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Thai PM encourages AIIB to fund infrastructure development projects in ASEAN, ACMECS regions

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha encouraged the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to become a partner in infrastructure development projects in ASEAN and ACMECS (Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy) regions, a government spokesman said here on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/21 15:53:14

India celebrates 5th Int'l Yoga Day

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi led thousands of people in performing Yoga in Ranchi, the capital city of eastern state of Jharkhand on Friday morning, celebrating the 5th International Yoga Day.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/21 14:28:40

17 workers trapped inside hydropower construction site rescued alive in Nepal

Seventeen including six Chinese workers trapped inside the tunnel of an under-construction hydropower project in Nepal were rescued alive on Friday morning, 11 hours after the incident, officials said in Kathmandu.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/21 11:44:59

UK court tells govt to 'reconsider' arms sales to Saudi Arabia

A London court on Thursday handed a partial victory to campaigners trying to halt British arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the kingdom's bombing campaign in Yemen.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/20 21:48:40

Death toll from H1N1 influenza rises to 5 in Myanmar

Two more people have died of seasonal influenza A/H1N1, bringing the total number of deaths to five across Myanmar so far, an official from the Ministry of Health and Sports told the media Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/20 18:55:06

5 killed, 42 injured in head-on collision in India

At least five people were killed and 42 others injured early Thursday after a van collided head-on with another vehicle in central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/20 18:54:33

Biplane crashes in northern Kazakhstan, killing one

An AN-2 biplane crashed in northern Kazakhstan on Thursday when spraying chemical fertilizers, leaving one dead and two others injured, the Kazinform news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/20 18:46:29

7 children missing after vehicle falls into canal in India

At least seven children went missing after a vehicle carrying 29 people fell into a canal on Thursday in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/20 18:25:56

10 students injured in crane collapse in downtown Bangkok

A crane at a construction site in downtown Bangkok collapsed on Wednesday, injuring 10 students.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/19 20:17:17

India to review data storage rules amid stringent legislation efforts

India will examine concerns raised by foreign technology companies around stringent rules to store data locally, the government said on Tuesday, an issue that has upset firms such as Mastercard and also irked the US government.
Source: Reuters | 2019/6/18 20:53:41

Lychee-linked brain fever in India kills 103 children

Angry protests erupted in one of India's poorest states Tuesday over the deaths of more than 100 children from a mysterious brain fever potentially linked to lychees.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/18 20:43:41

Indian magician drowns attempting US magician Houdini's act

A 40-year-old Indian magician, Chanchal Lahiri drowned while attempting legendary US magician Harry Houdini's act in eastern Indian state of West Bengal, police said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/18 18:18:57

Indian doctors protest violence from patients, families

Tens of thousands of Indian doctors went on strike Monday calling for more protection against violence by patients and their families, as parliament met for the first time since national elections.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/17 20:58:40

9 illegal migrants missing after boat sinks off western Turkey

Thirty-one illegal migrants were rescued but nine others went missing on Monday when their boat sank off Turkey's Aegean coast.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/17 16:39:08

From apples to almonds, India hikes tariffs on US goods as retaliatory measure

India's new tariffs on 28 American goods in a retaliatory measure to Washington's recent refusal to exempt it from higher steel and aluminum tariffs came into effect from Sunday, official sources has confirmed to Xinhua News Agency.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/16 20:33:39

India's retaliatory tariffs on 28 American goods take effect

India's new tariffs on 28 American goods in a retaliatory measure to Washington's recent refusal to exempt it from higher steel and aluminum tariffs came into effect from Sunday, official sources has confirmed to Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/16 11:32:17

2 killed, 5 missing in boat capsizing in central Indonesia

A boat with dozens of people on board sank in waters off central Indonesia on Saturday, leaving two people dead and five others missing, a rescuer said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/15 17:28:11

Delhi safer as crimes against women decline vis-a-vis last year: Police

Delhi, which is often referred to as the "Crime Capital of India", witnessed a decrease of 8 percent in crimes against women during the first five months of the year, as compared to the same period last year, the official data of the Delhi Police has revealed.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/15 13:35:37