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Afghan security forces kill 10 Taliban

Afghan security forces kill 10 Taliban

-- 2018-04-11 13:53:31

At least 10 militants including a Taliban group commander were killed and ten others injured as security forces stormed Taliban positions in Nad Ali district of southern Helmand province on Tuesday....

Seven Myanmar soldiers get 10 years in prison for Rohingya massacre

Seven Myanmar soldiers get 10 years in prison for Rohingya massacre

Reuters 2018-04-11 11:42:10

Seven Myanmar soldiers have been sentenced to “10 years in prison with hard labour in a remote area” for participating in a massacre of 10 Rohingya Muslim men in a village in northwestern...

China defends military buildup in South China Sea

China defends military buildup in South China Sea

-- 2018-04-10 19:46:05

China’s military says it’s entitled to strengthen its defences on islands in the disputed South China Sea but says those measures aren’t directed at any specific countries. Defence...

Truck overturns in Maharashtra, killing 17 labourers

Truck overturns in Maharashtra, killing 17 labourers

-- 2018-04-10 15:26:44

At least 17 labourers were killed and 15 others received injuries when a speeding truck overturned in western Maharashtra’s Satara district in India in the early hours of Tuesday, the police sai...

Toxic liquor kills nearly 80 in Indonesia

Toxic liquor kills nearly 80 in Indonesia

Agencies 2018-04-10 14:48:24

Indonesian authorities say nearly 80 people have died and scores have been hospitalised since last week after drinking toxic bootleg liquor and highlighting how attempts to curb legal alcohol appe...

Pakistan shelling kills two Indian troops in Kashmir

Pakistan shelling kills two Indian troops in Kashmir

-- 2018-04-10 12:21:33

India says two of its soldiers have been killed in firing by Pakistani troops along the highly militarised frontier that divides disputed Kashmir between the two rivals. Indian army spokesman Colonel...

Six Myanmar migrants die in Thailand road crash

Six Myanmar migrants die in Thailand road crash

-- 2018-04-10 12:16:15

At least six Myanmar migrant workers were killed and 17 others injured in a road crash in northern Thailand late Monday, Thailand's Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said on Tuesday....

Blast kills five civilians in Afghanistan

Blast kills five civilians in Afghanistan

-- 2018-04-10 11:38:54

At least five people, including some children, were killed and seven others injured as a blast ripped through a bazaar in Shindand district of Afghanistan's western Herat province on Monday. The anti...

Malaysia to hold polls on May 9

Malaysia to hold polls on May 9

-- 2018-04-10 11:10:41

Malaysia’s Election Commission says it has fixed May 9 for general elections that could determine scandal-plagued Prime Minister Najib Razak’s political survival. Analysts say the move to...

27 children among 30 die in Himachal Pradesh bus crash

27 children among 30 die in Himachal Pradesh bus crash

-- 2018-04-10 09:52:14

At least 30 people, most of them children, have died after a school bus fell into a gorge in a mountainous region of India, officials say. Most of the passengers were below the age of 10, police sa...

India, Nepal move for closer ties

India, Nepal move for closer ties

-- 2018-04-09 21:35:41

Last week, India and Nepal started a new journey together towards understanding and cooperation, moving away from an era of covert and overt conflict, reports Reuters. And surprisingly, the attempt t...

Philippines continues search for 17 missing marines

Philippines continues search for 17 missing marines

-- 2018-04-09 11:55:19

The Philippine coast guard has been searching for 17 crew of a landing craft that went adrift south of the capital, Manila, one of three weekend accidents at sea, an agency spokesman said. Sea accide...

6.1 quake rattles Japan; four wounded

6.1 quake rattles Japan; four wounded

-- 2018-04-09 11:28:45

A strong earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale rocked Shimane Prefecture in western Japan on early Monday, injuring four people in one of the hardest-hit areas, local media reported. Accordin...

N Korea 'ready to discuss denuclearisation'

N Korea 'ready to discuss denuclearisation'

-- 2018-04-09 11:03:31

North Korea has promised the US it is ready to discuss the future of its nuclear arsenal when the two nations' leaders meet, US officials say. Preparations for the summit have included secret, direct...

Suspected US missiles hit Syrian air base

Suspected US missiles hit Syrian air base

-- 2018-04-09 11:01:09

Syrian state TV said there were casualties in what it said was a suspected US missile attack on a major air base in central Syria but the United States denied it had launched any air strikes against t...

