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Thai police confirm bomb blasts in Bangkok with two injured

Thai police confirmed bomb blasts in Bangkok on Friday morning and two people were reportedly injured.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/2 12:19:49

Loud bang heard near metro station downtown Bangkok, 2 injured: media

A loud bang was heard near the BTS Chong Nonsi station downtown Bangkok, Thailand on Friday Morning, and two people got injured, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/2 12:19:14

Pakistan offers consular access to Indian death row prisoner

Pakistan said on Thursday that consular access will be granted to an Indian national, who has been awarded death sentence over espionage and terrorism charges.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/2 9:01:32

Afghanistan highway blast kills at least 35

A roadside bomb in Afghanistan on Wednesday killed at least 35 people traveling on a bus, including children, and injured 27, officials said.
Source: Reuters | 2019/7/31 21:03:41

Outrage mounts in India over rape case teen's suspicious car crash

Fresh protests erupted in India on Tuesday amid growing public fury over a car crash that critically injured a teenager who accused a lawmaker from the ruling party of rape and harassment.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/30 20:28:40

Pakistan army plane crashes into village, killing 18

Eighteen people were killed when a small military plane crashed into a residential area in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi early Tuesday, officials told AFP.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/30 20:23:41

Trump to cut forces in Kabul

US President Donald Trump wants combat forces reduced in Afghanistan by the next US presidential election, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, in comments that underlined the growing pressure from Washington to cut troop numbers there.
Source: Reuters | 2019/7/30 20:23:40

22 tigers remain in Myanmar: survey

At least 22 tigers remained in Myanmar, said the Forest Department Tuesday quoting its recent survey.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/30 10:56:02

Death toll from attack on Afghan VP candidate's office rises to 20

The death toll from a suicide attack on the Kabul office of Amrullah Saleh, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's running mate in September elections, reached 20 with at least 50 wounded, officials said on Monday as cleanup operations began.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/29 20:53:41

Intra-Afghan talks only after Washington agrees to withdraw troops: Taliban

The Taliban said on Sunday they will not hold direct talks with the Afghan government and rejected a statement from a senior minister about plans to hold such a meeting in the next two weeks, a senior Taliban official said. The US special envoy for peace in Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, said after Rahimi had made his announcement that talks between the Taliban and Afghans would happen after the US "concludes its own agreement" with the Taliban. Khalilzad has held several rounds of direct talks with Taliban officials in Qatar since late last year with the focus on a Taliban demand for the withdrawal of US and other foreign forces and a US demand for the Taliban guarantee that Afghanistan will not be used as a base for terrorism. Two other main issues in the peace process are a ceasefire and talks between the rival Afghan sides, or intra-Afghan talks, as they are known. But the Taliban have refused to talk to the government of President Ashraf Ghani, denouncing it as a US puppet, and fighting has seen no let-up. That has led to some concern in Afghanistan that the US might strike a deal to allow the US to pull out of an 18-year war that President Donald Trump is impatient to end, leaving the Afghan government to battle on alone. Khalilzad has in recent days been holding meetings with Ghani, opposition leaders, diplomats and civil society member
Source: Reuters | 2019/7/29 0:08:39

At least 13 killed in Myanmar jade mine landslide

At least 13 jade mine workers and security guards in northern Myanmar were killed in a landslide Sunday, authorities said, as rescuers frantically searched for more victims.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/28 20:43:41

Vietnam nabs 125 kilos of rhino horn

Fifty-five pieces of rhino horn were found encased in plaster at an airport in the Vietnamese capital.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/28 18:38:39

Afghan presidential election campaign kicks off

Campaign for the Afghan presidential election in late September started on Sunday amid growing attacks and fear of frauds in the militancy-plagued country.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/28 17:57:13

At least 13 dead in massive landslide in Myanmar's northernmost state

At least 13 people were killed by a massive landslide which hit a jade mine in Hpakant township, Myanmar's northernmost Kachin state, on Sunday, a local official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/28 15:35:53

At least 18 feared dead in massive landslide in Myanmar's northernmost state

At least 18 people were feared killed by a massive landslide that hit a jade mine in Hpakant, Myanmar's northernmost Kachin state, a local official said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/28 15:01:57

5 dead as twin quakes rattle N. Philippines

Five people were killed and 12 injured in two earthquakes that struck the archipelago of Batanes north of Philippines' main Luzon island on Saturday, a local official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/27 9:26:16

Aid agencies support South Asia nations hit by deadly monsoon floods: UN

The United Nations, aid agencies and the private sector are supporting the governments of Bangladesh, India, Myanmar and Nepal where more than 25 million people have been affected by torrential monsoon rains, a UN spokesman said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/26 8:41:36

Bombs kill 15 in Afghan capital as US general visits

Three bombs rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 15 people, officials said, as the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff was meeting top US and NATO officials in the city.
Source: Reuters | 2019/7/25 20:38:40