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Twin blasts kill at least three in Pakistan train attack

Twin blasts kill at least three in Pakistan train attack

Two explosions targeting military personnel on a passenger train killed at least three people and wounded 13 others in Pakistan's troubled southwestern Balochistan province Friday, officials said.

China to be first trillion-dollar air market: Boeing

China to be first trillion-dollar air market: Boeing

China will become the world’s first trillion-dollar aviation market as its expanding middle class takes to the skies in ever greater numbers, US manufacturer Boeing predicted yesterday.

‘Brics nations need to engage on own arbitration centres’

‘Brics nations need to engage on own arbitration centres’

The Brics group of emerging economies need to soon set up a task force of officials to explore a mechanism for setting up arbitration centres for use by the grouping as well as by non-Brics countries, Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said yesterday.

Dhaka, India vow efforts to contain terrorism

Dhaka, India vow efforts to contain terrorism

Bangladesh and India have reached a consensus to contain militancy and terrorism through exchanging authentic information.

New security law comes into force in Malaysia

New security law comes into force in Malaysia

Tough new security legislation came into force in Malaysia yesterday, with critics saying that the “draconian” law threatens democracy and could be used against opponents of the scandal-tainted premier.

The kismet of basic science

The kismet of basic science

The British journalist Matt Ridley is usually an insightful commenter on the philosophy and practice of science.

Russia calls for swift resumption of Syria peace talks

Russia calls for swift resumption of Syria peace talks

Russia called on Tuesday for a swift resumption of stalled Syrian peace talks, saying it was the only way to halt ‘massive violations’ of human rights perpetrated in the five-year-old conflict.

Sufis in Bangladesh defy attacks to hold gathering

Sufis in Bangladesh defy attacks to hold gathering

Tens of thousands of Sufis descended on the Bangladeshi capital yesterday in a defiant show of unity, following a spate of targeted killings of members of the Muslim minority by suspected Islamist militants.

Can exercise reduce the risk of getting cancer?

Can exercise reduce the risk of getting cancer?

Just in case you haven’t got the message that exercise is good for you, two huge research studies this month shout it louder than ever. Which is just as well, since almost one-third of adults are classified as “inactive”.

Man Utd out to ruin West Ham’s Boleyn farewell

Man Utd out to ruin West Ham’s Boleyn farewell

Manchester United have the glinting incentive of a Champions League place in their sights as they prepare for an emotion-charged Premier League contest at West Ham United today.

Taliban fire  rockets at Afghan parliament

Taliban fire rockets at Afghan parliament

Taliban insurgents fired a barrage of rockets at Afghanistan’s newly built parliament complex in Kabul yesterday

China pharma tycoon looks for foreign healthcare deals

China pharma tycoon looks for foreign healthcare deals

Liu Dian Bo, chairman of China’s Luye Group, is on a hunt for healthcare businesses to acquire overseas as he seeks to expand beyond pharmaceuticals and tap rising demand from more affluent Chinese for higher-quality services.