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Shanghai announces school to reopen, but fears of lockdowns persist

SHANGHAI, China: After a long period of Covid-19 closures, Shanghai has announced that it will reopen all schools, including kindergartens, ...

Poor crane, inexperienced operator among causes of tragic deaths by girder fall

DHAKA, Bangladesh A preliminary investigation into the tragic crane accident that killed five people in Uttara on Monday has found ...

Proposed Vietnam bullet train would run north-south 960 miles

HANOI, Vietnam: The Vietnamese government is considering building a high-speed railway, with a possible cost of up to $58.7 billion, ...

Myanmar deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi to serve six additional years in prison

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar - According to a legal official, a court in Myanmar has sentenced former leader Aung San Suu Kyi ...

Mechanical fault blamed for girder fall from crane that killed four, injured 2

DHAKA, Bangladesh - As workers were working on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project on the Dhaka-Mymensingh route near Uttara ...

Independence Day: Pakistan celebrates 75th year of independence with zeal, fervor

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistanis celebrated the country's diamond jubilee with traditional zeal and enthusiasm on Sunday, with commemorative ceremonies held ...

COAS Qamar Bajwa highlights deep-rooted UK-Pakistan ties at Sandhurst

SANDHURST, UK - General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), was the chief guest at the passing-out ...

China, Nepal to build rail, communications network across Himalayas

BEIJING, China: Following a meeting between their foreign ministers, China and Nepal have agreed to build the Trans-Himalayan Multi-Dimensional Connectivity ...

Heatwave continues in China as temperatures exceed 40C

BEIJING, China: Several regions in China experienced temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius, including the major southwestern city of Chongqing.The country's ...

Jailed Australian economist, Sean Turnell, pleads not guilty in Myanmar trial

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar - Sean Turnell, an Australian academic and economic adviser to Myanmar's deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, detained ...

Nepal-China relationship elevated to a "strategic partnership"

BEIJING, China - Following a meeting of the two countries foreign ministers, China and Nepal agreed to build the Trans-Himalayan ...

UN: Bachelet to meet PM Hasina during Bangladesh visit

Dhaka, Bangladesh - Michelle Bachelet will visit Bangladesh for the first time as the UN's rights director, visiting refugee camps ...

With Covid cases increasing, India's New Delhi continues mask mandate

NEW DELHI, India: A government order released to reporters this week said New Delhi will continue to enforce a mask ...

Chinese aeroplanes remain grounded at Kathmandu airport

KATHMANDU, Nepal - While the Ministry of Finance has begun repaying interest on the loans for the planes, a batch ...

'U.S. threatened to topple my government due to independent foreign policy': Imran

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - According to information released on Friday, Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, (PTI) has hired a lobbying firm with offices in ...

UK summons China envoy over 'aggressive' escalation of Taiwan conflict

LONDON, England: After a furious China extended its largest-ever military exercises to encircle Taiwan following U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's ...

Paki Navy rescues nine crew members of drowned Indian vessel near Gwadar

GAWADAR, Pakistan - According to the Director-General of Inter-Services Public Relations, the Pakistan Navy rescued nine crew members from an ...

9 dead, more missing after record rainfall in South Korean capital

SEOUL, South Korea: With forecasters warning of more rainfall, record downpours flooded homes, roads and subway stations in the South ...

Singapore leader says U.S.-China tensions could trigger conflict

SINGAPORE: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong warned this week of the possible miscalculations over tensions in Taiwan, stressing that ...

Mumbai City FC look to start well in their maiden appearance at Durand Cup

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], August 17 (ANI): Making their maiden appearance at the prestigious Durand Cup, Mumbai City FC will ...

Govt leads from front to boost socio-economic conditions of informal sector workers

New Delhi [India], August 17 (ANI): The socio-economic condition of informal sector wage workers has always been a concern, as ...

Thailand's Restive South Hit by Wave of Arson and Bombings

HAT YAI, Thailand - A wave of arson and bombing attacks overnight hit Thailand's southernmost provinces, which for almost two ...

