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US air strikes killed 80 IS militants  

International Desk: More than 80 Islamic State militants, some of whom were believed to be plotting attacks in Europe, died in US air strikes on camps outside the group’s former Read More

39 jailed in India for human trafficking  

Dhaka: An Indian court has sentenced 39 people to 10 years in prison each for buying and selling girls in Karnataka state. Seven of the rescued victims were from Bangladesh Read More

Reckless truck took away 24 children’s lives in India  

International Desk:At least 24 school children were killed on Thursday in a road accident in Uttar Pradesh's Etah district. The school bus was hit by a speeding truck on the Read More

Mother gets death penalty for burning her daughter

International Desk: A Pakistani mother who boasted about burning her daughter alive in an honour killing over her teenager's choice of husband has been sentenced to death. Parveen Bibi was Read More

Last man to walk on the moon died at 82  

International desk: Astronaut Gene Cernan traced his only child's initials in the dust of the lunar surface. Then he climbed into the lunar module for the ride home, becoming the Read More

Main suspected of Istanbul nightclub attack held  

International Desk: Turkish police have arrested the main suspect in the New Year's Eve attack on an exclusive nightclub in Istanbul after a huge manhunt. Abdulkadir Masharipov is believed to Read More

Ancient Buddha statue discovered in China    

International Desk: A 600-year-old Buddha statue has been discovered in a reservoir in east China's Jiangxi Province after water levels fell during renovation work. A local villager first spotted the Read More

Trump vows ‘insurance for everybody’

International Desk: US President-elect Donald Trump, in an interview with the Washington Post, has vowed ‘insurance for everybody’ as the US Congress prepares to replace President Barack Obama’s health reforms, Read More

Violence inside 2 prisons in Brazil leaves 26 dead  

International Desk: Twenty-six inmates were killed in eruptions of violence inside two prisons in northern Brazil, officials said Sunday as they quelled the latest in a string of jail disturbances Read More

20 died in Turkish Airlines cargo jet crashed:  

International Desk: A Turkish Airlines cargo jet has crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing a pilot and at least 20 people on the ground. The Airlines crashed near Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport on Read More