1000s of Pakistanis flee army’s offensive

More than 170,000 people have been forced out of their homes in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal regions due to a fresh army offensive against pro-Taliban militants.

Human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka claims lives of over 60 people and 250 elephants annually

Every year around 60-70 persons are killed as a result of human-elephant conflict and about 250 elephants die due to various reasons, the Wildlife Resources Conservation Minister Gamini Vijith Vijayamuni Zoysa said in parliament.

No Indian university on top 200 list

Not a single Indian higher education institution has made it to the top 200 of the QS World University Rankings, which were released on Tuesday morning.

Poverty, child, maternal deaths high in India: U.N. report

India continues to battle poverty, child and maternal deaths, according to a United Nations report on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) that said while several key global targets have been met, more sustained effort is needed to cover disparities by the 2015 deadline.

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