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Pak hangs 2 more prisoners

Pakistan today executed two more prisoners, convicted by anti-terrorism courts, taking to 27 the number of executions carried out since the country resumed the death sentence in December. Akhtar and Sajid, who had been found guilty in separate offences of murder, were sent to gallows in central jail Faisalabad this morning. Akhtar was sentenced to death in 2001 by anti-terrorism ...

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Lakhvi’s detention declared void by Islamabad High Court

The detention orders of LeT operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind, were on Friday declared void by the Islamabad High Court. Justice Noorul Haq accepted 55-year-old Lakhvi’s appeal filed against his third time detention orders and ordered his immediate release, Dawn reported. The High Court had earlier reserved its decision over the application. Lakhvi and ...

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Deserted Fukushima town to remove pro-nuke signs

A Japanese town that was evacuated after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has decided to remove street signs trumpeting the benefits of atomic power, an official said today. Deserted Futaba town, which plays host to the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, is set to earmark cash to remove huge signboards erected in 1988 and 1991, a town official told ...

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‘Indian woman saw attacker approach her, begged for mercy’

The Indian woman IT professional, who was stabbed to death in a Sydney suburb, is believed to have seen her attacker approach and begged for mercy in her final moments, even as the police were investigating if the assault was related to the sex attacks here last year. Prabha Arun Kumar, 41, was stabbed to death in Parramatta Park in ...

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US Prez Obama announces initiative to train US’ skilled force

With Americans facing tough competition from high-skilled workers from countries like India and China, US President Barack Obama is likely to announce a new initiative to train his country’s young skilled force for hi-tech jobs. This is part of efforts by the US President to have Americans fill up most of the estimated half a million jobs in the IT ...

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Obama slams bias against African-Americans in Ferguson

U.S. President Barack Obama has condemned the police in the Missouri city of Ferguson for “oppressive and abusive” actions against African-Americans and called for criminal justice reform as part of the modern struggle for civil rights. “What we saw was that the Ferguson Police Department, in conjunction with the municipality, saw traffic stops, arrests, tickets as a revenue generator as ...

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“Jihadi John had anger management issues”

‘Jihadi John’, a masked Islamic State militant seen in gruesome videos of beheadings of Western hostages, received anger management therapy in his first year of secondary school in the U.K. after getting into fights. Mohammed Emwazi attended Quintin Kynaston School in Queens Park, northwest London, a decade ago. His former teacher said Emwazi needed help controlling his emotions but he ...

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31 Nasheed supporters arrested during rally over his detention

At least 31 supporters of Mohammed Nasheed have been arrested during a mass rally that saw thousands throng the Maldivian capital to protest the detention of the former president on terror charges. The opposition Maldivian Democratic Party-Jumhooree Party (MDP-JP) alliance had organised the rally yesterday and more than 10,000 people participated in the demonstration. The opposition supporters marched through Male ...

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Solar aircraft successfully completes test flight in UAE

A solar aircraft has successfully completed its first test flight in the UAE, days before its departure for a round-the-world voyage, including India. Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, soared across the skies of Abu Dhabi on Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) yesterday. The revolutionary single-seater sustainable aircraft will attempt the solar-powered flight around the world beginning this March from ...

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Singapore Prez Tan Keng Yam to visit India: Minister

Singapore President Tan Keng Yam will make a state visit to India in two weeks to mark the golden jubilee of bilateral ties, a minister has said. “President Tan Keng Yam will visit Delhi in two weeks’ time where he will meet Indian leaders and continue to build on bilateral engagement between the two nations at the highest levels,” Transport ...

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