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Guru’s followers end standoff

Thousands of supporters of a controversial Indian guru ended a tense standoff with soldiers Sunday, avoiding renewed violence after their leader's rape conviction sparked riots in which at least 36 people died.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/27 22:08:39

11 killed in Indian truck, jeep collision

At least 11 people were killed and one injured Sunday when a truck collided with a jeep in western Indian state of Gujarat, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/27 15:05:19

Terrorist attacks escalate in Myanmar's northern state

Terrorist attacks have escalated in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state with six more civilians being killed in a new wave of ambushes by extreme terrorists on Saturday, said the State Counselor's Office on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/27 10:06:10

Situation tense following deadly violence over India 'spiritual leader' rape conviction

The situation in India's northern states of Haryana and Punjab continued to be tense as authorities heightened security to contain the spiralling violence, officials said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/26 13:44:09

Suspects arrested, heavy ammunition recovered in SW Pakistan

Several suspects were arrested and a heavy cache of arms and ammunition were recovered by Pakistani security forces during last four days in an ongoing operation in different areas in the country's southwest province of Balochistan, local media reported on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/27 0:11:51

10 killed in ongoing gunfight in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Four paramilitary troopers from India's Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), four policemen and two militants were killed on Saturday in an ongoing attack on police lines in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/26 22:59:38

Death toll of Kabul mosque attack rises to 40

The death toll of an attack at a mosque on Friday in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul has risen to 40 while 90 others were wounded, Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) confirmed on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/26 15:38:02

Policeman, three paramilitary troopers wounded in Indian-controlled Kashmir attack

A policeman and three paramilitary troopers of India's Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were wounded Saturday in a predawn militant attack on police lines in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/26 10:57:08

At least 20 killed after gunmen attack mosque in Kabul

At least 20 people were killed and 35 others injured, following an attack at a Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Friday, Afghanistan's health ministry said.
Source: CGTN | 2017/8/26 8:47:07

Pakistan's population rises to 208 million

Population of Pakistan has surged to 207.8 million with an annual growth of 2.4 percent over a period of 19 years, according to an initial result of the latest nationwide census released on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/26 8:38:17

Death toll of Kabul mosque attack rises to 13

The death toll of an attack at a mosque on Friday in Kabul, Afghanistan has risen to 13 while 38 others were wounded, Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/26 8:37:20

Death toll of violence rises to 28 in India following 'spiritual leader' rape conviction

At least 28 people were killed and over 250 injured Friday after violence erupted in northern Indian state of Haryana following conviction of self-styled godman and spiritual guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a rape case, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/26 0:17:47

IS responsible for Kabul attack

Islamic State claimed responsibility for Friday's attack on a Shiite Muslim mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul that killed at least 14 people, the Sunni militant group's Amaq news agency said.
Source: Agencies | 2017/8/25 23:33:39

19 killed in violent protests in India after court convicts ‘godman’ of rape

Violent protests erupted in India on Friday, killing at least 19 people, after a court convicted a self-styled "godman" of raping two women, angering thousands of his supporters who said he was innocent, police and officials said.
Source: Reuters | 2017/8/25 23:28:39

Casualties feared as gunshots heard near a mosque in Kabul

Casualties feared as gunshots heard near a mosque in Kabul on Friday, a local television channel Tolo reported without providing more details.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/25 17:51:38

Death toll in India's Bihar floods rises to 393

Death toll in the ongoing floods in India's eastern state of Bihar has risen to 393, officials said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/25 17:04:22

Passenger train derails in India's Mumbai

At least four coaches of a passenger train derailed in India's financial capital Mumbai Friday, a senior railway official said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/25 14:41:48

Teej Festival celebrated in Kathmandu, Nepal

A Hindu woman offers prayers at a Shiva temple during the Teej Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, Aug. 24, 2017. During the festival, married women fast and pray for good health and longevity of their husbands and unmarried women pray for marrying healthy and handsome husbands.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/25 8:33:57