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At least 15 killed in 31-vehicle pile-up on Chinese highway in Gansu province

At least 15 killed in 31-vehicle pile-up on Chinese highway in Gansu province

The pile-up occurred on Saturday after a heavy truck lost control and crashed into a line of vehicles waiting at a toll station.

Nov 04, 2018, 11:34 AM IST
Murdered ex-Pakistan senator Maulana Samiul Haq, known as 'Father of Taliban', laid to rest

Murdered ex-Pakistan senator Maulana Samiul Haq, known as 'Father of Taliban', laid to rest

Haq`s funeral prayers were held at the Khushal Khan College Ground

Nov 04, 2018, 08:00 AM IST
Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to begin Rohingya repatriation by mid-November

Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to begin Rohingya repatriation by mid-November

The Myanmar delegation will visit the Rohingya camps in the border district of Cox’s Bazaar on Wednesday. 

Oct 31, 2018, 00:32 AM IST
Former Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia's jail term doubled in orphanage graft case

Former Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia's jail term doubled in orphanage graft case

BNP chief Khaleda Jia was sentenced to five years in jail for embezzling funds of around $200,000 meant for the Zia Orphanage Trust.

Oct 30, 2018, 11:44 AM IST
Passenger bus falls into Indus River in Pakistan, 18 killed

Passenger bus falls into Indus River in Pakistan, 18 killed

A minibus fell into the Indus River in Pakistan's north Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, killing at least 18 people, including three women and a child, officials said.

Oct 29, 2018, 13:22 PM IST
Former Bangladesh premier Khaleda Zia sentenced to seven years in jail in graft case

Former Bangladesh premier Khaleda Zia sentenced to seven years in jail in graft case

Begum Khaleda Zia is a former Bangladesh prime minister and the chief of main opposition party BNP.

Oct 29, 2018, 12:12 PM IST
Indonesia's Lion Air flight from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang crashes into sea, rescue ops on

Indonesia's Lion Air flight from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang crashes into sea, rescue ops on

Lion Air flight from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang went missing 13 minutes after take-off.

Oct 29, 2018, 08:04 AM IST
India top nation for innovation, transformation: PM Modi in Japan

India top nation for innovation, transformation: PM Modi in Japan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who's currently on a two-day visit to Japan, will hold delegation level talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.

Oct 29, 2018, 07:41 AM IST
No democracy but naked martial law in Pakistan: Reham Khan

No democracy but naked martial law in Pakistan: Reham Khan

British-Pakistani journalist Reham Khan is the former wife of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Oct 28, 2018, 14:40 PM IST
Pakistan removes Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed's JuD and FIF from banned outfit list: Report

Pakistan removes Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed's JuD and FIF from banned outfit list: Report

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) was told that the special ordinance against banned outfits had lapsed and it had never been extended or tabled in parliament to be converted into an Act.

Oct 26, 2018, 10:47 AM IST
Jamal Khashoggi's murder was 'premeditated', says Saudi Arabia in latest reversal

Jamal Khashoggi's murder was 'premeditated', says Saudi Arabia in latest reversal

The US and Saudia Arabia had been at loggerheads over Jamal Khashoggi's murder.

Oct 25, 2018, 21:21 PM IST
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi-Jakarta flight diverted to Mumbai as Indonesian woman gives birth onboard

Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi-Jakarta flight diverted to Mumbai as Indonesian woman gives birth onboard

An Etihad Airways flight travelling from Abu Dhabi to Jakarta was diverted to Mumbai on Wednesday morning after a woman passenger gave birth onboard.

Oct 24, 2018, 10:52 AM IST
Chinese President Xi Jinping opens world's longest sea-crossing bridge

Chinese President Xi Jinping opens world's longest sea-crossing bridge

55-kilometre bridge links Hong Kong's Lantau island to Zhuhai and the gambling enclave of Macau.

Oct 23, 2018, 08:52 AM IST
22 miners trapped in China coal mine accident

22 miners trapped in China coal mine accident

In August, 13 miners were killed in a mine explosion in southern China.

Oct 21, 2018, 11:46 AM IST
Hafiz Saeed slams PM Imran Khan, says Pakistan government killing Kashmiri 'jihadis' for US aid

Hafiz Saeed slams PM Imran Khan, says Pakistan government killing Kashmiri 'jihadis' for US aid

Saeed alleged that the US wants to convert Pakistan into its extended territory.

Oct 18, 2018, 18:07 PM IST
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena never mentioned RAW, says his advisor on assassination plot report

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena never mentioned RAW, says his advisor on assassination plot report

Sirisena had allegedly shocked his cabinet by accusing India of plotting to assassinate him during a weekly meeting.

Oct 17, 2018, 14:57 PM IST
Pakistan executes rapist of 7-year-old Zainab Ansari in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail

Pakistan executes rapist of 7-year-old Zainab Ansari in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail

Imran Ali had confessed to raping nine girls, including Zainab Ansari.

Oct 17, 2018, 07:13 AM IST
US wants 'regime change' in Iran: Hassan Rouhani

US wants 'regime change' in Iran: Hassan Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani has accused US of seeking a regime change in Iran.

Oct 15, 2018, 09:50 AM IST
New political alliance formed in Bangladesh ahead of election

New political alliance formed in Bangladesh ahead of election

Bangladesh is set to hold the election in December.

Oct 13, 2018, 23:15 PM IST
60-year-old disabled man gets jail for sexually abusing eight-year-old girl in Pak

60-year-old disabled man gets jail for sexually abusing eight-year-old girl in Pak

A Pakistani court on Tuesday sentenced a 60-year-old disabled man to six-year imprisonment for sexually abusing an eight-year-old girl.

Oct 10, 2018, 00:29 AM IST

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