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1 killed, 5 injured in hand grenade attack in Pakistan's Karachi

At least one civilian was killed and five others were injured in a hand grenade attack in a busy market in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Thursday, a senior police official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/19 6:58:58

52 killed in bus fire in Kazakhstan

At least 52 people were killed after a bus caught fire in northwest Kazakhstan, media reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/18 15:50:06

India testfires Agni-V ballistic missile

India testfired its nuclear-capable Agni V inter-continental ballistic missile from a military island off the coast of the eastern state of Odisha Thursday, sources said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/18 15:34:43

Cambodian plans to build 2 new airports to accommodate more tourists: PM

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said Wednesday that the government planned to build two international airports to accommodate the high growth of tourists to the kingdom.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/17 18:13:50

Pakistan eyes on privatizing national airlines by April

Pakistan will privatize the core business of its national airlines Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) by mid-April, before the end of the current government's tenure this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/17 14:46:30

India to deregister over 100,000 companies

India has said that it will soon deregister over 100,000 private companies in this country for failing to comply with various statutory compliances.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/17 14:19:46

People make sugar balls at factory in Pakistan's Peshawar

A man prepares sugar balls at a factory in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar on Jan. 16, 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/17 10:40:17

Rohingya deal aims to repatriate refugees

Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed to repatriate hundreds of thousands of displaced Rohingya within a two-year period, Dhaka said Tuesday, the first concrete timeline given for the refugees' return.
Source: Reuters | 2018/1/16 23:08:41

Brave boy returns

Moshe Holtzberg (center), son of slain US Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg who was killed along with his wife in the November 26, 2008 attacks in India by Pakistani militants, arrives with his grandparents at the Nariman (Chabad) house in Mumbai on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/1/16 23:03:40

Indian police arrest owner of deadly Mumbai pub fire

Indian police on Tuesday arrested a owner of a pub in financial capital Mumbai in connection with a deadly midnight fire last month which claimed at least 14 lives, mostly young women, and injured scores.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/16 13:28:41

5 security personnel killed in gun attack in SW Pakistan

At least five security personnel were killed and six others injured in a gun attack in Pakistan's southwest province of Balochistan on Monday evening, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/16 8:57:37

Pakistan lodges protest after Indian firing kills 4 soldiers

Pakistan lodged a formal protest with Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh on Monday over the recent "unprovoked ceasefire violations" in the disputed Kashmir region by the Indian forces, which killed four Pakistani soldiers.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/16 8:25:43

Rocket fired into Afghan capital's diplomatic area, no casualties reported

A rocket was fired into a diplomatic district in central Kabul Monday night, leaving no casualties, an Interior Ministry official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/16 8:10:03

End of the line

Sri Lankan police prepare to destroy seized cocaine in Katunayake on Monday. Around a ton of the illegal drug has been seized over the past year while in transit via Colombo. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/1/15 23:42:50

Lao gov't to submit Hin Nam Nor for UNESCO listing

The Lao government is to apply its Hin Nam Nor National Protected Area to UNESCO's list of world heritage sites next year, local online newspaper Vientiane Times quoted an official as saying on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/15 10:03:13

Delhi road-crossing renamed to commemorate Indian soldiers' sacrifice in liberation of Haifa in WWI

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his visiting Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday renamed an important road-crossing as "Teen Murti-Haifa Chowk" in remembrance of the Indian soldiers who laid their lives for getting Israeli city of Haifa liberated during the World War I.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/14 22:58:01

Pakistani coast guards seize narcotics worth 32 mln USD

Pakistan Coast Guards on Saturday foiled an attempt to smuggle 400 kg of narcotics worth Rs. 3.5 billion (around 32 million US dollars) in the international market in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province, state-run broadcaster Radio Pakistan reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/13 18:50:08

4 die as boat with 40 school children capsizes in western India

At least four school children died after a fishing boat carrying some 40 students capsized in the Arabian Sea off the coast of the western Indian state of Maharashtra on Saturday, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/1/13 18:48:43