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Nepali gov't forms mechanisms to accelerate projects under Belt and Road Initiative: official

The Nepali government has formed two separate mechanisms to accelerate the development of projects under the framework of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative, a senior government official told Xinhua on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/27 21:53:04

Sri Lanka opens medicine manufacturing plant to curb importation of drugs

A mega pharmaceutical company that will manufacture medicines to treat diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol was opened in Pallekelle in central Sri Lanka, in order to reduce dependence on imported tablets, a leading investment agency said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/27 21:52:13

9 dead, 28 missing after boat sinks in Colombian reservoir

At least nine people were dead and 28 others went missing after a tour boat with some 170 passengers onboard capsized Sunday afternoon in northwest Colombia.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/26 15:22:26

Terror-gripped Bangladesh celebrates Eid amid tightened security

Bangladeshi Muslims celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with religious fervor amid unprecedented tight security to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/26 15:21:30

Cambodia burns over 126 kg of drugs on Int'l Day against Drug

Cambodia destroyed 126.31 kg of illicit drugs with a street value of about 4 million US dollars on Monday, said Meas Vyrith, secretary-general of the National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/26 15:19:56

8 killed as Afghan army launches raids to trace militants in restive provinces

Eight militants were killed and five others wounded amid operations conducted by the Afghan army in two restive provinces, the country's Defense Ministry said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/26 14:51:37

Indians participate in procession of Rath Yatra festival in West Bengal

Indian devotees participate in the procession of the Rath Yatra festival in Kolkata, capital of eastern Indian state West Bengal, on June 25, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/26 14:32:54

143 killed, 156 injured in Pakistan oil tanker fire

At least 143 people were killed and 156 others injured in an oil tanker fire that broke out in Bahawalpur district of Pakistan's eastern Punjab Province on Sunday morning, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/26 8:31:37

UN chief saddened by oil tank explosion in Pakistan

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is sadden by the large number of deaths and injured following the explosion of an oil tanker in Pakistan, his spokesperson said in a statement on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/26 8:28:50

140 killed in Pakistan oil tanker fire, parliamentarian confirms

At least 140 people were killed and over 120 others injured in an oil tanker fire that happened in the eastern Punjab province on Sunday morning, said a local politician.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/25 17:18:48

140 killed in Pakistan oil tanker fire, parliamentarian confirms

At least 140 people were killed and over 120 others injured in an oil tanker fire that happened in the eastern Punjab province on Sunday morning, said a local politician.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/25 17:16:34

Afghan president calls upon Taliban to join peace process

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani once again called upon Taliban militants on Sunday to give up fighting and join the peace and national reconciliation process.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/25 15:42:07

Indian village named after US president

A little-known tiny village near the Indian capital has been named after US President Donald Trump.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/25 14:11:56

140 killed, over 100 injured in Pakistan oil tanker fire

At least 123 people were killed and over 100 others injured in an oil tanker fire that broke out in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province on Sunday morning, said rescue officials and hospital sources.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/25 14:01:23

Oil tanker fire kills 120 people in east Pakistan

At least 120 people were killed and over 100 others injured in an oil tanker fire in eastern Pakistan's Punjab province on Sunday morning, said local hospital sources.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/25 12:46:17

China's "one country, two systems" policy success, benefits Nepalis living in HK: Nepali official

Nepalis who live in Hong Hong as part of the Hong Kong society have been benefiting from Beijing's policy toward the special administrative region of China, former Nepali Consul General in Hong Kong Mahesh Dahal said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/25 9:56:30

Death toll of twin bombings in NW Pakistan rises to 67

Death toll of the twin bomb blasts that hit a busy market in Pakistan's northwest city of Parachinar on Friday has risen to 67, officials said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/25 7:59:04

16 dead, 8 injured as truck veers off road in N. Bangladesh

At least 16 people were killed and eight others injured as a cement-laden truck veered off a road in Rangpur district, some 304 km off capital Dhaka, on Saturday morning, a local police official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/24 13:42:28