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HindustanTimes Mon,21 Apr 2014

South Asia

Bomb kills six, wounds 12

A roadside bomb targeting a US military convoy exploded near a civilian bus in the southern oil hub of Basra on Sunday, killing six people and wounding a dozen others, a provincial official said.

Pak authorities arrest a high-profile terrorist

Pakistani law enforcement agencies have arrested a "high-profile terrorist" who wanted to hit targets in the federal capital with rockets fired from the Margallah Hills, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said today.

Taliban shoot dead four Pakistani tribesman for spying

Taliban fighters shot dead four tribesmen they accused of spying for the US in the volatile North Waziristan region of northwest Pakistan, officials said today.

7 foreign militants killed in US drone attack in northwest Pak

Seven foreign militants were killed as the US carried out the first drone strike in Pakistan's restive tribal belt since an American official was arrested last month for gunning down two men in Lahore, officials said today.

Bangladesh opposition calls for strike to force early polls

Bangladesh's main opposition party, emboldened by its success at municipal polls and public anger at high inflation, called for a strike on Monday to demand early parliamentary elections to force the ruling party from power.

Deputy governor killed in Afghanistan

The deputy governor of Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province, the spiritual home of the Taliban, was killed in a suicide car bomb attack on Saturday, local authorities said.

Iran hangs former soccer player's mistress

Iran on Wednesday hanged a former soccer player's mistress -- known as a "temporary wife"--who was convicted of murdering her love rival, the player's wife, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Moderate 5.6 quake strikes South Indian Ocean

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck the South Indian Ocean today, the US Geological Survey said, although there were no immediate reports of damage and there was no tsunami warning in effect.

Plot to blow-up Pakistani PM's rally foiled

Pakistani security officials have arrested two militants and unearthed a plot to carry out a bomb blast at a public rally of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani in Sukhur district of Sindh province, media reports said today.

US, South Korea begin naval manoeuvres in tense region 

The US and South Korea Sunday began major naval manoeuvres in the Yellow Sea, five days after North Korea's attack on a South Korean island escalated tensions in the region.

Asian ministers say no to coordinated control on 'hot money'

Southeast Asian finance ministers said today there was no need to coordinate on the massive inflow of foreign capital into the region, which has raised fears of destabilising economies.

Police arrest 3 suspects in Indonesian ferry fire

Indonesian police say they have arrested three people in connection with a ferry fire last week that killed 27 people.

Thailand's famed Pattaya beach in danger of vanishing

The days of R&R on Thailand's famous Pattaya beach could be numbered.

Death toll from Philippine rains rises to eight

The death toll from heavy rains in the southern Philippines over the past week has risen to eight, authorities said today.

TCS opens BPO center in Philippines

IT firm Tata Consultancy Services said it has opened new business process outsourcing center in Philippines.
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