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Twin quakes hit India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Two medium-range earthquakes hit India's Andaman and Nicobar islands in the southeast Sunday night, officials said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/2 14:21:15

Afghan airstrike kills 12 Afghan security personnel in southern Helmand province

At least 12 security personnel were killed after Afghan aircrafts mistakenly pounded forces positions in Gereshk district of the southern Helmand province on Sunday night, a security official said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/2 13:26:08

6 killed, 16 injured in road accident in southern India

At least six people have been killed and 16 others injured in a major road accident in the southern Indian state of Telangana Sunday, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/1 15:38:59

Local leader in India's Mumbai warns he won't allow bullet train project

A regional party leader in India's Maharashtra state Raj Thackeray Saturday warned he would not allow the work on bullet train project until the infrastructure of local railways was made better.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/1 10:01:46

15 dead, 50 injured in railway footbridge stampede in India

At least 15 people were killed and 50 others injured, some of them seriously, Friday morning in a stampede at a footbridge near a local train station in Mumbai, India's financial capital, local media reports said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/29 16:22:02

Stampede at Mumbai subcity railway station, 3 dead, over 20 injured

At least three people were killed and over 20 others injured in a stampede at Mumbai's Elphinstone railway station on Friday, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/29 14:26:45

4 killed in Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen's market: gov't source

A fighter jet of the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemeni Shiite Houthi rebels mistakenly hit a market in Yemen's northwestern province of Hajjah Thursday evening, killing four civilians including two children, a Yemeni government source told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/29 10:02:36

7-year-old girl raped, murdered in south India

A seven-year-old girl was found murdered Thursday after being raped in southern Indian state of Kerala, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/29 0:29:36

Pakistan calls for joint regional efforts to combat terror, boost development

Pakistani Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said Thursday that regional cooperation is needed to counter terrorism, as Pakistan seeks to build a stable environment for development.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/28 22:43:39

Myanmar sends over 2.6 million migrant workers abroad in past 27 years: official

The Myanmar authorities sent over 2.6 million migrant workers to work abroad during the past 27 years, U Thein Swe, minister for Labour, Immigration and Population said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/28 19:33:35

Fugitive Yingluck Shinawatra currently in Dubai: Thai PM

Thailand's fugitive former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, to whom a five-year jail term has been delivered by court on Wednesday, is currently hiding out in Dubai, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha confirmed on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/28 15:56:05

Nepalese people celebrate "Fulpati" on 7th day of Dashain festival

Nepalese soldiers get ready to fire guns during an event to celebrate "Fulpati", the seventh day of the Dashain festival, at Tundikhel in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sept. 27, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/28 9:30:35

NATO, US defense chiefs' visit to Afghanistan sign of firm support of Afghan forces

The joint visit of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and US Defense Secretary James Mattis to Afghanistan on Wednesday has demonstrated their support to Afghan security forces in the war against the Taliban and associated groups, observers here said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/28 8:59:11

6 laborers killed in land sliding in eastern Pakistan

At least six laborers were killed and two others injured in a land sliding in Pakistan's east Sargodha district on Wednesday, local Urdu media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/28 7:46:48

Taliban attacks Kabul during NATO chief, US defense secretary visits, killing 4

Three Taliban and one civilian were killed and 11 people wounded after Taliban attacked an international airport in Kabul on Wednesday, authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/28 7:46:30

US, NATO renew Afghan commitment

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg renewed their commitment to Afghanistan Wednesday, as insurgents fired rockets that killed one person and wounded four in Kabul.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/27 22:48:40

Saudi King orders to grant driving licenses for women

Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Tuesday issued a royal decree granting driving licenses for women in the kingdom, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/27 9:11:02

US defense secretary arrives in New Delhi on two-day visit

US Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived in New Delhi on a two-day visit to India, officials said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/26 17:46:44