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At least 12 killed,10 injured in car bomb explosion in Kabul

KABUL: A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb in the western part of Kabul on Monday, killing at least 12 people and wounding 10, and the death toll could rise, an Interior Ministry spokesman in the Afghan capital said. Police cordoned off the area, located near the house of the deputy government Chief Executive ... Read More »

North Korea calls US practice bombing run a provocation

SEOUL: North Korean state media have sharply criticized a recent practice bombing run by two US B-1B bombers on the Korean peninsula, calling it a dangerous move raising the risk of nuclear war. A commentary on Sunday in the ruling party’s Rodong Sinmun newspaper accused the US of “reckless military ... Read More »

Indians’ money in Swiss banks hit record low at Rs 4,500 crore

ZURICH/NEW DELHI: Money parked by Indians in Switzerland’s banks nearly halved to 676 Swiss francs (about Rs 4,500 crore) in 2016 to hit a record low amid a continuing clampdown on the suspected black money stashed behind their famed secrecy walls. In comparison, the total funds held by all foreign ... Read More »

Bacha bazi: Afghan subculture of child sex slavery

KABUL: AFP has traced three former victims of “bacha bazi”, or the sexual exploitation of boys, whose testimonies lay bare one of Afghanistan’s most egregious human rights violations. “Bachas” are boy sex slaves, often kept by powerful warlords, commanders, politicians and other members of the elite as a symbol of ... Read More »

123 killed, 100 injured as oil tanker explodes in Pakistan

LAHORE: At least 123 people were charred to death and over 100 others injured after an oil tanker overturned and burst into flames on a highway in Bahawalpurdistrict of Pakistan’s Punjab Province. The tanker exploded after fuel leaking from its damaged container caught fire. The blaze from the oil spill ... Read More »

Vehicle rams into crowd outside London mosque, casualties feared

LONDON: A vehicle struck pedestrians near a mosque in north London early Monday morning, causing several casualties, police said. One person has been arrested. The London Ambulance Service says the injured are being taken to hospitals. Eyewitnesses reported seeing police give emergency medical treatment to at least one of the ... Read More »

Firefighters battling huge blaze in London high-rise

LONDON: Firefighters are battling a massive fire in an apartment high-rise in London. One side of the building appeared to be in flames. 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters had been called to the scene early on Wednesday morning. The building is the Grenfell Tower in west London. Read More »

Climate Change May Cause More Rainfall In Tropical Areas: NASA

WASHINGTON: The amount of rainfall in the Earth’s tropical regions will significantly increase as our planet continues to warm, a new NASA study warns. Most global climate models underestimate decreases in high clouds over the tropics seen in recent NASA observations, according to research led by scientist Hui Su of ... Read More »

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