Indonesian villagers kill nearly 300 crocodiles in revenge attack

Indonesian villagers armed with knives, hammers and clubs slaughtered 292 crocodiles in revenge for the death of a man killed by a crocodile at a breeding farm, an official said. Photographs released by Antara news agency showed bloodied carcasses of the crocodiles in a large pile in the Sorong district of the eastern Indonesian province of West Papua. The head […]

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90 killed, over 180 injured in twin election-related blasts in Pakistan

At least 90 people, including a top nationalist leader, were killed and more than 180 others injured on Friday in a powerful suicide blast and a targeted attack on separate election rallies in Pakistan, the deadliest in a series of assaults on candidates ahead of the July 25 polls. Militants targeted a gathering of Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) leader Siraj […]

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Nepal returns ‘dancing bear’ to India

Nineteen-year-old Rangila doesn’t need to dance anymore. The sloth bear, which was smuggled into Nepal in December 2017 for use as a ‘dancing bear’, is being sent back to India. The Indian and Nepalese governments, Nepal’s Jane Goodall Institute, and the Indian non-profit, Wildlife SOS, facilitated the repatriation. The seven-month-long process involved obtaining several approvals and documents from both countries […]

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Pakistan Taliban chief Fazlullah killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan

Maulana Fazlullah, the dreaded chief of Pakistani Taliban, has been killed in a United States drone strike in Afghanistan’s eastern Kunar province, an Afghan Defence Ministry official confirmed on Friday. Fazlullah, who has been designated as a global terrorist by the US and carried a bounty of $5 million, had been on the run since his loyalists were routed in […]

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Nomination of SRK’s cousin “Noor Jehan” accepted

The candidature of Noor Jehan, a cousin of Shahrukh Khan, has been approved by the Election Commission of Khyber Pakthunkhwa Province. Having been denied a ticket by the Awami National Party, she will be contesting the July 25 elections as an independent candidate Ms. Jehan, Mr. Khan’s paternal cousin, is contesting from the PK-77 constituency. She expressed disappointment over trolling […]

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