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3 children killed in wall collapse in northern India

At least three children have been killed and two others injured in a wall collapse in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh Wednesday, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/29 17:02:30

Afghan forces kill 17 insurgents within day

Seventeen militants were killed and 19 others injured during the serious of operations conducted by Afghan security forces across the country over the past 24 hours, the defense ministry said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/29 15:58:58

Ivanka Trump in India for global entrepreneurship summit

Ivanka Trump, the daughter and adviser of US President Donald Trump, attends the opening of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, India, Nov. 28, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/29 14:49:35

3 militants dead as Bangladeshi elite force storm militant hideout

Three charred bodies were found after Bangladesh's security forces stormed a militant hideout on Tuesday afternoon in the country's northwestern Chapainawabganj district.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/28 18:00:29

Indian PM to launch metro rail in Hyderabad

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will Tuesday inaugurate first phase of the 30 km-long metro network in southern city of Hyderabad, India's official broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/28 15:16:09

11 civilians injured in E. Afghan bomb attack

At least 11 Afghan civilians were injured after an explosion ripped through Pul-e-Alam, capital of eastern province of Logar on Tuesday, a local official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/28 15:15:21

Ivanka Trump in India for global entrepreneurship summit

Ivanka Trump, the daughter and adviser of US President Donald Trump, has arrived in India for the annual global entrepreneurship summit, foreign ministry officials said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/28 14:02:22

Pakistan's anti-blasphemy protests end, order restored

Pakistan's law minister resigned Monday as the embattled government bowed to demands from a small Islamist group whose anti-blasphemy protest in the capital has fueled deadly violence and sparked demonstrations across the nation.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/27 23:28:39

Bangladesh court upholds death sentence for 139 border guards, life term for 185 in mutiny case

A High Court Division Bench in Bangladesh on Monday upheld death sentence for 139 convicts and life imprisonment for 185 others of the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), previously known as Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), for a 2009 mutiny which left 74 people dead including 57 officers from the Army.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/27 21:01:03

Indian PM kicks off election campaign in home state

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially kicked off the election campaign in his home state of Gujarat on Monday, with a stinging attack on the country's main opposition Congress party.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/27 17:19:26

Pakistani religious group to end three-week siege of Islamabad

Leaders of a Pakistani religious group on Monday agreed to end their three-week siege of Islamabad after they struck a deal with the government, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/27 16:56:31

Afghan farmers revive olive gardens to replace opium poppies

In Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province where many farmers are still growing opium poppies and producing drugs, some have dared to revive the war-damaged olive gardens to make them the source of income.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/27 15:28:52

20 injured in bus accident in Indian-controlled Kashmir

More than 20 people were injured in a road accident in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/27 15:28:14

Nepal identifies three potential projects to be implemented under Belt and Road Initiative

Nepalese Officials have identified three potential infrastructure projects to be implemented under the framework of China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/27 13:33:27

Pakistani law minister resigns to end prolonged protest: reports

Pakistani Law Minister Zahid Hamid resigned late Sunday after a religion-related bill caused a prolonged sit-in protest and clashes between protestors and police forces, Pakistani official PTV reported early Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/27 12:03:11

Indonesia raises volcano alert status in Bali to highest, closes airport

Indonesia has raised alert for Mount Agung volcano to the highest level 4, disaster management sources said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/27 10:28:38

7 killed, 20 injured in bus accident in central India

At least seven people were killed and more than 20 others injured on Sunday after a passenger bus skidded off the road and overturned in central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/27 7:20:24

Islamist blockade brings Islamabad to standstill

Islamist party activists on Sunday clashed with Pakistani security forces for a second day outside the capital, Islamabad, burning vehicles before withdrawing into an uneasy stand-off at a protest camp they have occupied for two weeks, police said.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/26 23:23:02