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India to build new naval base close to Maldives

India to build new naval base close to Maldives

India announced plans for a new naval base off the country’s south-west coast and close to Maldives, as tensions are running high between Delhi and the island nation. The Indian Navy said Saturday it plans to build a base called INS Jatayu on Minicoy, the southernmost island in the Lakshadwe

Indian police detain three accused of assault tourist

Indian police detain three accused of assault tourist

Indian police have detained three men and are searching for four others accused of attacking two tourists and gang-raping the woman, authorities and the couple said. Police found the couple, who are Spanish citizens, around 11 pm local time (1730 GMT) on Friday on a roadside, looking like they had

Heavy winter rains kill at least 29 in Pakistan 

Heavy winter rains kill at least 29 in Pakistan 

Pakistani authorities said Sunday at least 29 people died and 50 others injured due to heavy rains that swept across the country in the past 48 hours, causing several houses to collapse and landslides to block roads, particularly in the northwest. This comes as Pakistan is also witnessing severe s

Israeli strike kills 3 Hezbollah fighters in Lebanon

Israeli strike kills 3 Hezbollah fighters in Lebanon

An Israeli drone strike killed three Hezbollah fighters in south Lebanon on Saturday, security sources in Lebanon said, the latest to die in months of cross-border hostilities that have been fought in parallel to the Gaza war. The men were killed when the car they were in was targeted on a coastal