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India testfires nuclear-capable Agni II missile

India Tuesday testfired its medium-range, nuclear-capable Agni II missile from a military island off the coast of eastern state of Odisha, sources said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 18:58:15

10 dead in diarrhea outbreak in S. Philippines

Ten people, including an 11-month infant, have so far died in a diarrhea outbreak in Balabac, an island town in Palawan in southern Philippines, health authorities said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 10:52:31

Myanmar to implement 10-year elephant conservation action plan

Myanmar's government has planned to conduct a 10-year action plan on elephant conservation (2018-2027), which is aimed at preventing a decrease in the number of wildlife elephants and a reduction of their pasture land, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 10:51:42

Pakistani troops not to take part in Yemen conflict: defense minister

Pakistani Defense Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan told the Senate on Monday that a contingent of troops to be sent to Saudi Arabia will not take part in current conflicts in Yemen but will have advisory and training role.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/20 3:23:51

Pakistan FM visits Russia on ties: ministry

Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has left for Russia on an official visit at the invitation of his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov from Feb. 19 to 22, said the Foreign Ministry Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/19 18:16:55

Elephant Festival held in Laos

Photo taken on Feb. 17, 2018 shows elephants at the Elephant Festival in Xayaboury, Laos. The Elephant Festival was held in north Lao province of Sayabuly with 69 elephants attending the activities during the festival.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 15:49:54

Police cadets display skills during passing out parade in Quetta

Police cadets display their skills during the passing out parade of 7th Batch of Balochistan police in southwest Pakistan's Quetta on Feb. 17, 2018. About 220 police cadets completed their anti-terrorist training on Saturday in Quetta.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/18 10:30:52

18 bank officials suspended as authorities probing scam at Indian bank

Indian authorities suspended more employees and were carrying out raids Friday as investigations into fraudulent transitions worth about 1.77 billion US dollars at a state-owned bank continued.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 16:27:01

3 killed, several others feared trapped in under-construction building collapse in India

At least three people were killed and one injured Thursday after an under-construction building collapsed in southern Indian city of Bengaluru, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 11:46:18

Woman dies after hair gets stuck in go-kart wheel in India

A woman died in northern Indian state of Haryana after her hair got stuck in a go-kart wheel at an amusement park, police said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 11:35:38

2 pilots killed as Indian Air Force plane crashes in NE state

An aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in northeastern state of Assam Thursday, killing two pilots, defense sources said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/16 11:02:07

India to spend 12 bln USD to overhaul railway signalling system

The Indian government said it would spend up to 12 billion US dollars over the next six years to overhaul the signalling system on its entire rail network.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/14 18:12:17

1 killed, 5 injured in cargo ship explosion in Myanmar's Yangon

One worker has been killed with five others injured in a cargo ship explosion in Hlaing Thaya township in Myanmar's Yangon on Monday, according to the release from the Yangon Police Force on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/13 19:00:38

Thousands Afghan refugees return home within week: IOM

About 12,500 Afghan refugees had returned or been deported from neighboring Pakistan and Iran during the period of Feb. 4-10, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/13 18:58:54

Mass wedding

Brides display their hands decorated with henna around a bride as she poses for her own photographer during a mass wedding ceremony in which, according to its organizers, 70 Muslim couples took their wedding vows, in Ahmedabad, India on Sunday.
Source: VCG | 2018/2/12 22:38:39

10 feared killed as vehicle plunges into gorge in N. India

At least 10 people were feared killed after a vehicle plunged into a gorge in northern Indian state of Uttarakhand on Monday, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/12 12:48:51

At least 5 killed, 15 injured in bus accident in SW Pakistan: local media

Photo taken with mobile phone shows a damaged passenger bus near southwest Pakistan's Mastung, on Feb. 11, 2018. At least five passengers were killed and 15 others injured when a bus plunged into a ravine on late Saturday night near Mastung District of southwest Pakistan's Balochistan province, local media reported.Photo:Xinhua
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/12 8:27:24

Four elephants killed in train collision in northeast India

A passenger train collided with a herd of elephants crossing the tracks in India's northeast, an official said Sunday, killing four of the endangered animals in the high-speed accident.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/11 23:33:39