A Muslim man accused of killing a cow was beaten to death by a mob in central India, police said Sunday, the latest vigilante murder over the animal considered sacred by Hindus. Siraj Khan, a 45-year-old tailor, was attacked in the Satna district of Madhya Pradesh state early Friday and died at the scene, local police official Arvind Tiwari told AFP. Kahn's friend Shakeel Maqbool, who was also attacked, was admitted to hospital with critical injuries.Read More »
Sri Lanka is headed for a debt crisis, the finance ministry warned Sunday, blaming a series of costly projects commissioned by the previous government for record-high repayments. Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said payments of capital and interest would reach $2.84 billion this year, mostly to
P.PRABAKARAN, 22, broke a 41-year record held by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak for being the youngest general election candidate. Najib contested the Pekan parliamentary seat at the age of 23 on Feb 21, 1979. Here, he shares with the New Sunday Times a little bit of his life as a boy
IPOH: Newly-appointed Perak exco members have pledged to do their level best in performing their duty and responsibility to bring further economic growth for the state and well being for the rakyat. Simpang Pulai assemblyman, Tan Kar Hing said what is important now is to ensure that Pakatan Harapan&
RAMALLAH (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been hospitalised in a West Bank hospital, a Palestinian official said on Sunday, providing no further details on his condition.
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Bangladesh police have shot dead 13 drug traffickers and arrested thousands in an aggressive campaign against the surging trade in methamphetamines and other narcotics, officers said Sunday. Four drug dealers were killed early Sunday in separate raids, police said, while the elite Rapid Action Battalion
Irish voters who favour liberalising the country's abortion laws increased their lead in two opinion polls published on Sunday, reversing a trend that suggested the race had begun to tighten ahead of the final days of campaigning. The B&A survey reported a surge in cities and larger towns in favour
KUALA LUMPUR, May 20 — First-time MP Maria Chin Abdullah aims to address poverty and rising costs faced by her constituents, especially the urban poor, in her role as Petaling Jaya’s member of...
Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy plans to maintain central government control over Catalonia after the regional leader nominated imprisoned and exiled politicians to join his cabinet, El Pais said on Sunday. Catalonia's new leader Quim Torra named his cabinet on Saturday, although the inclusion
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Venezuelans, reeling under a devastating economic crisis, began voting Sunday in an election boycotted by the opposition and condemned by much of the international community but expected to hand deeply unpopular President Nicolas Maduro a new mandate. Maduro, the political heir to the late leftist firebrand
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Pope Francis said on Sunday he would elevate 14 Roman Catholic prelates to the high rank of cardinal, the elite group of churchmen who are his closest advisers and can enter a conclave to choose his successor if they are under 80. The pope made the surprise announcement during his weekly Sunday address
A stream of lava threatened to block a key Hawaii highway on Sunday that serves as an escape route for coastal residents, while the first known serious injury was reported from fresh explosive eruptions from the Kilauea volcano. A homeowner on Noni Farms Road who was on a third-floor balcony had his
A teenaged boy who shot and killed eight students and two teachers in Texas had been spurned by one of his victims after making aggressive advances, her mother told the Los Angeles Times. Sadie Rodriguez, the mother of Shana Fisher, 16, told the newspaper that her daughter rejected four months of aggressive
The head of Spain's far-left party Podemos has put his leadership to a grassroots vote following an outcry over his purchase of a luxury home. Pablo Iglesias has been under fire since he announced Wednesday that he had taken out a mortgage of 540,000 euros ($635,000) with his partner, Podemos parliamentary
A Muslim man accused of killing a cow was beaten to death by a mob in central India, police said Sunday, the latest vigilante murder over the animal considered sacred by Hindus. Siraj Khan, a 45-year-old tailor, was attacked in the Satna district of Madhya Pradesh state early Friday and died at the
Britain will tackle "the Wild West elements" on the internet from cyberbullying to online child exploitation by introducing new laws for social media companies, digital minister Matt Hancock said on Sunday. Better regulating social media companies has long been an aim of a government that
The stability of the eurozone will be at stake if a populist new government in Italy fails to keep its financial commitments, French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire warned Sunday. "If the new government takes the risk of not respecting its commitments on debt and the deficit, but also the clean-up
A first batch of Islamic State group fighters left their final stronghold in Syria's capital early Sunday under a deal struck after weeks of fierce combat, a monitor said. "At dawn, six buses of IS fighters and their relatives left the Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp and adjacent district of
Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak fears for his safety and has asked for police protection, his spokesman said on Sunday, a day after the ex-leader complained over the conduct of police searching properties for evidence of corruption. Having ruled Malaysia for nearly 10 years, Najib and
Following the 12.40pm incident, the suspect who has yet to be identified is being treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital here. It was made to understand that the suspect broke into a housing unit at the fifth floor of the building, and ran off with a woman’s handbag believing it contained cash and important