An attempt to launch the memoir of the Pakistani schoolgirl who became a global icon after being shot in the head by the Taliban in her home province has been scuppered by opposition from local politicians.
Scientists have reconstructed the genetic code of a strain of bacteria that caused one of the most deadly pandemics in history nearly 1,500 years ago. They did it by finding the skeletons of people killed
Will additional schisms among political groups topple the frozen balance of power? The news was daunting and threatened to further enlarge the gulf that separated various communities in this small but
NEW DELHI, Jan 29 (Reuters) - An Indian female politician and activist has said rape victims may have invited attacks by their clothes and behaviour, fuelling a national debate over a series of incidents
The man who threw the first stone was a taxi driver, his skinny shoulders poking through a faded red football shirt. He hurled a rock with such force it splintered as it crashed into the side of the sharia
Two Islamic courts in Nigeria have been forced to suspend the trials of 10 men accused of homosexuality because of fears of mob violence, judges and officials have said. An angry crowd last week pelted
Phone-tapping allegations from former NSA analyst have soured relations between Australia and Indonesia. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has accused Edward Snowden of "unprecedented treachery"
Armed group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi has claimed responsibility for the attack, the latest to target Pakistan's Shia community. Thousands of people have continued to demonstrate across Pakistan following a suicide
British man of Pakistani origin was arrested in 2010 after writing letters claiming to be a prophet. A 65-year-old British national faces the death penalty in Pakistan after a court in Rawalpindi found
JP Morgan chief executive's income for 2013 rose 74 percent despite huge fines for US bank's role in the crash of 2008. The head of JP Morgan saw his personal income rise 74 percent to $20m in 2013, despite
Government says deal reached with 11,000-strong Moro Islamic Liberation Front to end four decades of conflict in south. The Philippine government and Muslim rebels have announced that they had cleared
By Jane Sutton MIAMI, Dec 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. general who opened the Guantanamo detention camp said Thursday it was a mistake and should be shut down because "it validates every negative perception
Fifteen people on their way to a wedding in Yemen were killed in an air strike after their party was mistaken for an al-Qaida convoy, local security officials said on Thursday. The officials did not identify
A father, described as "unimpeachable" by judges has told of his 12 year battle to see his teenage daughter, where he has been refused access despite 82 court orders allowing him to see her A father who