Angry parents

India school rape accused to appear in court

A top private school instructor was due in court on Monday over the alleged rape of a six-year-old student which sparked protests from outraged parents, an official in the southern Indian city of Bangalore has said. __switch_obj.addInstance({"z":9388,"targetId":"switch_placeholder_65d149fa4c2571c57e8a3057bff57565","width":"300","height":"250"}); [...]
Residents inspect the site of bomb attack at a market in Baghdad's Sadr City

More than 5,000 civilians killed in Iraq this year: U.N.

(Reuters) – At least 5,576 Iraqi civilians have been killed this year in violence, the United Nations said on Friday in the most detailed account yet of the impact of months of unrest culminating in an assault by Sunni militants through [...]

India six-year-old ‘raped in school’ by staff members

(BBC) – A six-year-old schoolgirl has allegedly been raped by two staff members at a prominent school in the southern Indian city of Bangalore, police say. (74)
A U.S. military Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) manoeuvres in the choppy waters facing South China Sea during the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines 2014, a U.S.-Philippines military exercise, at San Antonio, Zambales north of Manila June 30, 2014. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

China tells U.S. to stay out of South China Seas dispute

(Reuters) – China told the United States on Tuesday to stay out of disputes over the South China Sea and leave countries in the region to resolve problems themselves, after Washington said it wanted a freeze on stoking tension. (57)
Bombed area

Afghan market bomb attack kills 89

At least 89 people have been killed and dozens injured in a suicide attack at a busy market in eastern Afghanistan’s Paktika province, local officials say. (55)

Philippines arrests Australian imam

An Australian imam has been arrested in the central Philippines on suspicion of links to local Muslim fighters and rallying support for rebels in Syria, police say. (51)
A staff member sets up the new iPhone 5Ss for display picture at Apple Inc's announcement event in Beijing

Apple iPhone a danger to China national security

(Reuters) – Chinese state media on Friday branded Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) iPhone a threat to national security because of the smartphone’s ability to track and time-stamp user locations. (149)

Fifty-three blindfolded bodies found in Iraq as political leaders bicker

BAGHDAD Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi security forces found 53 corpses, blindfolded and handcuffed, south of Baghdad on Wednesday as Shi’ite and Kurdish leaders traded accusations over an Islamist insurgency raging in the country’s [...]
Tankers in flames

Taliban launch rocket attack on Kabul oil tankers

The Taliban in Afghanistan say that they have carried out a rocket attack on dozens of oil tankers outside the capital, Kabul. (73)

China bans Ramadan fasting in Muslim province

Students and civil servants in China’s Muslim northwest have been ordered by the state to avoid taking part in traditional fasting during the Islamic month of Ramadan. (88)