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Diamond-trimmed stilettos go on sale for $17 mn in Dubai


Gold, silk and hundreds of diamonds: a Dubai-based shoemaker has debuted what it says is the world’s most expensive pair of

Six dead in Kashmir violence ahead of polls: Indian officials


Six people were killed in mounting violence ahead of local elections in Kashmir as Indian authorities imposed a curfew and suspended

Adultery no longer a crime in India


Adultery is no longer a crime, India’s top court ruled Thursday, declaring a colonial-era law that punished the offence with jail

Cash cows: Pakistan PM’s house auctions buffalos for austerity


The Pakistani premier’s house milked its livestock reserves Thursday as dozens gathered for a buffalo auction in the capital Islamabad, in

Amazon opens new ‘4-star’ retail store in New York


Amazon opens a new retail store in New York on Thursday selling a range of products from the online colossus that

Christine Blasey Ford: her ‘terrible secret’ sets off a US political firestorm


Christine Blasey Ford, who will appear Thursday at a high-stakes hearing to accuse US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual

Niger cholera outbreak claims 67 lives


A cholera outbreak in Niger has killed 67 people since July out of thousands of recorded cases, the UN said Thursday,

Trudeau says Canadians are ‘tough negotiators’


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brushed off Thursday the US president’s criticism of Canada in continental trade talks, saying Donald Trump views

Many doctors in India miss TB signs: study

Many private sector doctors in India miss the signs of tuberculosis and therefore provide patients inadequate treatment, according to a new study

Sri Lanka ready to welcome toppled Maldives strongman

The defeated strongman of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen, is welcome in neighbouring Sri Lanka, Colombo said Tuesday, two days after his surprise