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HOTAN, China: It was not until late on her wedding day that Aygul told her parents she was even in a relationship. And they were furious.
A year later, her Uighur father was still so angry she had chosen a Han husband he beat her up in a Beijing ...
 
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LONDON: Lethal wounds identified on a 430,000-year-old human skull in Sima de los Huesos, Spain, may indicate one of the first cases of murder in human history, say researchers.
A nearly complete skull, Cranium 17 from Sima de los Huesos, is ...
 
 

ATHENS: Iran on Thursday warned global powers against making “excessive demands” in talks aimed at sealing a ground-breaking nuclear deal, after France demanded access to its military installations.
“I would expect my negotiating partners to ...
 
 

RIO DE JANEIRO: The stench of rotting dog corpses used to waft through Mauro Quintanilha’s Rio slum home. Outside stood a towering mound of detritus of every size and shape.
It took a decade and lots of help from volunteers, but Quintanilha ...
 
 

NEW DELHI: The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi is preparing itself for a long legal and political battle amid the ongoing turf war with the federal government.
While the Supreme Court and Delhi High Court will on ...
 
 

NEW DELHI: Hospitals in India battled on Thursday to treat victims of a blistering heatwave that has claimed nearly 1,500 lives in just over a week — the highest number recorded in two decades.
Hundreds of mainly poor people die at the height of ...
 
 

AUSTIN, Texas: Thousands of people were ordered to evacuate flood-threatened areas of Texas on Wednesday as torrential rains battered the state, where at least 15 people have been killed in weather-related incidents this week, including six in ...
 
 

Students from gang-ridden areas of the East London borough of Hackney have been learning how performing poetry can help tackle life, one word at a time.
The Spoken Word Education Programme, founded by a former Chicago social worker, aims to ...
 
 

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday banned revealing information about troop deaths in “special operations” during peacetime, as the Kremlin continues to rebuff accusations its soldiers are fighting in Ukraine.
The strongman ...
 
 

BEIJING: China accused the United States on Thursday of threatening to sow “chaos” in the Asia-Pacific region by inciting countries whose territorial claims in the South China Sea clash with those of Beijing.
It is the latest round in a war of ...
 
 

MUMBAI: Days after an MBA graduate was denied a job at an export firm here because he was a Muslim, a PR executive has accused a central Mumbai housing society and a builder of refusing to rent her a house because of her religion. Misbah Qadri, who ...
 
 

SYDNEY: The Dalai Lama has urged fellow Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to do more to help Myanmar’s persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority amid a worsening migration crisis.
Despite thousands of Rohingya fleeing on harrowing boat journeys to ...
 
 

RIYADH: Two Saudi border guards have been killed and five others wounded by shellfire on the frontier with Yemen, official media reported.
The deaths occurred when “military missiles from Yemen” struck their position at Zahran South in the Asir ...
 
 

TEL AVIV: US defence aid to the Israeli regime is likely to increase after 2017, sources on both sides said on Thursday, seeing a possible link to Washington’s efforts to assuage its ally’s fears over nuclear diplomacy with Iran.
A current ...
 
 

BEIRUT: A rebel coalition led by al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate edged into the last remaining government-held city in the northwest province of Idlib on Thursday, a monitoring group said.
The lightning offensive saw the Army of Conquest, or Jaish ...