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  World   Asia  13 Nov 2017

World, Asia, 13 Nov 2017

US nudges Pak, India to re-engage to aid focus on Afghan end game

Pak's decision to allow a meeting between Kulbhushan Jadhav and his wife is being linked to quiet efforts by the US.

13 Nov 2017 9:44 PM

Trump thanks Duterte for hospitality, avoids queries on Philippines drug war killings

Trump praised Duterte's hospitality, the organisation of the summit he was hosting and even the weather, but said nothing about human rights.

13 Nov 2017 3:09 PM

Modi, Trump meet in Manila, discuss security, ways to boost bilateral trade

Modi and Trump are understood to have also discussed the security scenario in the Indo-Pacific region.

13 Nov 2017 3:08 PM

Musical version of Ramayana at ASEAN opening to reflect India-Philippines culture link

A musical version of the Ramayana was one of key performances at the ceremony reflecting India's cultural linkages with several member countries.

13 Nov 2017 2:26 PM

Rohingya boy who can’t swim floats from Myanmar to Bangladesh on oil drum

In just a week, more than three dozen boys and young men used cooking oil drums like life rafts to swim across the mouth of the Naf River .

13 Nov 2017 1:15 PM


At Philippines research centre, Modi briefed on rice quality to combat food scarcity

Scientists briefed the PM on flood-tolerant rice varieties which can provide 1-3 tonnes more yield per hectare.

13 Nov 2017 1:03 PM

Donald Trump meets Japan, Australia leaders, discusses trade, N Korea threat

Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said North Korea’s ‘recklessness’ needed to be stopped.

13 Nov 2017 10:28 AM

India, US, Japan, Australia hold first 'Quad' meet; to work for open Indo-Pacific zone

Modi is scheduled to have a bilateral one-on-one hour-long meeting with Trump on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit on Monday afternoon.

13 Nov 2017 12:58 AM