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20 IS militants killed in eastern Afghanistan: official

At least 20 militants of Islamic State (IS) were killed in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar overnight as security forces continued in mopping-up operations, authorities said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/7 17:31:18

Indian PM Modi most-followed world leader on Instagram: study

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the most-followed among world leaders on the photographs-sharing app "Instagram," with a total of 14.8 million followers, found a new study.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/7 13:42:28

Myanmar president calls for combating corruption with increased momentum

Myanmar President U Win Myint on Friday called on the Anti-Corruption Commission to combat corruption with increased momentum, stressing the need for the commission to take effective and clear-out action in accordance with law regardless of name, position and social strata.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/7 10:25:30

India approves "agriculture export policy" to double farmers' income

The Indian government on Thursday approved the "Agriculture Export Policy" which would integrate the exports of agricultural products and farmers' income, in order to double farmers' income in the next three years.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/7 8:28:29

Indian mosque destruction anniversary gets tight security

Some 2,000 baton-wielding Indian police were on duty in the flashpoint city of Ayodhya on Thursday to prevent any clashes around the anniversary of the destruction of a mosque.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/6 20:59:06

Moderate quake strikes Lombok, Indonesia

A shallow under-land quake measuring 5.7-magnitude jolted Lombok of West Nusa Tenggara province of central Indonesia early on Thursday, the meteorology and geophysics agency said here.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/6 10:31:18

Pakistan to launch comprehensive campaign to control alarming population growth

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said here on Wednesday that his government will launch a comprehensive campaign to control the alarming growth of population in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/6 1:45:20

Lao PM vows to improve business climate

Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has told the National Assembly (NA) that his government would do more to improve business environment after Laos' global ease-of-doing-business ranking fell 13 places, local media reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/5 11:19:32

India pollution watchdog fines Delhi over toxic smog

India's environmental watchdog has slapped New Delhi's government with a $3.5 million fine for failing to enforce rules to reduce smog in the world's most polluted major city, officials said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/4 21:58:42

Afghanistan's Ghani orders investigation into sex abuse of women's soccer team

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Tuesday called for an investigation into claims of sexual abuse against the national women's soccer team, calling the allegations "shocking" and vowing to act immediately.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/4 21:58:42

55 detained in Istanbul over failed coup

Turkish police on Tuesday captured at least 55 people in Istanbul over their alleged links to a group accused of orchestrating a coup attempt in 2016, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/4 17:11:56

UN calls for attention to displaced ethnic groups in Myanmar

The top UN humanitarian office has called for attention to the plight of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Myanmar's northeastern states of Kachin and Shan, a UN spokesperson told reporters here on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/4 11:54:33

Two Americans helped missionary killed by remote Indian tribe: police

Indian police believe two American missionaries encouraged John Allen Chau to go to a forbidden island where he was killed by an isolated tribe he was trying to convert, a top investigator said Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/2 21:38:40

Myanmar parliament approves Thai loan for Mekong corridor towns development

Myanmar's Union Parliament has approved borrowing a loan from the Neighboring Countries Economic Development Cooperation Agency (NEDA) of Thailand for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) East-West Economic Corridor towns development project, parliament sources said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/30 10:57:54

Pakistani PM vows reforms to boost development

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday highlighted his government's first 100-day performance and vowed to pursue reforms by introducing new policies to woo foreign investments and revitalize economy.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/30 9:03:31

Pakistan's finance minister sets ambitious economic roadmap

Pakistan's Finance Minister Asad Umar on Thursday made an ambitious economic roadmap, which included steps of house construction, job creation and foreign investment attraction during the five-year tenure of the government.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/30 2:08:04

Huge payload

The Indian Space Research Organization's earth observation satellite HysIS is launched on board the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C43) at the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota on Thursday. The rocket was also carrying 29 other satellites developed by Australia, Canada, Columbia, Finland, Malayasia, Netherlands, Spain, and 23 by the US.
Source: VCG | 2018/11/29 21:33:41

India launches modern earth observation satellite

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched its earth observation satellite -- HysIS and 30 co-passenger satellites onboard PSLV C43 rocket on Thursday, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/29 13:19:05