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Nepal in turmoil, protest against new Co...

Nepal in turmoil, protest against new Constitution rages on; 1 person commi...

Protests against the new Constitution in Nepal have intensified with one member of Sadbhavana Party even committing suicide. Nepal Police has also increased its presence along the border. Firing has started in Garur chowk of Rautahat district and one person has been killed in Birgunj. There are... read more »

Nepal gets its new constitution, but her...

Nepal gets its new constitution, but here’s why it has got India worr...

India has reasons to be perturbed about the volatile situation in Nepal, a country with which India shares an open and contiguous 1751-km-long border. India’s biggest concern is that Madhesis are up in arms against the secular and democratic constitution that Nepal has put into effect on 20... read more »

Pak Senate chief warns against another m...

Pak Senate chief warns against another military takeover

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Senate chief has warned that constitutional checks to prevent yet another military takeover have become redundant in the country which has seen army rule for nearly half of its 68 years of independence. Raza Rabbani was winding up the debate in the upper house to... read more »

Pakistan’s first indigenous drone ...

Pakistan’s first indigenous drone kills 3 militants

PESHAWAR: Pakistan for the first time on Monday used an indigenous drone to attack a terrorist compound in restive North Waziristan, killing at least three high-profile militants. “The first-ever use of Pakistan made Burraq drone today hit a terrorist compound in Shawal Valley killing three... read more »

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China mulls 7,000 km bullet train to connect Beijing and Moscow

China is planning to build a 7,000 km-long high-speed railway line, costing $250 billion, between Moscow and Beijing through Central Asia to provide a fast transport link between the neighbouring... read more »

Chinese react to stampede deaths: Thought this hap...

China on Friday mourned the 36 dead from New Year festivities at its financial capital Shanghai, as the city government revealed the victims of the... read more »

Explosion in Auto-Parts Plant in China Kills 17, Xinhua...

An explosion at an auto-parts factory in southern China’s Guangdong province killed 17 people and injured 20 others, the official Xinhua News Agency... read more »

Chinese man jailed for 13 years for eating tigers

BEIJING – A Chinese man has been jailed for 13 years for buying and eating endangered tigers and making wine made out of their blood, state media... read more »

Six nurses killed in latest attack on Chinese medical w...

BEIJING: Seven people, including six nurses, were stabbed to death at a hospital dormitory in northern China on Thursday, the official Xinhua news agency... read more »

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Abe visits Yasukuni war shrine, China protests

Abe visits Yasukuni war shrine, China protests

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe paid his respects on Thursday at a shrine honouring Japan’s war dead in a move that drew a quick rebuke from China warning that the visit celebrated Japan’s military... read more »

Rocks, tear gas fly as Thai protests escalate

Rocks, tear gas fly as Thai protests escalate

 Protesters trying to halt preparations for elections fought running battles with police in the Thai capital on Thursday, as the country’s... read more »

Japan raises defence spending budget

Japan raises defence spending budget

Tokyo – Japanese cabinet Tuesday approved a record-high 95.88 trillion yen (about $922 billion) budget for fiscal 2014, of which the defence spending was... read more »

Kim Jong-Un rounds up executed uncle’s relatives

Kim Jong-Un rounds up executed uncle's relatives

Sydney – North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has reportedly rounded up hundreds of people connected to the country’s former second in command and his... read more »

Thai protesters try to block election sign-up

Thai protesters try to block election sign-up

Thai opposition protesters have stepped up their campaign to disrupt upcoming elections, trying to block candidate registrations as part of efforts to banish... read more »

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ISIS executing ‘educated women’ in new wave of horror...

GENEVA: The UN on Tuesday decried numerous executions of civilians in Iraq by the Islamic State group, warning that educated women appeared to be especially at risk. The jihadist group is showing a... read more »

1,000 lash sentence for Saudi blogger postponed

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia postponed until next week Friday’s flogging of a blogger jailed for insulting Islam, citing medical reasons, a week after... read more »

Iran to build two more nuclear plants: Rouhani

TEHRAN: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said the country would build two more nuclear plants in the southern city of Bushehr in line with the peaceful... read more »

US trains Iraqis for house-to-house battle against IS

TAJI BASE, Iraq: A team of camouflage-clad Iraqi soldiers lines up near the door of a one-storey house north of Baghdad with rifles ready, preparing to enter... read more »

Car bomb kills 37 at Yemen police academy

SANAA: A car bomb tore through dozens of Yemenis lined up at a police academy in Sanaa Wednesday, leaving 37 dead in the latest attack to highlight the... read more »

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Hasina's party fears Zia will change Bangladesh's name

Hasina’s party fears Zia will change Bangladesh’s nam...

Dhaka – Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s party has said that opposition leader Khaleda Zia may change the country’s name in case she returns to power. The apprehension was... read more »

Explosives found outside Musharraf's house

Explosives found outside Musharraf’s house

Islamabad – Explosives were recovered from the vicinity of former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf’s farmhouse Monday, a media report... read more »

Bangladesh Polls: Conundrum of compromise or credibilit...

Bangladesh Polls: Conundrum of compromise or credibility

By Ashok Dixit New Delhi – Bangladesh goes to polls on January 5 under a multi-party interim government formed by the ruling Awami League, but several... read more »

Musharraf says Pak army firmly behind him against ̵...

Musharraf says Pak army firmly behind him against 'vendetta' treason case

Islamabad – Pakistan’s former President General Pervez Musharraf has denounced treason charges against him as a “vendetta”, saying that... read more »

Bangladesh PM Hasina unveils party manifesto

Bangladesh PM Hasina unveils party manifesto

Dhaka – Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Saturday unveiled the Awami League’s manifesto for the upcoming parliamentary elections, and... read more »

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China says 197 punished in crackdown on online rumors

People recently punished in China’s campaign against online rumors include those who circulated an inflated death toll in the Tianjin blasts and who alleged a man committed suicide... read more »

Protesters in western Nepal kill police with spears, axes

Protesters in western Nepal kill police with spears, axesKathmandu, Nepal (CNN)Protesters in western Nepal have killed at least seven police officers as violent clashes broke out over the... read more »

Sri Lanka: Ranil Wickremesinghe takes office as new Prime Minister

Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister on Friday as the island nation’s two major political parties signed an agreement to work together in the new... read more »

India ‘advises’ Pakistani NSA Aziz not to meet Hurriyat leaders

India has advised Pakistani NSA Sartaj Aziz not to meet separatist Hurriyat leaders before talks with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval, raising a question mark about the meeting of the... read more »

Hurriyat leaders released hours after house arrest

Just hours after they were placed under house arrest, Kashmiri separatist leaders were on Thursday released by authorities in Srinagar indicating a confused response to their proposed meeting with... read more »