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Bomb kills Afghan election candidate, wounds seven: officials

Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the attack, which takes number of candidates killed so far during campaign season to at least 10.

17 Oct 2018 3:05 PM

Thai monk sentenced for raping 13-year-old he impregnated

In August, the same court sentenced him to 114 years in connection with funds he fraudulently raised from followers.

17 Oct 2018 2:54 PM

Pakistan executes man for raping, killing 7-year-old girl

Imran Ali had confessed to raping nine girls, including the 7-yr-old, whose body was found from garbage heap on January 9.

17 Oct 2018 10:08 AM

As Pakistan negotiates IMF bailout, China says more corridor projects planned

Cash-strapped Pakistan has approached the International Monetary Fund for a bailout package as it faces a serious economic crisis.

16 Oct 2018 5:47 PM

Bangladesh newspaper editors protest 'anti-press' digital security law

President Abdul Hamid had approved the Digital Security Act on October 8 amidst widespread protests by journalists and rights group.

16 Oct 2018 1:53 PM

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Climate change not hoax, but it will 'change back again': President Trump

'I'm not denying climate change,' he said. 'But it could very well go back. You know, we're talking about over a...millions of years.'

15 Oct 2018 11:10 AM

Hindustan Zinc files criminal case against Glencore AG in Indian Court

The Indian Court has now summoned Glencore AG and its representatives.

15 Oct 2018 1:28 AM

Death toll in Afghan election rally bomb attack rises to at least 22

Dozens were killed or wounded in election-related attacks across Afghanistan on Saturday as militants step up attacks on the ballot.

14 Oct 2018 2:10 PM

Singapore: Indian yoga teacher's jail term extended for molesting student

Rakesh Kumar Prasad had appealed against his conviction but his arguments were rejected by HC which allowed an appeal by the prosecution.

13 Oct 2018 11:58 AM

UN chief Antonio Guterres visits Indonesian city hit by quake, tsunami

The 7.5-magnitude quake and wall of water that tore through Palu killed more than 2,000 and left thousands more missing, presumed dead.

12 Oct 2018 6:50 PM

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Africa's youngest billionaire, Mohammed Dewji, kidnapped in Tanzania

Dewji, 40, who heads the MeTL Group, was abducted as he entered the gym of a hotel in the city.

11 Oct 2018 4:35 PM

Malaysia to abolish death penalty, says minister

Capital punishment in Malaysia is currently mandatory for murder, kidnapping, possession of firearms and drug trafficking.

11 Oct 2018 2:59 PM

China says US 'making something out of thin air' in spy case

The announcement came as tensions between Washington and Beijing escalate over geopolitics, trade, hacking and corporate espionage.

11 Oct 2018 2:42 PM

Search in Indonesian quake-tsunami called off despite 5,000 still missing

Authorities fear 5,000 more could be buried beneath the ruined city, where entire villages were swallowed. 

11 Oct 2018 12:35 PM

Singapore Airlines ready to take off world's longest flight of 19 hours

Flight SQ22 will use long-range Airbus A350-900ULR, configured to carry 161 passengers -- 67 in business class and 94 in economy.

11 Oct 2018 11:16 AM

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‘Carbon sink’ Bhutan counts the cost of plans for a greener future

Under its 11th five-year-plan, Bhutan aims to reduce “substantially” its forest fuel imports by 2020.

11 Oct 2018 1:49 AM

Imran Khan appoints Lieutenant General Munir as new ISI chief

The Army’s media wing announced the appointment of General Munir as the new ISI chief.

11 Oct 2018 12:52 AM

China plays down reports on investment cut by Pakistan in CPEC

Pak's Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid had recently announced plans to cut the USD 8.2 bn Karachi-Peshawar railway project by about USD 2 bn.

09 Oct 2018 4:33 PM

China successfully launches two remote sensing satellites

The satellites, both belonging to the Yaogan-32 family, were launched by a Long March-2C rocket with an upper stage on its top, at 10:43 am.

09 Oct 2018 3:53 PM

After India-Russia's S-400 deal, China to sell 48 high-end military drones to Pak

The drone, Wing Loong II, made its maiden flight in February last year, an earlier report by the state-run Xinhua news agency said.

09 Oct 2018 10:57 AM

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