opened fire and wounded a female lawmaker in the country`s capital, Kabul, during what authorities described as a "dispute" between the two.

Musharraf not singled out in treason case: Prosecutor

Musharraf not singled out in treason case: Prosecutor

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 15:57

Pervez Musharraf`s claim that he was being singled out in the high treason trial was Wednesday described as premature by the prosecution, which said evidence was only found against the former Pakistani military dictator for imposing an emergency in 2007.

Nepal govt files murder case against 13 Maoists

Nepal govt files murder case against 13 Maoists

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 15:40

Nepalese government has filed a case against 13 Maoist cadres for their alleged involvement in the murder of a 16-year-old school boy in 2004 during the decade-long civil strife in the country, prompting the Maoists to obstruct the Parliament Wednesday.

Afghan Taliban local commander killed, 4 injured

Afghan Taliban local commander killed, 4 injured

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 14:46

Afghan security forces during operations against Taliban militants in the northern Badakhshan province killed a local commander and injured four others, Ahmad Naved Frotan, provincial government spokesman, said Wednesday.