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Bad air days

An Indian man walks his tricycle amid heavy smog along a street in New Delhi on Monday. Smog levels spike during winter in New Delhi, when air quality often eclipses the World Health Organization's safe levels. Cooler air traps pollutants – such as from vehicles, building sites and farmers burning crops in regions outside the Indian capital – close to the ground.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/5 21:18:39

World's tallest statue inaugurated in India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated the world's tallest statue in the country's western state of Gujarat.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/1 11:17:18

CIIE offers Pakistan great opportunity to boost export, address deficit: PM

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the upcoming first ever China International Import Expo (CIIE) will serve as a great opportunity for Pakistan to increase its export so as to narrow its trade deficit and earn more revenue to address its looming debt issues.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/1 9:45:16

India unveils world's biggest statue

India on Wednesday inaugurated the world's biggest statue with pomp, fireworks and tight security amid an outcry among local groups over the cost of the 182-meter-tall reproduction of an Indian independence hero.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/31 21:38:42

Pakistan has great potential in upcoming CIIE in Shanghai: official

Abdul Razak Dawood, advisor to Pakistani prime minister on commerce, textile, industry and production, and investment, said Tuesday that Pakistan has great potential in the China International Import Expo (CIIE) slated for next Monday in Shanghai.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/31 14:01:23

Indonesia intensifies search for air crash victims, identification of bodies underway

Indonesian rescuers will extend the area of search operation for the victims and the main wreckage of the fatal air crash on Monday with all 189 people on board likely killed, while a forensic team is striving to identify the bodies of victims.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/30 23:57:08

More body parts, debris found from crashed Indonesian plane

More body parts and debris from the crashed Indonesian Lion Air JT 610 plane were found on waters of Karawang in West Java province on Tuesday, authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/30 21:31:04

Authorities say crashed Indonesian plane disintegrates from strong impact against water surface

The Lion Air plane with 189 people aboard that crashed on Monday into sea off western Indonesia has been crushed into pieces from severe impact with sea surface, Indonesian authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/30 18:10:14

Air pollution major cause of young children's deaths in India

India accounts for nearly 25 percent of the global deaths due to air pollution, even as nearly 61,000 children aged under-5 died in 2016 due to their exposure to PM 2.5, revealed a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/30 14:50:55

Air pollution major cause of young children's deaths in India

India accounts for nearly 25 percent of the global deaths due to air pollution, even as nearly 61,000 children aged under-5 died in 2016 due to their exposure to PM 2.5, revealed a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/30 14:49:07

Lion Air crash: All 189 on board feared dead, six bodies recovered

An Indonesian Lion Air flight with 189 people aboard crashed on Monday morning shortly after taking off on a flight from the capital Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang. Here's what we know so far
Source: CGTN | 2018/10/29 22:23:28

All 189 people onboard Indonesia's crashed plane may have died: search and rescue agency

Indonesia's national Search and Rescue Agency said on Monday that all the 189 people onboard a Lion Air plane that crashed into the sea off western Indonesia may have died.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/29 20:29:19

Pakistan army chief confirms death sentence to 14 terrorists

Pakistani Army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa Friday confirmed death sentences to 14 hardcore terrorists for their involvement in heinous offences related to terrorism in the country, the military said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/27 10:56:34

Pakistan PM vows to hold peace talks with India

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday vowed to hold peace talks with arch-rival India.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/23 22:23:39

India's top court eases firecracker ban for festival even as pollution soars

India's top court on Tuesday eased a ban on fireworks for a major Hindu festival despite air pollution in New Delhi and other cities again reaching danger levels.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/23 21:33:40

Vietnamese party chief elected country's president: state media

Nguyen Phu Trong, general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee, was on Tuesday elected president of Vietnam with a majority of the vote at the ongoing sixth session of the 14th National Assembly of Vietnam, the country's top legislature, Voice of Vietnam reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/23 17:34:26

Accountability, inclusive dialogue two pillars for Myanmar national reconciliation: UN envoy

Accountability and inclusive dialogue are two important pillars for national reconciliation in Myanmar, an UN envoy has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/22 17:46:34

Paramilitary trooper killed in militant attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir

A paramilitary trooper was killed in a militant attack on their camp in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/22 17:45:29