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Smog disrupts over 600 flights in east Pakistan

Bad weather conditions caused by smog have disrupted 604 flights of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) in the first two weeks of November, an airlines' spokesperson said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 9:26:55

Afghan opium production up 87 pct to record level: UNODC

Opium production in Afghanistan has increased 87 percent in 2017 to reach a record 9,000 metric tons, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said in a statement on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 7:43:29

Indian HIV patient honored by LGBT rights group for helping others

In an effort to break through the discriminatory barriers facing the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community, an Asia-Pacific-based LGBT advocacy group has recently awarded eight campaigners who have been championing marriage equality, HIV prevention, transgender rights and community health services in Bangkok.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 3:33:50

Asking for rights

Indian school children wearing pollution masks hold up signs as they participate in a march to raise awareness of air pollution levels in New Delhi on Wednesday. The UN Information Center organized the march to protest the hazardous levels of air pollution in the city. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/11/15 23:18:39

2 Indian troops killed in gunfight with militants

Two Indian troops and a civilian were killed in a gunfight between security forces and militants in northeastern state of Manipur Wednesday, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 19:02:22

Myanmar's youths provide humanitarian assistance in conflict-affected areas in Rakhine state

A total of 75 Myanmar's youth volunteers have started their provision process of humanitarian assistance in conflict-affected areas in Buthidaung and Maungtaw townships in northern Rakhine state since Tuesday, official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 16:26:10

Over 19,700 people die from diabetes annually in Afghanistan

More than 19,700 people lost their lives due to diabetes in Afghanistan annually, the country's public health ministry said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 16:22:36

Air quality begins to improve in Indian capital, outskirts

The air quality in Indian capital city New Delhi and outskirts, known as the national capital region (NCR), has begun to improve as the level of pollutants is declining, officials said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 13:59:19

Pakistan Coast Guards destroy illicit liquor and drugs in Karachi

A Pakistani official uses a steamroller to crush bottles of liquor during a destruction ceremony in Karachi, southern Pakistan, on Nov. 13, 2017. The Pakistan Coast Guards destroyed hundreds of bottles of illicit liquor and drugs smuggled into the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 11:14:03

Indian firing kills aged Pakistan woman in Kashmir: Pakistani army

The Pakistani military said late Tuesday that at least one woman was killed in Indian forces' firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/15 10:19:24

Death toll in India boat tragedy rises to 22

The death toll in Sunday's boat tragedy in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has risen to 22, officials said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/14 17:26:11

22 policemen killed in S. Afghan checkpoints attack

At least 22 policemen and 45 militants were killed after Taliban attacked police checkpoints in Maywand district of Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar overnight, provincial police spokesman said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/14 15:59:23

22 policemen killed in S. Afghan checkpoints attack

At least 22 policemen and 45 militants were killed after Taliban attacked the police checkpoints in Maywand district of Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar overnight, provincial police spokesman said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/14 14:00:01

Pakistan urges Afghanistan to secure border after terrorists kill two soldiers

Pakistan army has pressed neighboring Afghanistan to take effective steps for border security after terrorists killed two Pakistani soldiers in firing from the Afghan side of the border.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/14 9:40:51

Eight policemen killed in shooting in western Afghanistan

At least eight policemen were killed following a shooting at a security checkpoint in Afghanistan's western province of Farah on Monday, local TV channel Ariana News reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/13 15:05:14

Death toll in India boat capsizal rises to 19

The death toll in boat capsizal in India's southern state of Andhra Pradesh has risen to 19 as rescues are searching the missing, officials said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/13 13:54:20

Explosion injures 5 in SW Pakistan

At least five people were injured in an explosion near a cricket stadium in Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province on Sunday night, local Urdu media reported Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/13 13:52:55

Local gov't in Indian capital city scraps odd-even formula

The local government in Indian capital of New Delhi on Saturday cancelled its plan to implement odd-even car rationing formula from Monday aimed at reducing the blanket of smog enveloping the city and outskirts, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/12 10:25:38