Pakistan places army in charge of capital

The Pakistan government says it has placed its military in charge of security in the capital city, Islamabad, as a precaution to prevent anticipated Taliban militant attacks.

India is third in rape cases, second in murder in the world

India figures third among the top 10 countries where highest number of rapes have taken place in 2010 while in cases of murder, the country comes second in 2012, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

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.

Sri Lanka tourist arrivals rise 14.3 percent in June 2014

Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals rose by 14.3 percent in June this year compared to the same period in 2013, the data released by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) showed.

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