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Kazakhstan seeks to benefit from 'Silk Road Economic Belt,' woo more Chinese tourists

Central Asian wine may not be well known to Chinese customers, but that isn't stopping Arba Wine, one of the biggest wine makers in Kazakhstan, from selling its products to China this year for the first time.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/26 18:22:02

Vietnam extends tourist car service via border with China

The Vietnamese government has given the green light to extending a pilot project which allows tourist cars to travel between Mong Cai city in Vietnam's northern Quang Ninh province and Dongxing city in China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region until June 30 next year, Vietnam News Agency reported on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/23 19:37:22

Ex-Indian PM Singh takes oath as lawmaker

India's former prime minister Manmohan Singh took the oath as a member of the Upper House of Parliament on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/23 19:35:59

Mask dancers perform traditional "Bhairav Dance" in Bhaktapur, Nepal

Mask dancers perform during the traditional "Bhairav Dance" in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Aug. 22, 2019. Bhairav Dance is performed on a week-long Gaijatra festival, during which people dance wearing masks to commemorate the departed family members.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/23 17:14:31

Scores of passengers trapped in ship fire in waters off C. Indonesia

A passenger ship caught fire in waters off East Java province with scores of passengers being trapped inside, head of operational section of the provincial search and rescue office Supriono Mesiham told Xinhua on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/23 16:38:06

Samarkand to host XII International music festival 'Sharq Taronalari'

Uzbekistan's ancient city Samarkand will host the XII International music festival "Sharq Taronalari," which means "Melodies of Orient" from Monday to August 30.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/22 17:43:40

Lockdown, communication blockade continue in Indian-controlled Kashmir

The massive lockdown and communication blockade imposed by local government continued in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir Tuesday for the 16th straight day, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/21 10:17:21

Indonesian gov't pledges to probe W. Papua riot

Indonesian government assured thorough probing process against those who are responsible for the riot that broke out in West Papua province's capital of Manokwari, saying that it has apparently risked the nation's unity, Indonesian chief security minister said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/21 9:29:43

Delhi's moon probe enters lunar orbit

India's Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft entered lunar orbit on Tuesday, executing one of the trickiest maneuvers on its historic mission to the moon.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/20 21:18:41

Trump calls India, Pakistan leaders

US President Donald Trump spoke with the leaders of India and Pakistan on Monday, discussing prospects for improved trade ties with Washington and stressing the need to reduce tensions over Kashmir between the nuclear-armed neighbors.
Source: Reuters | 2019/8/20 21:13:41

At least 8 killed in bus crash in northern Laos

Eight Chinese nationals were killed, 29 others injured and one remained missing in a bus crash in northern Laos, the Chinese Embassy to Laos told Xinhua on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/20 9:27:17

Over 40 killed in rain-related incidents in India's 3 states in last 24 hours

Over 40 people have died in rain-related incidents in India's northern states of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab in the last 24 hours, media reports said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/20 9:04:07

Beijing slams deadly Kabul wedding attack

China on Monday condemned a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan on late Saturday night that killed 63 people, saying Beijing expresses deep condolences to the victims and deep sympathy for the injured and the bereaved families.
Source: Agencies-Global Times | 2019/8/19 21:23:41

Malaysian court postpones trial of former PM Najib

A Malaysian court postponed the hearings for corruption charges on former Prime Minister Najib Razak over state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/19 13:56:04

Bomber kills 63 at wedding in Kabul

Joy and celebration turned into horror and carnage when a suicide bomber targeted a packed Afghan wedding hall, killing at least 63 people in the deadliest attack to rock Kabul in months, officials and witnesses said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/18 20:33:40

10,000 left homeless after fire razes slum in Dhaka

At least 10,000 people are homeless after a massive fire swept through a crowded slum in the Bangladesh capital and destroyed thousands of shanties, officials said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/18 20:08:40

Wade in the water

A family with a newborn wade through a flooded street following heavy rains in Kolkata, India on Saturday. Waterlogging led to traffic jams in several parts of the city as heavy rains battered the city for a second consecutive day.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/18 19:58:39

5 killed, 15 injured in blast in Pakistan's Quetta

A blast hit a mosque in Pakistan's southwest Quetta district on Friday afternoon, killing five people and leaving 15 others injured, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/16 19:53:56