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6 killed in clash between rival groups in Bangladesh

Six people including a local political leader were killed on Saturday in a clash between two rival factions of a political party in Bangladesh's southeastern Chittagong Hill tracts, combining three hilly districts of Bandarban, Rangamati and Khagrachari.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/18 14:13:18

Imran Khan takes oath as Pakistani prime minister

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan in Islambad on Saturday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/18 14:12:38

Former Indian PM Vajpayee's ashes to be immersed in rivers across Uttar Pradesh

India has decided to immerse former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's ashes in dozens of rivers across Uttar Pradesh, as a mark of respect to the Bharatiya Janata Party leader who represented the northern state's capital in parliament.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/18 13:13:37

324 die in rain-related incidents in southern India

As many as 324 people have died in India's Kerala state since May this year, in what is said to be the southern state's worst monsoon in almost a century.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/18 7:55:01

Imran Khan confirmed as new Pakistani PM

Pakistani lawmakers have endorsed Imran Khan as their next prime minister, ahead of a ceremony on Saturday that should see the cricket hero sworn in as leader of the nation.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/17 22:53:41

Imran Khan elected as prime minister of Pakistan

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (justice movement party) has been elected as the new prime minister of the country on Friday evening in a polling held by the National Assembly or lower house of the parliament.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 22:09:21

Imran Khan elected as prime minister of Pakistan

Pakistan's National Assembly or lower house of the parliament on Friday afternoon elected Imran Khan as the country's new prime minister.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 21:34:52

COMESA pushes for value addition to boost intra-regional trade

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) trading bloc is pushing for value addition in order to boost intra-regional trade, officials said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 21:23:37

Pakistani parliament session starts to elect new PM

The Pakistani parliament started special session Friday afternoon to elect the country's new prime minister.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 20:10:24

Northern Thailand hit by rains, floods as tropical storm Bebinca approaches

Northern Thailand's Nan Province has been ravaged by tropical storm Bebinca on Thursday night, with residents from 11 villages forced to evacuate and one man electrocuted, reports said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 20:10:00

Cambodian king designates Hun Sen as PM for upcoming new-term gov't

Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni on Friday designated Samdech Techo Hun Sen as the prime minister for an upcoming new-term government after his ruling party won a sweeping victory in a recent election, according to a royal decree.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 20:09:11

Pakistani court orders arrest of ex-President Zardari in "money laundering"

A court in Pakistan on Friday issued arrest warrant for the country's former President Asif Ali Zardari in connection with a case of alleged money laundering through fake bank accounts, state media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 20:08:42

Byculla Zoo welcomes India's first baby humboldt penguin

When the Independence Day was celebrated across India, the country had one more reason to cheer up with the birth of a baby penguin, local media reported on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 18:41:37

Nearly 80 foreign enterprises permitted to run in Myanmar's Yangon

A total of 79 foreign enterprises from 11 countries have been permitted by the Yangon Region Investment Committee (YRIC) so far to run in Yangon, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 18:39:59

India's former PM Vajpayee to be cremated

Former Indian Prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away Thursday evening, will be cremated on Friday with full state honors.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 15:12:13

India, Pakistan trade fire on Kashmir LoC

Troops of India and Pakistan exchanged heavy fire and targeted each other's positions on the Line of Control (LoC) dividing Kashmir, officials said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 15:11:50

Over 100 dead in southern India's worst flood in almost a century

The death toll of rain-related incidents in southern Indian state of Kerala has touched more than 100, with as many as 40 deaths being reported in the past 24 hours, officials said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 15:11:09

2 militants killed in attack on security training center in Kabul

Two assailants were killed in the attack on a security training center in the 5th Police District of Kabul, Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 8:25:03