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Pakistan's child activist Malala Yousafzai

Pride and scare in Malala's hometown

HOURS after Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday (October 10), people in her hometown in Pakistan erupted in joy that a young woman from their conservative society had won global recognition for fighting for women's right to education. Malala, 17, and Kailash Saty

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06/09/2014
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Japan's Abe steals a march on China with South Asia tour

JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe flew to Bangladesh on Saturday (September 6) for a two-stop tour of South Asia as the globe-trott ...

03/09/2014
Tony Abbott, Australian Prime Minister

Australia to sign civil nuclear deal with India

AUSTRALIA Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday (September 3) he hoped to sign a deal this week to sell uranium to India for ...

03/09/2014
A flag atop Pkistan Parliament House

Pakistan protests ease as rival leaders seek negotiated settlement

RIVAL Pakistani politicians explored the possibility of a negotiated solution on Wednesday (September 3) to end weeks of protests ai ...

30/08/2014
Tony Abbott, Australian Prime Minister

Australian PM to visit India for potential uranium deal

AUSTRALIA'S Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday (August 29) he will visit India next week, where he will reportedly sign a ...

28/08/2014
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Nawaz Sharif defiant amid protest crisis

PAKISTAN'S embattled prime minister said on Wednesday (August 27) he would not cave in to protests demanding his resignation, st ...

19/08/2014
The main gate of Pakistan High Commission office in New Delhi

India calls off diplomatic talks with Pakistan

INDIA called off on Monday (August 18) peace talks with Pakistan, giving a jolt to renewed diplomatic efforts between the two nuclea ...

14/08/2014
Imran Khan gestures at the rally

Pakistani cleric, opposition leader begin protest marches

THOUSANDS of anti-government protesters began to march on the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, on Thursday (August 14) from the eastern ...

02/08/2014
Kerry speaks with India's Prime minister Narendra Modi

Doubts surface about India's Modi after trade deal scuppered

INDIA'S Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to office with a reputation as a business-friendly leader ready to open up one of the ...

01/08/2014
Paddy growing near Ahmedabad

Nine reasons why India's WTO veto shocked the world

India's tough diplomacy blocked a landmark world trade treaty late on Thursday, despite last-ditch talks to rescue what would ha ...

01/08/2014
US Secretary of State John Kerry says goodbye to US envoy Kathleen in New Delhi

US says India refusal on WTO deal a wrong signal

US SECRETARY of State John Kerry told Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (August 1) that India's refusal to sign a global tr ...