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Brazilian police investigating rape of American during World Cup

SAO PAULO: Police in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso are investigating the alleged rape of an American woman on Friday night after the World Cup soccer match between Australia and Chile.

The woman, 24, was accompanied by U.S. embassy … Read More

Meera becomes ambassador of anti-polio campaign

KARACHI: Actress Meera has become a brand ambassador for anti-polio campaign in the country and has vowed to rid the country from the virus, ARY News reports.

Meera appealed the mothers and sisters of the country to help her immunize … Read More

Nigeria shuts sports bars in effort to stop World Cup attacks

YOLA: Soldiers in a Nigerian state at the heart of an Islamist revolt have shut down all venues preparing to screen live World Cup matches, hoping to stave off the kind of attacks that have killed more than 20 people … Read More

V K Singh slams next Indian Army Chief of protecting killers, dacoits

Minister of State and former Army Chief, V K Singh mounted a scathing attack on the new Army Chief Designate, Lt. General Dalbir Singh, and accused him of trying to protect a unit that kills innocents and does dacoity.

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Saudi Arabia says uncovers al Qaeda cell plotting attacks

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has detained 62 suspected al Qaeda militants with links to radicals in Syria and Yemen who were plotting attacks on government and foreign targets in the kingdom, its Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.

The world’s No. 1 … Read More

Modi in police trouble as election nears climax

AHMEDABAD, India: Police opened an investigation against Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, tipped to be the next prime minister, after he flashed his party’s symbol and made a speech in a violation of election rules after he cast his ballot.

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Air strike on Aleppo school kills 18: Syrian activists

BEIRUT: An air strike on a school in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces killed at least 18 people on Wednesday, mainly children, a day after attacks on government-controlled cities killed more than 100 people, activists … Read More

Qatar’s Al Jazeera files $150 million damages claim with Egypt

LONDON: The Qatar-based satellite network Al Jazeera served Egypt with a $150 million compensation claim on Monday for what it said was damage to its business inflicted by Cairo’s military rulers, a step likely to worsen Qatari-Egyptian relations.

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Australian pilot reports hijack bid on flight to Bali: Indonesian official

JAKARTA: The pilot of a Virgin Australia plane flying to the Indonesian holiday island of Bali reported a hijacking attempt on Friday after a passenger tried to enter the cockpit, an Indonesian transport official said.

Metro TV had earlier cited … Read More

Obama, Abe under pressure to salvage signature Pacific trade pact

WASHINGTON: A meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week in Tokyo may not seal one of the world’s biggest trade pacts, but it could give it a much-needed boost.

A central element of … Read More

India’s Modi slams anti-Muslim remarks, ally remains defiant

NEW DELHI: Indian opposition leader Narendra Modi sought to calm fears for religious minorities under his rule on Tuesday, saying he would represent all Indians if they voted for him or not in the current general election.

Modi, prime ministerial … Read More

Kidnapped UNICEF workers in Karachi freed

KARACHI: Two U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) workers kidnapped in Karachi have been freed, the United Nations said on Monday.

The Pakistani men were on their way to a bus terminal to pick up relatives when they were taken on Thursday, … Read More

At least 33 people killed in Mexican bus crash

MEXICO CITY: At least 33 people were killed and four injured on Sunday when a bus crashed into the back of a truck in eastern Mexico and caught fire, the government of the state of Veracruz said.

The bus had … Read More

Hillary Clinton dodges shoe during Las Vegas speech

A woman hurled a shoe at Hillary Clinton on Thursday as the former secretary of state was delivering a speech at a Las Vegas hotel, but Clinton dodged it and continued with her remarks, a U.S. Secret Service spokesman said.

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China’s U.S. ambassador plays down tensions after Hagel trip

WASHINGTON: China’s ambassador to the United States on Thursday played down the tense exchange this week in Beijing between Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his Chinese counterpart and praised the frank talk between the two countries.

Ambassador Cui Tiankai spoke … Read More