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Xi wins Malé’s backing for ‘maritime silk route’

China and Maldives on Monday announced that they would cooperate on security issues as visiting President Xi Jinping also extracted an assurance from his Maldivian counterpart Abdulla Yameen to actively take part in his pet project, the 21st century maritime ‘silk road’.

Scottish referendum: Media caught in crossfire as D-day nears

Scotland flag
The pro-independence campaign has accused the BBC of becoming the ‘British Biased Corporation’ for allegedly favouring the ‘No’ campaign that wants Scotland to remain the United Kingdom, a charge that spilled over to journalist groups and others.

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World powers pledge to crush ISIS threat

Barack Obama
An international coalition took shape in Paris on Monday with 29 countries coming together against the ISIS. Monday's conference came just a day after the militant group released a video of the beheading of a British aid worker.

Traffickers 'sink' ship carrying migrants in Mediterranean, 500 feared dead off Malta coast

Italian Navy migrants
More than 700 people fleeing Africa and the West Asia may have drowned in the latest shipwrecks in the Mediterranean, bringing the death toll this year to almost 3,000, the IOM said on Monday.

Rains in China kill 19, thousands evacuated

A man protecting himself from the heavy rain in Kalka on Tuesday. Abhishek Sethi/HT
Heavy rains in China's southwest have killed at least 19 people and left 20 missing, with tens of thousands of people evacuated due to flooding, state media reported on Monday.

Small earthquake rattles Northern California

Renato Solidum
A small earthquake rattled parts of Northern California. The US Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.5 quake struck on Sunday at 1:17 p.m. PDT about six miles (10 kilometres) south of Covelo in Mendocino County.

Nepal activist seeking right to secession in constitution arrested

Dr CK Raut
Dr CK Raut, a PhD from University of Cambridge and a former employee of Raytheon, a US defense contractor, was arrested on Saturday evening in Morang district in eastern Nepal while returning home from a public rally.

All-party meet in Nepal to draft constitution

Political parties in Nepal will take part in a national conference this Tuesday to try and address contentious issues related to the country’s proposed new constitution.

Afghan court sentences 5 to death for gang rape

An Afghan appeals court on Monday sentenced five men to death for armed robbery and sexual assault for an attack on an Afghan family driving home from a wedding just outside Kabul.

Hafiz Saeed our national, free to roam around: Pak envoy

 Hafiz Saeed

Pakistan on Monday made it clear that there was no case against designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, and he is free to roam in the country.

Pakistan militants kill three in attacks targeting police

Pakistanis run
A suicide bomber killed one policeman in Tahl, about 100 kilometres southwest of Peshawar, while two brothers of a police station chief died in a separate attack on his home in Dera Ismail Khan.

Hurricane Odile makes landfall near Mexico resort

Hurricane warnings
A powerful Hurricane Odile made landfall near the Mexican resort city of Cabo San Lucas late Sunday, as authorities evacuated high-risk areas and thousands of tourists hunkered down in luxury hotels converted into shelters.

Diplomatic push grows against Islamic State group

Islamic State of Iraq
Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic State group.

Scotland referendum: Top dailies say ‘No’, but who will Murdoch support?

Rupert Murdoch
Leading financial and other newspapers have encouraged their readers to vote against independence in the September 18 referendum, but there is much speculation which way the Rupert Murdoch-owned ‘The Scottish Sun’ will go on the contentious issue.
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