Pedestrians injured in crash outside parliament in London

A car slammed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday, injuring a number of pedestrians.
Aug 14, 2018 14:02 IST

Australia archbishop gets house detention for abuse cover-up

The most senior Roman Catholic cleric convicted of covering up child sex abuse was ordered by an Australian court on Tuesday to serve his one-year sentence in home detention rather than jail.
Aug 14, 2018 11:12 IST

Spy who infiltrated IS for pivotal anti-terror agency that almost no one has heard of

The driver was sweating as his white Kia pickup truck sped along a rain-slicked Baghdad highway towards a neighbourhood bustling with open-air markets.
Margaret Coker Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Imran takes oath in Assembly

Imran takes the oath as a member of the National Assembly in Islamabad on Monday. Khan had to borrow a waistcoat from an Assembly employee for a parliamentary registration card photograph. (AP)
Nasir Jaffry and Agencies Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

5 get death for war crimes

Five hardline extremists were sentenced to death on Monday by a special Bangladeshi tribunal for committing crimes against humanity and siding with the Pakistani troops in carrying out a genocide in a village during the Liberation War in 1971.
Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Two-hour passport queues at Heathrow

Passengers arriving at London's Heathrow Airport had to queue at passport control for up to two-and-a-half hours in July, official figures showed, sparking further criticism from aviation chiefs about delays caused by Britain's border regime.
Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Mahathir heat on China

Malaysia's Prime Minister said on Monday he will seek to cancel multibillion-dollar Chinese-backed infrastructure projects that were signed by his predecessor as his government works to dig itself out of debt, and he blasted Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya Muslims as "grossly unjust".
Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Turkish Central Bank tries to contain currency crisis

Turkey's Central bank announced a series of measures on Monday to free up cash for banks as the country grapples with a currency crisis sparked by concerns over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's economic policies and a trade and diplomatic dispute with the United States.
Aug 13, 2018 13:57 IST

An unsparing scourge

V.S. Naipaul documented the migrations of peoples, the unravelling of the British Empire, the ironies of exile and the clash between belief and unbelief in more than a dozen unsparing novels and as many works of non-fiction.
Rachel Donadio Aug 13, 2018 00:00 IST

A walking sack of contradictions

V.S. Naipaul, the Nobel laureate who died at 85 on Saturday, had so many gifts as a writer - suppleness, wit, an unsparing eye for detail - that he could seemingly do whatever he wanted. What he did want, it became apparent, was to rarely please anyone but himself.
Dwight Garner Aug 13, 2018 00:00 IST

'Nightmare' city with likeable folks

In writing about India, V.S. Naipaul faced a big problem.
Amit Roy Aug 13, 2018 00:00 IST


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