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Ready for big day

A float of the Indian state of Tamilnadu takes part in the full dress rehearsal for the upcoming Indian Republic Day parade in New Delhi on Wednesday, 2019. India will be celebrating its 70th Republic Day on Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 22:03:41

Taliban kills dozens in base

At least 65 people were killed in a Taliban-claimed attack on an Afghan intelligence base, sources said Tuesday, in the latest high-casualty attack on beleaguered Afghan forces.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/22 21:43:41

Learning driving gets popularity among Afghan women in insurgency-battered Jawzjan province

Amid increasing violence in the troubled Jawzjan province in northern Afghanistan, women unbelievably are seen learning driving in the provincial capital Shiberghan to achieve gender equity.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/22 17:51:09

Pakistan calls for inclusive peace process in Afghanistan

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday called for an inclusive peace process in Afghanistan, during a telephone conversation with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/18 9:45:48

Mongolia to boost public services in 2019

Mongolia has declared 2019 a "citizen-centered public service year," the Mongolian government's press office announced on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/16 16:36:07

Taliban claims truck bomb attack, warns more to follow

The Taliban on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a truck bomb attack in Kabul that ripped through surrounding neighborhoods, killing at least four people and wounding more than 100, in the latest assault on the Afghan capital.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/15 20:18:42

Sunny festival

Devotees prepare rice dishes to offer to the Hindu Sun God as they attend Pongal celebrations early morning on a roadside in Mumbai, India on Tuesday. Pongal is a harvest festival dedicated to the Sun God, which is usually celebrated from January 15 to 18 every year.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/15 20:13:41

Temple anger

Hindu protesters shout slogans from a police vehicle outside the Indian Supreme Court in New Delhi on Thursday, after the hearing in the Ayodhya temple dispute case was further deferred to January 29. The court is hearing pleas over petitioners' demand to build a Ram temple in Ayodhya where a medieval mosque was demolished by Hindu hardliners decades ago, claiming it was built over an ancient temple dedicated to the birthplace of the deity Ram.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/10 21:53:40

Sri Lanka to launch WeChat Pay for Chinese tourists

A Sri Lankan bank said on Wednesday that Chinese tourists visiting the island country could pay for their goods and services through the WeChat Pay facility in order to attract more Chinese tourists.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/9 17:41:56

Nationwide trade union strike enters 2nd day in India

The nationwide strike called by Central Trade Unions (CTUs) across India entered second straight day Wednesday to protest against the government's alleged anti-worker policies and unilateral labor reforms.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/9 16:37:07

Chilly Delhi

Passengers wrapped in warm clothes at a railway station on a foggy winter morning, at Prem Nagar, on Tuesday in New Delhi, India. It was a cold day in the national capital with dense fog delaying over 13 trains and disrupting flight operations in the morning hours.
Source: VCG | 2019/1/8 20:33:39

10 civilians killed in bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan

At least 10 civilians were killed and 13 others wounded after a bomb ripped through a district bazaar in eastern Afghan province of Paktika on Monday, a local official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/7 17:24:16

Taliban seeks venue change for peace talks with US

The Taliban will not attend planned peace talks with the US in Saudi Arabia this month, and want to shift the venue to Qatar, Taliban officials said on Sunday, seeking to fend off Riyadh's push to include the Afghan government in talks.
Source: Reuters | 2019/1/6 20:08:39

Sunlight now drives many refugees' water systems in Bangladesh: UN

The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said Friday that its first five solar-powered safe water systems at Cox's Bazar refugee settlements in Bangladesh are delivering at their full capacity with the aim to supply all refugees this way.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/5 13:17:38

Bangladesh former ruling party general secretary dies at 67

Syed Ashraful Islam, Bangladesh's public administration minister and ex-ruling party general secretary, has passed away at 67 in Bangkok after a long battle with cancer.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/4 13:58:33

India expects to complete construction of 21 nuclear power reactors by 2031: minister

India now has nine nuclear power reactors at various stages of construction in India, and 12 more will be built in the near future, Junior Minister for Atomic Energy and Space Jitendra Singh said here on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/4 9:54:15

Hindu groups counter protest against women using temple

Conservative Hindu groups forced India's southern state of Kerala to a standstill on Thursday as they protested against the state government for allowing two women to defy an ancient ban and enter a Hindu temple.
Source: Reuters | 2019/1/3 21:33:40

Sri Lanka receives 2.3 million tourists in 2018

Sri Lanka received 2.3 million tourists last year, with December recording the highest number of arrivals with over 250,000 tourists, a statement from the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/3 17:54:52