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China's next-generation bullet train makes debut on Beijing-Shanghai line; top speed 400 km an hour

Beijing-Shanghai railway line is China's busiest route, used by 50,5000 passengers daily.

Chinese Nobel rights activist Liu Xiaobo's cancer beyond surgery: Wife

Liu was jailed for 11 years in 2009 for "inciting subversion of state power" after he helped write a petition known as "Charter 08" calling for sweeping political reforms.

70 percent of Pakistan an ideal breeding ground for jihadis, militants, suggest statistics 70 percent of Pakistan an ideal breeding ground for jihadis, militants, suggest statistics

The madrasa tradition dates back almost a thousand years, but within Pakistan, there has been a boom in their numbers over the last two to three decades.

US says it appears Syria planning another chemical weapons attack US says it appears Syria planning another chemical weapons attack

The White House said on Monday it appears the Syrian government is preparing for another chemical weapons attack and it warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad he and his military would "pay a heavy price" if it conducts such an attack.

Donald Trump, PM Narendra Modi call North Korea's 'grave threat' to peace: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi called North Korea`s pursuit of nuclear and ballistic missile programs a "grave threat" to global peace, the White House said in a statement after a meeting of the two leaders on Monday.

Floods, heavy rains kill 28 in China, 16 people missing; over five lakh people displaced

Nearly 6,500 houses collapsed and 60,000 were damaged. About 468,800 hectares of farmland was flooded and 45,200 hectares of crops were destroyed.
 

ISIS fighters launch counterattacks in west Mosul neighbourhood: Iraq's Defence Ministry ISIS fighters launch counterattacks in west Mosul neighbourhood: Iraq's Defence Ministry

The attacks come as Iraqi forces continue to move in on the last pocket of territory the militants hold in the Old City.

 

China to carry out shuttle diplomacy for Pakistan, Afghanistan to ease tension China to carry out shuttle diplomacy for Pakistan, Afghanistan to ease tension

On June 1, Afghanistan cut its cricketing ties with Pakistan after blasts in Kabul killed 90 people and injured 463 others.

China releases Nobel laureate Liu with terminal cancer: Lawyer

Liu Xiabao, who had about three years of his 11-year sentence to serve, was diagnosed with cancer on May 23 and was released days later.

15,000-strong special force to protect Chinese in Pakistan

Pakistan has deployed a special military force of 15,000 for the protection of Chinese working on CPEC and other similar projects.

Villagers begin to mourn dead after deadly China landslide Villagers begin to mourn dead after deadly China landslide

Villagers in China visited what used to be their relatives` homes on Monday to mourn loved ones lost when a landslide swept down a mountain, with little hope of finding anyone alive after more than 48 hours of fruitless searching.

Mongolians pick president after scandal-plagued campaign

From its sprawling steppes to its capital and even in yurts serving as polling stations, people began to vote in the landlocked country sandwiched between Russia and China that was once viewed as an oasis of democracy full of economic promise.

Pakistan marks grim Eid after oil tanker inferno kills 153

The explosion ignited early on Sunday as crowds ignored warnings to stay away from the tanker which had overturned on a main highway from Karachi to Lahore, spilling some 40,000 litres of fuel. 

South Korea President Moon Jae-In heads to US as North threat grows

US Pentagon chief Jim Mattis has labelled North Korea as "the most urgent and dangerous threat".

Iraqi forces say major Islamic State attack blocked outside old city of Mosul

The attacks targeted Hay al-Tanak, a poor neighborhood west of the Old City, the last stronghold of the militants in Mosul. as

Presidential polls begin in Mongolia

The polls mainly involve candidates from three leading parties, who have offered different measures to ease the government's mounting debt pressure if elected to office, Xinhua news agency reported.

Israel targets Syria after fresh stray fire

Israel seized 1,200 square kilometres of the Golan from Syria in the Six-Day War of 1967 and later annexed it in a move never recognised by the international community.
 

Israeli PM Netanyahu hails PM Modi's upcoming Israel visit as ''historic'' Israeli PM Netanyahu hails PM Modi's upcoming Israel visit as ''historic''

Israel has announced Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s visit to the country next week, which is the first ever by any Indian Prime Minister.

Hopes fade in China for 93 missing in landslide Hopes fade in China for 93 missing in landslide

A huge landslide crashed down on the village of Xinmo, in mountainous Sichuan province, as dawn broke on Saturday.

 

Iraqi forces seize two-thirds of Mosul's Old City

The Islamic State captured Mosul and announced a new caliphate there in June 2014.

Pakistan deploys 15,000-strong force for Chinese security

Pakistan has been battling Islamist and nationalist insurgencies in mineral-rich Balochistan since 2004, with hundreds of soldiers and militants killed in the fighting.
 

Turkey rejects Arab demand to close military base in Qatar Turkey rejects Arab demand to close military base in Qatar

"We consider these demands are against international law," Erdogan. 

Ten policemen killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan Ten policemen killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan

The attack took place after the Taliban militants stormed a check post in Chesht district of the province.
 

Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K's Rajouri

Pakistani army on Sunday again violated ceasefire by firing from automatic weapons and shelling mortars along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.

Panama Papers case 'a joke', says Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif Panama Papers case 'a joke', says Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has described the ongoing case in the Panama Papers Leaks case as a joke, rather than as an effort on accountability.