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Kazakhstan's presidential election kicks off

Kazakhstan's presidential election kicked off on Sunday with seven candidates vying for the top office.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/9 17:45:51

Maldives, India ink 6 agreements during Modi's visit

The Maldives and India signed six agreements on Saturday evening to strengthen ties in a number of areas including defense and maritime, local media reports said here Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/9 14:54:09

At least 3 killed in violence in India's West Bengal

At least three people were killed and several injured in violent clashes between supporters of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) party and the state's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India, officials said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/9 14:49:43

Modi leaves for two-day visit to Maldives, Sri Lanka

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday left for a two-day visit to the Maldives and Sri Lanka.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/8 17:48:10

Philippines' gross int'l reserves rise to over 85 bln USD as of end-May 2019

Preliminary data showed that the Philippines' gross international reserves (GIR) rose to 85.02 billion US dollars as of end-May 2019 from 83.88 billion US dollars as of end-April 2019, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/7 19:43:41

Sri Lanka's national air carrier named world's most punctual airline for 2nd time

Sri Lanka's national airline carrier, Sri Lankan Airlines has been named the 'World's Most Punctual Airline' for the second consecutive time with over 90 percent of its flights in May being "on time", local media reports said here Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/7 16:49:17

Death toll in north India due to storm, lightning goes up to 19: official

The number of deaths in Thursday's high-intensity thunderstorm and heavy rains, coupled with lightning, in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh has gone up to 19, and 48 persons were injured, said a high ranking state official on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/7 16:33:32

Trooper killed by suspected militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir

A trooper belonging to Territorial Army (TA) was shot dead by suspected militants inside his house in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/7 16:31:47

Indian consumers lose confidence over slow economic growth, job prospects

Indian consumers are losing confidence over slowing economic growth as the March index by the country's Central Bank measuring the sentiment fell to 97.3 from 104.6 for May.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/7 15:57:19

Dust storm, lightening claim 16 lives in north India

At least 16 people died in heavy intensity dust-storm and rains, coupled with lightening, that hit some parts of India's northern state Uttar Pradesh on Thursday evening, local media reports said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/7 15:55:45

India's forest coverage increases by 1 percent in five years: minister

The forest coverage in India has increased by 1 percent over the past five years, the country's Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/7 14:44:46

Gunmen kill two Pakistani security personnel in Balochistan: army

The Pakistani army said Thursday that terrorists targeted security personnel in southwestern Balochistan province and killed two soldiers.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/6 23:33:04

Former Thai PM Thaksin sentenced in absentia to two years in jail for illegal government lottery

Thailand's former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was sentenced in absentia on Thursday to two years in jail for launching an illegal government lottery over a decade ago.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/6 19:07:30

Sri Lankan apparel factory becomes world's first in "Net Zero Carbon" status

An apparel factory located in Batticaloa, in eastern Sri Lanka, has become the world's first manufacturing facility to achieve "Net Zero Carbon" status, a local media report said here Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/6 18:02:56

Search for 17 missing crew members persists after boat capsizal in central Indonesia

Indonesian rescuers on Thursday intensified and expanded search and rescue mission for 17 crew members, who have gone missing after a cargo boat went down in water off Central Sulawesi province of central Indonesia, a senior rescuer said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/6 12:42:58

Lao gov't vows to upgrade facilities to draw more visitors

The Lao government is committed to developing and improving five tourism sites in each province along with road access and other facilities over the coming year, in a bid to attract more tourists, local daily Vientiane Times reported on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/6 12:23:20

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake rattles southern Philippines

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck Sultan Kudarat province in the southern Philippines on Thursday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/6 9:12:57

India prepares to recover bodies from avalanche

Indian authorities are preparing to recover the bodies of five climbers believed killed in an avalanche, though officials said on Tuesday it could take several days to coordinate the retrieval.
Source: Reuters | 2019/6/4 21:33:40