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Woman with gun-shot injuries gives birth to baby girl in India-controlled Kashmir

A woman who suffered gunshot injuries from a gunfight in India-controlled Kashmir later gave birth to a baby girl at a military hospital on Saturday, Indian defence sources said
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/11 13:05:49

Myanmar gov't declares 2 armed groups non-terrorist organizations

The Myanmar government declared two ethnic armed groups on Sunday non-terrorist organizations, according to an order issued by the Home Ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/11 11:40:22

Bus crash kills at least 27 in Indonesia

At least 27 people were killed and 16 others injured when a bus collided with a motorcycle in Indonesia's West Java province, police said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/11 8:40:31

Indian PM makes historic visit to Palestine

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that Palestine counts on the pivotal Indian role in achieving peace and security cooperation between the two countries in combating terrorism, wherever it may be.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/10 23:03:55

Thailand confident to drum up investments as economic zones law approved

The Thai government is gearing up for roadshows in European countries and China to drum up investments in Thailand's economic zones, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Chatusripitak said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/10 0:40:33

Modi's historic Palestine visit shows India firm on two state solution

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday embarked on a historic visit to Palestine, the first-ever by an Indian head of government.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/10 0:25:25

India's top court demands detailed plan on the future of Taj Mahal

India's top court demanded a detailed plan for the future of the Taj Mahal on Thursday, warning the state government's "ad hoc" approach jeopardized the centuries-old monument to love.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/8 23:43:44

Clashes as Bangladesh court jails opposition leader Zia

A Bangladesh judge convicted opposition leader Khaleda Zia of corruption and sentenced her to five years in jail on Thursday as police clashed with thousands of her supporters outside the court.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/8 23:38:40

Violent incidents occur as Bangladeshi opposition leader sentenced to jail

Violent incidents are flaring up in parts of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka and elsewhere in the country on Thursday, as opposition leader, ex-prime minister Khaleda Zia was found guilty of a corruption charge and sentenced to five years in prison.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/8 21:03:32

Quack accused of infecting people with HIV arrested in India

An unqualified medical practitioner accused of infecting dozens of people with HIV in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh have been arrested, police said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/8 18:04:51

Troops deployed in parts of Bangladesh as tensions rise over ex-PM graft case verdict

Paramilitary soldiers have been deployed in Bangladesh as part of security measures to thwart any untoward incident ahead of a court verdict on Thursday in the corruption trial of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia amid escalating tensions.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/7 22:26:09

Bangladesh bans public assemblies in capital on day of delivering verdict over ex-PM graft case

Police in Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Tuesday issued an order banning all sorts of public assemblies in the capital city on Thursday when a verdict over former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's graft case will be delivered.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/7 2:56:57

Pakistan PM offers to connect CPEC with SCO's approved routes

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday expressed his country's support for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) connectivity initiatives and offered to connect the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with SCO's six approved routes.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/7 2:52:51

Chinese citizen killed in Karachi identified as COSCO employee

The Chinese Consulate-General in Karachi, Pakistan confirmed on Tuesday that the Chinese national killed by an unidentified attacker in a Karachi park on Monday was an employee of an affiliate of China's COSCO Shipping Lines in Pakistan.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/6 14:33:39

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over firing killing of civilians

Pakistan on Monday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh and lodged formal protest over the recent ceasefire violations, resulting in the killing of two civilians and injuring seven others.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/5 19:35:57

Villages declared disaster zone after fire hits rubber glove factory in southern Thailand

About 41 villages in southern Thailand's Trang Province were declared disaster zone on Monday after a fire broke out at a rubber glove factory.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/5 19:35:23

Indian Supreme Court asks caste councils not to meddle in adult marriages

India's Supreme Court Monday cautioned caste councils against interfering in marriages between two consenting adults, making it clear that they are not the "conscience keepers of society."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/5 17:57:30

Factory fire burns down 17 motor vehicles in Myanmar's Yangon

A carton factory fire in an industrial zone in Myanmar's Yangon on Sunday afternoon has burned down 17 motor vehicles owned by the factory, local media reported Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/5 13:46:29