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6.8-magnitude quake hits 9km WSW of Tamayong, Philippines -- USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 jolted 9km WSW of Tamayong, Philippines at 01:11:20 GMT on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/31 14:43:34

Over 60 killed as fire engulfs passenger train in east Pakistan: rescue official

Over 60 people were killed and many others injured after a train caught fire due to the explosion of a passenger's gas cylinder inside the running train on Thursday, Baqir Hussain, emergency officer of state-owned Rescue 1122 told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/31 13:59:50

Pink tickets as Delhi rolls out free bus travel for women

New Delhi rolled out free bus travel for women Tuesday in what the city's chief minister called an "historic step" for female empowerment and safety.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/30 17:48:40

Miss Earth 2019 coronation night held in the Philippines

Miss Earth 2019 coronation night held in the Philippines
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/28 13:39:09

People take part in "Petrified" Halloween celebration in Philippines

People take part in "Petrified" Halloween celebration in Philippines
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/28 11:15:54

Festival of lights "Deepawali" celebrated across India

Festival of lights "Deepawali" celebrated across India
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/28 11:08:38

Bangladesh MP 'hired look-alikes' to take her university exams

A Bangladeshi lawmaker has been expelled from university after allegedly hiring as many as eight look-alikes to take exams in her place, officials said on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/22 17:55:38

Rise in stubble burning in north India adds to Delhi's air pollution woes

Burning of farm residues in India's two northern states - Punjab and Haryana, has doubled over the past two days, thereby leading to a rise in air pollution levels in Delhi and surrounding areas.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/22 14:19:15

Cambodia hopes to expand market for rice via upcoming China Int'l Import Expo

"Chinese dishes and Cambodian rice are best match!" said Song Saran, president of the Cambodia Rice Federation, "I believe that Cambodian rice will become more and more popular in China."
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/21 13:49:23

Commuters in Manila try to find their way out of traffic congestion

Kit Reyes lives in a city in northern Metro Manila, and works at a call center in Taguig, a city 18 km away but still within the capital city.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/21 13:29:48

India's passenger vehicle retail sales see steepest fall in September

India's passenger vehicle retails sales in September declined 20.1 percent to 157,972 units against the same period last year, the steepest fall on record, according to data released by India's Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/21 12:03:26

Kyrgyz central bank turns to folk music to teach about economy

Kyrgyzstan's central bank has commissioned well-known folk performers to sing about inflation and interest rates in an ad campaign aimed at improving financial literacy in the country.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/20 18:08:40

Left for dead

A newborn baby girl rests at a hospital in Bareilly in northern India's Uttar Pradesh state on Wednesday, where she is recovering after being found buried alive in an earthen pot. A man digging a grave in northern India found the girl, police said Monday, in the latest case to shine a spotlight on female infanticide in the country.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/16 19:28:40

Hindus celebrate Dashain Festival at Brahmayani Temple, Bhaktapur

Hindus in Nepal worship the Goddess Durga as well as other gods and goddesses, celebrating the victory of good over evil at Bhramayani temple during the 10th day of the Dashain Festival.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/9 11:26:01

Build Bangladesh Int'l Expo from October 17

The 26th Build Bangladesh International Expo, an exhibition for construction materials, method and equipment, will begin in the city on October 17, aiming to create a network between local and global companies on infrastructure development.
Source: The Financial Express | 2019/10/8 16:46:24

Thai popular waterfall declared off-limits after six elephants fall, drown

The Thai authority on Saturday announced Haew Narok waterfall in Khao Yai National Park, in northeastern Thailand, off-limits after six wild elephants fell into a deep ravine and drowned to death.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/7 15:29:32

Unhealthy level of air pollution reported in Bangkok

The Thai Pollution Control Department (PCD) reported on Monday an unhealthy level of air pollution covering 15 main areas in Bangkok, with particulate matter smaller than PM2.5.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/30 15:28:45

Afghanistan holds presidential polls amid fear of insecurity, fraud

Millions of Afghans have defied Taliban threats and used their rights to vote on Saturday in a one-day presidential election to elect their country's new president through ballots amid tight security.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/29 12:40:39