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Trump pardons former US soldier who killed Iraqi prisoner


  Hunter said he believed Behenna’s conviction was unjustified because of erroneous jury instructions and the failure of prosecutors to turn over evidence supporting a self-defense claim WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has pardoned a former US soldier convicted in 2009 of killing an Iraqi prisoner, the White House announced Monday. Trump signed an executive grant of clemency, a full pardon, ... Read More »

Sri Lanka in lockdown after hundreds killed in bomb attacks


Seven suspects were arrested in connection with the Easter Sunday bomb attacks on eight churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that left more than 200 dead and hundreds more injured, the country’s defense minister said. Three police were killed during the raids on a house in Colombo on Sunday afternoon after the government announced it would imposed a country-wide curfew ... Read More »

Four killed in failed terrorist attack on interior ministry building north of Riyadh


Four heavily armed attackers were killed in a failed terrorist attack on an interior ministry building in Zulfi, north of Riyadh, Al-Arabiya TV said. Videos circulating on social media show the dead armed with machine guns, bombs and Molotov cocktails. The suspects who were on board a car tried to crash through the main entrance of the General Directorate of Investigation’s Center ... Read More »

Dutch doctor ‘fathered 49 children’ in IVF scandal


The group of suspected “Karbaat children” dragged his family to court to force them to release Karbaat’s DNA profile, which was kept behind locked away in a safe THE HAGUE: A deceased Dutch doctor mired in a fertility scandal fathered at least 49 children, an organization representing parents and children born through IVF at his now-closed clinic said Friday. Jan ... Read More »

Police have arrested five Bangladeshi expatriates accused medicines worth millions stolen from govt hospital


MADINAH, Saudi Arabia – Police have arrested five Bangladeshi expatriates accused of stealing large quantities of medicines from the warehouse of a government hospital in Madinah. The officers seized medicines worth about SR4 million from the men. This is the fourth incident involving theft of medicines in Madinah in the past two years. Large quantities of medicines have mysteriously disappeared ... Read More »

Japan medical school confirms altering scores to limit women


The investigation found that in this year’s entrance exams the school reduced all applicants’ first-stage test scores by 20 percent and then added at least 20 points for male applicants The investigative report said the manipulation was “profound sexism,” according to lawyer Kenji Nakai TOKYO: A Tokyo medical school apologized Tuesday after an internal investigation confirmed that it altered entrance ... Read More »

Rohingya say Myanmar targeted the educated in genocide


Soldiers targeted the educated, they said, so there would be no community leaders left willing to speak up against the pervasive abuse An Amnesty International report from November documented a system of institutionalized discrimination and segregation of the Rohingya that was meant to erase their identity BALUKHALI REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh: The last time Mohammed Hashim saw his brother alive, he ... Read More »

Pakistani arrested over rape of Egyptian child in Kuwait


KUWAIT: Kuwaiti authorities said they have captured one of six Pakistani men accused of kidnapping and raping a 9-year-old Egyptian child, Al-Rai newspaper has reported. Criminal investigation officers in the Khaitan, a suburb of Kuwait City, said they immediately launched investigations after the father of the child victim reported the incident. They said they arrested a suspect who confessed to ... Read More »

Riyadh police arrest Pakistani gang in gold heist

JEDDAH — Six Pakistani nationals who allegedly robbed two gold shops of jewelry worth of SR10.6 million have been arrested in Riyadh. Police said the men had overpowered a gold shop employee in one of the streets in Riyadh, kidnapped him and forced him to open his shop. They then stole the jewelry and escaped in a car they had ... Read More »

Bangladesh factory boy killed in air hose assault


A 13-year-old boy has died in hospital in Bangladesh after an apparently gruesome assault at a spinning mill. The incident took place in Dhaka's Narayanganj district. Police say a colleague pumped air into the boy's rectum using a high-pressure hose. Police say the reason for the incident is not clear but the teenager's colleague has been arrested and his family ... Read More »

Extremists blow up 16-century mosque in Yemen


ADEN, YEMEN: Sunni radicals in Yemen have blown up a 16th century mosque in the city of Taiz, a local official said Sunday. Gunmen led by a Salafist local chief known as Abu Al-Abbas blew up the mosque of Sheikh Abdulhadi Al-Sudi on Friday night, the official told AFP, confirming media reports of the attack. Yemen’s commission for antiquities and ... Read More »

Child actor who rose to fame killed in Aleppo


BEIRUT: The sitcom is a little like “I Love Lucy,” starring a comic housewife who gets into shenanigans and bickers with her husband. Except children play all the roles. And it all takes place in one of the historic stone houses in the old city of Aleppo, besieged by government forces in one of the worst battlegrounds of Syria’s civil ... Read More »

Order to attach assets of Tangail MP Rana, his brothers


A Tangail court has ordered attachment of assets of 10 persons including Awami League (AL) lawmaker Amanur Rahman Khan Rana and his three brothers in a case filed for the murder of a freedom fighter. Senior Judicial Magistrate in Tangail Golam Kibria issued the order yesterday, reports our Tangail correspondent. Responding to the ruling, orders of asset attachment of nine ... Read More »

Buddhist monk hacked to death


DHAKA: A 75-year-old Buddhist monk has been killed in a monastery in southeastern Bangladesh, police said Saturday. The body of Maung Shue U. Chak was found Saturday morning by his daughter-in-law when she went to give him some food, local police official Abul Khayer said. His throat had been slit overnight. While no one immediately claimed responsibility for the killing, ... Read More »

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