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Pakistani Taliban says US drone strike kills chief's son

Pakistani Taliban on Friday confirmed that a US strike in Afghanistan's border region has killed son of the group's chief Maulvi Fazalullah.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/10 9:02:43

India's top court allows 'living wills'

India's top court ruled Friday that terminally ill patients have the right to refuse care, approving the use of "living wills" to set out how they want to be treated.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/9 22:43:40

Motorbike rally held to celebrate International Women's Day in Lahore, Pakistan

Pakistani female traffic police officers take part in a motorbike rally to celebrate International Women's Day in Lahore, Pakistan, March 8, 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/9 13:57:16

Pakistani court orders Musharraf's arrest, property confiscation

A court in Pakistan on Thursday ordered the government to arrest and confiscate the property of former President Pervez Musharraf as it resumed the high treason case against him after nine months of his absence.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/9 8:58:21

Up in flames

Sri Lankan police investigate a fire that destroyed a home in Digana, a suburb of Kandy on Thursday. Sri Lankan police said petrol bombs were hurled at a mosque on Thursday as hundreds of troops patrolled a troubled central district where anti-Muslim violence has left three people dead.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/8 23:03:40

Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi wins 2018 Pritzker Prize

Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi won 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize for his pioneering work in the field of architecture.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/8 21:06:07

Indian investigators lodge fresh case against billionaire jeweller in bank fraud probe

India's Central Bureau of Investigation has launched a fresh case against billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi and top officials of his companies in connection with the country's biggest-ever bank fraud of 1.8 billion U.S. dollars.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/8 17:14:32

Pakistan, India agree to exchange elderly, women prisoners

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has approved humanitarian proposals from India regarding the exchange of civilian prisoners in both countries, the Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/8 8:13:31

Armed rebels kill two border guards in India

Two security personnel belonging to India's Border Security Force (BSF) were killed in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in the central state of Chhattisgarh, official sources said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/8 8:13:02

Delhi Women's Commission head campaigning for stopping rape detained

Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal, along with her supporters, was detained Wednesday while on way to Indian Prime Minister's Office (PMO), officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/8 8:12:34

Wild elephants kill 10 people in Bangladesh refugee camp: UNHCR

Frightened wild elephants attempting to pass through a camp housing refugees from Myanmar in Bangladesh's Cox Bazaar have killed 10 people, UN refugee agency UNHCR said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/7 9:06:00

Kidnapped Pakistani oil engineer released in southern Libya

A Pakistani engineer working in an oil field in southern Libya, who was kidnapped by an unknown armed group last week, has been released, a security official told Xinhua on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/7 9:04:24

Sri Lanka declares state of emergency

Sri Lanka declared a nationwide state of emergency for 10 days on Tuesday to stop the spread of communal violence, a government spokesman said, after clashes erupted between majority Buddhists and members of the minority Muslim community.
Source: Reuters | 2018/3/6 23:03:40

Palestinians have no option but to suspend recognition of Israel: PLO official

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said Tuesday that the Palestinians have no option but to suspend the recognition of Israel, in response to the US policy.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/6 22:50:37

Bangladesh Islamic school burns cellphones

A hardline Islamic school in Bangladesh said Tuesday it had confiscated hundreds of mobile phones and torched them in a bonfire because they were distracting students from their learning.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/6 22:13:40

Sri Lankan president to declare 10-day state of emergency following communal clashes

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday decided to declare a 10-day state of emergency following clashes in Kandy in central Sri Lanka.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/6 17:30:13

Cheniere starts first LNG shipment to India

Houston-based Cheniere Energy is sending its first shipment of US liquefied natural gas (LNG) to India on Monday, according to the United States Energy Association (USEA).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/6 15:49:36

Sri Lanka re-imposes curfew in central district following racial violence

Sri Lankan police on Tuesday re-imposed a curfew in parts of Kandy, in central Sri Lanka after violent mobs took to the streets on Monday burning homes and businesses in the latest spate of racial violence.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/6 14:59:23