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Iran says Bahrain terror cell claims `delusional`

Iran rejected as "delusional" on Tuesday Bahraini claims that it was behind a "terrorist" cell accused of planning attacks on senior figures and security personnel in the Gulf kingdom.

'China will never own Pakistan's problems'

China has its own vision, and given its issues with the US and India, Beijing would never own Islamabad`s problems, a former envoy has said, adding that Pakistan needs to address its issues.

Five to hang for killing photojournalist in Bangladesh

A Dhaka court on Tuesday sentenced five persons to death for killing award-winning photojournalist Aftab Ahmed in 2013, a media report said.

South Korea ferry salvors find human remains: Ministry

Salvage workers who raised South Korea`s sunken Sewol ferry may have found the remains of a missing victim of the disaster, the Maritime Ministry said.

Iran says Russia can use military bases ''on case by case basis''

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Reuters on Tuesday that Russia could use Iranian military bases to fight terrorists in Syria on a "case by case basis."

Malaysia says Kim Jong Nam's body still in Kuala Lumpur

Kim Jong Nam was murdered on Februray 13.

Nepal PM Prachanda meets Chinese President Xi Jinping, calls meeting 'fruitful'

Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', who is on a six-day visit to China, held a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday.

Eight students feared dead in Japan avalanche

Eight Japanese high school students are feared dead after being caught in an avalanche on Monday during a mountain climbing outing at a ski resort, authorities and media said.

Al Qaeda wants to create local leadership in South Asia: US official

The top al Qaeda leadership has started nurturing terror units in South Asia, including in India, to give a local face to their outfit, according to a senior US defence official.

Maldives president faces key parliamentary test

The Maldives opposition on Monday began impeachment proceedings against the parliamentary speaker in an attempt to destabilise the president.

Pakistan starts fencing Afghanistan border in ''high-threat zones''

General Qamar Javed Bajwa said initial fencing will focus on "high threat zones" of Bajaur and Mohmand agencies in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

5.1-magnitude earthquake shakes China

An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale on Monday jolted southwest China's Yangbi County.

Pro-China Carrie Lam becomes Hong Kong's 1st woman leader Pro-China Carrie Lam becomes Hong Kong's 1st woman leader

Lam, 59, won 777 votes from the 1,194-member Election Committee, made up of mostly Beijing-loyalists. She is the first woman to be elected to the post.

Ten killed, dozen injured in collision between truck, mini-truck in Bangladesh

At least 10 persons were killed and a dozen injured in a collision between a truck and a mini truck in Bangladesh`s Chuadanga on Sunday, police said.

Six killed, scores injured in blasts in Bangladesh

At least six persons, including two police officials, were killed and over 40 were injured in two explosions on Saturday near a militant hideout in Sylhet city, some 240 km from capital Dhaka, local police said.

Nine killed in platform collapse at power plant in south China

At least nine people were killed and two others sustained injuries after an operation platform collapsed at a power plant in south China`s Guangdong Province on Saturday.

China captures 2,566 fugitives abroad in anti-graft campaign

China has captured 2,566 fugitives, a number of them from the ruling Communist Party, who had fled to other countries and recovered USD 125 million of illicit funds from 2014 to 2016.

Moderate earthquake rocks N-E states, Myanmar

A moderate earthquake, measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale, rocked India`s northeastern states and parts of Myanmar on Saturday.

Nepal to enhance cooperation with China Nepal to enhance cooperation with China

Nepal and China have pledged to further develop their ties as Kathmandu expressed its willingness to join China`s Belt and Road initiative.

In Pakistan, Hindu student asked to apologise for celebrating Holi in university campus In Pakistan, Hindu student asked to apologise for celebrating Holi in university campus

A post is going viral on social media claiming that a Hindu student was forced to submit a written apology over celebrating Holi on the campus of a Pakistani university.

Major nations responsible for keeping world peace: China vice premier

The world`s major nations are responsible for maintaining global peace, and all countries should remain committed to a road of stable and peaceful development.

China captures more than 2,500 fugitives who fled overseas: Xinhua

China has captured 2,566 fugitives who had fled to more than 90 countries and regions and recovered 8.6 billion yuan ($1.25 billion) of illicit funds from 2014 to 2016.

Philippines communist rebels vow to revive ceasefire no later than March 31

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) said on Saturday that its armed units will declare a unilateral ceasefire no later than March 31.

Conference on 'Make in India' held in Houston

A first-ever conference was held here bringing together various constituencies that have an interest in India and discussing the latest developments and the best practices of doing business in India.

UK condemns Pakistan's move to declare Gilgit-Baltistan as its fifth province, says it belongs to India UK condemns Pakistan's move to declare Gilgit-Baltistan as its fifth province, says it belongs to India

The Gilgit-Baltistan area is Pakistan`s northernmost administrative territory that borders the disputed Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.