South Asian Media body expresses concern over attack, restrictions on Afghan media

Kabul [Afghanistan], August 17 (ANI): The South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN) in its report has raised concerns over the ...

China's ongoing plateau scientific survey steadily fruitful

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- A plateau lake, located in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, was ...

Why Blame China for lending money to the needy

London [UK], August 17 (ANI): Whether the World Bank (WB), International Monetary Fund (IMF), or the United States of America, ...

China wants military outposts in Pakistan to safeguard its investments

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 17, 2022 (ANI) Having made significant investments in the conflict-prone Pakistan-Afghanistan region as part of its hugely ...

"Best deal": Jaishankar defends India's crude oil imports from Russia

Bangkok [Thailand], August 17 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar who is in Thailand to attend the 9th India-Thailand Joint ...

Jaishankar to hold joint commission meet with Thai counterpart today in Bangkok

Bangkok [Thailand], August 17 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who is in Thailand to attend the 9th India-Thailand Joint ...

Asia Album: Celebrations of Independence Day in Indonesia

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa not using state funds for expenses abroad: Sri Lankan govt

Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 17 (ANI): Amid the row surrounding the frequent travel of former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to foreign ...

US may 'sleepwalk into war with China Asian leader

Washington and Beijing are leading the world into ?dangerous territory,? Singapore's future PM has told Bloomberg NewsUS-China tensions are rising ...

AUKUS deal could detonate Asia-Pacific Russia

The security deal between the US, Britain and Australia might morph into a military alliance, according to Sergey ShoiguThe AUKUS ...

Unfinished story, unforgettable pain of WWII "comfort women"

According to the organizers' official website, Unforgotten Butterflies, the annual commemoration aims to educate and raise "awareness about Comfort Women ...

Excited to box in front of Indian fans in Raipur: Vijender Singh

Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], August 16 (ANI): Ahead of his bout against Ghana's Eliasu Sulley, Indian professional boxer and Olympic medalist ...

Jaishankar arrives in Thailand to attend 9th India-Thailand Joint Commission Meeting

Bangkok [Thailand], August 16 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday arrived in Thailand to attend the 9th India-Thailand ...

IOA felicitates India's medal-winning contingent of Commonwealth Esports Championship

New Delhi [India], August 16 (ANI): The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has felicitated Team India's Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games medal ...

Pak Army Chief Bajwa likely to visit US, says report days after he seeks US help in securing IMF funds

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 16 (ANI): Days after Pakistan's Army Chief General Qamar Bajwa requested Washington for help in securing an ...

Amidst military rule, UN envoy travels to Myanmar for first time

UN special envoy for Myanmar Noeleen Heyzer travelled for the first time to the country since she was appointed last ...

Lydia Ko: Marriage won't impact golf schedule

Golf star Lydia Ko said she doesn't expect her life to change very much when she adds another title to ...

Vijender Singh impressed with Indian boxing contingent performances at CWG 2022

New Delhi [India], August 16 (ANI): Indian professional boxer Vijender Singh is impressed with the performance of the Indian boxing ...

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Gold-copper statue of Nil Barahi stolen in 1999 located in Singapore

SINGAPORE: A gold-copper statue of Aghoreswora (Nil Barahi), which was lost from a Pharping 23 years ago, has been discovered ...

Shanghai announces school to reopen, but fears of lockdowns persist

SHANGHAI, China: After a long period of Covid-19 closures, Shanghai has announced that it will reopen all schools, including kindergartens, ...

Poor crane, inexperienced operator among causes of tragic deaths by girder fall

DHAKA, Bangladesh A preliminary investigation into the tragic crane accident that killed five people in Uttara on Monday has found ...

Proposed Vietnam bullet train would run north-south 960 miles

HANOI, Vietnam: The Vietnamese government is considering building a high-speed railway, with a possible cost of up to $58.7 billion, ...

Myanmar deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi to serve six additional years in prison

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar - According to a legal official, a court in Myanmar has sentenced former leader Aung San Suu Kyi ...

Mechanical fault blamed for girder fall from crane that killed four, injured 2

DHAKA, Bangladesh - As workers were working on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project on the Dhaka-Mymensingh route near Uttara ...

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