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15 dead, over 100 missing in China landslide 15 dead, over 100 missing in China landslide

Heavy rain caused the side of the mountain to collapse onto the riverside village in the early morning, according to authorities.

Govt will do everything required for safety of Indians in Qatar: Sushma Swaraj Govt will do everything required for safety of Indians in Qatar: Sushma Swaraj

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt had imposed a boycott on Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism.
 

China landslide leaves six dead, over 100 missing China landslide leaves six dead, over 100 missing

State media had earlier reported that 141 people may have been buried but later the figure was revised.
 

Death toll from Pakistan attacks rises to 73

The death toll from multiple attacks in Pakistan rose to 73, officials said Saturday, a day after the bomb and gun assaults in three cities shook the country as it prepared to mark the end of Ramadan, Islam`s holiest month.

US wanted terror leader may have fled Philippine city

An attempt by government troops to arrest Hapilon in Marawi on May 23 triggered a rampage by Islamist militants flying black IS flags and backed by some foreign fighters who seized parts of the mainly Muslim city.
 

China claims it developed world's most powerful submarine detector China claims it developed world's most powerful submarine detector

The device could also be used on civilian and military aircraft as a "high performance equipment and technical solution to resources mapping, civil engineering, archaeology and national defence.

Qatar says Saudi-led demands not 'reasonable' Qatar says Saudi-led demands not 'reasonable'

Saudi Arabia and its allies have put enormous pressure on Qatar to meet their demands.
 

South Koreans march to protest United States missile defence system

Around 4,000 people participated in the demonstration, the largest since South Korea and the United States agreed to deploy the system, known as Terminal High-Altitude Area Defence (THAAD).

 

UAE's  Anwar Gargash says alternative to Qatar demands is "not escalation but parting ways" UAE's Anwar Gargash says alternative to Qatar demands is "not escalation but parting ways"

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash told reporters that diplomacy, however, was still a priority.

 

Sectarian group claims Pakistan bombs; death toll rises to 50

A faction of Pakistan-based sectarian militants Lashkar-e-Jhangvi on Saturday claimed responsibility for twin bombs that hit a market in the northwestern town of Parachinar, killing at least 50 people ahead of the holiday marking the end of Ramadan.

China's party paper trumpets United Nations rights resolution as combating West's monopoly

The UN Human Rights Council on Thursday adopted a China-led resolution on "The Contribution of Development to the Enjoyment of All Human Rights, the first time it had adopted a resolution on development issues, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

At least five bodies found after huge China landslide: Official At least five bodies found after huge China landslide: Official

Wu Xiaobin, captain of the local fire department, confirmed the first deaths to state broadcaster CCTV hours after the avalanche of rock hit the village of Xinmo in Sichuan province.

Pakistan mourns attack victims; Army launches crackdown on militants

Pakistan was in a state of shock after weeks of relative peace as terrorists struck at three cities, killing 62 people and wounding over 100, prompting the army to launch a countrywide crackdown on militants.

Tens of thousands stranded by Sri Lanka doctors' strike

Tens of thousands of patients have been left in the lurch by a doctor-led strike at Sri Lanka`s state-run hospitals, a consumer rights group said on Saturday.

Barack Obama kicks off tropical holiday in Indonesia

The casually dressed former president arrived in the resort island of Bali with his wife Michelle and their two daughters, a local military commander said.

United States wanted terror leader may have fled to Philippine city: Army

Isnilon Hapilon, a veteran Filipino militant said to be the leader of the Islamic State (IS) group in Southeast Asia, has not been seen in the battle zone in Marawi City, said Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez, head of the military's Western Mindanao Command.

Thai activist arrested for commemorating democratic revolution

Thai authorities on Saturday detained an activist attempting to mark the 1932 revolution that ended absolute monarchy, police said, a historical event that has become increasingly taboo under an ultra-royalist junta.

16 killed in Bangladesh road accident

At least 16 people were killed on Saturday when a truck carrying labourers veered off the road in Bangladesh`s Rangpur district, police said.

United Nations chief condemns separate bomb attacks in Pakistan

Dozens of people were killed and more than 100 were injured in the two separate attacks.

 

Saudi Arabia foils suicide attack on Mecca's Grand Mosque; bomber blows himself up Saudi Arabia foils suicide attack on Mecca's Grand Mosque; bomber blows himself up

The month of fasting ends with the Eid-al-Fitr holiday, expected to be on Sunday. Saudi monarchs usually spend the last 10 days of Ramadan in Mecca.
 

Over 140 people feared buried in China landslide Over 140 people feared buried in China landslide

Some 40 homes in the village of Xinmo were swallowed by the cascading debris after the side of a mountain collapsed, blocking a two kilometre (one mile) stretch of river, according to a statement from the Maoxian government news office.
 

Taliban chief warns US that troop surge in Afghanistan will be a 'mistake' Taliban chief warns US that troop surge in Afghanistan will be a 'mistake'

President Donald Trump recently authorized his defense secretary, Jim Mattis, to add several thousand more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, primarily tasked to train and advise Afghan forces.

South Korea conducts missile test with warning to North Korea South Korea conducts missile test with warning to North Korea

The indigenous missile known as Hyunmoo-2 has an estimated range of 800 Kilometers that covers all of the North, and will be deployed following two more tests.

Twin blasts at Pakistan's Parachinar: Blasts death toll rises to 25, over 100 injured so far Twin blasts at Pakistan's Parachinar: Blasts death toll rises to 25, over 100 injured so far

The explosions targeted people shopping in the area and those heading out of the city ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, local political administration officials said.

Pakistan's concept of Sharia has nothing to do with Islam, says rights Shiraz Ahmad

Ahmadiyas were declared non-Muslim in 1974 by the government of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and were further deprived through an Anti-Ahmadiya Ordinance in 1984 promulgated by then military dictator General Zia-ul-Haq.