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Pakistan's ex-PM Nawaz Sharif returns to appear in court

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returned to the country Thursday morning to appear before an anti-corruption court on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/2 14:25:34

Death toll from India boiler blast rises to 20, rescue operation still underway

The death toll in a boiler blast in northern state of Uttar Pradesh of India has risen to 20, as rescuers from national disaster response force (NDRF) and police are continuing search for the missing ones in the wake of the blast, police said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/2 13:26:38

Bomb attack against oil tanker leaves 15 dead in Afghan town

At least 15 people were killed and nearly 30 others wounded in an oil tanker explosion in Charikar, capital of eastern Afghan province of Parwan overnight, a local official said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/2 10:01:24

Iran proposes to use national currencies in trade with Azerbaijan

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday called for efforts to enhance economic ties between Iran and Azerbaijan, proposing to use their national currencies in the bilateral trade.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/2 8:17:24

Building a Community of shared future for mankind critical for world peace and development, says Pakistan UN envoy

Building a community of shared future for mankind is "critical for world peace and development, and represents a vision for promoting international cooperation in a world where nations are interdependent and interlinked," Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan's ambassador to UN said at UN headquarter Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/2 8:05:54

Death toll from poisoned beverage rises to 16 in Pakistan

A minor girl died after consuming poisoned beverage at a hospital in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province on Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 16, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/2 2:02:53

IMF urges Pakistan to target open accords to boost exports

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its annual Middle East and Central Asia Regional Economic Outlook report in Washington on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/2 1:42:17

Basil blessings

Indian Hindu devotees bless a tulsi plant as they celebrate a traditional Tulsi Vivah, or Tulsi-Shaligram wedding, at a temple in Amritsar on Wednesday. Tulsi, or holy basil, is an important religious symbol in Hinduism and is ceremonially married to Vishnu annually to inaugurate the marriage season in India.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/1 22:18:39

40 injured in major road accident in western India

At least 40 people have been injured after a passenger bus collided with a tractor and a truck in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, police said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/1 13:59:26

Airstrike kills 4 militants in N. Afghan province

Air raids against Taliban militants in Chardara district of Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province left four insurgents dead on the spot and injured a few others on Wednesday, an army spokesman in the province, Ghulam Hazrat Karimi, said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/1 13:38:19

Suicide bomber kills 4, wounds 13 in Kabul's diplomatic zone

Four people were killed and 13 others wounded as a suicide bomber blew himself up in a fortified diplomatic enclave in Kabul on Tuesday, spokesman for the Interior Ministry Najib Danesh said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/1 3:39:54

Fighting the pest

West Bengal Pradesh Congress supporters and activists, with mosquito nets, stage a protest against the spread of dengue in front of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) headquarters, on Monday in Kolkata, India.
Source: VCG | 2017/10/31 23:13:39

Modi flags off marathon to mark birth anniversary of India's first Home Minister

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday flagged off a marathon in the national capital to commemorate the 142nd birth anniversary of the country's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/31 14:52:03

Taliban key commander among 14 killed in N. Afghan province

Up to 14 militants including a Taliban key commander Mullah Abdul Wahab have been killed as a cleanup operation has been continuing in Burka district of Afghanistan's northern Baghlan province, provincial police chief Ikramudin Sari said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/31 14:50:28

Profile: Kyrgyz President-elect Sooronbai Sharipovich Jeenbekov

Former Prime Minister Sooronbai Sharipovich Jeenbekov has been elected as the new president of Kyrgyzstan, the country's Central Election Commission (CEC) announced Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/31 10:41:05

S&P maintains stable outlook for Pakistani economy

International rating agency Standard and Poor's on Monday maintained the stable outlook for Pakistani economy, negating the expected fears of a downgrade.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/31 9:35:43

Former PM wins presidential election of Kyrgyzstan

The Central Election Commission (CEC) of Kyrgyzstan announced on Monday that the former Prime Minister Sooronbai Jeenbekov has won the presidential election.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/31 7:53:53

Man behind threat note on Indian passenger flight identified

A passenger on an Indian domestic flight was identified Monday as one to have planted a threat note, which triggered a hijack alert and forced the aeroplane to make emergency landing midway, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/31 7:26:07