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Myanmar troops help flood efforts

Myanmar troops deployed to flood-hit parts of the country on Sunday to help with relief ­efforts after the death toll from a deadly landslide jumped to 51.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/11 17:58:39

Floods claim around 115 lives in India's western coastal states

Around 115 people have died over the past three days in a fresh spate of floods in India, this time in several states located along the western coast, including Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Gujarat, said media reports on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/11 14:08:56

Death toll in Myanmar's landslide rises to 41

Eight more bodies were recovered, bringing the death toll to 41 in a monsoon landslide on Friday in Myanmar's Mon state, Myanmar Fire Services Department said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/11 7:59:57

India's Kashmir move to backfire: analysts

India's decision to scrap the special status of Indian-controlled Kashmir increased regional instability and will surely backfire on India's interest in the end, Chinese experts said Thursday, urging India to peacefully resolve its conflict with Pakistan.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/8 22:33:41

Kyrgyz special forces move to detain former president

The special forces of Kyrgyzstan's State Committee for National Security carried out an operation to detain the country's former president Almazbek Atambayev, the official Kabar news agency reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua-AFP | 2019/8/8 22:28:40

Pakistan expels Indian high commissioner after downgrading bilateral diplomatic ties

Pakistan on Wednesday informed India to withdraw its high commissioner after the country decided to downgrade diplomatic relations and suspend trade ties with India during a national security committee meeting amid recent Kashmir tensions.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/8 7:53:46

Khan to oppose India on Kashmir

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan vowed Tuesday to challenge at the UN security council India's decision to strip India-controlled Kashmir of its special autonomy, a move he warned could provoke conflict in the region.
Source: Reuters | 2019/8/7 22:08:41

Pakistan suspends trade, downgrades diplomatic ties with India: PM office

Pakistan has decided to suspend bilateral trade and downgrade diplomatic relations with India after a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday as a response to India's move to revoke the special status to the Indian-controlled Kashmir, according to the Prime Minister Office in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/7 21:53:42

Nearly 100 wounded by Taliban-linked bomb in Afghanistan

A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb outside a police station in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday wounding at least 95 people, government officials said, and the Taliban claimed responsibility.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/7 21:38:40

Indian ex-Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj dies of heart attack

India's former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passed away in New Delhi on Tuesday night after suffering from a massive cardiac arrest, media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/7 8:31:53

Beijing opposes Delhi's move to encroach on Chinese territory

China opposes the Indian government putting Chinese territory at the west section of the China-India border under its jurisdiction, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/6 22:52:12

Transgender traditionalists

Transgender woman Tista Das (right), 38, and transgender man Dipan Chakraborty, 40, perform the rituals of a traditional Hindu marriage ceremony in Kolkata, India on Monday. The transgender couple, who have both undergone sex reassignment surgery, tied the knot in Kolkata during a traditional ceremony attended by friends and family.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/6 21:13:40

Kashmir 'special status' in jeopardy

Indian Home Minister (Internal Security) Amit Shah on Monday proposed in the parliament's upper house to revoke the Article 370 of the Indian Constitution which guarantees a "special status" to Indian-controlled Kashmir.
Source: Xinhua-AFP | 2019/8/5 21:28:41

Floods claim 108 lives in Bangladesh: official

Floods triggered by heavy seasonal rains and onrush of water from hills across the Indian borders have claimed at least 108 lives in Bangladesh.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/4 13:36:23

Bomb hits ATM in southern Thai province

A bomb went off at an ATM of the Islamic Bank in front of Fatoni University of southern Thailand's Pattani province early Sunday with no casualties, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/4 13:34:07

7.0-magnitude quake rocks off Indonesia's Sumatra island

Indonesian authorities issued a tsunami warning on Friday after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the Island of Sumatra, media reports said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/2 20:22:58

Indian FM tells US counterpart Kashmir a bilateral issue with Pakistan

New Delhi said on Friday it had conveyed to Washington that any discussion on Kashmir will only be with Pakistan, bilaterally, as US President Donald Trump reiterated that he was ready to offer assistance to India and Pakistan in resolving the Kashmir dispute.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/2 15:20:24

Thai PM orders immediate investigation on bomb blasts in Bangkok

A Thai government spokesperson said on Friday that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha had ordered an immediate investigation into various bombing incidents, urging the public not to be panicked.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/2 13:24:23