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69 girls sexually assaulted in Mongolia in first two months of 2019

A total of 69 girls have been sexually assaulted in Mongolia in the first two months of 2019, the Mongolian Women's Federation (MWF) said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/25 18:55:05

6 killed, 45 injured after bus falls into gorge in India

At least six people were killed and 45 others injured, some of them critically, on Sunday after a bus fell into a gorge in western Indian state of Maharashtra, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/24 22:09:14

Massive fire breaks out in Delhi hospital, casualties unknown

A massive fire broke out in Delhi-based prestigious hospital - the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Sunday with casualties unknown, an official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/24 21:43:13

Over 100 killed in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province

More than 100 people including 13 civilians have been killed as both the government forces and the Taliban fighters have intensified operations over control of Talawka area in Kunduz city of the northern Kunduz province, provincial police chief Abdul Baqi Nuristani said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/24 21:36:33

9 militants killed in clash between Taliban, IS in E. Afghanistan

At least nine militants have been killed in a clash between the Taliban and rival Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province, an army statement said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/24 19:25:31

One-stop-service center opened in Sri Lanka's Hambantota port to woo global investors

Sri Lanka's state owned Board of Investments (BOI) opened a one stop service center at the Hambantota International Port, in southern Sri Lanka, on Saturday evening to attract investors from the global port industry to invest in the island's south.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/24 17:12:29

Indian PM Modi greets Pakistani PM Imran Khan on Pakistan National Day

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote a letter to his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan, greeting him on the occasion of Pakistan's national day, confirmed an official source in the Indian external affairs ministry on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/23 21:02:28

Afghan lawmaker shod dead in southern province

An Afghan lawmaker was shot and killed in Kandahar city, capital of southern province of Kandahar on Saturday, in a latest targeted killing in the country, local police confirmed.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/23 20:13:31

Road accident in Philippines kills 5, hurts 9

Five people were killed and nine others injured in a car accident along a highway in Apalit town in Pampanga province, north of Philippine capital Manila on Saturday, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/23 19:20:47

Sri Lanka re-issues severe heat warning as temperatures to hit as high as 41 degrees

Sri Lanka's Meteorology Department, on Friday re-issued an extreme heat advisory for several districts of the island country as temperatures were expected to soar as high as 41 degrees celsius in the coming days.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/22 19:45:21

Death toll in south India building collapse rises to 10, 15 still feared trapped

The death toll in Tuesday's under-construction building collapse in India's southern state of Karnataka rose to 10, with at least 15 people still feared trapped under the rubble, a senior government official told Xinhua on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 20:27:41

2 policemen wounded in grenade attack during cordon operation in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Two policemen including an officer were wounded on Thursday in a grenade attack in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 20:25:57

Protest over student's death continues in Bangladesh

Students in parts of Bangladesh capital Dhaka and elsewhere in the country on Wednesday took to the street in protest over a student's death in a tragic incident of reckless driving.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 2:35:26

Putin congratulates new Kazakh president on taking office

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on assuming office as Kazakhstan's president, the Kremlin said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 2:19:22

Afghanistan postpones presidential election for 2nd time

The Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) has set Sept. 28 this year as a new date for the country's fourth presidential election, an IEC official said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 2:12:05

5.5-magnitude quake hits southwestern Turkey

An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale struck southwestern Turkey on Wednesday, but no casualties were reported so far, the authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/20 16:48:49

Death toll in India building collapse rises to 4, at least 30 still trapped

The death toll in Tuesday's under-construction building collapse in India's southern state of Karnataka has risen to four, and at least 30 to 40 people are still trapped under the rubble, a senior government official told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/20 16:46:01

Tokayev sworn in as Kazakhstan's president

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev took office as Kazakhstan's president on Wednesday following the resignation of Nursultan Nazarbayev who had served as the country's president for nearly three decades.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/20 16:43:56