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Five killed as Cyclone Mora strikes Bangladesh

At least five persons were killed in Bangladesh after Cyclone Mora hit the country's south-eastern coast on Tuesday with nearly 300,000 people from 10 coastal districts already evacuated.

Toll in Sri Lanka floods rises to 183

At least 103 persons remained missing and the toll was expected to rise as authorities battle to rescue those still stranded across a wide stretch of the country.

Indian Navy teams join Lanka flood rescue ops: toll reaches 193

In total, 545,243 people of 142,811 families had been affected by the weather calamity. ​

Nepal unveils Rs 1,279 billion budget for 2017-18 Nepal unveils Rs 1,279 billion budget for 2017-18

The government in the next fiscal year is transferring Rs 225 billion, or 17.6 percent of the total budget, to local bodies, as per the commitment.

Nepal's Phase II local elections rescheduled for June 23 Nepal's Phase II local elections rescheduled for June 23

The Nepal government has postponed the second phase of local level election to June 23 , in a bid to ensure agitating parties' participation in the polls.

At least 27 dead in Baghdad bombings: Officials At least 27 dead in Baghdad bombings: Officials

The attack took place when a booby-trapped car exploded at the busy intersection near al-Shuhadaa Bridge, across the Tigris River in central Baghdad.

Seven militants killed in Afghan airstrike

Acting upon intelligence reports, the security forces struck a Taliban hideout in Mullah Qali area of Dasht-e-Archi district in the morning.

''Shocked'' South Korea leader Moon Jae-in orders probe into extra US THAAD launchers

Moon was "shocked" to hear that the four additional THAAD launchers, deployed to counter the North Korean missile threat.

Car bomb in central Baghdad kills 13, claimed by Islamic State: Security sources Car bomb in central Baghdad kills 13, claimed by Islamic State: Security sources

The bombing targeted the Karrada district, which was hit by a massive truck bomb in July 2016 that killed at least 324 people, the deadliest attack in Iraq.

Sri Lanka appeals for help as floods cripple water supply

There were scattered showers in many parts of Sri Lanka in the past 24 hours but flood waters were rapidly receding.

Cyclone wreaks havoc in Bangladesh refugee camps for Myanmar's Rohingyas

Cyclone Mora struck the island of Saint Martin and Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar, where officials said some 200,000 people were evacuated to shelters.

Two Saudi policemen hurt in bombing in restive Shi'ite town: Report

Two policemen were wounded when a bomb exploded in Awamiya in eastern Saudi Arabia, where many of the country`s Shi`ite Muslim minority live, state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday.

Cyclone Mora: West Bengal fishermen advised not to venture into sea

The storm is going to turn into a severe one between Monday and Tuesday and would become a deep depression by May 31: IMD forecast. 

Indonesian Islamist leader Rizieq Shihab named suspect in porn case

Rizieq Shihab yesterday was named a suspect for allegedly exchanging pornographic messages with a woman.
 

Women accused of Kim Jong-Nam murder appear in court

Malaysian police accuse the women of wiping the banned nerve agent VX on Kim`s face as he was about to board a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Macau.

UK journalist faces Thai jail for carrying protective gear

Anthony Cheng was detained at Suvarnabhumi airport Monday night on his way to the war-torn Iraqi city of Mosul where troops are battling the IS Group.

Kim Jong Nam murder case moves to Malaysian high court

The two women are accused of smearing Kim`s face with VX nerve agent, a chemical described by the United Nations as a weapon of mass destruction.
 

Iraq presses Mosul assault, UN warns of danger to civilians

The battle for Mosul has taken a heavy toll on civilians, pushing hundreds of thousands to flee, while hundreds more have been killed or wounded.

Japan urges China to play bigger role in restraining North Korea

Beijing is also suspicious about Tokyo`s stance on the disputed the South China Sea and over self-ruled Taiwan.

Syria war takes role in Ramadan television dramas

Onlookers arriving at the set near Arnus Square in central Damascus found a burning car and people lying on the ground.

Banned outfits in Pakistan operating openly on Facebook: Report Banned outfits in Pakistan operating openly on Facebook: Report

The names of all banned outfits were searched on Facebook to find pages, groups, and user profiles that publicly "liked" a banned outfit.

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un supervises missile test of new guidance system: Report North Korea leader Kim Jong Un supervises missile test of new guidance system: Report

The missile was equipped with an advanced automated pre-launch sequence compared to previous versions of the "Hwasong" rockets.

Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh Coast: Weather office

The storm made landfall on the coast between Cox`s Bazar and the main port city of Chittagong at 6:00 am.

South Korea says conducted joint drills with US B-1B strategic bomber

Earlier on Tuesday, North Korea`s state media said the B-1B bomber flew over South Korea to stage "a nuclear bomb dropping drill".

Story of slain Pakistani Hindu soldier goes viral – Read Story of slain Pakistani Hindu soldier goes viral – Read

The exact cause of his death was not immediately known.