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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.

Japan government sues Okinawa authorities over US base

More than half the 47,000 American troops in Japan under a decades-long security alliance are stationed on Okinawa, the site of a major World War II battle .

US report on Chinese Muslims joining ISIS groundless: Media US report on Chinese Muslims joining ISIS groundless: Media

Chinese official media on Friday dismissed as groundless a US think tank report that claimed China's policies in the northwest Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region have driven local Muslims to join the ISIS.

Thai cops question UK journalist`s wife over `royal insult`

Thai police on Friday questioned the wife of a British journalist over a social media post of unflattering photos alleged to be of the kingdom`s Crown Prince, in a country where insulting the royals carries heavy jail terms.

PML-N sweeps assembly polls in Pakistan occupied Kashmir

Pakistan People's Party (PPP), which won the last polls, could only manage to win two seats.

'Don't abandon search for MH370,' plead families of victims 'Don't abandon search for MH370,' plead families of victims

Families of those lost on flight MH370 pleaded on Thursday for authorities to continue hunting for the Malaysia Airlines jet on the eve of a meeting that could decide how much longer the frustrating deep-sea search continues.

Pak wants UNHRC to send fact-finding team to Kashmir

Pakistan on Thursday said it has approached the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to send a fact- finding team to Kashmir to investigate the alleged human rights violations and recent killings of innocent people.

43 civilians dead in bombardment of Syria rebel-held areas: Report 43 civilians dead in bombardment of Syria rebel-held areas: Report

At least 43 civilians, including 11 children, were killed in bombardment of several rebel-held areas across Syria on Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.

China, Pakistan launch first joint border patrols near Xinjiang China, Pakistan launch first joint border patrols near Xinjiang

Chinese and Pakistan border troops have for the first time launched joint patrolling of the border connecting PoK with Xinjiang province amid reports that over 100 Uighurs have fled the restive region to join ISIS.

Myanmar census data undercuts Buddhist hardliner claims

Muslims make up just over two percent of Myanmar`s population, government census figures showed on Thursday, undercutting claims by Buddhist hardliners that Islam poses a threat to the dominance of their faith.

Famous Pakistan actor Hamza Ali Abbasi mentions terrorist Burhan Wani as 'shaheed'; Facebook deactivates his account Famous Pakistan actor Hamza Ali Abbasi mentions terrorist Burhan Wani as 'shaheed'; Facebook deactivates his account

Renowned Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi's Facebook account was deactivated after he wrote a controversial post.

China's Panchen Lama carries out religious rite in Tibet, first in 50 years

Although officially atheist, China selected Gyaltsen Norbu as the 11th Panchen Lama in 1995 in a drive to win the hearts and minds of Tibetans.
 

Turkish officers fleeing coup go on trial in Greece

Eight Turkish military officers who fled to Greece after last week`s failed coup went on trial Thursday for illegal entry in a case that threatens to strain ties between the NATO allies.

Bangladesh arrests four militants in hunt for cafe attack Islamists Bangladesh arrests four militants in hunt for cafe attack Islamists

Five Bangladesh militants, most from wealthy, liberal families, stormed an upmarket restaurant on July 1 and murdered customers before they were gunned down.

South Korea's Park calls for unity over THAAD deployment

Tension on the Korean peninsula has been high since North Korea conducted nuclear test in January and followed that with a satellite launch and a string of test launches of various missiles.