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Paramilitary trooper killed in militant attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir

A paramilitary trooper was killed in a militant attack on their camp in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/22 17:45:29

19 killed, over 40 injured in bus collision in Pakistan

At least 19 people were killed and over 40 others injured in a head-on collision between two passengers buses in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province Sunday night, police and local media said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/22 10:02:38

Thousands of runners compete in smoggy New Delhi half marathon

Thousands of runners brushed off health warnings Sunday to compete in the New Delhi half marathon, even as smog reached unhealthy levels in the world's most polluted major city.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/21 21:28:41

Indonesia intensifies relief works in catastrophe-rattled areas

Authorities have accelerated relief works at quake- and tsunami-rattled areas in Central Sulawesi province as the number of evacuees soars to 223, 751 people, a senior official of disaster agency said here on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/21 18:06:46

116 policemen suspended over Model Town tragedy in Pakistan

As many as 116 police officials have been suspended from their posts for their alleged involvement in June 2014 Model Town tragedy in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/18 10:30:50

Police clear protesters from temple

Indian police on Wednesday cleared protesters trying to stop women accessing one of Hinduism's most sacred sites, a hilltop temple forced by judges to open its doors to all female pilgrims for the first time.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/17 20:43:40

Police on high alert ahead of women going to temple

India deployed hundreds of police Tuesday in southern Kerala state where protesters have threatened to stop women from entering a Hindu temple, despite a court ruling they can pray there.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/16 20:48:41

Good over evil

An Indian artist dressed as the Hindu Goddess Kali performs during a religious procession at the Dussehra festival in Allahabad, on Tuesday. Dussehra is a Hindu festival celebrated at the end of Navratri to commemorate the victory of good over evil.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/16 20:43:40

Pakistan rejects Western media portrayal of economic corridor with China

Pakistan has rejected Western media's recent reporting on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), terming it incorrect information based on distorted facts and one-sided opinion.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/13 10:39:06

Air India jet hits wall on takeoff

Air India on Friday grounded two pilots after one of its jets carrying 136 people hit an airport perimeter wall on takeoff and then flew for nearly four hours with a damaged body, officials said.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/12 22:53:40

Over 300,000 evacuated as Cyclone Titli batters India

A cyclone packing winds of up to 150 kilometers per hour and heavy rains hit eastern India early Thursday, with over 300,000 people evacuated from low-lying areas and two men reported killed.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/11 22:18:41

Express derailment

An official stands at the scene after an express train partially derailed at a railway station in Rae Bareli, 80 kilometers southwest of Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh state, India, on Wednesday. At least 35 passengers were injured and taken to hospitals, according to reports.
Source: IC | 2018/10/10 21:53:42

Kathmandu observes 69th anniversary of People's Republic of China

Source: Leftreview online | 2018/10/10 19:08:56

6 killed, 30 injured in train accident in northern India

At least six people were killed and more than 30 others injured after a passenger train derailed in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh Wednesday, railway officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/10 17:13:22

Pakistani FM holds talks with US Afghan special envoy

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Tuesday received US special envoy for Afghanistan' peace and reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad in capital Islamabad and reiterated his country's efforts for achieving peace in Afghanistan.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/10 14:54:24

5 killed, 9 injured in bus accident in western India

At least five people were killed and nine others injured after a speeding bus rammed into a stationary truck in western Indian state of Maharashtra, police said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/10 13:18:18

Taliban urge Afghans to boycott elections, reject all peace talks

The Taliban on Monday directed Afghans to boycott upcoming parliamentary elections and demanded a complete withdrawal of foreign forces as the only solution to end the 17-year-old war as they ramped up attacks in strategic provinces.
Source: Reuters | 2018/10/8 22:18:40

Death toll from Indonesia's quakes, tsunami soars to 1,948, over 5,000 missing

Death toll from multiple powerful quakes and an ensuing tsunami striking Central Sulawesi province of Indonesia on September 28 jumped to 1,948 on Monday and more than 5,000 others went missing, according to a disaster agency official here.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/8 20:44:59