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Villages declared disaster zone after fire hits rubber glove factory in southern Thailand

About 41 villages in southern Thailand's Trang Province were declared disaster zone on Monday after a fire broke out at a rubber glove factory.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/5 19:35:23

Indian Supreme Court asks caste councils not to meddle in adult marriages

India's Supreme Court Monday cautioned caste councils against interfering in marriages between two consenting adults, making it clear that they are not the "conscience keepers of society."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/5 17:57:30

Factory fire burns down 17 motor vehicles in Myanmar's Yangon

A carton factory fire in an industrial zone in Myanmar's Yangon on Sunday afternoon has burned down 17 motor vehicles owned by the factory, local media reported Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/5 13:46:29

Some 3,300 civilians trapped in conflict in Myanmar's northern state rescued

Some 3,300 civilians, who were trapped in conflict zones in Myanmar's northern state of Kachin, have been rescued and sent back home by the military, Myanmar News Agency reported Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/5 10:02:20

Afghan delivery men feel pressure as online sales rise

Afghan courier Sarajuddin stops his motorbike on a dirt road in the heart of war-torn Kabul and calls his customer for directions: “I am in the second street. Which way should I go now?”
Source: AFP | 2018/2/4 19:58:39

Maldives security forces vow to quash moves by top court to arrest President

The Maldives government on Sunday revealed an imminent move by the country's top court to have president Abdulla Yameen arrested with the police and army insisting that such an order will not be enforced, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/4 15:48:49

Indian PM Modi pens new book on how to tackle school exams stress

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has come out with a new book titled "Exam Warriors" advising school students on how to tackle examinations' stress and anxiety.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/4 14:21:55

Traders in Delhi shut shops for 2nd consecutive day against sealing drive

Hundreds of thousands of shops and business establishments in major markets in Delhi remained closed on Saturday, the second consecutive day against the local bodies' ongoing sealing drive.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/3 23:41:51

Maldives gov't vows to uphold country's peace, stability

The Maldives government has vowed to maintain peace and stability of the country amid a recent Supreme Court's verdict regarding opposition leaders, according to local media reports on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/3 23:09:46

India's central probe agency to reopen decades-old arms scandal

India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has moved the country's Supreme Court, seeking a fresh probe in a decades-old arms scandal case involving late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi of main opposition Congress party.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/3 23:00:46

Malaysia expects China to become its top commodity importer: minister

Malaysian Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Mah Siew Keong said Friday that he expects China to become Malaysia's largest commodity importer in two years, underpinned by more collaboration between the two countries in the commodity sector.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/2 21:03:39

Traders in Indian capital begin two-day strike against govt's sealing drive

Traders in the Indian capital city on Friday began a two-day strike against the government's sealing drive.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/2 20:27:31

Massive fire breaks out in shoe factory in Indian capital

A massive fire broke out in a shoe factory in the Indian capital on Friday, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/2 20:26:13

Saudi-backed Yemeni gov't to resume work in Aden after deal with separatist forces

The Saudi-backed Yemeni government will temporarily resume work in the southern city of Aden following an agreement with separatist forces, a military official told Xinhua Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/2 9:30:10

Kazakh animals 'iced' on the move due to extreme cold

Anomalously low temperatures reaching -42 Celsius, icy winds and blizzards that have been dominating Kazakhstan since January 21st threaten not only the lives of its citizens.
Source: | 2018/2/1 22:15:36

Vietnam's football team gets rewarded with bikini show for silver medal

VietJet Air apparently decided that an improvised catwalk show of bikini-clad models onboard their flight is what a football team needs after playing a good game in the finals of the AFC Asian Cup.
Source: | 2018/2/1 21:56:53

Seven-Year-Old Afghan 'Messi' dreams of taking after his idol

The story of a little Afghan boy playing football in a plastic bag symbolizing Lionel Messi's Argentina jersey, and finally meeting his hero, hit the press in 2016. Sputnik has reached out to the boy's family to find out how they are doing now.
Source: | 2018/2/1 21:47:56

Cambodia to amend laws to prosecute anyone who insults king: PM

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on Thursday that the Southeast Asian country will amend its laws to prosecute anyone who insults the nation's King Norodom Sihamoni.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/1 18:57:01