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4 killed in coal mine blast in NW Pakistan

At least four laborers were killed and two others injured in an explosion in a coal mine in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday, local media said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/10 19:33:31

Belt and Road to help Sri Lanka integrate with world: scholar

The China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative will help Sri Lanka integrate more with the world by attracting foreign trade and investments, a leading Sri Lankan scholar has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/9 21:36:01

Holding up the vote

A young supporter of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) waves a flag during a public rally in the Krishna district of the state of Andhra Pradesh, on Monday. India is holding a general election to be held over nearly six weeks starting on Thursday, when hundreds of millions of voters will cast ballots in the world's biggest democracy.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/9 21:33:40

Over 320,000 affected by severe dry weather in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Center said on Tuesday that the number of people affected by the severe dry weather conditions prevailing across the island country had risen to over 321,000.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/9 19:45:26

6 miners killed as coal mine collapses in N. Afghanistan

Six people were killed and another injured as part of a coal mine collapsed in the northern Samangan province of Afghanistan on Monday, a local official said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/9 19:42:19

Fire at Pakistani PM's office extinguished, no casualty reported

The fire which broke out in a section of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's secretariat on Monday afternoon has been extinguished and no one was injured in the incident, an official from the prime minister's office said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/8 21:09:07

India to host convention to commemorate World Homoeopathy Day

India will host a two-day convention beginning Tuesday to mark the World Homeopathy Day, said a release by the Ministry of Ayush, which promotes Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/8 19:11:58

8 killed, 21 injured in car collision in central Myanmar

Eight people have been killed and 21 others injured in a car collision in central Myanmar's Magway region, said a release of the Home Ministry Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/8 18:50:57

India's main ruling party BJP releases election manifesto

India's main ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its election manifesto on Monday, containing the party's promises to the country's voters ahead of the parliamentary elections scheduled to be held in seven phases beginning April 11.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/8 18:31:14

Pakistani PM's secretariat section catches fire, no casualty reported

A section of the Pakistani Prime Minister's Secretariat caught fire here on Monday afternoon, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/8 17:23:57

Taliban attack repulsed, 10 killed in Afghanistan's eastern Ghazni

A total of 10 militants have been killed and Taliban offensive to overrun checkpoints around Ghazni city has been repulsed, said an army statement released here Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/7 18:56:11

Authorities impose restrictions in Indian-controlled Kashmir following massive protests inside jail

Authorities Friday imposed restrictions in old parts of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir following violent protests inside central jail, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/5 17:14:58

ASEAN members discuss facilitation for trade, investment in Lao capital

Trade negotiating officials from 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries met in the Lao capital Vientiane this week to discuss facilitation for trade and investment within the ASEAN bloc.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/4 13:35:56

Trial on former Malaysian PM Najib's corruption charges begins after delays

A Malaysian court started hearings Wednesday on the corruption charges on former Prime Minister Najib Razak following previous delays.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/3 23:25:44

35 unconscious following ice factory gas leakage in Pakistan's Punjab

At least 35 people, including children, were left unconscious on Wednesday after ammonia gas leaked from an ice factory in Sargodha district of Pakistan's eastern Punjab province, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/3 19:47:04

India's cash-strapped airline Jet Airways grounds 15 more planes

India's beleaguered private airline Jet Airways has grounded 15 more planes for non-payment of dues to it lessors, and now it is left with less than 30 planes, the airline's sources confirmed to Xinhua on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/3 19:43:35

Taliban commander among 12 killed in N. Afghanistan

A dozen militants including Taliban key commander Mawlawi Hussain were killed in Qaisar district of Afghanistan's northern Faryab province on Tuesday, army spokesman in the northern region Mohammad Hanif Rezai said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/2 23:22:22

India's Congress promises jobs, end of sedition law to beat Modi

India's main opposition Congress party pledged on Tuesday to expand a rural employment guarantee programme, reward businesses for creating jobs and scrap an 1870 sedition law if it wins a general election that starts next week.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/2 21:28:44