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Nepal says 80 pct of reconstruction projects under China aid completed

Around 80 percent of the reconstruction works carried out under China aid have been successfully completed in Nepal, according to National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), the authorized body to handle post-quake rebuilding in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/25 16:25:35

Minor explosion reported east of Sri Lanka

A minor explosion was reported from a garbage dump in Pugoda, on the eastern outskirts of Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Thursday, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/25 16:07:34

Cambodian PM heads to Beijing for Belt and Road forum

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen left here on Thursday for Beijing, capital of China, to attend the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, a senior official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/25 11:14:29

US, Afghan forces killed 305 civilians in 2019 so far: UN

Afghan civilians are for the first time being killed in greater numbers by US and pro-government forces than by the Taliban and other insurgent groups, a UN report released Wednesday revealed.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/24 21:33:41

Sri Lanka detains more suspects in Easter blast

Sri Lankan security forces detained 18 new suspects in the Easter bombings that killed more than 350 people, as the government admitted Wednesday that "major" intelligence lapses had led to a failure to prevent the attacks.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/24 21:18:40

Islamic State group claims Sri Lanka attacks

The Islamic State group on Tuesday said it was behind a devastating string of suicide attacks against churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that killed more than 320 people on Easter Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/23 21:38:40

Presidential selfie

Former Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev (second from right)and interim President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (first from right) pose for pictures with attendees during a congress of the ruling Nur Otan party in Nur-Sultan on Tuesday. Nur Otan party nominated Tokayev as its presidential candidate on Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/23 21:23:41

Indians vote in third stage of general election

Millions of Indians are voting in the third and largest phase of a staggered general election on Tuesday, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi who cast his ballot in his home state of Gujarat and again underlined the need to combat "terrorism."
Source: Reuters | 2019/4/23 21:18:41

Sri Lankan PM says local extremist group part of global terror network

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday informed the Parliament that local extremist group "National Towheed Jamaat" was linked to a global terror network.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 17:52:56

Death toll jumps to 310 in Sri Lankan multiple bombings

The death toll from eight explosions which rocked Sri Lanka Sunday has risen to 310, while over 500 people have been injured, the police said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 12:39:55

India kicks off 3rd phase of general elections

Voting for the third phase of India's ongoing parliamentary elections began on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 10:31:22

Iran, Pakistan agree to boost cooperation, form joint border force

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said here Monday that Iran and Pakistan have agreed to enhance security cooperation and to form a joint force for the security of common borders.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 9:27:13

Heads of UN agencies to visit Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

Heads of three UN agencies helping nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar in Bangladesh will go to Dhaka this week to meet senior officials, then visit crowded Cox's Bazar to meet refugees, a UN spokesman said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/23 8:40:04

Sri Lanka orders new curfew following blasts

The Sri Lankan government imposed a new curfew from 8 p.m. Monday to 4 a.m. local timeTuesday, a day after a wave of blasts killed 290 people and wounded over 500 across the island nation, the police said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/22 17:40:10

8 die of suffocation at coal mine in N. Afghanistan

About eight laborers died of suffocation at a coal mine pit in Afghanistan's northern province of Samangan on Sunday, a local official said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/22 13:25:18

Pompeo speaks over phone with Afghan president on peace talks

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke by phone on Saturday with Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani over the trapped peace talks between Afghan leaders and the Taliban, the U.S. State Department said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/22 11:10:58

11 killed in bus accident in Kazakhstan

A bus accident in Kazakhstan has killed 11 people and injured 29 others, the Kazakh Interior Ministry said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/20 22:17:10

Indian man chops off finger after accidentally voting for Modi's party

A man chopped off his index finger after he accidentally cast his ballot for India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/20 16:48:50