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Kyrgyz president calls on Russia to mediate Kyrgyz-Kazakh crisis

Russia needs to intervene and help settle the row between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev said in Bishkek on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 13:30:14

Indian troops kill 3 militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir gunfight

At least three militants belonging to Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) were killed Tuesday in a fierce gunfight in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 13:29:48

Air quality again deteriorates in Indian capital city

Air quality in Indian capital city of Delhi has once again deteriorated and slipped from poor to very poor category, state-run broadcaster - All India Radio (AIR) said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 13:28:28

Peeing video goes viral, but Indian official just had ‘to go’

An Indian ruling party politician has been left red-faced after a video of him urinating in public went viral on World Toilet Day, despite government efforts to stop people relieving themselves in the open.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/20 22:18:39

Afghanistan's president visits Shamshad TV, condemns terrorist attack

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani paid a visit to Shamshad television channel, a local TV network, on Sunday evening and condemned the terror attack on the media outlet, said a statement of Presidential Palace on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/20 21:39:47

China strongly opposes Indian leader’s visit to disputed area: FM

China strongly opposes the Indian leader's visit to a disputed area on Sunday, a foreign ministry spokesperson said Monday, urging India to avoid moves that will complicate the border issue at a critical time for bilateral ties.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/20 18:16:14

Sri Lanka PM seeks tight security in southern areas hit by communal violence

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed the police chief to maintain tight security in the areas of the southern Galle District affected by clashes involving Buddhist and Muslim groups, a statement from his office said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/19 22:00:44

Runners brave choking smog to compete in Delhi half-marathon

Tens of thousands of runners braved smoggy conditions for the Delhi half-marathon on Sunday despite dire health warnings from doctors who wanted the race postponed in the heavily polluted Indian capital.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/19 20:58:37

Sad farewell

An Indian villager offers a prayer to the body of an elephant near Thakurkhchi Railway Station on the outskirts of Guwahati on Sunday. Two elephants were killed by a train while their herd was crossing a railway track. Scarcity of food and illegal encroachment by humans into forested areas has forced the wild elephants to visit populated areas in search of food. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/11/19 20:58:37

UNICEF expresses concern over children education, malnutrition in Afghanistan

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) representative in Afghanistan has expressed concerns over the status of children, poor access to school, and malnutrition in Afghanistan.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/19 15:59:50

5.9-magnitude quake hits 73 km NNE of Tobelo, Indonesia -- USGS

An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale jolted 73 km NNE of Tobelo, Indonesia, at 16:07:02 GMT on Sat, the US Geological Survey said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/19 7:03:37

5 militants, Indian air force commando killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir gunfight

At least five militants and an Indian air force (IAF) commando were killed while a trooper wounded on Saturday in an ongoing fierce gunfight in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, army officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/18 21:25:33

19 arrested in southern Sri Lanka following violent clashes

Sri Lankan police on Saturday arrested at least 19 people after violent clashes erupted in Gintota, the southern Galle District, Friday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/18 17:23:56

6 militants, policeman killed in eastern Afghan clashes

Six armed insurgents and one policeman were killed and 15 militants wounded during clashes in eastern Afghan province of Ghazni on Friday, the provincial police chief said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/18 17:23:05

Afghan journalist killed in Kabul suicide attack

Three Afghan journalists lost their lives within a week, including a reporter who succumbed to injuries following Thursday's suicide attack in Kabul, a media support agency said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/18 17:20:08

Pakistan dispatches relief goods to Iran quake victims

Pakistan has dispatched humanitarian relief assistance to the earthquake victims of Iran, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/18 8:42:21

4 most wanted terrorists arrested in Pakistan's Punjab

At least four most wanted terrorists have been arrested from Pakistan's eastern province of Punjab, Pakistani army's media wing said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/18 8:18:44

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat after civilians died in cross-border firing

Pakistan on Friday summoned the Indian deputy high commissioner J.P. Singh and lodged protest over the "unprovoked ceasefire violations" by the Indian forces, which killed two civilians along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir region, the Foreign Ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/18 8:17:59