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HONG KONG : Hong Kong student leaders said Wednesday they may shun further talks with the government, accusing it of failing to make any meaningful offers to end weeks of mass pro-democracy protests and roadblocks.The comments are a blow to the city’s Beijing-backed leaders who had expressed hopes for fresh rounds of talks after meeting students on Tuesday night for the first time. The negotiations are widely seen as the only way to end ...

Jessica Donati and Feroz Sultani - Sardar, a 23-year-old working in his brother’s barber shop in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz, said local officials had asked for bribes to resolve a long-running family dispute over land.When the backhanders failed to have their desired effect, he turned to the Taliban, the austere Islamist movement that has been fighting foreign forces since it was ousted from power 13 years ago.“They came ...

Babak Dehghanpisheh - Weddings in Iran have long been an over-the-top affair with families spending thousands of dollars to celebrate a union. But now some couples are splurging on an entirely different sort of nuptial celebration: a divorce party.Local media outlets and blogs have been abuzz for months about lavish parties, complete with sarcastic invitations and humorous cakes, for couples splitting up. The phenomenon has become so widespread ...

RIYADH : A Saudi court has sentenced 13 people, including an Afghan ...

BEIJING : Japan’s deputy prime minister Taro Aso met ...

DENVER : Hillary Clinton urged Americans not to vote for Republicans ...

CAIRO : An Egyptian court jailed 25 men Wednesday for from seven ...

JAKARTA : Indonesian air force jets on Wednesday intercepted an ...

KATHMANDU :  Nepal on Wednesday called off a search for any more ...

WASHINGTON: Legendary former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, who oversaw reporting on the Watergate scandal that brought down US president Richard Nixon, died Tuesday. He was 93.Bradlee, who died ...

BEIJING : Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will travel to China this month, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, marking what will be the leader’s first foreign trip since being sworn ...

BERLIN  - US Secretary of State John Kerry visited remnants of the Berlin Wall on Wednesday and warned that East-West tensions again threaten freedom in Europe, 25 years after its ...

BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo - Congolese troops and United Nations peacekeepers fired live rounds to disperse hundreds of people protesting outside a UN base in the eastern Congolese town of ...

WASHINGTON - Four security guards belonging to the notorious Blackwater Worldwide firm were convicted in Washington Wednesday on charges stemming from a deadly 2007 shooting in Iraq that resulted in ...

JERUSALEM  - By fair means or foul, Jewish settlers are notching up property gains in the heart of Arab east Jerusalem through a series of shady deals involving frontmen or straw companies.The ...

WASHINGTON - An American man held for five months in North Korea has arrived back in the United States, US television reported Wednesday, showing his plane landing at an airport in Ohio.Jeffrey ...

ANKARA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday criticised as “wrong” the airdrops of ammunition and weapons by US planes to Kurdish fighters battling militants in the Syrian ...

Washington- New US rules requiring air passengers from the three West African countries worst hit by Ebola to travel via one of five airports are coming into effect, US media reported on ...

NEW DELHI- India has grounded its entire Sukhoi-30 fleet to undertake a thorough technical check following a recent crash near Pune. IAF spokesperson Wing Commander Simranpal Singh Birdi said that ...

Srinagar- Veteran Hurriyet leader Syed Ali Gilani has called for complete shutdown and peaceful demonstration in the Indian-held Jammu Kashmir Thursday, to protest against the visit of the Indian ...

KABUL - At least four Afghan soldiers were killed and around a dozen people including six civilians wounded when a roadside bomb planted by the Taliban exploded in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, ...

WASHINGTON - The White House said on Tuesday that detained American tourist Jeffrey Fowle had been released from North Korea and was on his way home to be with his family.White House spokesman Josh ...

RIYADH - Twitter is nothing more than “a source of lies” and evil, Saudi Arabia’s top Muslim cleric said, in comments that sparked lively debate Tuesday on the microblogging ...

UNITED NATIONS - Ebola is no longer a localised public health emergency, top UN officials said in Havana Tuesday as they commended Cuba for sending doctors and nurses to the affected countries in ...

MURSITPINAR, Baghdad - Kurdish fighters in the battleground Syrian town of Kobane weathered an onslaught by Islamic State group militants on Tuesday as they waited for promised ...

MOSCOW - Russian investigators on Tuesday accused senior airport officials of criminal negligence over a plane crash at a Moscow airport that killed the CEO of French oil giant Total, Christophe de ...

TEHRAN - Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said Tuesday his country was at war with “terrorists” threatening the region and intent on dividing Muslims, as he met top officials in key ...

WASHINGTON - The US Supreme Court has said it will consider reinstating a three-decade-old death sentence handed down to a Hispanic man by an all-white jury in California. Hector Ayala was convicted ...

Ottawa - The fatal attack on a Canadian soldier by a suspected Islamic militant in Quebec was “clearly linked to terrorist ideology,” Canada’s public safety minister said on ...

UNITED NATIONS - The US city of Detroit must restore access to water for its citizens who remain unable to pay their bills, two United Nations experts urged Tuesday, adding that a failure to do so ...

Paula Gutlove and Gordon Thompson On an October 13 speech about the present Ebola epidemic, Dr Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), said: “When a deadly and ...

NEW YORK - Monica Lewinsky, a former White House intern,  has said she “fell in love” with Bill Clinton during a tearful speech describing the pain of being made into a figure of ...

TEHRAN - The chairman of Iran’s Assembly of Experts, the clerics who appoint and can dismiss the country’s supreme leader, has died, four months after suffering a heart attack, state ...

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