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Beijing slams deadly Kabul wedding attack

China on Monday condemned a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan on late Saturday night that killed 63 people, saying Beijing expresses deep condolences to the victims and deep sympathy for the injured and the bereaved families.
Source: Agencies-Global Times | 2019/8/19 21:23:41

Malaysian court postpones trial of former PM Najib

A Malaysian court postponed the hearings for corruption charges on former Prime Minister Najib Razak over state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/19 13:56:04

Bomber kills 63 at wedding in Kabul

Joy and celebration turned into horror and carnage when a suicide bomber targeted a packed Afghan wedding hall, killing at least 63 people in the deadliest attack to rock Kabul in months, officials and witnesses said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/18 20:33:40

10,000 left homeless after fire razes slum in Dhaka

At least 10,000 people are homeless after a massive fire swept through a crowded slum in the Bangladesh capital and destroyed thousands of shanties, officials said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/18 20:08:40

Wade in the water

A family with a newborn wade through a flooded street following heavy rains in Kolkata, India on Saturday. Waterlogging led to traffic jams in several parts of the city as heavy rains battered the city for a second consecutive day.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/18 19:58:39

5 killed, 15 injured in blast in Pakistan's Quetta

A blast hit a mosque in Pakistan's southwest Quetta district on Friday afternoon, killing five people and leaving 15 others injured, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/16 19:53:56

Lao PM encourages to control dengue fever, African swine fever outbreak

Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has told ministries and local authorities to remain vigilant as they attempt to control the outbreaks of dengue fever and African swine fever in southern Laos' Salavan province.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/16 13:58:53

Nepal mulls criteria to climb world's highest mountain after deadly season

Climbers wanting to take on Mount Qomolangma, commonly known in the West as Mount Everest, will first have to tackle another Nepal mountain of at least 6,500 meters under new proposals by a committee seeking to improve safety on the world's highest peak.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/15 21:48:41

Appetite for destruction

A Sadhu – a Hindu holy man – watches over Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu on Thursday. Dozens of sadhus who reside around the temple devote their lives to Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/15 21:48:40

Over 200 people die in India's flood-hit western coastal states

The death toll in India's flood-hit western coastal states has crossed the 200-mark, out of which almost 100 deaths were reported from the southern state of Kerala alone over the past few days.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/15 13:57:41

13 injured as gas tank explodes in NW Cambodia

Thirteen people were wounded when a gas tanker truck exploded in northwestern Cambodia's Siem Reap province, a deputy provincial police chief confirmed on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/15 12:52:18

Pakistani PM visits Pakistan-controlled Kashmir amid tension with India

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday visited Pakistan-controlled Kashmir amid the ongoing tension with India after the latter scrapped the special status of Indian-controlled Kashmir.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/15 11:57:43

Pakistan vows Kashmir response

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warned India Wednesday that Pakistan was prepared to respond to any aggression in the disputed region of Kashmir, vowing the time had come to teach Delhi a lesson.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/14 21:53:40

Kyrgyzstan's ex-president accused of coup plot

Kyrgyzstan's ex-president Almazbek Atambayev was plotting to overthrow the government before he was detained in raids on his compound, the country's security services said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/13 20:48:40

India's Moon Mission-2 to reach Lunar orbit on Aug. 20, land on Sept. 7: ISRO chief

India's second Moon Mission, or "Chandrayaan-2", is expected to reach the Moon's orbit on August 20, and land on the Lunar surface on September 7, said Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K. Sivan on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/13 8:37:56

India vows charter amendment won't change Kashmir's Line of Control

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in Beijing on Monday, during which the Indian diplomat pledged that India's constitutional amendment won't create new sovereignty claims and won't change the Line of Control (LoC) in the Kashmir region.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/12 21:26:24

India flood toll jumps to 144 as roads, highways cut off

Indian authorities on Sunday mounted major rescue and relief efforts as the death toll from monsoon floods which cut off roads in the country's south and west rose to at least 144.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/12 21:03:40

51 die in deadly monsoon landslide in Myanmar's Mon state

The death toll from a monsoon landslide rose to 51 so far in Myanmar's Mon state, said latest figures released by Myanmar Fire Services Department on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/12 9:19:47