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Bangladesh's BNP to hold countrywide protest on Wednesday

The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Monday announced a countrywide demonstration on Wednesday to protest the conviction of party's senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman in a money laundering case.

Pakistan assures China of 'smooth progress' of economic corridor Pakistan assures China of 'smooth progress' of economic corridor

Amid security concerns over the construction of the USD 46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Pakistan today vowed to take steps to facilitate its 'smooth progress'.

Pakistan dismissive of India's decision to withdraw diplomats' kids Pakistan dismissive of India's decision to withdraw diplomats' kids

Pakistan was on Monday dismissive of India's move to withdraw children of diplomats and High Commission officials from schools in the country, describing it as an 'informal, internal, administrative' arrangement.

Philippines` Duterte vows no mercy in crime war

He reiterated his plans to shift to a federal form of government that devolves power from central government to the regions,.

One arrest in Bangladesh over boy`s gruesome killing

Police inspector Jasim Uddin, who is investigating the death, said senior mill employees had been "angry" with the boy and his father who also worked there for entering a restricted area.

Nepali President paves way for electing new government

Nepal's President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Monday removed constitutional impediment in the formation of a new government under the Transitional Provisions of the Constitution, and paved the way for a successor to assume office after the incumbent prime minister stepped down.

53 militants killed in Afghan military operations

At least 53 militants were killed in past 24 hours during military operations in Afghanistan, the Defence Ministry said on Monday.

Spine-chilling video: Woman dragged, killed by tiger at safari park in China Spine-chilling video: Woman dragged, killed by tiger at safari park in China

The attack took place at Beijing Badaling Wildlife World, when one of the women left the vehicle following an altercation.

Susan Rice urges `candour and openness` on Beijing visit

National Security Advisor Susan Rice called for "candour and openness" before talks with Chinese leaders during the highest-level US visit to Beijing since an international tribunal rejected China`s vast maritime claims.

Nepal likely to form consensus government within seven days of Oli resigning Nepal likely to form consensus government within seven days of Oli resigning

With K.P. Sharma Oli resigning as Nepal`s Prime Minister, President Bidhya Devi Bhandari will now call upon political parties to form a consensus government within the next seven days, local media reports said.

China, North Korea envoys hold talks in Laos

Top envoys from China and North Korea held talks on the sidelines of a regional summit in Laos as tensions run high on the Korean peninsula over Pyongyang`s nuclear programme.

Sanctions disrupt aid agencies in North Korea

Ramped-up international sanctions on North Korea have inadvertently disrupted the already challenging work of aid agencies there, those in the field say, with risk-averse banks refusing to transfer funds needed to keep operations running.

Eight dead, 20 missing in Malaysia boat accident

The boat carrying 62 people -- all Indonesians and thought to be illegal immigrants -- capsized due to strong waves late on Saturday night.

CPN (Maoist Centre) chairman Prachanda all set to become new Nepal PM

CPN (Maoist Centre) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka 'Prachanda' was on Sunday all set to make a comeback as Prime Minister of Nepal, a week after the Nepali Congress and Madhes-based parties pledged to throw their weight behind him.

Nepali PM KP Sharma Oli appears likely to lose no-confidence vote Nepali PM KP Sharma Oli appears likely to lose no-confidence vote

Two more parties abandoned Nepal's ruling coalition ahead of a no-confidence vote later Sunday against prime minister K.P. Sharma Oli that he appears likely to lose.

What a strong statement! Sushma Swaraj blasts Nawaz Sharif for delusional, dangerous Kashmir dream: READ top quotes What a strong statement! Sushma Swaraj blasts Nawaz Sharif for delusional, dangerous Kashmir dream: READ top quotes

In a strong attack on Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for his statements on Kashmir, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday blasted him by making strong statements.

225 killed or missing in China torrential rains; 2.5 lakh people trapped 225 killed or missing in China torrential rains; 2.5 lakh people trapped

As many as 225 people have been killed or missing in heavy torrential rains and floods that have wreaked havoc in China with about 2.5 lakh people still trapped in the central Hubei Province.

Turkey detains Gulen`s nephew after coup attempt: Report

Turkey has detained a nephew of US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen after last week`s failed coup, state-run media reported Saturday, the first time one of the his relatives has been apprehended in the current crackdown.

Heavy rain in China kills at least 87, millions evacuated Heavy rain in China kills at least 87, millions evacuated

Heavy rain in China has killed at least 87 people and forced 16 million from their homes, state media reported on Saturday.

MH370 pilot flew similar doomed route on home simulator: Report

The Boeing 777 vanished for unknown reasons on March 8, 2014 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people aboard.

Turkey detains almost 300 presidential guards: Official Turkey detains almost 300 presidential guards: Official

Turkey detained 283 members of the presidential guard of Recep Tayyip Erdogan after last week`s attempted coup, a government official said on Friday.

Petition in Pak court seeks registration of FIR against PM Modi Petition in Pak court seeks registration of FIR against PM Modi

Advocate Abdul Hameed filed the petition today in the Lahore High Court on the ground that "innocent" people were killed in Kashmir on the "orders" of PM Modi.

Pakistan PM chairs meeting on Kashmir

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday expressed concern over the law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir during a high-level meeting here called to discuss regional security.