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China begins probe into North Korea bank suspected of nuclear link China begins probe into North Korea bank suspected of nuclear link

China is investigating executives of a North Korean bank believed to finance the illicit procurement of arms and materials related to the isolated country`s banned nuclear programme, South Korea`s JoongAng Daily reported on Monday.

Dutchman held in Myanmar after `pulling plug` on Buddhist sermon

A Dutch tourist has been detained in Myanmar for insulting religion after being accused of pulling the plug on a speaker relaying a late-night Buddhist sermon in Mandalay.

Southern Japan rocked by 5.7 magnitude quake

In Japan, an earthquake of 5.7 magnitude struck southern Okinawa Island and a chain of neighbouring islands today.

Militants target police van in northwest Pakistan, nine including four policemen injured

At least nine persons, including four policemen, were injured on Monday when militants targetted a police van with an explosive device in Pakistan's restive northwest region.

Facebook sorry for disabling Palestinian journalists' accounts Facebook sorry for disabling Palestinian journalists' accounts

Facebook has apologised for disabling accounts of several Palestinian journalists and activists, saying "the pages were removed in error and restored as soon as we were able to investigate".

China flies army planes over strait near Japan China flies army planes over strait near Japan

More than 40 Chinese military aircraft have traversed a strait near Japan, China`s defence ministry said Monday.

MUST WATCH: `Pakistan's motto is destruction of India` MUST WATCH: `Pakistan's motto is destruction of India`

Some experts and analysts are of the view that India has limited military options and should look for other paths while dealing with Pakistan.

Two million people without water in Syria`s Aleppo: UN

Nearly two million civilians were without water in Syria`s second city of Aleppo on Saturday after regime bombardment damaged one pumping station and rebels shut down another in retaliation, the UN said.

Petition filed in Pakistan to not acquire voting machines from India

A petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court seeking an order for Pakistan Election Commission to not acquire electronic voting or biometric machines from an Indian company.

Islamic State releases new video featuring Dhaka cafe attackers Islamic State releases new video featuring Dhaka cafe attackers

The Islamic State (IS) has released a new video featuring the five attackers of the Dhaka cafe who justified the July 1 terror siege and criticised Bangladesh`s democratic system and political leadership.

Intense Syrian, Russian strikes kill 25 in Aleppo Intense Syrian, Russian strikes kill 25 in Aleppo

The toll was expected to rise because people remained trapped under rubble, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Warplanes press attack on rebel-held eastern Aleppo

Warplanes mounted a new wave of heavy air strikes on rebel-held areas of Aleppo on Saturday, rebel sources, a rescue worker and a war monitor reported, pressing a major offensive by the Russian-backed Syrian military to take back the whole city.

China to fly drones over South China Sea

China is capable of flying drones over the disputed South China Sea to keep a watch over the contested waters spread over 3.5 million sq km.

Gun, suicide bomb attacks kill 12 in Iraq`s Tikrit: Police

Militants killed 12 people in a shooting and a suicide bombing on Saturday in the northern city of Tikrit, which was recaptured from the Islamic State group last year, police said.

India attacks Pakistani camps, jihadis only in Bollywood films: JeM chief Masood Azhar India attacks Pakistani camps, jihadis only in Bollywood films: JeM chief Masood Azhar

India has blamed Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists for the recent attack in Uri and the one took place in Pathankot earlier this year.

Russia says won't hold joint military exercises with Pakistan in Gilgit-Baltistan; drill begins today Russia says won't hold joint military exercises with Pakistan in Gilgit-Baltistan; drill begins today

India and Russia yesterday kicked off the eighth edition of their joint military exercise in Vladivostok with a focus on counter-terror operations.

Pakistan to ask Interpol to extradite Brahumdagh Bugti: Nisar Ali Khan

Brahumdagh Bugti is seeking political asylum in India after Switzerland turned down his request for further refuge.

Uri attack could be 'reaction' to situation in Kashmir: Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif Uri attack could be 'reaction' to situation in Kashmir: Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that India hastily blamed Pakistan without any investigation.

China assures support to Pakistan on Kashmir issue

With relations already running on a tense note between India and Pakistan over terrorism and rising tensions at borders, China has assured in unequivocal terms of its support in case of any foreign aggression to Islamabad including its stance on the Kashmir issue.

Japan PM seeks Cuba`s help amid North Korea nuclear `provocations`

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe concluded a visit to Cuba Friday with condemnation of North Korea`s nuclear "provocations" and a request for help from Pyongyang`s ally Havana to pursue a "world without nuclear weapons."

No joint military exercises with Pakistani forces in Gilgit-Baltistan: Russia No joint military exercises with Pakistani forces in Gilgit-Baltistan: Russia

Russia on Friday categorically stated that the reports saying that Russia-Pakistan anti terror exercise is being held in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir are completely false.

Murder suspect spotted in New York with Bangladesh PM

A Bangladeshi politician being investigated for suspected links with the murder of a Chhatra League leader in Comilla has been seen with the Prime Minister's entourage in the US, media reports said on Friday.

'Pakistan has sanctioned genocide of Baloch locals to promote Chinese imperialism in Balochistan' 'Pakistan has sanctioned genocide of Baloch locals to promote Chinese imperialism in Balochistan'

Pakistan's illegal occupation of Balochistan has gained international attention after PM Narendra Modi mentioned about the struggle of Balochi people during his I-Day speech.

After world snubs him, Nawaz Sharif faces flak in Pakistan over 'ordinary' UN speech After world snubs him, Nawaz Sharif faces flak in Pakistan over 'ordinary' UN speech

India on Thursday claimed diplomatic victory over Pakistan at the United Nations.

Vladimir Putin names Volodin as new speaker of Russian Parliament

Russian President Vladimir Putin named his top political strategist to serve as the speaker of the newly elected parliament on Friday after an election that saw the main pro-Kremlin party strengthen its grip on the lower house.