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India announces election schedule for 5 states

India's Election Commission on Saturday announced dates for forthcoming local elections in five states of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/7 7:00:58

15 killed, 15 injured as mini-bus falls into gorge in Indian-controlled Kashmir

At least 15 people were killed and 15 others injured on Saturday after a mini-bus carrying them skidded off a mountainous road and fell into gorge in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/7 6:49:42

Pakistan's opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif remanded for 10 days in corruption case

Pakistan's opposition leader and former chief minister of eastern Punjab province Shahbaz Sharif has been remanded for 10 days in a corruption case by the accountability court and he was handed over to the anti-graft body for further investigation here on Saturday, local media and lawyers said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/6 20:08:30

Death toll from quakes, tsunami in Indonesia jumps to 1,649

Death toll from multiple quakes and an ensuing tsunami jumped to 1, 649, spokesman of the national disaster management agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/6 18:01:23

Pakistani opposition leader appears in court after arrested on corruption charges

Head of Pakistan's opposition party appeared in a court for the first time on Saturday since his arrest 18 hours ago in what the country's anti-corruption body called a campaign against corruption, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/6 16:18:23

China provides manpower, aid to Indonesia quake victims

"One hundred and fifty kilograms of rice, 25 kilograms of white sugar. This is what we are donating to this homeless village camp."
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/6 16:13:17

DPRK, S.Korea call for end to war on peninsula

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and South Korea called for a complete end to the danger of war, the official media reported here Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/6 12:05:19

S.Korea, DPRK hold joint event to celebrate anniversary of 2007 summit

South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Friday held a joint event in Pyongyang to celebrate the 11th anniversary of the 2007 inter-Korean summit, according to a pool report from South Korean media.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/5 18:43:37

Ex-S.Korean president Lee sentenced to 15 years in jail over corruption

Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak was sentenced Friday to 15 years in jail over a set of corruptions, including bribery and embezzlement.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/5 15:21:52

Myanmar burns confiscated elephant ivory, wildlife parts to combat illegal trade

Myanmar's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation on Thursday burnt confiscated elephant ivory and wildlife parts in capital city Nay Pyi Taw to combat illegal wildlife trade.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/4 18:07:00

Wife of former Malaysian PM Najib charged with money-laundering

Rosmah Mansor, wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, was charged on Thursday with money laundering and tax evasions as the country continues its probe into state investment firm 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/4 16:29:52

Four Burmese suspects nabbed for drug trafficking in Yunnan

Police have detained four suspects from Myanmar for cross-border drug trafficking in the city of Tengchong, southwest China's Yunnan Province, and seized over 17 kg of opium, local authorities said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/4 15:21:46

S. Korean delegation leaves for Pyongyang to celebrate anniversary of 2007 summit

A group of South Korean delegates, composed of officials and civilians, left Thursday for Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), to jointly celebrate the 11th anniversary of the 2007 inter-Korean summit.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/4 15:19:59

Indonesia buries 1,411 bodies from earthquakes, tsunami in Central Sulawesi

Head of Central Sulawesi province's Tsunami Emergency Response Joint Command (Satgasgab) Tiopan Aritonang has said that 1,411 bodies from the earthquake and tsunami disaster in Indonesia have already been buried in mass grave and public cemeteries.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/4 15:19:25

India's top court refuses to stop deportation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar

India's top court on Thursday refused to stop the deportation of seven Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/4 15:18:58

India's two busiest airports to shut down runways for repair

Two of India's busiest airports -- the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in financial capital Mumbai and the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi -- will shut down their runways for repair work, aviation sources said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/4 13:00:19

5 killed in suspected ambush in central Philippines

Five people were killed in a suspected ambush before dawn on Thursday in the central Philippine Cebu City, local police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/4 12:59:05

Australian opposition reveals "generational" early childhood education policy

The Opposition Australian Labor Party (ALP) has announced a 1.7- billion-Australian dollar (1.2-billion-US dollar) plan to subsidize early education for three-year-old children.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/4 12:58:29