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6 security personnel, 4 terrorists killed during operation in SW Pakistan

At least six security personnel have been killed and 14 others injured during an operation against terrorists in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province, the military said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/15 14:39:34

3 militants, 2 civilians killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir clashes

Three militants and two civilians were killed Saturday in clashes with government forces in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/15 13:32:03

Gunfight erupts in Indian-controlled Kashmir, casualties unknown

A fierce gunfight between militants and Indian troops Saturday broke out in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/15 12:35:49

10 killed, 80 taken ill after eating food offering at temple in India

At least 10 people were killed while 80 others fallen ill and subsequently hospitalised Friday after consuming food offering at a Hindu temple in southern Indian state of Karnataka, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/15 9:43:07

Former Malaysian deputy PM Zahid faces another charge on criminal breach of trust

Former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was hit with an additional criminal breach of trust involving 10 million ringgit (2.39 million US dollars) on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/14 15:13:40

4 dead, 2 others wounded in clash in southern Philippines

Four people were killed as troops clashed with some 50 Abu Sayyaf militants in Sulu, an island province in the southern Philippines, early on Thursday, a military official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 14:33:33

Myanmar takes step to implement child labor eradication program

Myanmar is moving to implement a child labor eradication program and the related national-level work program (draft) is being sought at a Myanmar National Committee on Child Labor Eradication meeting, Myanmar News Agency reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 11:05:24

India-Myanmar agricultural research center opened in Nay Pyi Taw

An India-Myanmar Advanced Center for Agricultural Research and Education has been opened at the Yezin Agricultural University (YAU) in Nay Pyi Taw to develop advanced agricultural method, Myanmar News Agency reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 10:51:45

Pakistan rejects US blacklist for religious freedom violations

Pakistan on Wednesday rejected Washington's decision to place it on a blacklist of countries that violate religious freedom, branding it "politically motivated" and defending its treatment of minorities.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/12 21:33:41

India's main opposition party Congress begins process of gov't formation in 3 states

The final results in five states that went to polls in recent weeks have been announced, and the country's main opposition party the Indian National Congress (INC) has fallen short by two lawmakers each in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, in order to achieve the simple-majority mark.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/12 14:47:03

Philippine congress extends martial law in Mindanao to end of 2019

Philippine congress grants President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial in Mindanao in southern Philippines until December 2019.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/12 14:22:29

Death, missing cases due to flood in central Vietnam rise to 9

A flood sparkled by downpour in Vietnam's central region since the weekend has killed five local residents and left four others missing, the country's Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/12 13:17:55

Thailand's political parties free to woo votes for coming election

Thailand's political parties are now free to woo votes as part of their electoral campaigns ahead of a general election scheduled for Feb. 24, 2019.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/12 9:36:22

Suicide car bomb kills 5 in Kabul, Taliban claims responsibility

At least five people including the attacker were confirmed dead and six others injured as a militant riding an explosive-laden car targeted a convoy of national spy service team in Paghman area outside Kabul city on Tuesday, an official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/11 21:56:32

Rupee falls as India's bank chief quits

India's rupee plunged on Tuesday after the country's central bank chief quit following a dispute with the government that analysts say raises fears about its independence.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/11 21:13:40

4 killed, 16 injured in minibus-truck crash in NW Turkey

At least four people were killed and 16 others wounded on Monday when a minibus hit a truck in northwestern Turkey, the private Ihlas news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/10 15:37:13

11 killed, 19 injured after bus falls into gorge in Indian-controlled Kashmir

At least 11 people were killed and 19 others injured Saturday after a bus carrying them skidded off a mountainous road and fell into a gorge in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/8 16:20:09

20 IS militants killed in eastern Afghanistan: official

At least 20 militants of Islamic State (IS) were killed in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar overnight as security forces continued in mopping-up operations, authorities said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/7 17:31:18