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  • Afghan police rescue woman from Taliban stoning | WORLD

    December 10, 2013 9:44 AM 25

    KUNDUZ: Police in a remote northern Afghan village rescued a woman from being stoned to death after she was condemned by the Taliban for allegedly cheating on her husband, officials said Tuesday. Taliban militants, who often run informal justice systems in rural Afghanistan, handed down the death penalty on the woman after her husband accused her of having

  • Arvind Kejriwal or Narendra Modi? A re-poll in Delhi could witness a whole new game

    December 10, 2013 8:48 AM 23

    For more news from India Today, follow us on Twitter @indiatoday and on Facebook at facebook.com/IndiaToday For news and videos in Hindi, go to AajTak.com. ताज़ातरीन ख़बरों और विडियो के लिए आजतक.कॉम पर आएं.

  • Frustrated India investors cheer opposition gains

    December 10, 2013 7:37 AM 23

    MUMBAI, India (AP) — Sweeping wins for India's pro-business opposition party in state elections are being welcomed by investors as a sign that national polls next year will deliver a government capable of tackling the malaise in Asia's third-largest economy. India's benchmark Sensex stock index surged 1.6 percent Monday to a record high after official

  • 'Mistake' To Think Washington Post Would Publish My Syria Story

    December 9, 2013 8:35 PM 15

    Seymour Hersh said Monday that it was "silly" of him to think that the Washington Post would have accepted his recently published story about the Obama administration's case for war with Syria. Writing in the London Review of Books, Hersh asserted that the White House had "cherry-picked" intelligence surrounding a chemical weapons attack so that it could

  • Hopi Indian sacred objects sold in Paris auction despite protests

    December 9, 2013 8:14 PM 20

    PARIS (Reuters) - French auctioneers sold a trove of Hopi Native American artifacts on Monday over the objections of the Arizona tribe, which considers them sacred, and a last-minute appeal from the United States. The sale of about three dozen masks dating from the 19th and early 20th centuries followed a judge's dismissal of a legal challenge last week brought

  • Human Rights Day Special

    December 9, 2013 6:27 PM 25

    Dear Readers, Please allow me on behalf of the NHRC Bangladesh to express to you heartiest congratulations on International Human Rights Day. Sixty five years ago, on this day, December 10, 1948, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Since then, December 10 is being celebrated worldwide as the Human Rights Day. For us, this day bears

  • #BBCtrending: The Saudi artist with one million Instagram followers

    December 9, 2013 1:06 PM 21

    One of the biggest Instagram accounts in the Arab world is that of Ahlam Alnajdi - a woman from Saudi Arabia. She's not a celebrity - but a photographer and artist - and she now has more than one million followers. Ahlam means "dream" in Arabic, and there's no doubt that Ahlam Alnajdi is living her dream right now. A couple of weeks ago, the number of followers

  • Syrian opposition fears Iran-US thaw

    December 9, 2013 7:12 AM 17

    Kuwait: The head of the Syrian National Coalition opposition group says a thaw in relations between Washington and Tehran could strengthen President Bashar al-Assad's hand in Syria's civil war. Ahmed Jarba said a disbursement of Iranian funds frozen in overseas bank accounts as part of a deal under which Iran is to curb its nuclear activity in exchange

  • OPCW warns of possible delays in removing Syria's chemical weapons

    December 9, 2013 5:53 AM 17

    The international chemical weapons watchdog warned on Sunday that the transportation of Syria’s chemical arsenal out of the country could be delayed by a few days due to technical difficulties. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad agreed in September to give up his country’s chemicals weapons stockpile to avert a the threat of U.S. missile strikes following

  • ‘Not freedom but treason’: Erdogan slams Turkish media over whistleblowing

    December 8, 2013 8:52 PM 24

    Turkish PM has equated whistleblowing to “treason” when he slammed a Turkish daily for leaking state documents that included information on government’s profiling of citizens and surveillance on activities of religious groups. “I now see that some media groups are hand-in-hand,” PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in the town of Tekirdag as cited by UPI. “Exposing