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Fire in under construction building kills 6 in India's Mumbai

At least six people including a child were killed and 11 others suffered burn injuries after a fire broke out in India's western state of Maharashtra, police said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 11:34:39

Passenger train derails in northern India

At least seven coaches of a passenger train derailed in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh Thursday, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 11:34:00

Myanmar, India pledge to cooperate in fight against terrorism

Myanmar and India pledged to support each other in fight against terrorism, saying that both countries would not allow terrorism to take foot on their territories during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Yangon.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 10:38:23

Pakistan marks Defense Day

Pakistani Air Force cadets march during a ceremony to mark the country's Defense Day at the mausoleum of the country's founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah in southern Pakistan's Karachi, Sept. 6, 2017. Pakistan marked its 52nd anniversary of the war with India in 1965, or the Defense Day, on Wednesday to commemorate the people and soldiers who lost their lives in the war.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 9:57:01

164 killed in rain-triggered accidents in Pakistan monsoon season

Some 164 people have been killed, 167 others injured and 440 houses destroyed in separated rain-related incidents in the monsoon season since the end of June this year across Pakistan, the Pakistani disaster management authorities said late Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 8:39:23

Newly-emerged terrorist group busted in Pakistan's Karachi

Pakistani police on Wednesday arrested three more members of the terrorist group "Ansar-ul-Sharia Pakistan" in southern port city of Karachi, local media quoted police officials as saying.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 8:36:28

India's top court allows 13-year-old rape victim to terminate pregnancy

India's top court Wednesday permitted a 13-year-old rape victim to terminate her 32-weeks pregnancy, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 8:36:01

Suicide bombing hits US base in Afghanistan, injuring 3

Three Afghan civilians were injured after a suicide bomber struck a gate of the main US and NATO forces'base in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, an official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 8:29:39

Road accidents kill over 400 people every day in India in 2016

India witnessed over 400 deaths in road accidents every day in 2016, one of the highest in the world, according to an official report released Wednesday by India's federal ministry of road transport and highways.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 8:29:04

Mongolia and Bhutan to increase cooperation

Mongolian Foreign Minister Tsend Munkh-Orgil met with his visiting Bhutanese counterpart Lyonpo Damcho Dorji in Ulan Bator on Wednesday on bilateral cooperation.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 7:58:39

The child soldier

The rescue this summer of dozens of Afghan youths destined to be trained as Taliban fighters has spotlighted how entrenched poverty is fueling a renewable supply of child soldiers to endlessly replenish the insurgents' ranks.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/6 21:43:39

Pakistan, Afghan FMs to meet in New York this month: ministry

Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif and his Afghan counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani agreed on Wednesday to meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session in New York later this month, the foreign ministry here said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/6 21:36:02

Air-raid kills 4 militants in eastern Afghan province

Four armed Taliban insurgents were killed and three others wounded after Afghan forces attacked a militants' hideout in Afghanistan's eastern province of Ghazni, a local official said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/6 20:13:27

Indian police launch manhunt to track down opposition leader Sonia Gandhi's missing bodyguard

Indian security agencies have launched a massive manhunt to track down an elite bodyguard of main opposition Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi who has gone missing under suspicious circumstances.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/6 17:58:07

Indian Supreme Court calls for central gov't to crack down on cow vigilantes

India's Supreme Court Wednesday asked the central government and the state governments to take immediate steps to prevent cow vigilantism in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/6 17:55:49

Drone attack kills 6 Taliban militants in east Afghanistan

At least six militants, including a key commander, were killed after unmanned plane targeted a Taliban hideout in the eastern Khost province on Wednesday, army spokesman Captain Abdullah said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/6 14:48:14

Afghan airstrike kills 11 IS militants in E. Nangarhar

Eleven militants loyal to the Islamic State (IS) group were killed after aircraft targeted the hardliner group's positions in the eastern Nangarhar province Wednesday, the Interior Ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/6 13:40:54

Pakistan to celebrate Defense Day on Sept. 6

Pakistani army planes perform during a rehearsal ahead of the country's Defense Day in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar on Sept. 5, 2017. Pakistan will celebrate Defense Day on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/6 11:57:30