Day: November 28, 2018

Bangladesh attorney general says jailed leader Khaleda Zia cannot contest election

DHAKA – Bangladesh’s jailed opposition leader Khaleda Zia cannot run for office in next month’s election, the country’s top law officer said on Wednesday, increasing the uncertainty over the party’s prime ministerial candidate. Khaleda, who has twice been the country’s prime minister and shares a long-standing rivalry with […]

Angry farmers could upset Modi in major state elections test

SEHORE/BHOPAL, INDIA – Weak farm prices are threatening to hurt Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party as it faces a critical test in three state elections dominated by rural voters in the Hindi-speaking belt that is its traditional stronghold. On a visit last week to […]

Supreme Court sets high bar for medical device lawsuits

The tiny balloon was supposed to stretch open a blocked artery on Charles Riegel’s diseased heart. Instead, when the doctor inflated the balloon, it burst. The patient went on life support but survived. His lawsuit against the manufacturer of that arterial balloon did not. The U.S. Supreme Court […]

South Africa’s young rape survivors need counseling: MSF

JOHANNESBURG  — A new study says many South African health facilities designated to help survivors of sexual violence don’t offer counseling to children who have been raped. Doctors Without Borders, which released the study on Wednesday, says there are critical gaps in mental health care in a country […]

World faces ‘impossible’ task at post-Paris climate talks

KATOWICE, Poland  — Three years after sealing a landmark global climate deal in Paris, world leaders are gathering again to agree on the fine print. The euphoria of 2015 has given way to sober realization that getting an agreement among almost 200 countries, each with their own political […]

US-based NRI goes missing on visit to Vadodara

Vadodara, Nov 28: A US-based Non-resident Indian (NRI), who is also a former cricketer, has gone missing while on a visit to this city in Gujarat, police said Wednesday. Crime Branch has formed four teams to trace Mittal Saraiya, who is missing since Tuesday, said Jaydeepsinh Jadeja, Deputy Commissioner […]

Pakistan opens defense exhibit with over a dozen countries

KARACHI, Pakistan — Pakistan is hosting a four-day defense exhibition, an international show with over a dozen countries displaying their latest defense weapons. Archrival India is not participating. President Arif Alvi opened the show on Tuesday in the port city of Karachi, the scene of a deadly attack […]

India urged to abandon plans to recover body of American

NEW DELHI  — A rights group that works to protect tribal people has urged Indian authorities to abandon efforts to recover the body of an American who was killed by inhabitants of an island where outsiders are effectively forbidden by Indian law. The group, Survival International, said the […]