updated 6:09 PM GMT, Dec 18, 2014

Cold wave continues in Kashmir

Cold wave conditions continued in the Valley and the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday.

Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of four degrees below the freezing point.

"The night temperat

  • Srinagar: IANS
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Pak lifts ban on capital punishment in terror cases

Pakistan Wednesday lifted a ban on capital punishment in terrorism cases, a day after 132 children were slaughtered by Taliban guerrillas in an army-run school here.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif revoke

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Karl Marx letter fetches $678,000 at China auction

A handwritten letter by Karl Marx accompanied by a vintage photograph of the author of "Das Capital" sold Tuesday for $678,000 at an auction in China, the China Daily newspaper reported.

According to

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Toll in Pakistan school massacre climbs to 148

Children were the majority of the 148 people killed Tuesday in a Taliban attack on a school run by the Pakistani army in the northwestern city of Peshawar, near the border with Afghanistan.

The fatali

  • Islamabad: IANS
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Pakistan's schools of sorrow

They began the day in their school uniforms, they ended it in burial shrouds.


On the morning of December 16, 2014, it was exam time at the Army Public School in Peshawar and most of the students wer

  • Dawn News/Rafia Zakaria
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Former Indian PM to be quizzed in graft scam

A special court hearing the coal block case allegedly involving industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla and others here Tuesday asked the CBI to record the statement of former prime minister Manmohan Singh

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Israeli troops kill Palestinian youth in clash

Israeli troops killed a young Palestinian Tuesday and wounded another in a clash in the Qalandia refugee camp, near Ramallah, officials said.

The soldiers stormed the camp and opened fire at the young

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Kenya suspends licenses of over 500 NGOs

Kenya Tuesday it has suspended licenses and freezed bank accounts of 510 NGOs, 15 of which have been accused of having ties with terrorist groups and money laundering.

Apart from those 15, the rest we

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Attack on Syrian military bases leaves 180 dead

At least 180 people were killed in an attack by the Nusra Front, Al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, and related Islamist groups in the northern Syrian province of Idleb, the Syrian Observatory for Human R

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40 killed in car bombings in Yemen

Two car bomb explosions targeting Shiite Houthi gunmen killed 40 people and left dozens wounded in Yemen's central province of al-Bayda Tuesday evening, a government official said.

One blast took plac

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