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Left for dead

A newborn baby girl rests at a hospital in Bareilly in northern India's Uttar Pradesh state on Wednesday, where she is recovering after being found buried alive in an earthen pot. A man digging a grave in northern India found the girl, police said Monday, in the latest case to shine a spotlight on female infanticide in the country.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/16 19:28:40

Hindus celebrate Dashain Festival at Brahmayani Temple, Bhaktapur

Hindus in Nepal worship the Goddess Durga as well as other gods and goddesses, celebrating the victory of good over evil at Bhramayani temple during the 10th day of the Dashain Festival.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/9 11:26:01

Build Bangladesh Int'l Expo from October 17

The 26th Build Bangladesh International Expo, an exhibition for construction materials, method and equipment, will begin in the city on October 17, aiming to create a network between local and global companies on infrastructure development.
Source: The Financial Express | 2019/10/8 16:46:24

Thai popular waterfall declared off-limits after six elephants fall, drown

The Thai authority on Saturday announced Haew Narok waterfall in Khao Yai National Park, in northeastern Thailand, off-limits after six wild elephants fell into a deep ravine and drowned to death.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/7 15:29:32

Unhealthy level of air pollution reported in Bangkok

The Thai Pollution Control Department (PCD) reported on Monday an unhealthy level of air pollution covering 15 main areas in Bangkok, with particulate matter smaller than PM2.5.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/30 15:28:45

Afghanistan holds presidential polls amid fear of insecurity, fraud

Millions of Afghans have defied Taliban threats and used their rights to vote on Saturday in a one-day presidential election to elect their country's new president through ballots amid tight security.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/29 12:40:39

Earthquake victim

Pakistani volunteers care for an injured girl following a 4.7 magnitude earthquake in Mirpurin in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir on Thursday. The shallow tremor sent terrified people running into the streets in northeastern Pakistan, days after another powerful quake killed 38 people in the same area and destroyed infrastructure and roads.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/26 20:58:40

Afghan vote

A security guard sits outside the election headquarters of President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday in Kabul, Afghanistan. Ghani is getting ready for the presidential elections to be held on Saturday.
Source: VCG | 2019/9/26 20:18:40

Devastating earthquake shatters people's life in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir

"The happy lives of people in the villages changed into a painful situation in blink of an eye," said a volunteer worker.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/26 16:31:12

Death toll in Pakistan quake climbs to 25 as rescuers assess damage

The death toll has risen to at least 25 people from an earthquake that struck Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, officials said on Wednesday, as residents mourned their dead and rescue work continued.
Source: Reuters | 2019/9/25 20:48:41

21 killed, over 320 injured as earthquake jolts parts of Pakistan

Rescue efforts are in progress after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake jolted parts of Pakistan, leaving 21 people killed and over 320 injured, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/25 15:21:59

Rocket ready

The gantry arms close around the Soyuz rocket after it was raised into vertical position on the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Monday. Expedition 61 crew members will launch on Wednesday the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome to the International Space Station.
Source: VCG | 2019/9/24 19:48:40

India, Pakistan troops exchange fire on Kashmir LoC

Troops of India and Pakistan on Saturday resorted to heavy fire and mortar shelling on the Line of Control dividing Kashmir, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/22 14:02:55

Abrogation of key provision meant to distract public attention

Shortly after taking oath for a second term as prime minister, Narendra Modi shocked many people by revoking Article 370 of the Constitution which gave the state of Jammu and Kashmir near-autonomous authority, a move that pushed up tensions between India and Pakistan. What are Modi's considerations behind this move?
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/19 19:53:47

UN chief condemns suicide attacks in Afghanistan

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday strongly condemned the suicide attacks at an election campaign rally in Parwan Province and a public place in Kabul, Afghanistan, which caused numerous civilian casualties.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/18 11:22:18

Blast kills 24 at Afghan election rally

An explosion near an election rally attended by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani killed 24 people and injured 31 others, a health official said, but Ghani was unhurt according to an aide.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/17 19:48:42

US blames Iran for attacks on Saudi oil facilities

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday blamed Iran for the attacks on two Aramco oil plants in the east of Saudi Arabia.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/15 10:03:07

Askar Mamin: Kazakhstan's economy grew by 4.3% over 8 months

Source: | 2019/9/10 19:23:41