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  • People walk past the site of bomb attacks in Baghdad’s Karrada district on Tuesday. — Reuters photo

  • Indian supporters of Telangana Rastra Samithi party shout slogans as they celebrate the planned creation of Telangana state in Hyderabad on Tuesday. — AFP photo

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Wave of attacks kill 49 in Iraq

People walk past the site of bomb attacks in Baghdad’s Karrada district on Tuesday. — Reuters photo
Bombs exploded in predominantly Shia Muslim districts of the Iraqi capital and in the southern city of Hilla on Tuesday, killing at least 49 people, police and hospital sources said. No group immediately claimed responsibility for any of the attacks, but Shia... Full story

Pakistan warns Iran not to send troops

Pakistan warned Iran on Tuesday not to send troops across the two countries’ shared border to retrieve five kidnapped Iranian border guards, an incident that threatens to exacerbate regional and sectarian tensions. Full story

Rajiv Gandhi killers’ death commuted

India’s Supreme Court commuted death sentences on three men for involvement in the killing of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi to life imprisonment on Tuesday because of an 11-year delay in deciding on their petitions for mercy. Full story

Social contact, exercise key to living longer

Social contact and regular exercise are key to aging well and living a longer life, according to newly presented research. In fact, feeling extremely lonely can increase an older person’s chances of premature death by 14 per cent, an impact... Full story

Lok Sabha passes Telangana state

Indian supporters of Telangana Rastra Samithi party shout slogans as they celebrate the planned creation of Telangana state in Hyderabad on Tuesday. — AFP photo
India’s lower house passed a contentious proposal to split Andhra Pradesh and create the new state of Telangana on Tuesday amid chaotic scenes and uproar in parliament from opponents of the bill. The live broadcast of proceedings in the Indian... Full story

Egypt militants warn tourists to leave or face attack

A militant Islamist group has warned tourists to leave Egypt and threatened to attack any who stay in the country after February 20, raising the prospect of a new front in a fast-growing insurgency. Full story

Musharraf appears in treason case

Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf arrived in court to face treason charges on Tuesday, a victory for the country’s increasingly assertive judiciary after months of delays. Musharraf, 70, faces the death penalty if found guilty... Full story

Italy recalls India ambassador over marines case

Italy on Tuesday recalled its ambassador from India in protest over a new delay in court proceedings against two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in a case that has raised tensions. Full story

Seven protesters dead, 150 injured in Kiev: opposition

At least three anti-government protesters were killed and around 150 others were injured, some seriously, in fresh clashes between police and demonstrators in Kiev on Tuesday, opposition medics said. Full story

2nd Japan snow storm leaves thousands stranded

Snow-choked roads cut off thousands on Tuesday as parts of Japan struggled to dig out from its second storm in a week, with the death toll rising to at least 23. Train services were suspended in some areas after the Valentine’s Day storm dumped... Full story

NEWSLINE

Syria must free dozens of children held in an interrogation centre after they were evacuated from rebel-held parts of the city of Homs, the UN children’s agency said on Tuesday. ‘As of today, there are 56 children at the facility, including 34 boys... Full story


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