Cops arrest 24 MPs for protesting near Modi's residence

Cops arrest 24 MPs for protesting near Modi's residence

-- 2018-04-08 22:02:43

Indian police on Sunday detained as many as 24 lawmakers from a regional party for holding a sit-in protest outside the official residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital, repo...

Cyber attack in Iran leaves US flag on screens

Cyber attack in Iran leaves US flag on screens

-- 2018-04-08 20:00:10

Hackers have attacked networks in a number of countries including data centres in Iran where they left the image of a US flag on screens along with a warning: “Don’t mess with our election...

Man ‘kept son in cage for over 20 years’

Man ‘kept son in cage for over 20 years’

-- 2018-04-08 13:41:01

Japanese police have arrested a 73-year-old man suspected of keeping his son in a wooden cage for over 20 years. Yoshitane Yamasaki said he locked up his son, now 42, because he suffered mental probl...

Myanmar not ready for Rohingya return, UN official says

Myanmar not ready for Rohingya return, UN official says

-- 2018-04-08 12:40:07

Myanmar is not ready for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees, said the most senior United Nations official to visit the Southeast Asian country this year, after Myanmar was accused of instigating et...

70 die in Syria 'gas attack'

70 die in Syria 'gas attack'

-- 2018-04-08 09:31:40

Rescuers and medics say at least 70 people have died in Syria in a suspected gas attack in Douma, the last rebel-held town in Eastern Ghouta. Volunteer rescue force the White Helmets on Saturday tw...

India to augment rail, water transport with Nepal

India to augment rail, water transport with Nepal

-- 2018-04-07 20:46:44

India on Saturday has agreed to construct a rail link to Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, and to open up inland waterways. The agreement emerged at the end of talks in New Delhi between Indian Prime...

Two Koreas hold talks to  discuss Moon-Kim hotline

Two Koreas hold talks to discuss Moon-Kim hotline

-- 2018-04-07 20:33:27

SEOUL, Apr 07 (Xinhua): South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Saturday held a working-level talks to discuss setting up a hotline between leaders of the two countries, Se...

Bees turn Afghan teenage girl into an entrepreneur

Bees turn Afghan teenage girl into an entrepreneur

-- 2018-04-07 16:30:43

In war-torn Afghanistan, honey is regarded as a traditional cure-all but for one schoolgirl, the sticky commodity has also created sweet opportunities to work and own a business in a country where few...

Truck rams into auto-rickshaws, killing eight in India

Truck rams into auto-rickshaws, killing eight in India

-- 2018-04-07 14:50:44

At least eight people have been killed and five others injured after a speeding truck rammed into two passenger auto-rickshaws in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh Saturday, police said. The...

Airstrikes kill six militants in Afghanistan

Airstrikes kill six militants in Afghanistan

-- 2018-04-07 14:23:03

At least six militants of Islamic State (IS) terrorist group were killed in airstrikes, conducted by the US and NATO-led coalition forces, in two Afghan provinces, authorities said Saturday. In o...

Strong quake batters Papua New Guinea

Strong quake batters Papua New Guinea

-- 2018-04-07 13:08:41

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.3 rocked the remote highlands of Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the European earthquake monitoring service reported. The very shallow quake was only two kms (1.2 m...

Unrest erupts on Gaza-Israel border

Unrest erupts on Gaza-Israel border

-- 2018-04-06 22:59:31

Three Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces during fresh protests on Gaza's border with Israel, Palestinian health ministry officials say. The Israeli military said troops had opened fire w...

S Korea’s ex-leader gets hefty jail term

S Korea’s ex-leader gets hefty jail term

-- 2018-04-06 14:50:03

South Korea's former President Park Geun-hye has been sentenced to 24 years in jail after she was found guilty of abuse of power and coercion. The verdict was broadcast live and represents the culmin...

Vietnam jails six prominent activists

Vietnam jails six prominent activists

-- 2018-04-06 12:26:28

Six prominent Vietnamese activists have received heavy prison sentences on charges of "attempting to overthrow" the country's communist government. Lawyer Nguyen Van Dai was sentenced to 15 years, wh...

139 Pakistan entries on UN terror list

139 Pakistan entries on UN terror list

-- 2018-04-05 21:32:01

The UN Security Council (UNSC) has released an updated list of terrorist individuals and entities out of which 139 entries stem from Pakistan and include Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafeez Saeed's...