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woman cained

60-Year-Old Woman Caned In Public For Selling Alcohol In Indonesia

A 60-year-old woman was caned in public in the North-West of Indonesia’s Sumatra Island on Tuesday after a local district court declared her guilty for selling...

n korea trade

China Announces Restrictions On Trade With North Korea

China’s Commerce Ministry on Tuesday banned imports of North Korean gold, rare earths, exports to the country of jet fuel and other oil products used to make rocket...

Vaccine Scandal

37 Arrested In China Over $88m Vaccine Scandal

Police in Eastern China’s Shandong province have arrested 37 people in connection with a 88 million-dollar vaccine scandal. Health authorities said on Wednesday in...

gender equality

China Steps Up Efforts In Gender Equality

China has amended laws and regulations to accelerate gender equality and the overall development of women in the country with the aim to further improve women’s...

Baghdad

Twin Blasts Rock Baghdad, Kill 73

The death toll from back-to-back market bombings carried out by the Islamic State group in eastern Baghdad has climbed to 73. Police and health officials say several of...

malasia gov

Foreign Governments Raise Pressure On Malaysia Over Scandals

Malaysia may have absolved its prime minister in a huge corruption scandal, but foreign authorities investigating suspicious global fund flows are making clear the...

india student

13 Feared Dead As Students On Picnic Drown In India

A college picnic to the beach turned into a tragedy on Monday when at least 13 students drowned off India’s west coast after they went swimming, police and officials...

china press confab

14 Killed, 32 Injured In Northwest China Bus Fire

A press conference was held by the government of Helan County near the bus fire site in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autnomous Region, Jan....

aa2

Civilians Flee As Clashes Erupt In Southern Afghan City

Panicked residents fled the capital of the opium-rich southern Afghan province of Helmand Wednesday after the Taliban stormed an outlying neighbourhood, triggering...

Netanyahu

Netanyahu Denies Exonerating Hitler Of Holocaust Responsibility

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday backtracked on his claim that a Palestinian leader gave Hitler the idea to exterminate Jews after his comments...

Mecca Stampede

Iran Confirms 131 Nationals Among Hajj Stampede Dead

A total of 131 Iranians were among more than 700 pilgrims killed in a stampede at the annual hajj, the head of the country’s pilgrimage organisation said on Friday....

court law

Court Convicts 12 Men Over 2006 Mumbai Train Blasts

An Indian court on Friday convicted 12 men for 2006 Mumbai’s train network bombings that killed nearly 200 people. A special trial court in Mumbai acquitted one...

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