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China's party paper trumpets United Nations rights resolution as combating West's monopoly

The UN Human Rights Council on Thursday adopted a China-led resolution on "The Contribution of Development to the Enjoyment of All Human Rights, the first time it had adopted a resolution on development issues, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

At least five bodies found after huge China landslide: Official At least five bodies found after huge China landslide: Official

Wu Xiaobin, captain of the local fire department, confirmed the first deaths to state broadcaster CCTV hours after the avalanche of rock hit the village of Xinmo in Sichuan province.

Pakistan mourns attack victims; Army launches crackdown on militants

Pakistan was in a state of shock after weeks of relative peace as terrorists struck at three cities, killing 62 people and wounding over 100, prompting the army to launch a countrywide crackdown on militants.

Tens of thousands stranded by Sri Lanka doctors' strike

Tens of thousands of patients have been left in the lurch by a doctor-led strike at Sri Lanka`s state-run hospitals, a consumer rights group said on Saturday.

Barack Obama kicks off tropical holiday in Indonesia

The casually dressed former president arrived in the resort island of Bali with his wife Michelle and their two daughters, a local military commander said.

United States wanted terror leader may have fled to Philippine city: Army

Isnilon Hapilon, a veteran Filipino militant said to be the leader of the Islamic State (IS) group in Southeast Asia, has not been seen in the battle zone in Marawi City, said Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez, head of the military's Western Mindanao Command.

Thai activist arrested for commemorating democratic revolution

Thai authorities on Saturday detained an activist attempting to mark the 1932 revolution that ended absolute monarchy, police said, a historical event that has become increasingly taboo under an ultra-royalist junta.

16 killed in Bangladesh road accident

At least 16 people were killed on Saturday when a truck carrying labourers veered off the road in Bangladesh`s Rangpur district, police said.

United Nations chief condemns separate bomb attacks in Pakistan

Dozens of people were killed and more than 100 were injured in the two separate attacks.

 

Saudi Arabia foils suicide attack on Mecca's Grand Mosque; bomber blows himself up Saudi Arabia foils suicide attack on Mecca's Grand Mosque; bomber blows himself up

The month of fasting ends with the Eid-al-Fitr holiday, expected to be on Sunday. Saudi monarchs usually spend the last 10 days of Ramadan in Mecca.
 

Over 140 people feared buried in China landslide Over 140 people feared buried in China landslide

Some 40 homes in the village of Xinmo were swallowed by the cascading debris after the side of a mountain collapsed, blocking a two kilometre (one mile) stretch of river, according to a statement from the Maoxian government news office.
 

Taliban chief warns US that troop surge in Afghanistan will be a 'mistake' Taliban chief warns US that troop surge in Afghanistan will be a 'mistake'

President Donald Trump recently authorized his defense secretary, Jim Mattis, to add several thousand more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, primarily tasked to train and advise Afghan forces.

South Korea conducts missile test with warning to North Korea South Korea conducts missile test with warning to North Korea

The indigenous missile known as Hyunmoo-2 has an estimated range of 800 Kilometers that covers all of the North, and will be deployed following two more tests.

Twin blasts at Pakistan's Parachinar: Blasts death toll rises to 25, over 100 injured so far Twin blasts at Pakistan's Parachinar: Blasts death toll rises to 25, over 100 injured so far

The explosions targeted people shopping in the area and those heading out of the city ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, local political administration officials said.

Pakistan's concept of Sharia has nothing to do with Islam, says rights Shiraz Ahmad

Ahmadiyas were declared non-Muslim in 1974 by the government of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and were further deprived through an Anti-Ahmadiya Ordinance in 1984 promulgated by then military dictator General Zia-ul-Haq.

North Korea says it's 'biggest victim' in US student's death

The comments published by KCNA were North Korea's first reaction to Otto Warmbier's death in a US hospital Monday after it released him for what it called humanitarian reasons.

10 killed as IS suicide bombers strike Iraq

About 12 to 15 suicide bombers carried out an attack in the village of al-Baghdadi about 140 km west of Ramadi, the capital of al-Anbar province, killing eight civilians and two soldiers.

Saudi security forces kill "wanted man" in Mecca: Reports

Saudi security forces shot dead a wanted man in the Muslim holy city of Mecca on Friday and arrested several others.

Iraqi forces battle towards heart of Mosul's Old City Iraqi forces battle towards heart of Mosul's Old City

Iraqi forces battled their way along two streets that meet in the heart of Mosul`s Old City on Friday.

15 killed, at least 70 injured as twin explosions hit Pakistan's Parachinar, suicide bombing expected 15 killed, at least 70 injured as twin explosions hit Pakistan's Parachinar, suicide bombing expected

Another twin explosion rocked the Parachinar area of Pakistan on Friday killing at least 15 people and injuring dozens. 

Financial watchdog FATF slams Pak on terror financing

At its meeting in Spain's Valencia, FATF, a Paris-based organisation which sets standards for banks globally, closely scrutinised Pakistan's record on terror financing.

UAE warns Qatar to take neighbours` demands `seriously`

The demands have not been officially unveiled but Doha-based Al-Jazeera news channel said overnight Thursday they were handed to Qatar by Kuwait, which is mediating in the crisis.
 

Car bombing in southwest Pakistan kills 13, at least 20 wounded Car bombing in southwest Pakistan kills 13, at least 20 wounded

A suicide bomber blew up his explosive-laden car near the office of the regional police chief in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province today, killing at least 13 people, including six policemen, and injuring 20 others.

North Korea accuses US of 'smear campaign' over Warmbier death

President Donald Trump has slammed the treatment of 22-year-old American Otto Warmbier, who spent more than a year in detention in the secretive state, as "a total disgrace". 

 

China hopes India, US won't disturb South China Sea peace

Modi will meet Trump for the first time on June 26 and a range of issues are likely to come up, including H1B visas and terrorism.