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25 killed after truck falls into drain in India

At least 25 people were killed when a truck carrying a wedding party fell into a deep drain in India's western state of Gujarat on Tuesday, News18 TV channel reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/6 13:30:47

Pakistan test-fires long range anti-ship cruise missiles

Pakistan has successfully test-fired long range anti-ship cruise missiles, a statement from the Pakistan Navy said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/6 8:16:32

Bangladesh police: writer stabbed as 'enemy of Islam'

Bangladeshi investigators said Sunday that a young man accused of stabbing a celebrated secular writer at a seminar had targeted him as “an enemy of Islam.”
Source: AFP | 2018/3/4 22:33:40

China's development a blessing for region, world: ex-Bangladeshi FM

China's development initiatives will not only boost the country itself, but bode well for the region and the world, a Bangladeshi politician said Friday ahead of the annual "Two Sessions" of China's top legislative and political advisory bodies.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/4 6:59:55

Pakistan's ruling party backed candidates leading Senate elections as counting continues

Candidates backed by the Pakistani ruling party Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) are leading the elections of the Senate, the country's upper house of the parliament.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/3 22:03:33

India, Vietnam sign pacts on atomic energy, trade, agriculture

India and Vietnam on Saturday signed three key memorandums of understanding (MoUs) in areas like economic and trade cooperation, agricultural exchanges, and atomic energy for peaceful purposes.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/3 19:14:07

India's ruling BJP registers victories in states polls

The country's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) registered impressive electoral performances as election results were announced Saturday in India's three north-eastern states -- Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/3 19:10:14

Pakistan holds Senate election, security beefed up

Pakistan held the election for its Senate to elect 52 members of the upper house in the parliament for the next six years on Saturday, said the Election Commission.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/3 14:14:42

Hindu community in Bangladesh celebrates festival of colors

People from Hindu community celebrate the Dol Purnima Utsab, the festival of colors, in Bangladesh capital Dhaka on March 1, 2018. Hindu community in Bangladesh capital Dhaka and elsewhere in the country on Thursday celebrated the Dol Purnima Utsab, the festival of colors.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/2 10:42:17

Pakistani Hindus celebrate Holi Festival in Lahore

Pakistani Hindus paint color to each other's faces to celebrate the Holi Festival in Lahore, Pakistan, on March 1, 2018. Holi Festival, also known as Spring Festival of Colors, usually falls in the later part of February or March, and it is celebrated by Hindu residents around the world by throwing colored powder, or gulal at each other.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/2 10:40:08

UN chief condemns Mali attack killing 4 Bangladeshi peacekeepers

UN chief condemns Mali attack killing 4 Bangladeshi peacekeepers
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/1 13:59:41

4 security personnel killed in suicide attack in SW Pakistan

At least four security personnel were killed and six others injured in a suicide attack in Pakistan's southwest city of Quetta on Wednesday evening, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/1 7:35:02

Final farewell

The body of Indian actress Sridevi is carried in a truck during her funeral in Mumbai, India on Wednesday. Lining up for hours and visibly grief-stricken, thousands of mourning fans paid their respects to Sridevi, the iconic Bollywood actress who drowned accidentally in a Dubai hotel bathtub over the weekend. Photo: AP
Source: AP | 2018/2/28 23:28:40

Afghanistan offers talks with Taliban

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered recognition of the Taliban as a legitimate political group on Wednesday as part of a proposed political process that he said could lead to talks aimed at ending more than 16 years of war.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/28 23:08:40

India bids farewell to Bollywood superstar

Thousands of heartbroken fans and Bollywood actors paid their final respects to Indian superstar Sridevi Kapoor Wednesday following her shock death in a Dubai hotel bathtub.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/28 22:38:40

Indian police arrest ruling party's district leader for mowing down 9 kids in Bihar state

Police have finally arrested a suspended district leader of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who had been on the run since crushing to death some nine children with his car in the eastern state of Bihar last week.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/28 13:55:28

Maldives' supreme court rules extension of state of emergency valid

The Maldivian Supreme Court has ruled that the parliament's decision to extend a state of emergency by 30 days was valid as it was not constitutionally necessary for more than half of legislators to be present at the time of vote, the President's Office said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/28 9:29:46

Afghan Taliban looks for 'peaceful solution' via direct talks with the US

The Taliban has called for direct talks with the US to find a “peaceful solution” to the conflict in Afghanistan, in an apparent policy shift after months of escalating attacks.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/27 23:28:39