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American dies in shower of arrows saying 'Jesus loves you'

A US missionary killed in a hail of arrows by an island tribe untouched by modern civilization was bent on converting them to Christianity, it emerged Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/22 21:23:41

6 killed in oil tank truck fire in southern Vietnam

A petrol tank truck fire broke out Thursday morning in Vietnam's southern Binh Phuoc province, leaving at least six people, including a family of four, killed and dozens of others injured, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/22 11:45:41

Myanmar state counselor stresses promoting interfaith dialogue to gain lasting peace

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has stressed the need to promote interfaith dialogue, saying that respect and understanding of religious and cultural diversity would contribute to lasting peace and security.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/22 10:31:46

Dead sperm whale stranded in Indonesia's beach ingests over 1,000 pieces of plastic

A dead sperm whale was aground on a shore in central Indonesia had digested over 1,000 pieces of plastics or nearly six kg, chief of national park in Wakatobi district Heri Santoso said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/22 10:06:15

Victims recount horror of deadly Kabul bomb attack as toll rises to 55

Minutes after he took a seat among hundreds of religious scholars at a ceremony for the Prophet Mohammad's birthday in Kabul, a huge explosion shook the room, throwing Ahmad Fareed to the floor.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/21 21:23:41

Malaysia, Pakistan pledge for cooperation on anti-corruption, tourism

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad met his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan here on Wednesday as the two leaders pledged for cooperation.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/21 14:03:45

Suicide bombing in Afghan hotel kills 40, wounds 60 others: official

At least 40 people were confirmed dead and 60 others injured in a suicide attack that hit a luxury hotel and wedding hall named Uranus here on Tuesday, spokesman for Interior Ministry Najib Danesh said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/21 1:47:23

ADB approves loan for disaster recovery in Indonesia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Tuesday that it has approved a 500-million-US dollar emergency assistance loan to support Indonesia's recovery and rehabilitation of Lombok and Central Sulawesi after recent disasters.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/20 14:56:14

Bangladesh tightens New Year's Eve celebrations in capital for national election

Bangladesh has tightened New Year's Eve celebrations in capital Dhaka.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/18 22:26:32

Hot air balloon tour lifting Nepal's tourism

When a giant colorful balloon appeared in the ground near the pristine lake of the Fewa Lake in Nepal's most popular tourism destination Pokhara on Saturday morning, hundreds of people gathered for the unusual scene with excitement.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/18 16:42:31

Cyclone Gaja claims 13 lives in India

At least 13 people died and around 76,000 others have been evacuated in southern India, as the cyclonic storm Gaja made landfall there on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/16 17:36:59

Myanmar to ensure voluntary, safe, dignified repatriation in receiving returnees from Bangladesh: official

The Myanmar government will ensure voluntary, safe and dignified repatriation in receiving returnees from Bangladesh, U Myint Thu, permanent secretary of foreign affairs ministry told the media late Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/16 0:50:41

Sri Lanka grinds to political halt amid chaos

Sri Lanka appeared to have ground to a political halt on Thursday, with the speaker of parliament saying there was no functioning prime minister or cabinet after a no-confidence vote the previous day.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/15 20:33:41

Sri Lanka parliament sacks Rajapakse, leaving political power vacuum

Sri Lanka's parliament on Wednesday voted out the bitterly disputed government of former strongman Mahinda Rajapakse, removing one controversial figure but leaving the country in a power vacuum.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/14 22:03:41

CPEC provides vitality for regional growth, diplomats say

Diplomats from several countries attending a seminar have highlighted the vitality that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) had provided to Pakistan and the region.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/14 13:50:54

Court protectors

Sri Lanka Police Special Task Force (STF) soldiers stand guard near the Sri Lankan Supreme Court in Colombo on Tuesday. Supporters of Sri Lanka's fired prime minister and a top election official on Tuesday challenged in court the president's sacking of parliament, upping the ante in a political crisis that has sparked international alarm.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/13 22:13:40

India deploys 100,000 police as volatile state goes to polls

Tens of thousands of armed police were on duty Monday as a restive Indian state wracked by violence went to the polls.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/12 21:58:40

Pakistan to learn from China's model in poverty alleviation: PM

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Saturday that Pakistan will learn from China's model for the poverty alleviation in the country, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/11 9:10:44