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Afghanistan violence: Taliban kill 10 in Helmand bank attack

(BBC) – Ten people have died in a Taliban attack on a bank in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, officials say. 00    Read More »

Over 120 Pakistanis, mostly children, killed in Taliban high school attack

Over 120 Pakistanis, mostly children, killed in Taliban high school attack

(Reuters) – At least 126 people, most of them children, were killed on Tuesday when Taliban gunmen stormed a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, taking hundreds of students hostage in the bloodiest insurgent attack in the country in years. 00    Read More »

U.S. can’t slam others on human rights: China

U.S. can’t slam others on human rights: China

(Reuters) – China’s foreign ministry said on Thursday that the United States has no right to confront other countries on their human rights records when it faces problems with racism and mistreatment of prisoners at home. 00    Read More »

We’ll be back, Hong Kong protesters chant as camp site is dismantled

(Reuters) – Hong Kong police arrested pro-democracy activists and cleared most of the main protest site on Thursday, marking an end to more than two months of street demonstrations in the Chinese-controlled city, but many chanted: “We will be back”. 00    Read More »

Malala ‘hopes to be Pakistan PM’

Malala ‘hopes to be Pakistan PM’

Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has told the BBC ahead of receiving the Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday that she hopes to pursue a career in politics. 00    Read More »

Al-Qaeda chief Adnan el Shukrijuma ‘killed in Pakistan’

Al-Qaeda chief Adnan el Shukrijuma ‘killed in Pakistan’

A senior al-Qaeda militant, accused of planning to bomb trains in New York and London, has been killed in Pakistan, the country’s military says. Adnan el Shukrijumah was killed in a raid in north-western Pakistan, near the Afghan border, the military said. The FBI describes him as al-Qaeda’s global operations chief, a post once held by the alleged mastermind of ... Read More »

Indian hanged girls ‘took their own lives’

Indian hanged girls ‘took their own lives’

Two teenage Indian girls found hanging from a tree in May took their own lives and were not gang-raped and murdered, federal investigators have said. 00    Read More »

China to Build $12 Billion Railway in Nigeria

China to Build $12 Billion Railway in Nigeria

China, the world’s second largest economy, is planning to build a railway system that would stretch for more than 850 miles along Nigeria, Chinese officials announced on Thursday. 00    Read More »

Japan PM to seek fresh mandate for ‘Abenomics’ with snap poll

Japan PM to seek fresh mandate for ‘Abenomics’ with snap poll

(Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday that he would call an early election to seek a fresh mandate for his economic policies, and postpone an unpopular sales tax rise, a day after data showed the economy had slipped back into recession. 00    Read More »

Gay ‘hook-up’ app gets big investment in China

Gay ‘hook-up’ app gets big investment in China

(BBC) – A “hook-up” app for gay men in China has secured $30m (£19m) funding from venture capitalists DCM. 00    Read More »