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Afghanistan: UN condemns brutal killing of mentally ill woman

New York, Mar 21 (IBNS) United Nations officials in Afghanistan have strongly condemned the brutal killing of a 27-year-old mentally ill woman, who was attacked yesterday by an angry crowd accusing her of burning a copy of the Quran.

UN rights experts urge Pakistan not to execute juveniles

New York, Mar 21 (IBNS) A group of independent United Nations human rights experts welcomed the last-minute decision by the Pakistani authorities to postpone the hanging of Shafqat Hussain, who was convicted as a minor, while calling on them to halt the execution altogether.

Bangladesh to add 400,000 new Bangla words to Google Translate

Dhaka, Mar 20 (IBNS): A move which will help Bengalis across the globe, the Bangladesh government is all set to add 400,000 new Bangla words to Google Translate on the occasion of its Independence Day.

Pakistan: Karachi blast kills 2

Karachi, Mar 20 (IBNS) A blast at the gate of Saleh mosque for the Bohra community in Pakistan's Karachi city has left at least two people killed on Friday, media reports said.

UN urges Pakistan to reinstate suspension of death penalty

New York, Mar 20 (IBNS) The United Nations has expressed deep concern on Thursdayat the increasing number of executions in Pakistan since December 2014, and at the Government’s recent announcement that it has now withdrawn its moratorium on the death penalty for all cases, not only those related to terrorism.

Pakistan: Shafqat's execution stayed for 72 hours

Islamabad, Mar 19 (IBNS): Pakistan on Thursday postponed the execution of Shafqat Hussain, who was charged with committing a murder at the age of 14, for 72 hours.

44 militants killed in Pakistan

Tirah, Mar 18 (IBNS): The Pakistan Air Force on Wednesday killed at least 34 militants during early morning strikes in the Asian country's Tirah village, media reports said.

Pakistan: Ex-lawyer of doctor who helped CIA in Laden hunt killed

Peshawar, Mar 18 (IBNS): A former lawyer of the doctor, who helped the CIA to search al Oaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has been shot dead in Pakistan's Peshawar city, media reports said on Wednesday.

12 death row prisoners hanged in Pakistan

Islamabad, Mar 17 (IBNS): Pakistan hanged to death twelve death row convicts in different cities across the country on Tuesday, media reports said.

Pakistan: UN chief deplores terrorist attack on Christian sites of worship

New York, Mar 17 (IBNS): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned “in the strongest possible terms” the terrorist attacks committed against two Christian churches in Pakistan.

Nepal bus mishap kills 18

Jumla, Mar 16 (IBNS): At least 18 people were killed as a passenger bus dropped 200 metres down the road in Nepal's in Jumla district on Monday, media reports said.

Pakistan protests against blasts targeting churches

Lahore, Mar 16 (IBNS): A day after twin blasts targeting churches in Lahore city left 15 people dead, the Christian community protested against the attacks in various cities of Pakistan on Monday, media reports said.

Singh holds bilateral meeting with Ministers of Japan and Russia

Sendai, Mar 15 (IBNS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh held bilateral meetings with Ministers of Japan and Russia during his visit to the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction at Sendai in Japan on Sunday.

Pakistan church blasts kill 15

Lahore, Mar 15 (IBNS) Twin blasts rocked the Roman Catholic Church and Christ Church at Lahore's Youhanabad area in Pakistan which left at least 15 people dead and 70 others injured on Sunday, media reports said.

Pakistan: 14 killed, 68 injured in twin blasts at Lahore churches

Lahore, Mar 15 (IBNS): At least 14 people were killed and 68 others were hurt as twin blasts rocked the Roman Catholic Church and Christ Church at Lahore's Youhanabad area in Pakistan on Sunday, media reports said.