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Sad farewell

An Indian villager offers a prayer to the body of an elephant near Thakurkhchi Railway Station on the outskirts of Guwahati on Sunday. Two elephants were killed by a train while their herd was crossing a railway track. Scarcity of food and illegal encroachment by humans into forested areas has forced the wild elephants to visit populated areas in search of food. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/11/19 20:58:37

UNICEF expresses concern over children education, malnutrition in Afghanistan

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) representative in Afghanistan has expressed concerns over the status of children, poor access to school, and malnutrition in Afghanistan.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/19 15:59:50

5.9-magnitude quake hits 73 km NNE of Tobelo, Indonesia -- USGS

An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale jolted 73 km NNE of Tobelo, Indonesia, at 16:07:02 GMT on Sat, the US Geological Survey said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/19 7:03:37

5 militants, Indian air force commando killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir gunfight

At least five militants and an Indian air force (IAF) commando were killed while a trooper wounded on Saturday in an ongoing fierce gunfight in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, army officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/18 21:25:33

19 arrested in southern Sri Lanka following violent clashes

Sri Lankan police on Saturday arrested at least 19 people after violent clashes erupted in Gintota, the southern Galle District, Friday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/18 17:23:56

6 militants, policeman killed in eastern Afghan clashes

Six armed insurgents and one policeman were killed and 15 militants wounded during clashes in eastern Afghan province of Ghazni on Friday, the provincial police chief said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/18 17:23:05

Afghan journalist killed in Kabul suicide attack

Three Afghan journalists lost their lives within a week, including a reporter who succumbed to injuries following Thursday's suicide attack in Kabul, a media support agency said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/18 17:20:08

Pakistan dispatches relief goods to Iran quake victims

Pakistan has dispatched humanitarian relief assistance to the earthquake victims of Iran, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/18 8:42:21

4 most wanted terrorists arrested in Pakistan's Punjab

At least four most wanted terrorists have been arrested from Pakistan's eastern province of Punjab, Pakistani army's media wing said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/18 8:18:44

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat after civilians died in cross-border firing

Pakistan on Friday summoned the Indian deputy high commissioner J.P. Singh and lodged protest over the "unprovoked ceasefire violations" by the Indian forces, which killed two civilians along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir region, the Foreign Ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/18 8:17:59

India sets up national authority to check profiteering

India has for the first time announced the setting up of a national anti-profiteering authority aimed at benefiting consumers.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/17 14:02:34

India, Pakistan troops exchange fire in Kashmir

Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged heavy fire here on Friday, and targeted each other's positions and civilian areas, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/17 13:25:25

‘We’re praying’: No clear solution to India’s smog crisis this year

As pollution level climbed to 12 times above the recommended limit this week in India's capital, government officials said they knew what was needed to control the smoky haze, but nothing would be done, at least this year.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/16 23:13:40

Suicide bomber hits political gathering in Kabul, 10 killed

At least 10 people were killed and nine others wounded after a suicide bombing ripped through a banquet hall in northern neighborhood of Afghanistan's capital of Kabul on Thursday, police and witnesses said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 22:30:11

Explosion rocks Afghan capital, casualties feared: witness

Casualties were feared after a blast ripped through a restaurant in northern neighborhood of Afghanistan's capital of Kabul on Thursday, a witness said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 17:35:31

Smog disrupts over 600 flights in east Pakistan

Bad weather conditions caused by smog have disrupted 604 flights of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) in the first two weeks of November, an airlines' spokesperson said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 9:26:55

Afghan opium production up 87 pct to record level: UNODC

Opium production in Afghanistan has increased 87 percent in 2017 to reach a record 9,000 metric tons, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said in a statement on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 7:43:29

Indian HIV patient honored by LGBT rights group for helping others

In an effort to break through the discriminatory barriers facing the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community, an Asia-Pacific-based LGBT advocacy group has recently awarded eight campaigners who have been championing marriage equality, HIV prevention, transgender rights and community health services in Bangkok.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 3:33:50