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26/11 accused Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi led charmed life in jail, fathered a child

Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi led a charmed life in jail despite being a top member of the LeT. He even fathered a child while confined on terror charges at Rawalpindi’s high-security Adiala jail.

Hong Kong 'revolution' defeated: China media

Chinese state-run media Friday triumphantly declared the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement "defeated", warning domestic and foreign "hostile forces" against destabilising the city.

What happened at Sydney cafe: Witness' account

Joel Herat, who was taken hostage inside a cafe in Sydney, has in an interview revealed the drama that unfolded inside the cafe where he and 16 others were held at gunpoint by Iranian refugee Man Haron Monis.

My role should cease after my death: Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, has said he thinks his traditional religious role should cease with his death rather than a 'stupid' successor replace him and disgrace himself.

Church of England's first female bishop is a Manchester United supporter

The Church of England on Wednesday named vicar Libby Lane as its first female bishop. The church gave its final approval to the appointment of female bishops last month, bringing to an end a tortuous process that set liberal and conservative believers at odds.

Sony hacking: US suspects North Korea's role, considers options

The US believes North Korea is behind the hacking at Sony and the threat of 9/11-type attacks that forced the company to cancel the release of a movie lampooning Kim Jong-un. The case is being investigated by the FBI.

Prosecution surprised over Lakhvi's bail; reports say Pak govt will challenge ruling

A court in Pakistan gave bail to LeT operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi despite evidence against him in the case which was nearing its end, prosecution said on Thursday, disclosing that they will challenge the decision.

Rage, tears and broken childhoods as Pak reels from Taliban massacre

The dark day of December 16, when Taliban slaughtered more than 130 pupils, methodically gunning down children, ended the childhood innocence of the traumatised survivors.

26/11 accused Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi granted bail in Pakistan

LeT operations commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, one of the seven Pakistani nationals accused of planning and abetting the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, was granted bail by Pakistan court.

Boko Haram militants kill 32 people in Nigeria

Boko Haram militants killed 32 people and kidnapped scores of others in an attack on the village of Gumsuri in the restive northeast, two local officials and a witness said on Thursday.

Tony Abbott says Sydney café siege 'horrific wake-up call'

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday admitted Sydney's cafe siege was 'a horrific wake-up call' as details emerged of the final minutes of the standoff which left the gunman and two hostages dead.

Heavy snow kills 3, disrupts travel in Japan

At least three people have died in heavy snow that has blanketed swathes of Japan, reports said on Thursday, with up to two metres (6ft 7ins) lying in some places and more forecast.

Lens-free microscope to detect cancer

Providing a ray of hope for cancer patients, researchers have developed a lens-free microscope that can be used to detect the presence of cancer.

Over 230 bodies found in Syria mass grave: Report

More than 230 bodies of people believed to have been killed by Islamic State militants have been found in a mass grave in Syria's eastern Deir al-Zor province, a group monitoring the country's war said on Wednesday.

US, Cuba seek to ‘normalise' ties, swap prisoners

The United States on Wednesday announced the start of normalisation of relations with Cuba, including re-establishing diplomatic ties ending the last of the remaining Cold War hostilities.
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