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Central Asian countries to gain from China's Belt and Road Initiative: ADB seminar

Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) member countries can capitalize on new regional and international development dynamics, including China's Belt and Road Initiative, to strengthen regional infrastructure, boost trade, and reduce poverty, according to participants at a high-level Asian Development Bank (ADB) seminar held on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/3 20:12:12

Indian PM most liked world leader on Facebook

India's cyber-savvy Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the most "liked" world leader on social networking site Facebook, a new report revealed.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/3 14:03:31

India's top court slams government over Taj Mahal decay

India's top court on Tuesday sharply criticized the government for failing to protect the Taj Mahal, the centuries-old monument to love which has been changing color because of pollution.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/2 21:18:40

Smoke to ink?

As the pre-monsoon summer heat takes hold in New Delhi, two things are as inevitable as 40 C days: Power cuts and air pollution from the diesel generators that then kick in.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/2 19:33:39

Afghan female tackles patriarchal customs to run spaghetti factory

In militancy-plagued and patriarchal Afghanistan, women rarely dare to establish their own businesses and achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/1 16:20:25

Indian PM to kick off election campaign in Karnataka

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi would kick-start election campaign and address rallies Tuesday in southwestern state of Karnataka, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/1 14:03:22

5 killed, 7 injured in road accident in W India

At least five people have been killed and seven others injured after a speeding container truck ploughed into a crowd in western Indian state of Maharashtra, police said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/1 13:02:05

4 killed, 2 injured in SW Pakistan's firing incident

At least four people were killed and two others injured when unknown gunmen sprayed bullets at five shops in Pakistan's southwest Quetta city on Sunday, hospital sources said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/1 10:25:55

6 killed in road accident in northern India

At least six people were killed and seven others injured when their car plunged into a gorge in northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh Monday, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/1 6:20:22

19 injured as tour bus falls into roadside ditch in S. Thailand

At least 19 were injured when a tour bus fell into a roadside ditch and overturned in southern Thailand's Surat Thani on Monday morning, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/1 6:13:01

Yemeni anti-terror troops kill top IS leader during raid in Aden

The Yemeni anti-terror troops announced on Saturday that a top leader of the Islamic State (IS) group was killed during a joint security operation in the southern port city of Aden.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/28 18:04:24

No match

Onlookers gather around the mangled remains of a school bus after it was hit by a train in Kushinagar district in India's Uttar Pradesh state on Thursday. At least 13 children were killed and five critically injured after a train smashed into it, an official said.
Source: VCG | 2018/4/26 22:43:41

IS commander among 5 killed, 2 captured in E. Afghanistan

Afghan forces have killed five Islamic State (IS) militants including a key commander Qari Zahid and captured two others in the eastern Kunar province, an army spokesman in the restive province, Mir Wais Safi said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/26 14:06:04

11 children killed, 7 injured after train hits school bus in India

At least 11 children were killed and seven others injured on Thursday after a train hit a school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/26 13:14:59

20 killed, dozens injured in separate road accidents in 24 hours in Pakistan

At least 20 people were killed and dozens injured in separate road accidents in Pakistan in the past 24 hours, local media and police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/26 8:38:53

Indian court jails popular guru for life

An Indian guru with millions of followers was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for raping a teenage devotee on the pretext of ridding her of evil spirits, his lawyer said.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/25 22:33:40

Vivid memory

Nepalese women look at portraits of victims of the 2015 earthquake at an event marking the third anniversary of the earthquake, in Kathmandu, Nepal on Wednesday. The 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed nearly 9,000 people and left countless towns and villages across central Nepal in shambles.
Source: IC | 2018/4/25 22:28:43

5 policemen killed, 7 injured in suicide attack in Pakistan's Quetta

At least five policemen were killed and seven others injured in a suicide attack in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta on Tuesday, a statement from the army's Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/25 10:18:00