South Asia

 At Least 23 Killed in Pakistan Bus Accident

 At Least 23 Killed in Pakistan Bus Accident

Officials say at least 23 people have died and more than 40 others were injured when a bus overturned in southwestern Pakistan and fell into a ravine.   The accident happened Friday in the Khuzdar district of Balochistan province.   The Associated Press reports that a passenger said they had cautioned the driver several times to drive more carefully.   The passengers were …

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Pakistani Police Arrest Cleric After Threats to Kill Malala

Pakistani Police Arrest Cleric After Threats to Kill Malala

Pakistani police have arrested a cleric after a video of him in which he threatens Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai over her recent comments about marriage went viral on social media, officials said Thursday. The cleric, Mufti Sardar Ali Haqqani, was arrested in Lakki Marwat, a district in the northwestern Khyber …

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Pakistan Cleric Arrested After Threats to Kill Malala

Pakistan Cleric Arrested After Threats to Kill Malala

Pakistani police have arrested a cleric after a video of him in which he threatens Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai over her recent comments about marriage went viral on social media, officials said Thursday. The cleric, Mufti Sardar Ali Haqqani, was arrested in Lakki Marwat, a district in the northwestern Khyber …

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India’s 2nd Pandemic Wave Ravaged Remote Himalayan Slopes

India’s 2nd Pandemic Wave Ravaged Remote Himalayan Slopes

When India was grappling with the pandemic last year, villages perched on Himalayan slopes remained in serene outposts, largely untouched. But the deadly second wave did not spare these far-flung regions. “Entire villages were infected. In fact, the virus reached places at over 2000 meters,” said Rakesh Prajapati, the Deputy …

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Eleven Residents Killed in Collapse of Mumbai Apartment Building 

Eleven Residents Killed in Collapse of Mumbai Apartment Building 

At least 11 people, including eight children, died after a Mumbai residential building collapsed on top of another building late on Wednesday, local officials said.     The incident occurred close to midnight in a northern suburb of Mumbai, after heavy monsoon rains flooded several parts of India’s financial and entertainment capital.     …

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11 Killed in Mumbai Apartment Building Collapse

11 Killed in Mumbai Apartment Building Collapse

At least 11 people, including eight children, died after a Mumbai residential building collapsed on top of another building late on Wednesday, local officials said.     The incident occurred close to midnight in a northern suburb of Mumbai, after heavy monsoon rains flooded several parts of India’s financial and entertainment capital.     …

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Hostage Advocates Concerned by US Pullout from Afghanistan

Hostage Advocates Concerned by US Pullout from Afghanistan

Advocates for Americans held hostage overseas are raising concerns that the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan will make it harder to bring home captives from the country. An annual report from the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, released Wednesday, examines the status of U.S. government efforts to secure the release …

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