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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

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

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

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

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

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.

Owner of collapsed Bangladesh factory faces murder charges

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 05:34

The owner of a nine-storey building that collapsed and killed 1,135 Bangladeshi garment workers in April last year is to face murder charges, police said today.

Musharraf singled out in treason case: Lawyer tells court

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 19:56

Pervez Musharraf`s lawyer on Tuesday claimed that the former Pakistan president was being singled out in the treason trial and all those involved in the imposition of the emergency in 2007 should be tried together.

Afghanistan poll hopeful Ghani wants Pak `special relationship`

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

Afghan presidential hopeful Ashraf Ghani says rapprochement with the Taliban`s old backers Pakistan, along the lines of France and Germany after World War II, is key to ending instability in his conflict-torn nation.

Pak cannibal brothers released from jail, boy`s head found in their home

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 17:24

In a shocking case, the head of a boy was found at the house of two brothers in Pakistan who were recently released from prison for indulging in cannibalism.