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2 killed, 5 injured in van crash in Myanmar's northern region

Two people died and five others were injured when a car overturned in Myanmar's Mandalay region due to drowsy driving, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/3 11:01:04

Security forces foil bid to smuggle 108 kg narcotics in SW Pakistan

Pakistan coast guards have recovered 108 kg of narcotics from a passenger van in the country's southwest Balochistan province on Saturday, officials told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/3 9:23:25

Here kitty kitty

A leopard attacks an Indian man in Lamba Pind area in Jalandhar on Thursday. After a leopard was spotted in a house in Lamba Pind area of Jalandhar city, subsequent attempts to capture it led to the animal attacking at least six people, though none was seriously injured, local media said.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/1 21:08:40

Helping hand

Sri Lanka will soon sign a concessional loan agreement with the Export-Import Bank of China to borrow $1 billion to fund a major highway from Colombo to its second largest city Kandy, the Sri Lankan Ambassador said.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/31 20:38:40

Founding father

Indian students throw rose petals over a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi during a gathering to pay tribute at the 71st anniversary of the death of the Indian founding father, at Marina Beach in Chennai on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/30 20:33:40

Government in Kabul key to peace: US

Afghanistan said on Monday it has been reassured by Washington that progress in talks with the Taliban remains geared towards facilitating peace negotiations with the government in Kabul.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/28 20:23:39

Security tightened across India ahead of Republic Day celebrations

Authorities in India have beefed up security across major cities including capital city New Delhi in the lead-up to the Republic Day celebrations on Saturday, officials said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/26 15:37:43

Visit China-Laos Year kicks off in Lao capital

Visit China-Laos Year 2019 was launched on Friday in Vientiane, the capital of Laos.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/26 9:00:33

Several injured in NW Pakistan bomb explosion

Several people were injured when a bomb went off in Pakistan's northwest North Waziristan district on Friday, local reports said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/25 19:42:06

Thailand's tourism body gears up for Chinese New Year festivities

Thailand's tourism body is joining hands with China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Chinese Embassy to launch a most festive Chinese New Year celebration eve in Bangkok's China Town.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/25 15:00:29

Ready for big day

A float of the Indian state of Tamilnadu takes part in the full dress rehearsal for the upcoming Indian Republic Day parade in New Delhi on Wednesday, 2019. India will be celebrating its 70th Republic Day on Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/23 22:03:41

Taliban kills dozens in base

At least 65 people were killed in a Taliban-claimed attack on an Afghan intelligence base, sources said Tuesday, in the latest high-casualty attack on beleaguered Afghan forces.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/22 21:43:41

Learning driving gets popularity among Afghan women in insurgency-battered Jawzjan province

Amid increasing violence in the troubled Jawzjan province in northern Afghanistan, women unbelievably are seen learning driving in the provincial capital Shiberghan to achieve gender equity.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/22 17:51:09

Pakistan calls for inclusive peace process in Afghanistan

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday called for an inclusive peace process in Afghanistan, during a telephone conversation with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/18 9:45:48

Mongolia to boost public services in 2019

Mongolia has declared 2019 a "citizen-centered public service year," the Mongolian government's press office announced on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/16 16:36:07

Taliban claims truck bomb attack, warns more to follow

The Taliban on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a truck bomb attack in Kabul that ripped through surrounding neighborhoods, killing at least four people and wounding more than 100, in the latest assault on the Afghan capital.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/15 20:18:42

Sunny festival

Devotees prepare rice dishes to offer to the Hindu Sun God as they attend Pongal celebrations early morning on a roadside in Mumbai, India on Tuesday. Pongal is a harvest festival dedicated to the Sun God, which is usually celebrated from January 15 to 18 every year.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/15 20:13:41

Temple anger

Hindu protesters shout slogans from a police vehicle outside the Indian Supreme Court in New Delhi on Thursday, after the hearing in the Ayodhya temple dispute case was further deferred to January 29. The court is hearing pleas over petitioners' demand to build a Ram temple in Ayodhya where a medieval mosque was demolished by Hindu hardliners decades ago, claiming it was built over an ancient temple dedicated to the birthplace of the deity Ram.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/10 21:53:40