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Maoist to make bid to bring all parties on board to form govt

Nepal plunged into a political turmoil after Prime Minister K P Oli resigned just before a no-confidence vote.

One of 9 militants killed in Dhaka raid is ''missing'' varsity student

The man from Noakhali identified the slain militant as Jubair Hasan, while the Chittagong man identified him as Sabbir Huq Konik.

Using 'crazies' like Hafiz Saeed will harm Pakistan: Husain Haqqani

Pakistan's "obsession" to match India in military strength and efforts to equalise the field with "crazies" like Hafiz Saeed, would only create hatred which will bite it back, former Pakistan Ambassador to US Husain Haqqani has said.

Turkey orders 47 newspaper journalists, executives detained

Earlier this week, warrants were issued against 42 other journalists, of whom 16 of them have been detained for questioning.

Japan police search home of suspect in stabbing spree

Japanese police on Wednesday searched the home of the suspect in a mass stabbing spree that left 19 people dead at a facility for the mentally disabled.

US avoiding 'confrontation' in sea row: John Kerry

Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan also have claims to the South China Sea, a vital waterway through which USD 5 trillion in annual trade passes.

Japan knife attacker grins before cameras

A Japanese man who admitted to murdering 19 people at a centre for the mentally disabled grinned to news cameras on Wednesday before being questioned over the country's worst killing spree in decades.

Pakistan a dependable ally, says British PM Theresa May Pakistan a dependable ally, says British PM Theresa May

Asserting that Pakistan is a dependable ally of the United Kingdom, newly-elected British Prime Minister Theresa May has said there will be no fallouts with Islamabad post-Brexit.

China says Oli's fall will not change ties with Nepal

China on Tuesday said its "weal and woe" friendship with Nepal will not change after the resignation of premier K P Oli, amid concerns here over the fate of a number border connectivity deals struck during his regime to blunt India's influence in Nepal.

Chinese army bans Hong Kong`s Pokemon players from barracks

The Chinese army garrisoned in Hong Kong has warned people searching for Pikachu and other virtual monsters to stay off their premises, as Pokemon Go mania sweeps the smartphone-obsessed city.

Life terms for 9 Filipinos over 2013 Malaysia incursion

A Malaysian court sentenced nine Filipinos to life in prison over an armed incursion in 2013 that left scores dead and paralysed a remote corner of Borneo for weeks, a defence lawyer said.

Chinese demolitions at Buddhist institute draw fire

Rights groups called for Chinese authorities to stop forced demolitions at one of the world`s biggest Tibetan Buddhist institutes.

Philippine Abu Sayyaf kidnapped 5 sailors, Malaysia says

Malaysia's police chief said that five tugboat crew missing since last week were abducted by the Philippine militant group Abu Sayyaf.

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.