Former UK consulate worker 'tortured' in China during detention

Simon Cheng, a Hong Kong citizen, who worked for the UK government for almost two years, was detained for 15 days on a trip to mainland China in August.

21 Nov 2019

Tomato price rockets to Rs 400 per kilo in Pakistan

The Iranian tomatoes that didn't reach the market was one of the main reasons behind the price hike.

21 Nov 2019

241 IS members surrender in Afghanistan

IS member and loyalists have surrendered to local authorities in Achin and Mohman Dara districts over the past three days.

16 Nov 2019

Record number of women to stand in UK polls

An analysis found that 1,120 of 3,322 registered candidates to stand for the UK polls were women. The Greens and Liberal Democrats are fielding 204 and 188 female candidates, respectively.

16 Nov 2019

Hacker behind Microsoft, Sony attack sentenced to prison in US

In a DDoS attack, multiple compromised computer systems attack a target, such as a server, website or other network resources, and cause a denial of service for users.

05 Jul 2019

Hacker behind Microsoft, Sony attack sentenced to prison for two years

23-year-old Austin Thompson, known as 'DerpTrolling', 'launched attacks on Microsoft's Xbox Live, Electronic Arts' Origin service and the Sony PlayStation Online'

05 Jul 2019

Taliban overruns Kayan Valley in Afghanistan

Locals have said that the Taliban fighters captured the area on the night of July 1 after fierce fighting that left a dozen dead.

02 Jul 2019

China to US: 'Will not bow under pressure and will rise to any challenge'

China released a white paper titled "China's Position on the China-US Economic and Trade Consultations" stating Washington was "solely" responsible for the scuttling of talks in thrashing out a deal.

02 Jun 2019

One killed, 10 injured in serial bomb blasts in Kabul

The second and third blasts came after police, rescue team, people and reporters arrived at the site of the first explosion.

02 Jun 2019

US demands social media details from visa applicants

The State Department regulations say people will have to submit social media names and five years' worth of email addresses and phone numbers.

02 Jun 2019

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