LHC takes up Zainab convict’s appeal, summons case record tomorrow | Pakistan

Protests had erupted across the country after the brutal incident came to light. Photo: File  LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has summoned the record of the trial court which convicted and sentenced to death Imran Ali for the brutal rape and murder of seven-year-old Zainab last month.   On February 17, the anti-terrorism court (ATC) hearing the high-profile case sentenced ...

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Slovak interior minister resigns amid political crisis

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) – Slovak Interior Minister Robert Kalinak said on Monday he would resign, bowing to demands of a junior coalition partner which had sought the removal of Prime Minister Robert Fico’s close ally amid a political crisis. “It’s important for stability to be maintained, therefore I decided to resign the post of deputy prime minister and interior minister,” Kalinak ...

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Plane crash at Nepal’s Kathmandu airport

A plane has crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal’s capital. Kathmandu, officials say. The plane, operated by US-Bangla, a Bangladeshi airline, veered off the runway while landing on Monday afternoon, causing a blaze that firefighters have been tackling. About 67 people were thought to be on board, officials told the BBC. A number of people have been injured, Nepal ...

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South Korea’s ruling party reels from more sex abuse allegations, vows ‘zero tolerance’

SEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean lawmaker submitted his resignation to the National Assembly on Monday and abandoned ambitions to become Seoul’s mayor, becoming the latest casualty in a spate of embarrassing allegations against members of the ruling party. A senior official in President Moon Jae-in’s Democratic Party told Reuters on Friday that the party would adopt “zero tolerance” over ...

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Feed the birds, but be aware of risks, say wildlife experts

Image copyright BTO/Jill Pakenham Scientists are warning of the risks of wild birds spreading diseases when they gather at feeders in gardens. Experts led by Zoological Society of London say people should continue to feed birds, especially in winter, but should be aware of the risks. If birds look sick, food should be withdrawn temporarily, they say. The review of ...

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Syria’s Douma faces catastrophe: local council

AMMAN (Reuters) – The Syrian rebel-held city of Douma faces a “catastrophic” situation as it becomes the main haven for thousands of people fleeing advances by government forces into eastern Ghouta, its local council said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A boy is seen in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh/File Photo ...

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