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Indian gov't announces conditional unilateral cease-fire in Indian-controlled Kashmir

The Indian government on Wednesday announced it would halt military operations against militants during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 7:31:20

Cambodian PM calls on people to vote in July general election

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Wednesday called on the eligible voters to cast their ballots in the forthcoming general election.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/16 14:26:26

Re-polling underway in 568 booths in India's West Bengal following deadly violence

Re-polling for rural body (panchayat) elections is underway in 568 centers in India's eastern state of West Bengal, officials said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/16 13:50:43

Former Malaysian deputy PM Anwar released

Anwar Ibrahim, former Malaysian deputy prime minister who was jailed for a sodomy verdict, was released on Wednesday after receiving pardon.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/16 13:49:49

Children involved in Indonesian suicide attacks isolated from society

A family involved in recent suicide attacks in Indonesia had prohibited their children from school and society and instilled them with radical ideologies, police said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/16 13:03:24

Vietnam to build high-speed rail routes linking biggest cities

The Vietnamese Transport Ministry plans to submit in the 2019-2020 period to the Vietnamese government a project on building the first high-speed rail routes which will link capital Hanoi and central Vinh city, as well as Ho Chi Minh City and central Nha Trang city.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/16 12:09:57

Militants attack police headquarters in Riau, Indonesia, 1 dead

Three militants launched a strike on the police headquarters in Riau province of Indonesia on Wednesday and one attacker was shot dead, national police spokesman Muhammad Iqbal said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/16 12:08:59

Urgent: Former Malaysian deputy PM Anwar released

Anwar Ibrahim, former Malaysian deputy prime minister jailed for a sodomy verdict, was released on Wednesday, after newly elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad helped arrange a full pardon for him.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/16 11:57:40

Death toll in India's flyover collapse reaches 19

The death toll in Tuesday's under-construction flyover collapse in India's northern city of Varanasi has reached 19, an official confirmed on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/16 11:21:10

6.1-magnitude quake strikes eastern Indonesia

An earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude jolted Papua province in eastern Indonesia on Wednesday, the meteorology and geophysics agency said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/16 11:20:47

Urgent: Militants attack police headquarters in Riau, Indonesia

Three militants launched a strike on the police headquarters in Riau province of Indonesia on Wednesday and one attacker was shot dead, national police spokesman Muhammad Iqbal said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/16 11:20:22

Culture, capital city among top attractions for tourists to Laos: survey

Places of cultural interest is the top attractions for people visiting Laos, while the capital Vientiane tops the list of places visited by foreign tourists, local daily Vientiane Times on Wednesday quoted a 2017 statistics report as saying.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/16 10:32:50

Myanmar returns more confiscated land to farmers in northern region

The Myanmar government has returned some 120 acres (48.6 hectares) more of farmland, confiscated by the Ministry of Defense, to 53 farmers in Myittha, Mandalay region, Myanmar News Agency reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/16 10:31:13

18 killed as under-construction flyover collapses in India

At least 18 people have been killed and many others feared trapped after an under-construction flyover collapsed on Tuesday in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/16 10:29:06

23 missing in boat capsize in India

At least 23 people were reportedly missing after a boat carrying them capsized Tuesday in southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/16 9:49:49

India Modi's party emerges strongest in southern state poll

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party was set on Tuesday to win the largest number of seats in a big southern state election, giving him momentum for a re-election bid next year and opening a path for more reforms.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/15 22:38:40

Malaysia forms committee to assist economic reforms

The Malaysian government has formed a five-member Institutional Reforms Committee to support the economic reform undertaken by the Council of Eminent Persons, a unit comprised of mainly former senior government officials and economists.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/15 16:45:07

UN Security Council members recount mission to Bangladesh, Myanmar crisis

UN Security Council members on Monday said they were struck by the plight of Rohingya refugees after visiting their camps in Bangladesh.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/15 11:33:57