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Indian firing kills 4 Pakistani civilians: army

The Pakistan army has said that at least four civilians were killed in Indian firing along the Working Boundary in eastern Punjab province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 8:38:00

Mob attack, Red Cross crash hamper Rohingya assistance

Myanmar police clashed with an angry mob blocking an aid shipment in Rakhine state and nine people died when a Red Cross truck crashed in Bangladesh Thursday, hampering urgently-needed relief efforts for Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/21 22:53:40

Indian police book Hindu spiritual guru for raping woman devotee

Indian police have booked a Hindu spiritual guru on charges of raping a 21-year-old woman devotee inside his religious compound near the national capital.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 14:03:07

Kyrgyzstan protests Kazakhstan's support for Kyrgyz opposition presidential candidate

Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday accused neighboring Kazakhstan of taking sides in the upcoming Kyrgyz presidential elections.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 12:14:09

NGO says Indian brick workers are treated ‘worse than slaves’

Millions of Indian workers are trapped in a life of bonded labor and are regularly cheated out of their wages, an anti-­slavery group said on Wednesday as it demanded government action.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/20 22:38:40

5 killed, several feared trapped in landslide in NE India

At least five people have been killed and several others feared trapped in a landslide in the northeastern Indian state of Sikkim, police said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 14:19:52

Plane overshoots runway at India's Mumbai airport

An aeroplane carrying 183 passengers overshot runway while landing at Mumbai airport in India's western state of Maharashtra, officials said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 13:39:50

Qatar grants free visa for Pakistani tourists on arrival

Qatar has decided to grant free prompt tourist entry visa for Pakistanis on their arrival, Qatar news agency (QNA) reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 7:55:59

Suu Kyi breaks her silence, denies armed clashes and clearance operations in Rakhine state

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi broke her silence on the Rohingya issue on Tuesday, saying that there had been "no armed clashes and no clearance operations," and that Myanmar does not fear international scrutiny.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/19 17:13:39

US to send over 3,000 troops to Afghanistan: Mattis

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday that the United States would send more than 3,000 troops to Afghanistan.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 13:48:42

Teenage girl dies after allegedly thrown off school building in India

A 15-year-old girl in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh was killed after falling off from the third floor of her school building, police said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 13:30:28

Huawei says to boost market share in Kenya

China's Huawei said Monday it plans to foster all small segments in order to boost its market share in Kenya.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 2:38:44

Heavy rain triggers flash floods, landslides in southern India

Heavy rain continued to lash different parts of the southern Indian state of Kerala Monday, triggering flash floods and landslides, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/18 18:44:24

10 dead in boats capsizal in India

At least 10 people were killed after three small boats carrying them capsized in India's northeastern state of Assam, officials said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/18 14:06:56

Pakistan ousted PM Nawaz Sharif's wife wins parliamentary seat

Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom Nawaz has won parliamentary seat in a neck-and-neck by-election, according to unofficial results announced early Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/18 11:06:21

Pakistani ruling PML-N party retains ex-PM's parliament seat: media

Pakistan's ruling Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) Party retained the parliamentary seat of fomer Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in by-election held on Sunday, according to unofficial results.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/18 9:05:34

Afghanistan mulls arming 20,000 to defend ex-IS held territories

Afghanistan is considering training and arming 20,000 civilians to defend territories where Islamic militants have been driven out, officials say, sparking fears the local forces could become another thuggish militia.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/17 22:53:40

Two Vietnamese runaway death sentence prisoners arrested

Two Vietnamese men under death sentence were arrested by police six days after escaping from a prison in Vietnam's Hanoi, the country's Police General Department announced on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/17 11:16:40