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Myanmar formally sets new daily minimum wage for workers

The Myanmar government has formally set new daily minimum wage of 4,800 kyats (3.52 US dollars) for workers for an eight-hour working day irrespective of type and location of work.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/15 11:05:20

87 killed, 136 injured in storms across India

At least 87 people were killed and 136 others injured across India after storms accompanied by gusty winds and lightning hit many states, officials said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/15 10:53:21

Violence claims 12 lives during rural body elections in India's West Bengal

The violence and clashes during rural body (panchayat) elections in India's eastern state of West Bengal Monday claimed 12 lives, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/15 9:30:03

UN Security Council condemns terrorist attacks in Indonesia

The Security Council on Monday condemned "in the strongest terms" the terrorist attacks in Indonesia on Sunday and Monday, which resulted in at least 18 deaths and dozens of injuries.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/15 7:48:14

Bad weather in India kills dozens

At least 70 people have been killed and over 100 injured after a fresh wave of violent sandstorms and thunderstorms battered India, officials said Monday.
Source: Agencies | 2018/5/14 22:38:40

Large amounts of steel, plastic, paper scraps imported into Vietnam without permit

Some Vietnamese firms have recently imported tens of thousands of scraps, mainly steel, plastic and paper ones, without permit, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/14 13:48:49

Bomb explosion hits police station in East Java, Indonesia

A bomb blast broke out in a police office in Surabaya city, capital of Indonesia's East Java province on Monday morning, a police officer said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/14 12:53:26

Three teens raped, burned alive in a week in India, shocking country

Three teenage girls were raped and set on fire in a week in India, killing two and leaving a third in critical condition, according to local police.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/14 11:18:17

Over 30 die in India thunderstorm

More than 30 people have been killed and many others injured after a thunderstorm, accompanied by rains and gusty winds, hit India late Sunday evening, disaster management officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/14 6:28:11

Another bomb explodes near police station in East Java, Indonesia, hitting 3 people

Three persons were found lying on floor with parts of bodies covered in blood after a bomb blast occurred on Sunday night in a unit of flats where an alleged militant with family members lived, according to police and eyewitnesses.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/14 6:27:20

Attackers storm Afghan govt office, gun battle kills nine

Afghan security forces battled a group of attackers who stormed a government building in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Sunday in a coordinated attack that killed at least nine people and wounded dozens, local officials said.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/13 22:28:40

Four tourists dead as bridge collapses in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir

Police said at least 40 tourists have been swept away and four of them were dead after a footbridge over a river collapsed Sunday in the Neelum valley of the Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, according to local media.
Source: CGTN | 2018/5/13 20:58:44

6 killed, at least 35 wounded in suicide bombings in Indonesia

Six people including policemen and bombers were killed and at least 35 others injured as suicide bombers blew themselves during congregations in three churches in Surabaya city, capital of Indonesia's East Java provinc, on Sunday, a police officer said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/13 11:59:46

2 killed, several injured in suicide church attacks in Indonesia

One person was killed along with a suicide bomber during congregations in three churches in Surabaya, the capital of Indonesia's East Java province, on Sunday, spokesman of the provincial police Frans Barung said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/13 11:11:18

Myanmar to implement new urban development projects of Yangon region

Myanmar has laid out new urban development projects of Yangon region inviting local and foreign entrepreneurs to invest in the master plan through a recent Yangon Investment Forum held in the commercial city.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/13 11:10:37

19 killed, 27 injured in armed group attack in Myanmar's northeastern state

At least 19 people, including a police, four militias and 14 civilians, were killed and 27 others injured in attacks by armed groups in Muse township, Myanmar's Shan state Saturday morning, said a release from the office of the Commandar-in-Chief of Defense Service.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/13 6:29:37

14 killed, 20 injured in road accident in western India

At least 14 people were killed and 20 others injured in a collision between a tempo and a tanker in the western Indian state of Maharashtra on Saturday, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/13 6:25:32

Boat with 100 tourists catches fire in southern India

A boat carrying over 100 tourists caught fire in Godavari river in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, police said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/11 17:03:51