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Pakistan's top court rejects ex-PM's appeal against disqualification

Pakistan's top court on Friday dismissed appeal by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif against his removal over corruption in July this year, lawyers said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/15 20:01:42

Over 170 children suffer food poisoning in India in past 24 hrs

Over 170 children in three schools were taken ill after consuming contaminated meal in India's eastern state of Odisha, officials said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/15 20:00:36

Fire breaks out at India's largest slum in Mumbai

A major fire broke out at a godown in crowded Dharavi, India's largest slum, in financial capital Mumbai Friday, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/15 14:43:44

24 students injured in bus accident in western India

At least 24 students have been injured in a road accident in the western Indian state of Rajasthan Friday, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/15 14:42:44

Notorious "Blue Whale Challenge" hits Pakistan, victims reported

At least two youngsters were admitted to a hospital in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar with symptoms of depression after playing "Blue Whale Challenge," local Urdu media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/15 13:02:21

India-Pakistan border skirmishes kills border guard on Kashmir border

An Indian border guard belonging to Border Security Force (BSF) was killed Friday during skirmishes between troops of India and Pakistan on International Border (IB) in Kashmir, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/15 11:48:20

Indian troops kill top militant in Indian-controlled Kashmir gunfight

Indian paramilitary troopers stand guard near the site of a gunfight at village Aarigam-Nowgam, in the outskirts of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, Sept. 14, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/15 8:51:32

Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violation: FM

Pakistan on Thursday summoned Indian envoy over cross-border shelling, which killed at least two civilians along the Working Boundary, according to a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/15 0:54:21

Death toll in India boat capsizal rises to 19

The death toll in Thursday's boat capsizal in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh has risen to 19 as rescues are searching for the missing, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/14 15:06:05

High-speed passenger train derails in Indian capital

A high-speed passenger train derailed at the main railway station in the Indian capital Thursday, railway officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/14 13:55:41

Myanmar's Suu Kyi urges national reconciliation amid Rohingya crisis

Egypt has urged the UN Security Council (UNSC) to hold an emergency meeting to tackle the Rohingya Muslims crisis, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/14 6:33:59

Rohingya Muslims exodus from Myanmar hits 379,000

Some 379,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh since new violence erupted last month, MENA news agency cited a UN source as saying on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/14 6:29:07

Pakistan’s Defense Day observed in Beijing

Defense Day of Pakistan was observed with fervor and solemnity at the Embassy of Pakistan, Beijing on September 12, 2017. Defense Day pays homage not only to the martyrs of the 1965 war, but to all those souls who rendered the ultimate sacrifice for the defense of Pakistan.
Source: | 2017/9/13 15:49:43

Indian sinologist releases Hindi edition of My Tryst with China

The Hindi edition of My Tryst with China written by sinologist B. R. Deepak was released here Tuesday at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/13 12:47:33

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi cancels trip to UN general assembly: official

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has cancelled her planned attendance and speech at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), according to Director-General of the President's Office U Zaw Htay late Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/13 11:15:26

Myanmar forms civilian protection organ for Rakhine state

The Myanmar government has formed an Implementation Committee of Rakhine Advisory Committee with 15 members representing related ministries, according to a statement from the President Office on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/13 6:48:57

14 killed in van-truck collision in northern Pakistan

At least 14 people were killed and six others injured when a passenger van hit a truck in Pakistan's northern Rawalpindi district on Tuesday, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/12 17:50:46

Pakistani PM warns US against cutting military assistance

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that US sanctions against Pakistani officials, or further cutting of military assistance will be counter-productive, local media reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/12 14:02:52