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Bomb blast kills two policemen in Karachi: officials

27 March 2015

KARACHI, March 27, 2015 (AFP) - A bomb blast hit a police van in Karachi Friday, killing at least two policemen and wounding 14 other people, officials said, the latest violence in Pakistan’s strife-torn biggest city.

Stampede in Bangladesh kills at least 10 pilgrims

27 March 2015

DHAKA (AFP) - At least 10 Hindu pilgrims were killed and dozens more were injured in a stampede outside the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Friday, police and witnesses said.

More than 50 injured in Thai train crash

27 March 2015

BANGKOK (AFP) - More than 50 people were injured when two trains collided in central Thailand, a senior official said Friday.

Australia farewells former PM Fraser at state funeral

27 March 2015

MELBOURNE (AFP) - Hundreds of mourners gathered Friday at a state funeral for former conservative prime minister Malcolm Fraser, who came to power in 1975 with Australia's greatest constitutional crisis and died last week aged 84.

Unusual tributes pour in for LKY

27 March 2015

A LEE Kuan Yew bun or figurine? The death of Singapore’s founding leader has spawned unusual tributes and business ideas, ranging from the reverent to the ridiculous.

Olive branch and warnings for Sri Lanka

27 March 2015

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping worked to mend relations with Sri Lanka as state-run media warned the island nation’s new government against shutting off billions in investments from Beijing.

Indian police make first arrest in rape of elderly nun

27 March 2015

KOLKATA: Indian police have made their first arrest over the rape of an elderly nun that shocked the country, a senior official said.

Ex-police chief arrested over murder of young mistress

27 March 2015

BEIJING: A former Chinese regional police chief has been arrested on suspicion of murder, the country’s top prosecution agency said, the victim reportedly a girlfriend 35 years his junior.

Cambodia unveils memorial at brutal Khmer Rouge prison site

26 March 2015

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia unveiled a new memorial at a notorious Khmer Rouge prison Thursday to remember the thousands who were tortured and murdered there during the ruthless regime’s rule in the late 1970s.

Iran condemns Saudi strikes in Yemen as ‘dangerous step’

26 March 2015

TEHRAN: Saudi air strikes on Shiite rebels in Yemen triggered a furious reaction from regional rival Iran on Thursday, with top officials warning that military action could spill into other countries.

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