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Third Indian teen raped, burned alive in a week

A third teenage girl has been raped and burned alive in a week in India, the latest brutal sexual assault to

Toxic water fears in Pakistan region infamous for deformities

Basharat Ali was 15 when his legs began to falter, a condition doctors have blamed on polluted water in a Pakistani

Sri Lanka sharply raises fuel prices under IMF pressure


Sri Lanka hiked fuel prices Thursday by up to 130 percent following pressure from the International Monetary Fund and its

Bangladesh puppy killer sentenced


A Bangladeshi security guard was handed a jail sentence on Thursday for burying alive two dogs and their 14 puppies,

Malaysia’s Mahathir sworn in as world’s oldest leader after shock poll win


Ninety-two-year-old Mahathir Mohamad was Thursday sworn in as the world’s oldest elected leader after a stunning election win that swept

Walmart buys 77% of India’s Flipkart for $16 bn

US retail behemoth Walmart said Wednesday it will buy a 77 percent stake in Indian online sales giant Flipkart for $16

Sri Lanka creates special courts for Rajapakse-era graft

Sri Lanka’s parliament Wednesday voted to set up special courts to try multi-billion dollar graft cases under former president Mahinda Rajapakse.

New violence hits Kashmir as death of tourist condemned

Hundreds of protestors clashed Tuesday with Indian forces on a third day of deadly troubles in Kashmir as the disputed Himalayan

Sri Lanka president urges end to power struggle

Sri Lanka’s president Tuesday appealed to his prime minister to end a bitter power struggle and said the coalition government had

India teen fights for life after being raped, set on fire

A 17-year-old Indian girl was fighting for her life Monday after being raped, doused in kerosene and set alight, the second