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PGF burns junta administrative offices in front of an army base near Thai border

KAREN STATE, Myanmar - According to local sources and media reports, several junta offices in Karen State's Payathonzu town burned ...


Cross-border e-commerce brings opportunities to inland China city

Every day, Yan Xinhua sees off dozens of containers to the port of Tianjin, some 1,200 km away, where the ...


Singapore says core inflation up 5.1 percent in December

SINGAPORE: In December, Singapore saw its key consumer price gauge rise 5.1 percent, higher than predicted, official data said. However, ...


Nepal army searching for 72nd victim of Pokhara plane crash

KATHMANDU, Nepal - The search for one of the 72 people killed in the Pokhara plane crash is continuing, according ...


Huji chief working in Rohingya camps arrested in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh - On Friday, authorities claimed to have apprehended a top leader of the banned militant group Harkat-ul-Jihad-al Islami ...


As births continue to fall, Japan seeks incentives for parents

TOKYO, Japan: Japanese Prime minister Fumio Kishida said this week that it was "now or never" for Japan, one of ...


As travel opens up, Thailand prepares for 5 million Chinese tourists

BANGKOK, Thailand: Following China's reopening and the end of its strict COVID-19 restrictions, businesses on Thailand's holiday island of Phuket ...


USAID commits extra $75 million in aid to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is committing an additional $75 million in humanitarian aid ...


'It's murder, not suicide.' Protesters blame govt after man sets himself on fire

KATHMANDU, Nepal - On Tuesday, a 37-year-old man died after setting himself on fire in front of the Parliament building ...


Pakistan reveals Indian false flag drama on the eve of India's Republic Day

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's intelligence and security agencies have revealed the script for a false flag operation involving alleged infiltration ...


Japan's Kishida expected to visit Ukraine for talks with Zelenskiy

TOKYO, Japan: The Yomiuri newspaper has reported that Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is planning to visit Kyiv in February ...


Pakistan's fate at stake as rupee plunges: Report

Islamabad [Pakistan], January 31 (ANI): Pakistani's economy has reached rock bottom as the rupee plummeted to 250 against the US ...


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Rocket Lab launches first rocket from Virginia, USA

LONG BEACH, California: Long Beach, California-based Rocket Lab has launched its first mission from the United States, as part of ...

WSJ says Israel and Mossad behind Sunday's attacks on Iran

Israel was behind Sunday morning's drone strike on an Iranian munitions facility; the Wall Street Journal has reported, citing American ...

UK tanks for Ukraine must arrive by March, says minister

LONDON, England: Of the 14 main battle tanks and additional artillery support it will send to Ukraine, Britain hopes its ...

Insurance paid $313 billion in 2022 for disasters in 2022, says Aon

LONDON, England: Insurance broker Aon has estimated that natural disasters caused global economic losses worth $313 billion in 2022.It added ...

Exec for Juan Valdez coffee sentenced to jail in $900,000 theft

NEW YORK CITY, New York: After being convicted of stealing more than $900,000 from the company, Rosita Joseph, former executive ...

US arms exports rise 49 percent in fiscal 2022

WASHINGTON D.C.: The US State Department has said that in the latest fiscal year, US military equipment exported to foreign ...

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NSA Ajit Doval, US NSC Jake Sullivan , Secretary Raimondo participate in U.S.-INDIA Track 1.5 Strategic Dialogue

By Reena BhardwajWashington [US], January 31 (ANI): National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Tuesday participated in a Track 1.5 event ...

Earthquake of magnitude 4.9 strikes Andaman Sea

Port Blair (Andaman and Nicobar) [India], January 31 (ANI): An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.9 on the Richter Scale ...

Delhi Airport issues fog alert for passengers; flight operations presently normal

New Delhi [India], January 31 (ANI): The Delhi Airport on Tuesday issued an alert for passengers owing to dense fog. ...

Budget session of Parliament begins today, President Murmu to address joint sitting of Parliament

New Delhi [India], January 31 (ANI) The budget session of Parliament will commence on Tuesday with address by President Droupadi ...

Priyanka Chopra finally reveals daughter Malti Marie's face; Photos inside

Washington [US], January 31 (ANI): Priyanka Chopra has finally revealed her daughter Malti Marie's face!The actor recently attended an event ...

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U.S. stocks fade ahead of Federal Reserve Meeting

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks closed sharply lower Monday as investors fretted over which way the Federal Reserve ...


Adani says Hindenburg Research report a 'lie'

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], January 30 (ANI/Big News Network): The Adani group, in a sharp and focused response to Hindenburg Research's ...


South Korea to aid public with more energy vouchers

SEOUL, South Korea: South Korean officials have said that the government will double energy vouchers and provide discounts on gas ...


Merger talks underway between cigarette makers, Juul e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON D.C.: The Wall Street Journal has reported that e-cigarette maker Juul and three tobacco giants are negotiating potential sale, ...


Tesla pins hopes on new Nevada battery factor to bring down prices

AUSTIN, Texas: Tesla gas announced an investment of more than $3.6 billion to expand its Nevada Gigafactory complex with the ...


Opposition rising to US tax credits for EVs not meeting sourcing rules

WASHINGTON D.C.: US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee chair Joe Manchin has introduced legislation that imposes battery sourcing requirements ...


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