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Philippines' senators elect new senate president

Senators of the Philippines on Monday elected Vicente Sotto, a staunch ally of President Rodrigo Duterte as new senate president.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 22:45:32

Indonesia's most active volcano witnesses another phreatic eruption

Mount Merapi, the most active volcano in Indonesia, spewed a column of smoke and ash into the air on Monday in the second phreatic eruption this month.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 21:25:05

Indonesia shuts down thousands of radicalism websites

Indonesian government has blocked thousands of websites containing radicalism and will continue to check the internet as one of the efforts to secure the cyberspace from contents related to radicalism and terrorism.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 21:20:01

Maldives bars candidates convicted of crime from contesting presidential primaries

The Maldives Elections Commission on Monday announced that anyone convicted of a criminal offence could not legally contest in a political party's presidential primary, warning that such elections would be annulled, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 17:38:55

9 killed in truck-bus collision in central India

At least nine people were killed in a collision between a truck and a bus in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, police said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 13:34:12

9 die due to Nipah virus outbreak in southern India

At least nine people have died due to Nipah virus outbreak in the southern Indian state of Kerala, health officials said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 12:00:47

Chain bombs hit southern Thailand, several injured

More than 10 bombs exploded in Thailand's deep south on Sunday night, causing several injuries; no deaths have been reported so far.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/21 6:13:57

6 policemen killed after Naxalite rebels trigger blast in C. India

At least six policemen were killed and one was wounded Sunday after Naxals triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) blast, targeting their vehicle in central Indian state of Chattisgarh, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/20 18:40:40

Modi lays foundation stone for India's longest road runnel

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday arrived in Ladakh province on a day-long visit to restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/19 14:58:18

Writethru: Road mishap claims 19 lives in western India

At least 19 people died and seven others injured in a road mishap in India's western state of Gujarat on Saturday morning, confirmed a senior local official in the office of district collector.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/19 13:25:51

Laos seeks coal development cooperation with ASEAN partners

Laos is looking forward to greater cooperation with its Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) partners to solve the challenging issues on coal development as part of support for the region's economic growth, government officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/18 12:47:54

Myanmar to develop more ancient cave as eco-tourism zone in southeastern state

Myanmar tourism authorities is planning to develop one more ancient limestone cave, Hpa Baung, in Kyaikmaraw township, Mon state as an eco-tourism zone within one year, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/18 10:21:00

Nepal's 2 major parties merge to form Nepal Communist Party

After a series of meetings and months-long negotiations, Nepal's two major left-wing parties declared their unification and launched the new communist party on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/18 8:14:59

Pakistan's industrialists reject new power outage schedule

The Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) on Thursday rejected the Pakistani government's load-shedding schedule for the holy month of Ramadan, which got underway on May 17.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/18 8:01:21

India announces members of India-Pakistan joint committee on humanitarian issues

India on Thursday announced the names of members of its side of the India-Pakistan Joint Judicial Committee which looks into the humanitarian issues of fishermen and prisoners in each other's custody.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/18 7:54:50

One killed, five injured in suicide blast in NW Pakistan

At least one person was killed and five others injured in a suicide blast in Nowshera city of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Thursday afternoon, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 21:01:17

Pakistani forces kill militant commander involved in killing 100 people: army

Pakistani forces have killed a key militant commander in an operation, who had been involved in the killings of over 100 Shiite Muslims and police personnel in southwestern Balochistan province, the military said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 13:17:11

Myanmar returns large amount of confiscated land to farmers in northwestern region

The Myanmar government has returned 4,932 acres (1,997 hectares) more of farmland, confiscated by the Ministry of Defense, to 528 farmers in Kanbalu district, Sagaing region, marking the largest amount of land returned over the last two months, Myanmar News Agency reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/17 10:16:43