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Newly-emerged terrorist group busted in Pakistan's Karachi

Pakistani police on Wednesday arrested three more members of the terrorist group "Ansar-ul-Sharia Pakistan" in southern port city of Karachi, local media quoted police officials as saying.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 8:36:28

India's top court allows 13-year-old rape victim to terminate pregnancy

India's top court Wednesday permitted a 13-year-old rape victim to terminate her 32-weeks pregnancy, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 8:36:01

Suicide bombing hits US base in Afghanistan, injuring 3

Three Afghan civilians were injured after a suicide bomber struck a gate of the main US and NATO forces'base in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, an official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 8:29:39

Road accidents kill over 400 people every day in India in 2016

India witnessed over 400 deaths in road accidents every day in 2016, one of the highest in the world, according to an official report released Wednesday by India's federal ministry of road transport and highways.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 8:29:04

Mongolia and Bhutan to increase cooperation

Mongolian Foreign Minister Tsend Munkh-Orgil met with his visiting Bhutanese counterpart Lyonpo Damcho Dorji in Ulan Bator on Wednesday on bilateral cooperation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 7:58:39

The child soldier

The rescue this summer of dozens of Afghan youths destined to be trained as Taliban fighters has spotlighted how entrenched poverty is fueling a renewable supply of child soldiers to endlessly replenish the insurgents' ranks.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/6 21:43:39

Pakistan, Afghan FMs to meet in New York this month: ministry

Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif and his Afghan counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani agreed on Wednesday to meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session in New York later this month, the foreign ministry here said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/6 21:36:02

Air-raid kills 4 militants in eastern Afghan province

Four armed Taliban insurgents were killed and three others wounded after Afghan forces attacked a militants' hideout in Afghanistan's eastern province of Ghazni, a local official said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/6 20:13:27

Indian police launch manhunt to track down opposition leader Sonia Gandhi's missing bodyguard

Indian security agencies have launched a massive manhunt to track down an elite bodyguard of main opposition Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi who has gone missing under suspicious circumstances.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/6 17:58:07

Indian Supreme Court calls for central gov't to crack down on cow vigilantes

India's Supreme Court Wednesday asked the central government and the state governments to take immediate steps to prevent cow vigilantism in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/6 17:55:49

Drone attack kills 6 Taliban militants in east Afghanistan

At least six militants, including a key commander, were killed after unmanned plane targeted a Taliban hideout in the eastern Khost province on Wednesday, army spokesman Captain Abdullah said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/6 14:48:14

Afghan airstrike kills 11 IS militants in E. Nangarhar

Eleven militants loyal to the Islamic State (IS) group were killed after aircraft targeted the hardliner group's positions in the eastern Nangarhar province Wednesday, the Interior Ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/6 13:40:54

Pakistan to celebrate Defense Day on Sept. 6

Pakistani army planes perform during a rehearsal ahead of the country's Defense Day in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar on Sept. 5, 2017. Pakistan will celebrate Defense Day on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/6 11:57:30

Myanmar president, Indian PM discuss bilateral cooperation

Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw and visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks on bilateral cooperation shortly after the latter's arrival in Nay Pyi Taw Tuesday evening, the Myanmar News Agency reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/6 9:41:27

Fresh explosions rock building occupied by militants in Bangladesh capital

Members of Bangladesh's anti-crime elite force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have battled to neutralise militants holed up in a building rocked by fresh explosions in capital Dhaka.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/6 9:41:14

17 laborers kidnapped in NW Pakistan

Some 17 laborers working for drinking water projects were kidnapped in northwestern Pakistan's Khyber Agency, local media reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/6 7:53:24

Indian PM arrives in Myanmar for three-day visit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Nay Pyi Taw Tuesday on a three-day state visit to Myanmar.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/6 7:43:57

Indian idol

Indian Hindu devotees carry an idol of the elephant-headed Hindu deity Ganesha for immersion in a temporary pond near Sangam in Allahabad on Monday. The Ganesh Chaturthi festival is a popular 11-day religious festival which is annually celebrated across India.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/5 22:28:39