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12 confirmed dead after Rohingya boat capsizes off Bangladesh

Twelve bodies were recovered after a boat with scores of Rohingyas on board capsized at the mouth of the Naf river that divides Myanmar and Bangladesh, a police official said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/9 11:01:48

Highlights of 85th Indian Air Force Day parade in Ghaziabad

Indian Air Force's "Sarang" helicopter display team maneuvers during the 85th Indian Air Force Day parade at Hindon Air Force Station in Ghaziabad, India, on Oct. 8, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/9 8:26:18

12th anniv. of devastating 2005 earthquake marked in Islamabad, Pakistan

People light oil lamps to mark the 12th anniversary of the devastating 2005 earthquake, in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, on Oct. 8, 2017. Pakistan was hit by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake on Oct. 8, 2005, which left more than 73,000 people dead and about 3.5 million others homeless.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/9 8:16:55

Coaches of Pakistan's first metro train service unveiled

The first set of coaches and engine of Pakistan's first metro train service has been unveiled on Sunday in Lahore, the capital of the country's eastern Punjab province, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/9 8:10:52

Taliban senior commander among 3 killed in Afghan western Farah province

A Taliban senior commander Mullah Zahir is among three insurgents killed in the western Farah province, Interior Ministry said in a statement released here on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/8 14:57:05

2 killed in Taliban attack on police checkpoint in N. Afghanistan

At least two police personnel were killed and two others injured after Taliban militants stormed a police checkpoint on Kabul-Mazar highway in Afghanistan's northern Baghlan province Sunday morning, a police spokesman Mahfozullah Akbari said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/8 13:40:33

Bus-van collision leaves 14 dead, scores injured in SW Pakistan

At least 14 people were killed and scores of others injured after a collision between a passenger bus and a van in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan on Saturday, local Urdu TV channel Geo reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/8 7:04:16

Four women of family, security guard found killed in Indian capital

Four women members of a family and their security guard were found killed inside a house in New Delhi, the national capital of India, police said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/8 6:44:29

India's Supreme Court seeks gov't response on replacement of death sentence

India's Supreme Court Friday sought the country's government's response on a petition that demands replacement of death sentence.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/7 12:21:46

Brunei holds grand ceremony to celebrate Sultan's golden jubilee

Brunei celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah's accession to the throne on Thursday, with a grand ceremony at his vast, golden-domed palace and meet-and-greet with his people, participated by over 80,000 Bruneians.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/6 14:55:48

Eight newborns die in 24 hours in government hospital in India

At least eight newly born babies died in 24 hours at a government-run hospital in India's northeastern state of Assam, officials said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/6 14:46:56

Death toll of SW Pakistan suicide blast mounts to 20

Death toll of Thursday evening suicide blast that hit a shrine in Jhal Magsi district of Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province has risen to 20, local media cited officials as saying on early Friday, adding that over 30 others were injured.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/6 12:23:09

15 killed, 20 injured as suicide blast hits shrine in SW Pakistan

At least 15 people were killed and over 20 others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance gate of a shrine in Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province on Thursday evening, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/6 10:45:05

Pakistani soldier dies in terrorists' firing from Afghanistan: Pakistan army

Pakistan's military said late Tuesday that a soldier was killed in terrorists' firing from the Afghan side of the border.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/4 9:10:32

Pakistani FM embarks on 3-day US visit

Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif embarked on a three-day visit to the United States on Tuesday for talks on bilateral relations, with focus on regional security and Afghanistan, state media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/3 15:22:33

Militants attack border guards camp in Indian-controlled Kashmir

In a predawn attack, militants on Tuesday entered a camp of Border Security Force (BSF) in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/3 10:13:37

Fire breaks out at bus depot in western India

A major fire broke out at a passenger bus depot in the western Indian state of Goa on Monday, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/2 15:44:44

Pakistan army chief visits Kabul, discusses bilateral issues with Afghan president

Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday afternoon and held a meeting with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to discuss issues of mutual interests, said a statement of the presidential palace on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/2 15:44:21