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Bridge collapses in India's Mumbai

A road overbridge collapsed due to heavy rains in India's financial capital Mumbai Tuesday morning, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/3 14:03:01

Myanmar steps up anti-corruption activities

Myanmar is stepping up anti-corruption activities with the country's Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) planning to form the Corruption Prevention Units (CPU) in government departments in order to prevent corruption.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/3 14:02:29

Mob kills 5 people in India on suspicion of child kidnaping

Five people were lynched in India's western state of Maharashtra on suspicion of being child kidnapers, police said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/3 13:35:55

India insists on energy security needs despite US request to cut Iranian oil imports

India on Thursday reiterated that its priority was to ensure its "energy security" requirements, in an apparent indication that it will not shy away from importing oil from Iran despite US sanctions.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/29 10:05:14

Army to provide security for Pakistan's general elections 2018: military

Pakistan's army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday directed the armed forces to perform security duties for the country's upcoming general elections to be held on July 25, the army's media wing the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/28 11:01:20

Security Council sees unprecedented opportunities for Afghanistan to seek peace

Speakers attending a UN Security Council meeting on the situation in Afghanistan said Tuesday that there were unprecedented opportunities for Afghanistan to seek peace and consolidate its political foundation.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/27 11:45:18

Lightning claims 5 lives in eastern India

At least five people have been killed by lightning strikes in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand, officials said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/26 14:20:14

Cambodia burns illicit drugs worth 2 mln USD on anti-drug day

Cambodia burned down 64 kg of illicit drugs with a street value of 2 million US dollars on Tuesday, which marked the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, said an anti-drug chief.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/26 13:49:57

Flood, landslide fatalities increase to 7 in northern Vietnam

Flash floods and landslides caused by heavy rain on the weekend in Vietnam's northern mountainous region had left seven people dead and 12 others missing, the country's Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Fight said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/25 12:08:44

Myanmar ruling party's congress pledges to work better for country

The two-day Second Nationwide Congress of Myanmar's ruling party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), concluded in Yangon on Sunday, with pledges to work for successful implementation of the government's three prioritized objectives.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/25 12:02:25

4 students drown in southern India river

Rescuers fished out bodies of four engineering students from a river Sunday in India's southern state of Andhra Pradesh, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/24 14:22:16

Laos facing structural challenges despite robust economic growth: report

Laos is still grappling with challenges and pending issues impeding macroeconomic development despite robust expansion of its economy, local newspaper Vientiane Times quoted a government report as saying on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/24 10:33:39

25 flights delayed at Delhi airport following server failure

Over two dozen flights of India's national carrier, Air India, were delayed on Saturday at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport following a server failure, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/24 6:07:48

Direct flight links China's Xinjiang, Pakistan

A new direct flight linking Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, and Pakistan's second largest city of Lahore, was launched Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/22 14:39:38

India retaliates by rising tariffs on goods imported from US

India has decided to hike customs duty on around 29 goods imported from the United States, including Bengal gram, lentils, artemia (shrimp) etc., in retaliation to US' recent decision to hike duty on steel and aluminium products which had tariff implication to the extent of 241 million US dollars on India, said a notification issued by the country's finance ministry Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/22 10:19:30

Pakistan confirms death of Taliban leader in US drone attack

Pakistan on Thursday officially confirmed that a US drone has killed the Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/22 10:18:15

Philippine president signs mental health law in public healthcare system

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the Philippine Mental Health Law, aiming to support Filipinos with mental health needs.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/21 17:38:56

India celebrates Int'l Yoga Day

India celebrated the International Day of Yoga on Thursday, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/21 17:11:57