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Air quality index: Visibility improves in Delhi

-- November 05, 2019 13:08:55

The air quality in New Delhi improved slightly on Tuesday as the wind picked up to blow away some of the pollution shrouding the Indian capital city for days. But the air remained at the “hazar...

Taj Mahal gets air purifier amid severe air pollution

-- November 04, 2019 17:52:08

As north India battles severe levels of pollution, authorities have deployed an air purifier at the Taj Mahal to save the iconic 17th-century marble mausoleum. The air purifier van deployed by the Ut...

Where will the China-US trade agreement be signed?

Global Times November 04, 2019 17:02:08

The mid-November cancellation of the APEC summit in Chile, where China and the US were widely expected to sign an interim trade agreement, has ignited speculations about a new location and venue to in...

China to continue sci-fi support: report

Xinhua November 04, 2019 16:35:33

A leading Chinese association for science has reaffirmed support for the science fiction sector, China Daily reported Monday. It quoted Huai Jinpeng, a top official of the China Association for Scien...

One dead, 14 hurt in Kashmir grenade attack

-- November 04, 2019 14:55:28

One person died and at least 14 were injured on Monday in a grenade attack in Indian-administered Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar, two Indian officials told Reuters. Nine people were admitted t...

Vietnam arrests eight in connection with UK truck deaths

-- November 04, 2019 14:16:35

Police in Vietnam have arrested eight people in relation to the discovery of 39 dead Vietnamese in a truck near London last month, state media said on Monday. British police last week charged two men...

Iranians chant ‘Death to America’ to mark US embassy seizure

-- November 04, 2019 13:47:32

Thousands of Iranians chanted “Death to America” near the old US embassy on Monday, the 40th anniversary on the seizure of the mission and a day after Iran’s supreme leader vowed it...

Modi tells Suu Kyi about importance of quick Rohingya repatriation

-- November 04, 2019 11:45:50

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday emphasised that the “speedy, safe and sustainable” return of Rohingyas to their homes in Rakhine was in the interest of the region, the displa...

Indian capital banishes some cars in hope of clearing the air

-- November 04, 2019 11:41:28

Authorities in the Indian capital on Monday banished from the roads cars with number plates ending in an odd number in a bid to cut hazardous air pollution shrouding the city. The US Embassy air qual...

Resolve Rohingya crisis: UN chief to Myanmar

-- November 04, 2019 11:02:31

UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres expressed concern Sunday over the plight of the 730,000 Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar's Rakhine state, calling on Myanmar's government to take responsibil...

'India’s border move to trigger new dispute'

Global Times November 03, 2019 18:14:11

India officially divided its state of Jammu and Kashmir Thursday into two new union territories to be ruled directly by the central government in New Delhi. The so-called Union Territories of Jammu an...

Xinhua slams 'barbaric' Hong Kong office attack

-- November 03, 2019 17:49:39

China's state-owned Xinhua News Agency denounced the attack on its office in Hong Kong by pro-democracy protesters as "barbaric" during a melee that marked nearly five months of unrest in the Chinese...

Iran will maintain its ban on talks with US: Khamenei

Reuters November 03, 2019 16:18:58

Iran will maintain its ban on talks with the United States, the country's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday, describing the two countries as implacable foes a day before the 40th an...

Pakistan army supports elected government amid major protest

-- November 02, 2019 16:08:31

Pakistan’s powerful military said it supported the country’s elected government and the constitution, as tens of thousands of opposition protesters gathered in the capital demanding that P...

Indian state leader to move migrant workers from Kashmir

-- November 02, 2019 15:03:02

More than 100 migrant workers from India’s Kashmir will be moved after a spate of killings by suspected separatist militants underlined the threat to outsiders in the restive region. Senior off...

Thailand launches 'anti-fake news' centre

Reuters November 01, 2019 19:45:34

Thailand launched an 'anti-fake news' centre on Friday, the Southeast Asian country’s latest effort to exert government control over a sweeping range of online content. The move came as Thailan...

Schools shut in Delhi amid heavy air pollution

-- November 01, 2019 17:43:57

Schools in the Indian capital will be shut until Nov 5, the city government said on Friday, as residents breathed the season's worst air for a third straight day, reports Reuters.  As farm fires...

Mongolia arrests 800 Chinese citizens in cybercrime probe

-- October 31, 2019 12:43:21

Police in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar have apprehended 800 Chinese citizens and confiscated hundreds of computers and mobile phone SIM cards as part of an investigation into a cybercrime ring...

India formally divides Jammu and Kashmir

-- October 31, 2019 12:38:28

India has formally divided the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two new federally-administered territories. In the new arrangement, Jammu and Kashmir is one territory, and Ladakh, which borders China,...

Five die as 6.5 magnitude quake rattles Philippines

Reuters October 31, 2019 12:00:59

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake rocked southern Philippines still reeling from two strong tremors this month, killing at least five people and causing previously damaged buildings and homes to collapse. T...

Fire on moving train kills 73 in Pakistan

-- October 31, 2019 11:16:54

At least 73 people were killed on Thursday from a fire in three bogies of a Tezgam train near Liaqatpur city in Pakistan, Rahim Yar Khan district government confirmed.  Women and children a...

China should maintain cautious attitude in talks with Washington: experts

Global Times October 30, 2019 18:26:32

The US is showing positive signs on the ongoing trade talks with China, which is beneficial to yielding a good outcome during next month's APEC summit in Chile. But experts warn it is unwise to assume...

India moves to divide Jammu and Kashmir state despite protests

-- October 30, 2019 13:03:36

India will formally split up disputed Jammu and Kashmir state into two federal territories on Thursday, aiming to tighten its grip on the restive region that has been in the grip of a harsh security c...

Iraqi prime minister's main backers agree to oust him

-- October 30, 2019 12:57:25

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi’s two main backers have agreed to work on removing him from office as protests against his government gained momentum in Baghdad and much of the Shi’i...

Criticism over Uighurs not ‘helpful’ for trade talks, China warns US

-- October 30, 2019 10:51:54

The United States and 22 other countries at the United Nations pushed China on Tuesday to stop detaining ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims, prompting China’s UN envoy to warn it was not “he...

Sci-tech board wins plaudits at 100 days

Global Times October 29, 2019 17:20:45

With the STAR Market, the Shanghai Stock Exchange's sci-tech innovation board, set to mark its 100th day of trading on Tuesday, experts are lauding its role in China's national strategy of innovation-...

‘Global ring’ involved in smuggling 39 found dead in UK truck

-- October 29, 2019 16:24:21

A court heard on Monday that a global ring had been involved in smuggling the 39 people whose bodies were found in a truck near London, as the driver faced charges of manslaughter and people-trafficki...

China tops list of Russia's most friendly countries

-- October 29, 2019 16:13:14

China tops the list of Russia's most friendly countries, a recent opinion poll conducted by the Russian government-owned research centre VTsIOM has showed. The poll was conducted on Aug. 22 among 1,6...

Iraqi security forces open fire on protesters, killing 14

Reuters October 29, 2019 15:01:06

Iraqi security forces killed at least 14 people in the Shi’ite holy city of Kerbala overnight after opening fire on protesters, medical and security sources said, in a return to tactics denounce...

Magnitude 6.6 quake hits southern Philippines

-- October 29, 2019 11:48:59

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 hit central Mindanao in the southern Philippines on Tuesday, shaking buildings and causing residents to rush from schools and offices. The quake struck 26 km (16...