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Vietnam combats corruption with iron hand

As early as 2006, the Communist Party of Vietnam considered corruption as "one of the biggest threats to the existence of our party and regime."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/27 22:28:36

Indian opposition blasts minister's remark on constitution change

Indian Parliament Wednesday witnessed massive uproar over a minister's controversial comments that his ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will "soon change the country's Constitution."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/27 17:52:56

6 children killed as boat capsizes in India

At least six children were killed and three were rescued after a boat capsized in southern India, police said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/27 14:02:30

New Delhi launches metro line to connect with satellite city of Noida

A worker stands beside the sign of Delhi Metro's Magenta Line, in New Delhi, India on Dec. 25, 2017. The 12.6-kilometer Magenta Line of Delhi Metro, connecting the southern part of New Delhi with the satellite city of Noida, was launched on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/27 8:05:00

China, Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to discuss extending economic corridor

Foreign ministers from China, Pakistan and Afghanistan on Tuesday agreed to discuss ways to extend the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to Afghanistan.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/26 23:29:55

China hosts meeting to improve Afghanistan-Pakistan relations

Improvement of Afghanistan-Pakistan relations was high on the agenda of a meeting of the foreign ministers from the two and China in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/26 23:27:56

Remembering those lost

Indian women throw flowers into the sea as an offering during a ceremony for the victims of the 2004 tsunami at Pattinapakkam Beach in Chennai, southern India, on Tuesday. The earthquake and tsunami that struck the Indian Ocean on December 26, 2004 killed over 230,000 people and devastated coastal communities. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/12/26 23:13:40

10 feared dead as speeding bus ploughs into pilgrims in southern India

At least 10 people are feared dead as a speeding bus ploughed into a group of pilgrims in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu Tuesday, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/26 13:41:46

Militant commander killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir gunfight

A top militant commander was killed Tuesday in a fierce gunfight in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/26 13:32:21

Yearender: Modi wave works magic for India's ruling BJP in 2017

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government completed three years of being in power in 2017. Yet, as the year draws to an end, a look back at its political battles suggests that this has been the year of "Brand Modi" in politics.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/26 9:30:08

People enjoy Christmas season in Nepal

A girl takes a photo with a person dressed up as Santa Claus, at a mall in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, on Dec. 25, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/26 8:20:28

141st birth anniv. of Pakistan's founder marked in Karachi

Pakistani cadets take part in an event to mark the 141st birth anniversary of Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi, south Pakistan, on Dec. 25, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/26 8:15:33

Member of terrorist organization detained in Kyrgyzstan

A member of the international terrorist organization has been detained in Kyrgyzstan, the press service of the State Committee for National Security reported on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/26 7:29:26

Pakistan allows Indian spy, sentenced to death, to meet with his family

Pakistani authorities allowed an Indian national sentenced to death for spying to see his family for the first time since his arrest, a rare and highly-anticipated meeting arranged amid tight security in Islamabad.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/25 23:03:39

IS claims credit for suicide attack near Afghan spy agency

A suicide bomber killed six civilians in an attack near an Afghan intelligence agency compound in Kabul Monday in the latest assault claimed by the Islamic State group in the capital.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/25 23:03:39

8 killed in Afghan capital bomb attack: official

Eight people, including five civilians, were killed and two people wounded after a suicide bomb explosion rocked in central neighborhood of Kabul on Monday morning, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/25 15:31:30

Indian PM likely to attend World Economic Forum meeting at Davos next month

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos in January next year, sources said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/25 15:30:11

Nepal rescues last known dancing bears from captors

Nepali authorities have rescued the country's last known “dancing bears”, officials said Sunday, ending the medieval tradition of abuse of the beasts for entertainment.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/24 22:03:40