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Boat capsizal kills 13 in S. India: officials

At least 13 people were killed Friday after a boat capsized in a river in southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/28 23:28:02

12 lawmakers of Indian state booked for money laundering

Indian authorities have booked 12 lawmakers of the eastern state of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Party in a money laundering case.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/28 18:14:18

Iran criticizes Pakistan over militant groups' use of its soil

Iran's Foreign Ministry on Thursday criticized the Pakistani government for its "failure" to protect its borders against militant groups who recently killed Iranian border guards in a cross-border attack, Tasnim news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/28 10:52:02

India launches Agni III ballistic missile

India on Thursday launched its intermediate range Agni-III ballistic missile from an island off the coast of the eastern state of Odisha, sources said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/27 14:51:40

Three troopers killed in attack on military camp in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Militants attacked a military camp in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir on Thursday, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/27 11:10:48

India, Sri Lanka ink key agreement on economic cooperation

India and Sri Lanka on Wednesday singed a key agreement on economic cooperation as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held extensive talks with his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe in the national capital to strengthen bilateral ties.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/27 10:05:53

Flag lowering ceremony at border between Pakistan, India

Pakistani soldiers (in black) and Indian soldiers (in brown) perform during a flag lowering ceremony at Wagah border between Pakistan and India in eastern Pakistan's Lahore, April 26, 2017. The daily flag lowering ceremony attracts many visitors from both Pakistan and India.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/27 9:46:38

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over visa denial to players

Pakistan Foreign Ministry on Wednesday summoned an Indian diplomat to register its disappointment over denial of visas to Pakistani Squash players.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/27 7:44:00

India's CBI files case against former head

India's federal investigative agency - Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) - filed a case against its former head Ranjit Sinha in the coal block allocations case, officials said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/26 7:29:24

Pakistan contacts Indian army for security of enumerators

Pakistan Army on Tuesday contacted the Indian Army for the security of enumerators who are involved in population census near the Line of Control (LoC), the military said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/26 7:28:58

Kazakstan approves law to revoke citizenship for those committed of "terrorist crimes"

Kazakhstan has approved a bill that deprives offenders of "terrorist crimes" of their citizenship, the country's justice minister said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/26 7:28:45

Passenger van hits landmine in Pakistan, killing 5 and injuring 11

At least five people were killed and 11 others injured when a passenger van hit a landmine in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of Kurram Agency on Tuesday, local Urdu media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/25 13:07:37

Nepal reconstruction underway but in snail pace

Nepal has only completed reconstruction of 22,234 houses out of the total 800,000 damaged by a deadly earthquake in April 2015 as the Himalayan nation marks the second anniversary of the disaster on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/25 10:40:23

Clashes hit Indian-controlled Kashmir

Protesters throw stones at Indian police during clashes in Srinagar, summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, April 24, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/25 9:37:01

Afghan detainees still face torture, says UN report

Detainees in Afghanistan continue to face torture and ill-treatment in government detention facilities, according to a report released Monday by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and the UN Human Rights Office.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/25 7:34:44

Pentagon chief visits Afghanistan after Taliban attack

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit Monday, hours after his Afghan counterpart resigned over a deadly Taliban attack that triggered anger and left embattled security forces facing disarray.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/24 23:08:40

Militants kill political leader in Indian-controlled Kashmir

A political leader belonging to India Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was killed Monday by suspected militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/24 18:26:52

Afghan defense minister, chief of army staff resign

Afghan Defense Minister Abdullah Habibi and the army's Chief of Staff Qadam Shah Shahim resigned on Monday and the Afghan president has accepted their resignations, the country's presidential palace confirmed.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/24 16:04:06