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At least 30 killed in Nepal landslides

At least 30 killed in Nepal landslides

The landslides came crashing into villages and homes just after midnight. One survivor said they sounded like an earthquake. Multiple slides, triggered by torrential rains, struck communities near the resort town of Pokhara, west of the capital Kathmandu. In the village of Lumle, about half... read more »

Two Turkish police killed in gun attack ...

Two Turkish police killed in gun attack blamed on PKK: reports

ISTANBUL: Two Turkish police were killed Friday in a gun attack on police headquarters in the southern region of Adana blamed on Kurdish militants, the official Anatolia news agency reported. The gunmen fired on police headquarters in the city of Pozanti, sparking clashes which left two police as... read more »

Mullah Omar died two years ago: Pak tell...

Mullah Omar died two years ago: Pak tells Afghanistan

The death of Mullah Mohammad Omar, the supreme leader of the Afghan Taliban, has been confirmed by authorities in Pakistan who have shared the information with Afghan government officials, according to a media report on Wednesday. The issue was reportedly discussed during a meeting of the Afghan... read more »

Indian citizen held by China for ‘...

Indian citizen held by China for ‘terror links’ released, depor...

China late on Friday deported the lone Indian arrested on unspecified charges in Inner Mongolia, bringing to an end 72 hours of hard negotiations between Indian diplomats and local officials who caught him with 19 other foreigners for allegedly watching banned videos. The fate of the remaining... read more »

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Chinese dictator Mao’s painting sold for Rs 77 crore

Beijing . Chinese dictator Mao Zedong made ​​of this painting was auctioned for Rs 77 crore . The price is 18 times the value found in the previous auction . Sothebi Ruby ‘s London house... read more »

China’s defense budget increase by 12 per ce...

Beijing – The government announced the first day of the annual session of parliament . People’s Liberation Army of China’s... read more »

10 killed in bus accident in China

At least 10 people were killed and several others injured, including four in critical condition, after a passenger bus overturned on an expressway in... read more »

Chinese police bust four major baby trafficking rings r...

Hundreds of babies have been rescued by police in China after a crackdown was launched on trafficking infants. The nationwide bust saw 1,094 people arrested... read more »

Chinese Man litigate His Polluted Hometown for Cost of ...

A man in northern China filed a lawsuit against his smog-enshrouded city’s environmental protection bureau, saying it owed him for the money he spent on an... read more »

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Ready to dissolve parliament, says Thai PM

Ready to dissolve parliament, says Thai PM

Bangkok – Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Sunday that she was ready to resign or dissolve parliament to end the ongoing political turmoil. But an election has to be held within 60... read more »

Thai protesters mark Monday for final push against...

Anti-government protesters took a break from weeks of demonstrations on Saturday to prepare for a final push to topple the administration of Prime... read more »

N Korea confirms deporting aged US war veteran

N Korea confirms deporting aged US war veteran

Washington – North Korea has said it has deported an elderly U.S. tourist and war veteran detained for more than a month for alleged hostile acts... read more »

South Korea mourns Nelson Mandela’s death

South Korea mourns Nelson Mandela's death

Seoul – South Korean President Park Geun-hye Friday condoled the passing away of former South African President Nelson Mandela, describing him a... read more »

Kim Jong Un’s uncle ousted from leadership role, ...

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Sydney – North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s uncle has apparently been purged and two associates executed. The move is seen as the most significant... read more »

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1,30,000 Syrian refugees reach Turkey fleeing IS

ANKARA, Turkey: The number of Syrian refugees who have reached Turkey in the past four days after fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants now totals 1,30,000, Turkey’s deputy prime... read more »

Al-Qaida affiliate in Syria kills captive Lebanese...

9:53 P.M. The Nusra Front, al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, has killed one of the Lebanese soldiers it had been holding in captivity, Lebanese... read more »

France conducts first airstrike in Iraq, destroys logis...

PARIS: France says it has conducted its first airstrike in Iraq and has destroyed a logistics depot held by the Islamic State group. The office of President... read more »

Libya’s Zawiya refinery, El Sharara oil field shu...

TRIPOLI: Libya’s 120,000 barrels-a-day Zawiya refinery has been shut down due to damaged storage, an oil ministry official said on Thursday. The El... read more »

Iran rejects US-led coalition against IS

Seen from Tehran, which has helped both Damascus and Baghdad to confront IS advances, the coalition lacks credibility because some of its members had financed... read more »

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Nepal's Maoist party not to join government

Nepal’s Maoist party not to join government

Kathmandu – Nepal’s third largest party, the (UCPN-Maoist), said Saturday that it will not join the coalition government but will join the constituent assembly for the sake of the... read more »

Musharraf lawyers urge UN to intervene into 'show trial'

Musharraf lawyers urge UN to intervene into ‘...

Islamabad – Lawyers of Pakistan’s ex-President Pervez Musharraf have reportedly urged the United Nations to intervene in the... read more »

Indian dam will affect Neelum-Jhelum project: Pakistan

Indian dam will affect Neelum-Jhelum project: Pakistan

Islamabad – The construction of the Kishanganga project by India in Jammu and Kashmir will result in 14 percent decrease in the flow of water for... read more »

Pakistani troops violate LoC ceasefire in Jammu

Indian Army lodges protest with Pakistan over ceasefire violations

Jammu – After almost two months of peace along the LoC, Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire Friday, targeting an Indian army posts in Jammu district... read more »

US law enforcers should be mindful of global realities:...

US law enforcers should be mindful of global realities: Haqqani

Against the backdrop of the arrest and humiliating treatment meted out to a senior Indian diplomat, a former Pakistani diplomat to the U.S. has cautioned the... read more »

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‘Law allows me to shoot’: Lankan PM’s take on Indian fishermen intruding...

Sri Lankan Prime Minsiter Ranil Wickramasinghe has stoked a controversy suggesting that Indian fishermen may be shot if they intruded into Sri Lankan waters. Alleging that Indian fishermen... read more »

Pakistan an irreplaceable, all-weather friend: China

BEIJING: China said on Monday that Pakistan was its irreplaceable and all-weather friend and both the countries were part of the community of shared destiny. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen... read more »

World leaders head to Saudi to meet new King Salman

RIYADH: Dignitaries and leaders from around the world were to arrive in Saudi Arabia Saturday to offer their condolences to its new King Salman, a day after the death of his half-brother... read more »

Yemen thrown into turmoil as its president resigns

SANAA: Yemeni leader Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi has offered to resign following a standoff with a powerful Shiite militia in control of the capital, throwing his country deeper into political... read more »

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 »