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US drone strike kills five in northwest Pakistan

Saturday, 20 December 2014.

PESHAWAR: A US drone strike killed at least five militants in Pakistan’s restive tribal region near the Afghan border today, security officials said, warning that the death toll was expected to rise.

China grandfather defends petition to expel HIV-positive boy

Saturday, 20 December 2014.

BEIJING: The grandfather of a Chinese HIV-positive boy has defended his support for a petition to banish him from their village, media reported Saturday, in a case that has sparked intense soul-searching in China.

UN asks Israel to pay Lebanon US$850 mil for oil spill

Saturday, 20 December 2014.

UNITED NATIONS: The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Friday asking Israel to pay Lebanon over US$850 million (RM2693 mil) in damages for an oil spill caused by an Israeli air force attack on oil storage tanks during its war with Hezbollah in July 2006.

Mother arrested over deaths of eight children in Australia

Saturday, 20 December 2014.

CAIRNS: The mother of most of the eight children reportedly found stabbed to death in a house in the Australian city of Cairns has been arrested for murder, police said Saturday.

Israel bombs Gaza militant base after rocket hits southern Israel

Saturday, 20 December 2014.

GAZA: Israeli aircraft bombed a Hamas militant base in the Gaza Strip on Friday for the first time since the end of a war in the territory, in response to a rocket that militants launched earlier in the day, the army said.

India tables ‘biggest tax reform’ since independence

Friday, 19 December 2014.

NEW DELHI: India’s government introduced legislation billed as the biggest tax reform since independence, with analysts hailing it as a “game changer” that would cut the cost of doing business and boost economic growth.

Peshawar attack mastermind identified

Friday, 19 December 2014.

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: The most hated man in Pakistan is a 36-year-old father of three and volleyball enthusiast nicknamed “Slim.”

Indonesia to set domestic fuel subsidy at fixed rate per litre

Friday, 19 December 2014.

JAKARTA: Indonesia will set domestic fuel subsidy at a fixed rate per litre from Jan 1, the chief economics minister said today.

IS threatens to execute Lebanese soldiers

Friday, 19 December 2014.

BEIRUT: A French-speaking jihadist threatened to execute Lebanese soldiers held hostage by the Islamic State group, saying three prominent anti-IS Lebanese politicians would be responsible for their deaths.

77 militants killed after school massacre

Friday, 19 December 2014.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said today, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them children — in a school massacre.