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  • Govt to publish lists of martyred intellectuals by June
  • 3rd phase of elections to 83 UZ councils on March 15
  • ACC sues BNP leader Mosharraf for money laundering
  • Steps soon to shut substandard diagnostic centres: Nasim
  • Bangladesh avoid follow-on
  • All rural households to get electricity: PM
  • BAF training aircraft crash landed in Jessore
  • Bangladeshi lynched in India
  • Two AL candidates served notices for violating electoral rules in Kapasia
  • Jamaat’s hartal continues slackly
  • Russia says not the time for Syria humanitarian resolution
  • Turkey lawmakers adopt 'Orwellian' Internet curbs
  • Ban in gay rights plea, US warns of toothpaste bombs
  • An Iraqi woman looks at damages from Monday’s car bomb explosion at an outdoor market in Abu Disher neighbourhood of southern Baghdad, Iraq, on Tuesday. — AP photo

  • A supporter of India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) waves the party’s flag during a rally being addressed by Gujarat’s chief minister and Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for BJP, ahead of the 2014 general elections, at Meerut in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. — Reuters photo

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Bombs kill 33 in Baghdad

An Iraqi woman looks at damages from Monday’s car bomb explosion at an outdoor market in Abu Disher neighbourhood of southern Baghdad, Iraq, on Tuesday. — AP photo
Bombings in Baghdad, including three near the heavily-fortified Green Zone and the foreign ministry, killed 33 people on Wednesday, the latest in Iraq’s worst surge of violence in nearly six years. The attacks, which wounded dozens more, came as security... Full story

No peace until Pakistan embraces Islamic law: Taliban

Negotiators representing Taliban insurgents said Wednesday there was no chance of peace in Pakistan until the government embraces Islamic sharia law and US-led forces withdraw completely from neighbouring Afghanistan. Full story

New inquiry raises pressure on Lanka over war crimes

Sri Lanka’s army led an orgy of indiscriminate killing at the climax of the island’s civil war, and has since tried to destroy evidence of its crimes, a new investigation published Wednesday by foreign experts claimed. Full story

UN denounces Vatican on sex abuse, abortion

A UN human rights committee denounced the Vatican on Wednesday for adopting policies that allowed priests to rape and molest tens of thousands of children over decades, and urged it to open its files on the pedophiles and the... Full story

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Indian parliament’s last session set to be pre-election scrap

A supporter of India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) waves the party’s flag during a rally being addressed by Gujarat’s chief minister and Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for BJP, ahead of the 2014 general elections, at Meerut in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. — Reuters photo
India’s parliament reconvened on Wednesday for its last session before a general election, a final chance for the ruling Congress party to convince voters it is taking action on corruption and to showcase the resolve of leader Rahul Gandhi. Full story

Nepal assembly to elect new PM Monday

Nepal’s assembly will elect the Himalayan nation’s new prime minister next week, the parliament speaker announced Wednesday. Parliament speaker Surya Bahadur Thapa said candidates will have to... Full story

US Army faces massive recruiting fraud scandal

Criminal investigators suspect hundreds of US Army soldiers exploited a recruitment program to receive illegal kickbacks worth more than $29 million, lawmakers and officials said on Tuesday. Full story

Abdullah says election ‘chance for change’

Leading contenders to succeed the Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, have used the campaign’s first televised debate to express their backing for a US security pact, with frontrunner Abdullah Abdullah calling the election... Full story

Heavy storm brings snow, disruption to US Northeast

A heavy winter storm that could dump up to a foot of snow bore down on the US East Coast on Wednesday, prompting a state of emergency in New Jersey and the closure of some schools. Full story

Pakistan holds rallies on Kashmir solidarity day

Pakistanis staged rallies and demonstrations across the country on Wednesday to express solidarity with Kashmiris struggling for independence from India. Kashmir, a picturesque Himalayan region, is divided between India and Pakistan... Full story

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Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf ‘ends’ appear before a special court set to try him for high treason, his spokesman said Tuesday, after speculation he could escape trial by going abroad for medical... Full story


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