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Pakistan observes defense day amid escalating tensions with India

Pakistan observed the country's 54th Defence Day on Friday to commemorate the nation's unity and will to defend the country during the war against India in 1965 amid current tensions with India over Kashmir issue.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/8 10:52:45

India loses communication with lunar lander 2.1 km away from Moon

India's second Moon mission, Chandrayaan-2's Lander Vikram, lost communication with the ground station at an altitude of 2.1 kilometers from the Lunar surface, said Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K. Sivan on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/7 9:44:14

Singaporean PM sues editor over allegedly defamatory online article, Facebook post

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is suing the chief editor of The Online Citizen (TOC) Terry Xu over an earlier website article and a Facebook post concerning a historic property, according to TOC's Facebook post.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/6 9:00:41

Taliban kill at least five people in Kabul

The Taliban killed at least five people in a fresh bombing in Kabul on Thursday in yet another horrific attack on the Afghan capital as the US and the insurgents negotiate a deal to see American troops leave the country.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/5 18:38:41

Mumbai monsoon

A fire engine drives through a flooded road during heavy rain showers in Mumbai, India on Wednesday. Three people were killed and dozens of flights were cancelled or delayed after severe flooding in India's financial hub Mumbai, with authorities warning of more heavy monsoon rains on Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/5 18:33:42

Death toll from firecrackers factory blast rises to 22 in India

The death toll in Wednesday's blast at a firecrackers factory rose to 22, even as around 20 others were injured in India's northern state of Punjab, local officials told Xinhua over phone.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/5 15:11:26

Cargo ships to face new fuel requirements

Tens of thousands of cargo ships will have to start using less polluting fuels in January, a boon for the environment that could however lead to higher bills for consumers.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/4 17:53:40

Cancer ousts heart disease as leading cause of death in rich countries

Cancer has become the leading cause of death in rich nations, overtaking heart disease, according to the results of two landmark, decade-long global surveys of health trends released Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/3 20:28:41

Blast in Kabul kills at least 16

A massive blast in a residential area of Kabul killed at least 16 people, officials said Tuesday, following yet another Taliban attack that came as the insurgents and Washington try to finalize a withdrawal deal.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/3 20:28:40

Husband hopes

Hindu devotees recite prayers led by a priest as they sit on the banks of the Bagmati River to mark “Rishi Panchami” in Kathmandu, Nepal on Tuesday. Rishi Panchami marks the end of the three-day-long Teej Festival, celebrated by married Hindu women who pray for long lives for their husbands, while unmarried women wish for handsome husbands and happy conjugal lives.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/3 20:23:40

China-proposed BRI to benefit all participating countries: Malaysian PM

Visiting Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said here on Monday that the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will benefit all participating countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/3 16:46:47

US envoy meets with Afghan leader

The US envoy leading efforts to forge a deal with the Taliban has met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul, officials said Monday, as a historic agreement with the insurgents appeared close.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/2 20:58:40

US, Taliban near deal as fighting intensifies in Afghanistan's north

US and Taliban negotiators are close to a deal that would open the way for peace in Afghanistan, a top US official said on Sunday, as the insurgents followed their weekend assault on the strategic center of Kunduz by attacking a second northern city.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/1 19:18:39

Bangladesh minister's car attacked by bomb explosion, 2 policemen injured

Two policemen were injured as a crude bomb exploded next to a Bangladeshi minister's car on a capital Dhaka street on Saturday night, a local police official said Sunday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/9/1 16:50:36

India, Pakistan hold talks over Kartarpur Sahib corridor

India and Pakistan on Friday held talks over the Kartarpur corridor being built in Narowal district of Pakistan's Punjab province, media reports said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/31 9:53:08

US, Taliban push for Afghanistan deal at Doha negotiations

US and Taliban negotiators held talks in Doha on Monday as potentially decisive dialogue to enable Washington to drawdown its deployment to Afghanistan stretched into the night.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/27 19:13:41

Indonesian president announces two regencies in East Kalimantan as site of new capital

Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced on Monday two regencies in East Kalimantan province as the site of the country's new capital.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/27 10:31:13

Indonesian new capital in E. Kalimantan province: official

Indonesian Minister of Agriculture and Land Planning Sofyan Djalil said on Thursday that the location of Indonesia's planned new capital would be in East Kalimantan province, adding that the exact site has not been identified yet.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/27 9:52:36