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Afghan police officers stand guard at the scene of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday. Pic: AP.

NATO says service member has died in Afghanistan

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 8:28PM UTC Comments Off Afghan police officers stand guard at the scene of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday. Pic: AP.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO says one of its service members has died in eastern Afghanistan from a non-battle-related injury....

Nizamuddin railway station horror – let’s not blame just the system

By Sat, Nov 19, 2011 3:24AM UTC 6 Comments Nizamuddin railway station horror – let’s not blame just the system

Anyone with a modicum of sensitivity should consider herself or himself extremely fortunate if they did not witness Wednesday night’s horrific incident at New Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station. Scores of people watched helplessly as life ebbed out of a 36-year-old man after he slipped between the footboard of a train and the platform. He...

Steve Jobs: Death of a revolutionist

By Thu, Oct 06, 2011 1:40PM UTC 1 Comment Steve Jobs: Death of a revolutionist

It was 7.45am this morning, and I went about my morning routine at work. My coffee turned cold. I reached out for my iPhone, checking texts messages until my news feed popped up: Steve Jobs had passed away at 56. I tried to gather my emotions. I was overwhelmed by sadness. As if a close...

Notorious Philippine kidnap gang leader dies

By Sat, Sep 10, 2011 9:00AM UTC Comments Off Notorious Philippine kidnap gang leader dies

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines military says the leader of a notorious kidnapping gang has died after a long illness. Regional military spokesman Lt. Col. Leopoldo Galon says Tahir Alonto of the Pentagon Gang died early Saturday of ailments and complications from diabetes. His Muslim separatist group is on a U.S. list of terrorist...

India’s ‘trigger happy’ border force threatens ties with Bangladesh

By Thu, May 26, 2011 1:04AM UTC 3 Comments Rekatul's body as found by his family

Just when the general citizens of Bangladesh and India were exhaling a sigh of relief following a number of moves by the Indian government to strengthen bilateral ties with Bangladesh, news of border killings hit the local media again around the end of April. Border killings, of mostly Bangladeshis, by the Indian Border Security Force...