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Facebook removes 687 pages linked to India's Congress party ahead of elections

Social media giant Facebook Inc. Monday said it removed 687 pages and accounts linked to India's main opposition National Congress party.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/1 22:24:48

Indian companies debt rating drifts downward in financial year 2018-19

Indian companies were under pressure on the credit quality front during the just concluded financial year 2018-19 (April-March) as more companies had their debt downgraded than those getting upgraded, credit rating agency ICRA said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/1 20:24:45

Over 50,000 affected in Sri Lanka due to dry weather conditions

Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Center said on Monday that over 50,000 people were affected by the severe dry weather conditions prevailing across the island country.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/1 19:32:44

Indian MiG-27 fighter jet crashes, pilot ejects safely

An Indian Air Force MiG-27 fighter jet crashed in Sirohi district in southern Rajasthan state on Sunday, but the pilot ejected safely, official sources said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/31 20:10:18

Palestinian PM slams Israel seeking to seize territory

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye Saturday accused Israel of seeking to take over "the largest geographical area with least possible Palestinian population."
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/30 21:23:06

Palestinian president reiterates independent state "inevitable"

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday said that "a free and independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital is inevitable."
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/30 21:20:50

2 killed in Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen's Hajjah: source

At least two people were killed and five others injured when a Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit a house in Yemen's northwestern province of Hajjah on Saturday morning, an official of the local council said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/30 18:01:54

Palestinian president reiterates independent state "inevitable"

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday said that "a free and independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital is inevitable."
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/30 18:01:00

Powerful car blast occurs in India-controlled Kashmir, no casualties reported

A powerful blast took place Saturday inside a moving car on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in India-controlled Kashmir, very near to a convoy of buses carrying security personnel affiliated to the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/30 17:53:42

India's election body gives clean chit to Modi's speech on anti-satellite missile test

India's election commission has given a clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his surprise address to the nation announcing successful test-firing of an anti-satellite missile, officials said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/30 17:53:12

Insider attack kills 9 police in S. Afghanistan

Insider attack in a police checkpoint in Shahr-e-Safa district of Afghanistan's southern Zabul province left nine police personnel dead on Saturday, an official said on condition of anonymity.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/30 15:46:15

S.Korea says to push for DPRK leader's visit to Seoul in 2019

South Korea's unification ministry in charge of inter-Korean relations said Friday that it will push for the visit to Seoul by top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/30 10:29:56

Pakistan breaks ground for China-funded New Gwadar Int'l Airport

Pakistan broke ground for the construction of the China-funded New Gwadar International Airport on Friday, which would link Pakistan's fast-rising southwest Gwadar port city with the rest of the world.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/30 10:07:33

Philippine agencies urged to take steps to soften impact of drought, dry spell

The Philippine National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) urged all concerned agencies on Friday to take "a holistic and proactive approach" to mitigate the impact of the prolonged drought or dry spell affecting the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/29 20:52:08

Indonesia to host ASEAN School Games 2019 in July

Students from Southeast Asian countries and regions will compete at the 2019 ASEAN School Games in July in Semarang, Indonesia, the country's Youth and Sport Ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/29 20:49:33

Indonesia's All England champions eye semifinals at Malaysian Open

Indonesia's badminton men's doubles pair of Hendra Setiawan and Mohammad Ahsan, the winners of the 2019 All England Open, have targeted reaching the semifinals of next month's Malaysian Open, the Indonesia Badminton Association disclosed here on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/29 20:49:10

Pakistan converting itself into business zone through CPEC: minister

Pakistan is converting itself into a busy business zone speedily by cashing the opportunities being offered by the Gwadar Port under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Pakistani Minister of Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi said here on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/29 8:27:00

High-rise building fire kills at least 19 in Bangladeshi capital

At least 19 people including a Sri Lankan man were killed and scores of others injured as a massive fire engulfed a high-rise building in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka on Thursday, a fire department official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/28 23:35:53