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Pakistan to assist peace deal

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan insisted Monday that his country is no longer a militant safe haven, and said his administration fully supports the Afghan peace process.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/17 19:53:40

3 firefighters killed, 9 injured in building collapse in Indian-controlled Kashmir

At least three firefighters were killed and nine others including four civilians injured Wednesday after a building collapsed following a fire incident in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/13 10:38:32

Donations top 700,000 USD to assist victims of Thailand's mass shooting

Cash donations and funds raised to assist victims of Thailand's weekend mass shooting have reached up to 23 million baht (735,764 US dollars), said Nakhon Ratchasima governor Wichian Chantharanothai, on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/12 12:45:36

Thai mass shooting leaves 27 killed, including gunman

The nearly 18-hour shooting rampage that killed at least 27 people in Thailand's northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima ended, as the gunman himself was shot dead by security forces on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/10 10:18:26

Soldier kills more than 10 in shooting spree in north-eastern Thailand

A Thai soldier has killed at least 12 people in the north-eastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, local media reported Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/8 22:26:47

Campaigning reaches crescendo as parties hold rallies across Indian capital to woo voters

During the city's previous elections held in 2015, AAP swept polls and registered a landslide victory by winning 67 of 70 seats. The BJP won just three, while as India's grand old Congress party failed to win even a single seat.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/6 11:52:23

Campaigning reaches crescendo as parties hold rallies across Indian capital to woo voters

Campaigning for upcoming local elections here in the Indian capital reached a crescendo on Wednesday as different political parties are trying hard to woo voters to their side.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/6 8:33:01

Massive protests erupt in Indian capital following firing on student

Massive protests broke out Thursday as hundreds of people, mostly students, gathered outside Jamia Millia Islamia in the Indian capital to protest firing on a student at the hands of a gun-wielding man.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/31 16:37:43

13 soldiers killed in N. Afghan clashes

At least 13 security personnel have been killed and 12 others wounded in a Taliban militants' attack in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province, officials confirmed Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/29 19:53:10

7 killed, 40 injured in bus accident in India

At least seven people were killed and 40 others injured Wednesday after a passenger bus skidded off a mountainous road in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/29 18:31:06

Afghanistan launches polio vaccination targeting 9.1 mln children

The Afghan Public Health Ministry launched a nationwide campaign on Monday to give polio vaccination dose to 9.1 million children under the age of five, the ministry said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/28 21:54:13

Flood hits Bandung, Indonesia

Houses were inundated and hundreds of people were forced to flee their homes as a flood hit Bandung on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/27 19:40:17

Death toll soars to 36 in eastern Turkey earthquake

The death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey on Friday has risen to 36, with 1,607 people injured, the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) reported on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/27 18:38:16

Nepal confirms first case of new coronavirus infection

A Nepali student studying in China has been found infected with the new coronavirus, an official of Nepal's Ministry of Health and Population has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/25 11:20:15

Family of Irish girl who died in Malaysia seeks inquest

The parents of an Irish girl who was found dead in Malaysia last year have asked authorities in Kuala Lumpur to conduct an inquest into the death, their lawyer said on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/21 20:48:43

Double trouble: Sri Lanka's record-setting twin gathering bid marred by overcrowding

Thousands of twins packed two-by-two into a stadium in Sri Lanka's capital on Monday - so many that officials struggled to count them in time to prove they had organized a record-breaking gathering.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/21 16:53:40

Indian girl remains a cut above with world's longest teen hair

An Indian girl has retained her crown as the teen with the world's longest hair more than a decade after she stopping getting her tresses cut following a bad salon experience.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/21 16:43:41

Indian bakers make the world's 'longest' cake

Hundreds of bakers in southern India came together recently to create what they said is the world's longest cake, about 6.5 kilometers.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/21 16:23:40