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Indian village council denies ordering rape of sisters

3 years, 1 month ago
SANKROD: A village council in northern India has denied allegations that it ordered two young sisters to be raped because their brother eloped with a higher caste woman. The council's purported ruling led to an international outcry and…

Japan forms 'ninja council' to boost tourism

3 years, 7 months ago
TOKYO: Japanese officials are enlisting one of the country's best-known historical figures - the ninja, martial-arts master and stealth agent of feudal times - to encourage tourism.

CII wants ban on religious hate speeches

3 years, 11 months ago
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's top religious body Wednesday called for a ban on religious hate speech and greater harmony between sects ahead of a holy month usually marred by anti-Shiite violence.

Pakistan Ulema Council condemns Islamic State

4 years, 1 day ago
ISLAMABAD: A leading group of Pakistani clerics on Friday condemned the Islamic State organisation, amid concerns the hardline jihadists could gain a foothold in the militant-plagued nuclear state.

UN Security Council calls emergency meeting on Ukraine today

4 years, 3 months ago
UNITED NATIONS: The U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Ukraine on Friday and is mulling a draft statement calling for "a full, thorough and independent international investigation" into what caused the crash of a…