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Indian filmstar couple in legal trouble for uniform auction

Famous Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar and his actor wife Twinkle Khanna have landed in legal trouble for putting up a uniform resembling an Indian Navy officer for auction.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/9 17:26:23

Philippines' "Build Build Build" to create 1.1 mln jobs yearly in medium term

The Philippine government's massive infrastructure program "Build Build Build" is expected to generate an average of 1.1 million jobs annually in the medium term, owing to the government's hefty spending on infrastructure development projects, said a statement on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/9 15:16:51

Storms test India

A dust storm builds up over Bikaner, India on Monday. The Indian Meteorological Department has issued a warning for more thunderstorms and heavy rain in northern India. Powerful dust storms killed at least 100 people and injured 160 across the region a week ago in what one local official called an “unprecedented” death toll.
Source: IC | 2018/5/8 22:43:40

Urgent: Opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan elected PM of Armenia

The Armenian Parliament Tuesday elected opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan as the country's prime minister.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/8 18:00:12

Philippine President accepts resignation of tourism secretary over corruption scandal

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday accepted the resignation of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo who was reportedly forced to tender her resignation amid corruption allegations.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/8 17:58:34

Japan's opposition parties end parliamentary boycott, Abe-linked cronyism scandals still front and center

Japan's major opposition parties conducted Diet sessions as normal on Tuesday, bringing an end to an 18-day boycott of proceedings to protest the government's mishandling of multiple cronyism scandals implicating Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/8 17:25:53

India's Met department issues warning of thunderstorm in large parts of India

India's Meteorological (Met) Department on Tuesday issued a warning of thunderstorm accompanied with squall and hail in large parts of northern and eastern states.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/8 15:49:50

Indian Railways employees call for 3-day hunger strike for more pay

The state-owned Indian Railways employees union has given a three-day relay hunger strike call from Tuesday in demand for more pay and against an attempted privatisation of the national transporter by the government.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/8 15:17:33

Hot weather to bring early summer vacations for school kids in S. Pakistan

The education department in Pakistan's south Sindh province has submitted a summary to the provincial government, seeking early summer vacations for educational institutions owing to extremely hot weather, local reports said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/8 9:24:47

Pakistan forms team to probe assassination attempt at minister

The government of Pakistan's eastern Punjab province formed an investigation team Monday to probe Sunday's assassination attempt at Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, an official statement said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/8 1:26:48

Pakistan interior minister recovering from shooting

Pakistan's interior minister was recovering in hospital Monday after being shot in a suspected assassination attempt possibly linked to blasphemy, with the attack seen as an ominous sign for security ahead of nationwide elections.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/7 23:08:39

Uzbekistan reaps benefits of Belt and Road initiative with construction of first railway tunnel

Uzbekistan's first railway tunnel, built by a Chinese company in 900 days, is contributing to the country's economic development which in turn is improving people's living standards, increasing ethnic unity and helping fight terrorism in Central Asia, observers said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/7 20:58:39

Philippine Coast Guard to acquire more weapons to combat piracy, terrorism

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) unveiled on Monday plans to buy more weapons, including pistols, machine guns and water assets this year to beef up their fighting capability at sea.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/7 17:58:59

2 parties merge again vowing to scrap key part of Japan's controversial security legislation

The now-obsolete opposition Democratic Party of Japan and the Party of Hope joined forces again Monday under the new single party name Democratic Party for the People.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/7 17:56:53

12 killed, 23 injured as blast rocks E. Afghanistan's Khost city

At least 12 people were confirmed dead and 23 others injured as a blast targeted a voter registration center inside a mosque in Khost city, the capital of eastern Afghanistan's Khost province, on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/7 16:17:57

India's national carrier begins probe into mid-air molestation of hostess by pilot

India's national carrier Air India has initiated a high-level probe into the alleged molestation of an air hostess by a pilot on board a flight to Mumbai.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/7 13:36:01

India puts 13 states on high storm alert for next 48 hours

India has put as many as 13 of its states and two central government-territories on high storm alert for the next 48 hours.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/7 12:59:20

Pakistan's interior minister injured in assassination attempt

Pakistani Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was shot and injured in an assassination attempt during a rally in Narowal district of the country's eastern Punjab province on Sunday evening, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/7 6:28:15