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35th ASEAN Summit held in Bangkok, Thailand

35th ASEAN Summit held in Bangkok, Thailand
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/3 8:27:19

Indian PM Modi leaves for Thailand for ASEAN-India, East Asia & RCEP summits

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Thailand on Saturday to attend the 16th ASEAN-India Summit, 14th East Asia Summit and the 3rd Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit and related events.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/2 14:56:29

Chinese, Uzbek scientists unveil mystery of ancient city in Central Asia

The Ferghana Valley on the west of the Pamirs, one of the most densely populated regions of Central Asia, known for the precious Ferghana horse breed and a key hub on the ancient Silk Road, has been attracting scientists and researchers from around the world for decades.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/2 9:44:24

India asks WhatsApp to explain privacy breach

India, WhatsApp's biggest market with 400 million users, has asked the Facebook-owned company to explain the nature of a privacy breach on its messaging platform that has affected some users, Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
Source: Reuters | 2019/11/1 22:33:41

Funerals begin as town mourns victims of Pakistan train fire

Distraught relatives gathered Friday for the first funerals of some of the 74 people killed when fire ripped through a crowded train in Pakistan, with many of the victims residents of a single town.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/1 22:33:40

Death toll of east Pakistan train fire rises to 74

The death toll from a train fire in Pakistan's east Punjab province has risen to 74, and investigation into the matter is going on to determine the individual or factors responsible for the horrific incident, Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/31 22:02:24

6.8-magnitude quake hits 9km WSW of Tamayong, Philippines -- USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 jolted 9km WSW of Tamayong, Philippines at 01:11:20 GMT on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/31 14:43:34

Over 60 killed as fire engulfs passenger train in east Pakistan: rescue official

Over 60 people were killed and many others injured after a train caught fire due to the explosion of a passenger's gas cylinder inside the running train on Thursday, Baqir Hussain, emergency officer of state-owned Rescue 1122 told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/31 13:59:50

Pink tickets as Delhi rolls out free bus travel for women

New Delhi rolled out free bus travel for women Tuesday in what the city's chief minister called an "historic step" for female empowerment and safety.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/30 17:48:40

Miss Earth 2019 coronation night held in the Philippines

Miss Earth 2019 coronation night held in the Philippines
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/28 13:39:09

People take part in "Petrified" Halloween celebration in Philippines

People take part in "Petrified" Halloween celebration in Philippines
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/28 11:15:54

Festival of lights "Deepawali" celebrated across India

Festival of lights "Deepawali" celebrated across India
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/28 11:08:38

Bangladesh MP 'hired look-alikes' to take her university exams

A Bangladeshi lawmaker has been expelled from university after allegedly hiring as many as eight look-alikes to take exams in her place, officials said on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/22 17:55:38

Rise in stubble burning in north India adds to Delhi's air pollution woes

Burning of farm residues in India's two northern states - Punjab and Haryana, has doubled over the past two days, thereby leading to a rise in air pollution levels in Delhi and surrounding areas.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/22 14:19:15

Cambodia hopes to expand market for rice via upcoming China Int'l Import Expo

"Chinese dishes and Cambodian rice are best match!" said Song Saran, president of the Cambodia Rice Federation, "I believe that Cambodian rice will become more and more popular in China."
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/21 13:49:23

Commuters in Manila try to find their way out of traffic congestion

Kit Reyes lives in a city in northern Metro Manila, and works at a call center in Taguig, a city 18 km away but still within the capital city.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/21 13:29:48

India's passenger vehicle retail sales see steepest fall in September

India's passenger vehicle retails sales in September declined 20.1 percent to 157,972 units against the same period last year, the steepest fall on record, according to data released by India's Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/21 12:03:26

Kyrgyz central bank turns to folk music to teach about economy

Kyrgyzstan's central bank has commissioned well-known folk performers to sing about inflation and interest rates in an ad campaign aimed at improving financial literacy in the country.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/20 18:08:40