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Over 9,000 forced to evacuate after floods hit Myanmar

Floods hit eight regions and states in Myanmar recently due to heavy rainfall, forcing 9,420 households to evacuate to flood shelters, according to the Disaster Management Department on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/25 10:35:32

Pakistan PM Khan says to meet Taliban in peace push

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said Tuesday he would meet with the Taliban after returning to his country, as part of efforts to end 18 years of war in Afghanistan.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/24 21:18:41

Flood refugees

Women shelter beside the railway track following heavy monsoon rains in Tangail, Bangladesh on Tuesday. Over 1 million people have been affected by floods triggered by the monsoon rains and overflowing river in the north, northeastern and hilly regions of Bangladesh. Photo: VCG
Source: VCG | 2019/7/24 21:08:40

Myanmar's president urges people to promote cultural heritage to world

Myanmar President U Win Myint has urged people in the country to strive for promoting Myanmar's cultural heritage to the world and elevate the dignity of the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/24 13:26:50

2 killed, 25 injured as blast hits SW Pakistan

A blast triggered by an improvised explosive device killed two people and injured 25 others in Pakistan's southwest Quetta city on Tuesday night, hospital sources told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/24 8:27:11

Modi never asked Trump to intervene

India on Tuesday denied that Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked US President Donald Trump to mediate the decades-long Kashmir conflict with Pakistan, emphasizing that third-party involvement is unnecessary.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/23 22:56:17

Afghan leader seeks 'clarification' of US counterpart's war comments

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Tuesday the US should clarify remarks President Donald Trump made about Afghanistan, including a claim that he could easily win the war but didn't “want to kill 10 million people.”
Source: AFP | 2019/7/23 22:43:40

1st Chinese study center in Pakistan's southwest Balochistan inaugurated

The first Chinese Study Center in Pakistan's southwest province of Balochistan has been inaugurated in an effort to enhance people's perception of China among different communities in the province.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/23 9:36:50

India launches historic bid to put spacecraft on moon

India launched a bid to become a leading space power Monday, sending up a rocket to put a craft on the surface of the moon in what it called a "historic day" for the nation.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/22 21:23:41

Praying for rain

Indian Muslim men pray for rain at Himayat Sagar Lake in Hyderabad, India on Sunday. Monsoon rains in the Indian southern states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have been patchy resulting in acute water shortage and uneven growth of seasonal crops.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/21 20:13:40

6 policemen killed in series of attacks in NW Pakistan

A string of terrorist attacks on police in Pakistan's northwest Dera Ismail Khan district has left six people killed and several others injured on Sunday morning, a police officer said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/21 14:06:49

Philippines says coordinating with Iran for safe release of Filipino seaman

The Philippine government said on Saturday it is coordinating with Iran to ensure the safety of a Filipino seafarer who was among the 23 crew members of a Britain-registered vessel seized by Iranian authorities late on Friday while transiting the Strait of Hormuz.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/21 8:12:55

5 injured in explosion in Nepal's far-western city

Five people were injured in an explosion in Nepal's far-western city of Dhangadhi on Thursday evening, local authorities said here Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/19 9:27:31

India prepares to make fresh bid to launch moon rocket on Monday

India will make a new bid to launch a landmark mission to the moon on Monday, a week after aborting lift-off at the last minute because of a fuel leak, officials said.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/18 20:03:41

4-wheel weather

Indian residents drive their vehicles along a flooded road Wednesday following heavy monsoon rains at Sitamarhi district in the Indian state of Bihar. The death toll rose to at least 120 and entire communities were cut off by rising floodwaters which damaged or submerged roads.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/18 19:58:41

Fuel leak halted blastoff of India's moon mission rocket, reports say

A fuel leak in the rocket engine forced India to abort the launch of its landmark moon mission less than one hour before liftoff, media reports said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/16 21:18:40

Pakistan fully reopens airspace for civilian traffic

Pakistan on Tuesday fully reopened its airspace for all civilian traffic, ending months of restrictions affecting major international routes including from India after clashes between the two countries brought them to the brink of war.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/16 21:13:41

Philippines wants to buy 74,000 M-16 assault rifles from US: foreign secretary

The Philippines wants to buy 74,000 pieces of M-16 assault rifles with corresponding accessories from the United States, Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin said on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/16 16:45:37