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  • A man reacts near the shrouded body of his son, who was killed by a car bomb attack, before his burial at a cemetery in Najaf, 160 km south of Baghdad on Friday. — Reuters photo

  • Indian disabled people hold placards as they assemble at India Gate during a protest in New Delhi on Monday. — AFP photo

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57 killed in Iraq Sunni province

A man reacts near the shrouded body of his son, who was killed by a car bomb attack, before his burial at a cemetery in Najaf, 160 km south of Baghdad on Friday. — Reuters photo
Iraqi troops and allied tribesmen killed 57 Islamist militants in Anbar province on Monday, the defence ministry said, in advance of a possible assault on the Sunni rebel-held city of Falluja. There was no independent verification of the toll among... Full story

Australia probes detention of asylum-seeker children

Australia’s human rights watchdog launched an inquiry on Monday into the detention of children under punitive government policies banishing asylum-seekers who arrive by boat to remote Pacific camps. Full story

Hillary argues against fresh Iran sanctions

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton is urging Congress to resist imposing new sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, saying that ‘this is the time’ to give diplomacy a chance to work. Full story

Abbas says Israeli pullout in 5 years if NATO deploys: NYT

The Palestinian president, Mahmud Abbas, would support a five-year Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank provided a NATO force is deployed to ensure security, the New York Times has reported. Full story

Indian disabled protests to demand equal rights

Indian disabled people hold placards as they assemble at India Gate during a protest in New Delhi on Monday. — AFP photo
Thousands of disabled people protested in the Indian capital on Monday, demanding parliament pass long-awaited legislation that gives them equal rights including to education and employment. Thousands with intellectual or physical... Full story

India court tells govt to speed up Italian case

India’s Supreme Court on Monday ordered the government to decide within a week whether it will invoke a severe anti-piracy law against two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen. Full story

Student kills two in Moscow school

A Moscow high-school student shot a teacher and a police officer dead and held more than 20 other students hostage in a classroom in a possible revenge attack on Monday, days before Russia hosts the Winter Olympics... Full story

Mandela leaves $4m estate

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Former South African president Nelson Mandela has left his $4.1 million estate to family members, the ruling African National Congress, former staff and several local schools, according to a reading of his will on Monday. Deputy chief justice... Full story

Haryana CM slapped in Panipat

The Haryana chief minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, was slapped by a youth while he was going for a rally in the state’s industrial city of Panipat, Times of India reported. The youth, whose identity was not immediately known... Full story

3 students hunt for Dawood, return home

Three school students embarked on a ‘mission’ to get-rich-quick by hunting down Dawood Ibrahim and handing over the underworld don to authorities. The sheepish students are now back home after they ran out of money, Hindustan... Full story

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The party of Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan said Monday they ‘appreciated’ a Taliban request for him to represent them in peace talks with the government, but declined the offer. Two teams, nominated by... Full story


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