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Mount Qomolangma records 5 deaths of climbers, Sherpa guides this spring season

At least five climbers and high-altitude Sherpa guides have lost their lives in the world's highest peak Mount Qomolangma this spring season, authorities confirmed.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/23 14:03:13

Two trains derailed after collision in Pakistan's Lahore

Two trains were derailed after an accident in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Tuesday afternoon, an official from the Pakistan Railways said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/23 9:45:52

Deadly virus kills 10 in India

A rare virus spread by fruit bats, which can cause flu-like symptoms and brain damage, has killed 10 people in southern India, health officials said on Tuesday, with at least nine more being treated.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/22 22:23:39

Thai pro-election march dismissed as protest leaders surrender

Pro-election protest leaders in Thailand's capital Bangkok turned themselves into police on Tuesday after police blocked a march held on the 4th anniversary of the 2014 coup.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/22 19:31:20

Former Malaysian PM Najib questioned for graft probe

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was questioned by the anti-corruption authority on Tuesday, as investigation related to the state investment company 1MDB gains pace.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/22 19:29:36

Cambodia's election committee releases code of conduct for electoral observers

Cambodia's National Election Committee (NEC) on Monday released the code of conduct for national and international observers in the forthcoming national election.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/22 0:21:30

Rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi to be completed by 2021: Philippine official

The rehabilitation work in the former battle area in the war-torn Marawi city will start in June and will be completed by 2021, a Philippines official said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 22:46:20

Philippines' senators elect new senate president

Senators of the Philippines on Monday elected Vicente Sotto, a staunch ally of President Rodrigo Duterte as new senate president.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 22:45:32

Indonesia's most active volcano witnesses another phreatic eruption

Mount Merapi, the most active volcano in Indonesia, spewed a column of smoke and ash into the air on Monday in the second phreatic eruption this month.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 21:25:05

Indonesia shuts down thousands of radicalism websites

Indonesian government has blocked thousands of websites containing radicalism and will continue to check the internet as one of the efforts to secure the cyberspace from contents related to radicalism and terrorism.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 21:20:01

Maldives bars candidates convicted of crime from contesting presidential primaries

The Maldives Elections Commission on Monday announced that anyone convicted of a criminal offence could not legally contest in a political party's presidential primary, warning that such elections would be annulled, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 17:38:55

9 killed in truck-bus collision in central India

At least nine people were killed in a collision between a truck and a bus in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, police said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 13:34:12

9 die due to Nipah virus outbreak in southern India

At least nine people have died due to Nipah virus outbreak in the southern Indian state of Kerala, health officials said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 12:00:47

Chain bombs hit southern Thailand, several injured

More than 10 bombs exploded in Thailand's deep south on Sunday night, causing several injuries; no deaths have been reported so far.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 6:13:57

6 policemen killed after Naxalite rebels trigger blast in C. India

At least six policemen were killed and one was wounded Sunday after Naxals triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) blast, targeting their vehicle in central Indian state of Chattisgarh, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/20 18:40:40

Modi lays foundation stone for India's longest road runnel

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday arrived in Ladakh province on a day-long visit to restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/19 14:58:18

Writethru: Road mishap claims 19 lives in western India

At least 19 people died and seven others injured in a road mishap in India's western state of Gujarat on Saturday morning, confirmed a senior local official in the office of district collector.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/19 13:25:51

Laos seeks coal development cooperation with ASEAN partners

Laos is looking forward to greater cooperation with its Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) partners to solve the challenging issues on coal development as part of support for the region's economic growth, government officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/18 12:47:54