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7 remain missing as over 150 rescued following avalanche in Nepal

Four South Koreans and three Nepalis remained missing since Friday following an avalanche in western Kaski district, as over 150 foreign tourists and Nepalis were rescued on Saturday from around the area, local officials and trekking agencies said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/19 10:43:19

More than 130 killed in inclement South Asian weather

Avalanches, flooding and harsh winter weather has killed more than 130 people across Pakistan and Afghanistan in recent days, officials said Tuesday, as authorities struggled to reach people stranded by heavy snowfall.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/15 18:48:42

Thousands evacuated as Philippine volcano threatens big eruption

Nearly 50,000 people living near a volcano on an island close to the Philippine capital have heeded official warning to evacuate as fears of an eruption grew, officials said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/13 11:26:56

Philippines to dispatch military ships, unarmed troops to Middle East

The Philippines will send two military ships with "a small contingent of unarmed servicemen" to help repatriate Filipino workers in the Middle East, Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Sunday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/13 9:01:18

Roadside bomb in Afghanistan kills 2 US troops

Two US service members were killed after being hit by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan. The U.S. military released a statement about the deaths Saturday morning, adding that two others were injured in the attack.
Source: CGTN | 2020/1/12 7:20:39

Boeing says ready to assist following Ukrainian plane crash

US airplane giant Boeing Company said Wednesday that it is ready to provide any necessary assistance after a Ukrainian airplane crashed in Iran, killing more than 170 people aboard, earlier in the day.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/9 9:23:09

6 die, 16 injured after under-construction building collapses in SW Cambodia, rescue going on

Six Cambodian workers died and 16 others injured after a six-floor guesthouse building, that was under construction, collapsed in southwestern Cambodia's Kep province on Friday, a provincial spokesman said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/4 18:54:41

At least 43 dead from Indonesia floods

Indonesian rescuers mounted a desperate search Friday for those missing after flash floods and landslides sparked by torrential rains killed at least 43 people across the Jakarta region while health authorities raced to prevent disease outbreaks.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/3 19:38:41

Sri Lankan military plane crash kills 4

A Sri Lankan air force plane crashed in a tea-growing mountainous region Friday, killing the four crew on board, a military official said.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/3 19:38:40

Police dummies help slow traffic

Dummy police are the newest recruits to law enforcement in India's southern city of Bangalore where authorities have adopted an unusual tactic to fight traffic offenders.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/2 17:33:40

Cover-up at Bangladesh's first body-building contest for women

Bangladesh's first women's body-building championship was won by a 19-year-old student in a contest where most of her muscle was covered up to prevent controversy in the Muslim-majority nation.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/1 18:28:41

Indian PM extends new year greetings to people

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday morning took to social media networking site Twitter to extend new year greetings to people.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/1 14:32:31

Russia, Ukraine clinch five-year deal on gas transit to Europe

Russia and Ukraine have signed a package of documents extending Russian gas transit to Europe via Ukraine for five years, Russia's gas giant Gazprom said in a statement late Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/1 10:04:21

India to launch 3rd moon mission next year

India will launch its third mission to the moon in the year 2020, the Hindustan Times reported on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/31 23:49:38

Kyrgyz President extends condolences over plane crash in Kazakhstan

Kyrgyz President extends condolences over plane crash in Kazakhstan
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/28 12:13:11

Lightning seen in sky in Jakarta, Indonesia

Lightning seen in sky in Jakarta, Indonesia
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/28 10:48:17

Plane crash kills at least 15 in Kazakhstan

At least 15 people were killed early Friday when a passenger plane crashed during takeoff in Kazakhstan.
Source: Reuters | 2019/12/27 22:08:40

Death toll in Kazakh airplane crash climbs to 14

At least 14 people were killed after a plane of Kazakh airline Bek Air with 100 people on board crashed early Friday near the country's biggest city of Almaty, local authorities said.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/27 14:18:23