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Drone strike kills 2 IS militants in E. Afghanistan

At least two militants affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) group were killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday evening, a statement of provincial government said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/14 18:55:21

1 killed, 3 injured as armed robbers attack finance company in India

One person was killed and three others were injured at a finance company in Nashik during dacoity by armed robbers on Friday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/14 18:54:33

Philippine security forces kill three leftist guerrillas in clash

Three New People's Army (NPA) communist rebels have been killed in a clash in Oriental Mindoro province in the Philippines, the Philippine military said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/14 15:57:45

Myanmar permits 10 more foreign investment businesses in Yangon region

Myanmar's Yangon Region Investment Committee (YRIC) recently permitted 10 more foreign investment businesses for the region, according to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/14 15:20:22

Military plane crashes in central Vietnam, 2 pilots die

A military plane crashed in Vietnam's central Khanh Hoa province during a training flight Friday, killing two pilots, Vietnam News Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/14 14:04:32

At least 8 killed, 8 injured in road accident in S. Pakistan

At least eight people were killed and eight others injured in a road accident in Matiari area of Pakistan's southern Sindh province, local media reported early Friday
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/14 13:27:32

Lao gov't working to keep prices of various goods stable

The Lao government is endeavoring to stabilize the prices of various goods, including food items, against the backdrop of rising costs in the processing industry, local daily Vientiane Times on Friday quoted the Lao prime minister as reporting to the National Assembly (NA).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/14 13:21:45

Indian FM to participate in CICA meeting in Tajikistan

Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will attend the fifth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) meeting in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, from June 14-15, said official sources.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/14 13:20:25

Temple helps bring back 'dead' turtle

The black soft-shell turtle is officially extinct in the wild, but a centuries-old Indian temple and its nature-loving caretaker are helping the creature make a tentative comeback.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/12 18:58:41

Women fetch water from almost dried-up lake as severe heat wave hits India

Three women fetch water from a small puddle in an almost dried-up lake in Chennai, south part of India on June 11, 2019. Most parts of India are in the midst of a severe heat wave.
Source: | 2019/6/12 18:40:41

Six men convicted for 2018 gang rape, murder of 8-year-old Indian Muslim girl

Six men were convicted Monday over the notorious 2018 gang rape and murder in India of an 8-year-old girl from a Muslim nomadic tribe that provoked horror and stoked inter-religious tensions.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/10 20:23:40

Lebanon launches biggest beach clean-up campaign

Thousands of Lebanese citizens on Sunday took part in the biggest national beach clean-up campaign, the National News Agency (NNA) reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/10 10:45:04

Heavy rains intensify suffering of displaced Yemenis

Heavy rains and floods hit several parts of Yemen's southern and eastern provinces over the past few hours, leaving at least three people dead and several others injured, local security sources said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/10 9:40:00

Tokayev wins Kazakhstan's presidential election, exit polls say

Kazakhstan's incumbent President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has won the country's presidential election by gaining some 70 percent of the votes, the national exit poll results showed Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/10 9:35:40

4 dead in shootout between rival Indian political parties

Three supporters of India's ruling right-wing party and another from a rival regional party have been killed in a gun battle in West Bengal state, police and a local politician said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/9 22:48:43

Fishermen protest over 2-month ban

Several thousand fishermen blocked Bangladesh's busiest highway on Sunday, police said, as protests escalated over a two-month fishing ban in the Bay of Bengal.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/9 22:33:40

Pressure mounts on aviation industry over climate change

Under pressure from frequent flyers alarmed over climate change, the airline industry says it is “hellbent” on reducing emissions – but the technology needed to drastically reduce its carbon footprint is still out of reach.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/9 22:23:40

G20 ministers issue joint statement on trade, digital economy

Finance ministers and central bank governors from the Group of 20 economies on Sunday issued a joint statement in the Japanese city of Fukuoka after a two-day meeting on trade and digital economy.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/9 21:41:33