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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.

Myanmar rebuffs UN probe of rape, murder crimes against Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar has rejected the UN rights council's decision to investigate allegations that security officers have murdered, raped and tortured Rohingya Muslims, saying the probe would only "inflame" the conflict.

Air strike kills 16 in Syrian prison: Syrian Observatory

At least 16 people died after a Friday night air strike on a prison in Syria`s rebel-held Idlib province including both prisoners and staff.

Pakistan mulling options for Abdul Basit's replacement: Sources Pakistan mulling options for Abdul Basit's replacement: Sources

Pakistan is mulling options to replace its hawkish envoy to India, Abdul Basit, after his tussle with the decisions-makers in Islamabad following the elevation of his junior Tehmina Janjua as Foreign Secretary.

Notice to Pakistani channel over remarks against PM Nawaz Sharif

The penalty for airing fake news includes a fine of up to Rs 1 million and cancellation of the operating licence.
 

Outgoing UN peacekeeping head praises Indian, South Asian troops

As of February, there were 7,606 Indians serving in the peacekeeping operations, the second largest contingent, after Ethiopia with 8,321.
 

I prayed for death: Indian soldier who strayed into Pakistan

The Indian soldier who was returned by Pakistan after four months in captivity said he was so fed up with torture by Pakistanis that he often prayed for death while in their custody.

Taiwan NGO worker `missing in China`

Taiwan said Friday that Chinese authorities had not responded to their enquiries on Lee Ming-cheh`s whereabouts, as his wife pleaded for help to locate him.

UN to `urgently` send rights probe to Myanmar

The UN rights council agreed Friday to "urgently" launch an investigation into violations against Myanmar`s Rohingya Muslims, including torture, murder and rapes allegedly committed by troops.

Pakistan demands British Queen's apology for Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev's “unjust killing” Pakistan demands British Queen's apology for Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev's “unjust killing”

Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Hari Rajguru, and Sukhdev Thapar​ were hanged in Lahore jail on March 23, 1931.

Free soup puts 350 in Myanmar hospital with food poisoning

A free lunch for villagers in southern Myanmar turned sour after it landed more than a third of the rural community in hospital with food poisoning.