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Hindus in Bangladesh capital protest against communal violence

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Hindu community leaders, educators, students, and activists held a demonstration and a symbolic hunger strike in Dhaka ...


Ex-Judges demand Nepali CJ to quit to save judiciary's dignity

KATHMANDU, Nepal - Former Judges Forum-Nepal has issued a press statement demanding Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana, who has ...


US government warns Americans to avoid travel to Singapore

WASHINGTON D.C.: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State Department have warned Americans to avoid travel ...


In response to threats, Japan PM calls for greater military spending

TOKYO, Japan: During a televised debate with eight political leaders prior to the national elections on 31st October, Prime Minister ...


Proud father, courageous kids celebrate on top of the world

KATHMANDU, Nepal - A combined ascent of Mt Everest by three members of a Sherpa family has been recognized by ...


Nations in South Pacific shifting allegiance from Australia to China

In the wake of the AUKUS deal, Beijing's hosting of a summit involving many tiny Pacific countries is significant. It ...


Junta re-arrests 110 prisoners hours after releasing them in Yangon

YANGON, Myanmar - According to a rights group reporting the plight of Myanmar's political prisoners, at least 110 of the ...


Electricity cutbacks in China as price of coal soars

BEIJING, China: Throughout the world, countries are suffering from the disruptions of global supply chains.A growing list of commodities and ...


PDM plans country-wide protest on Friday in Pakistan

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan - The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) began a 15-day country-wide protest against increasing costs of petroleum products and ...


No quick respite in sight for poor masses in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan is the fourth most expensive country out of 43. The Economist, a leading worldwide publication, has ...


Rice crops destroyed by post-monsoon rains in Nepal

SUDURPASCHIM, Nepal - The Nepalese flood disaster season isn't done yet, as rains hammer the country in a deadly swath. ...


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Canadian men pulled from waters by Sikhs who made rope from turbans

VICTORIA, British Columbia: A group of Sikh hikers in Canada used their unraveled turbans to rescue two men who fell ...

Poland sends 6,000 soldiers to Belarus border to stop flow of migrants

WARSAW, Poland: On Tuesday, the Polish Defense Ministry said it had increased the number of troops on its border with ...

US government warns Americans to avoid travel to Singapore

WASHINGTON D.C.: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State Department have warned Americans to avoid travel ...

In response to threats, Japan PM calls for greater military spending

TOKYO, Japan: During a televised debate with eight political leaders prior to the national elections on 31st October, Prime Minister ...

Eruption of Canary Island volcano sets new record

LA PALMA, Canary Islands: Officials in the Canary Islands said there are no signs that the eruption of a volcano, ...

British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe loses appeal in Iran

LONDON, ENGLAND: A British-Iranian woman arrested and jailed in 2016, has had her court appeal rejected by Iranian authorities.Aid worker ...

Asia Editorials

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The only way to halt the BJP juggernaut

A united opposition alone can pose a formidable challenge to the BJP in the coming Assembly elections ...

Letters to the Editor October 25, 2021

Valley of disquietMore than two years since restrictions were imposed in Jammu and Kashmir, the aim of restoring peace has ...

Indias Central Asian outreach

Afghanistans situation has thrown up challenges for New Delhi ...

Mitigating a crisis Editorial on COP26 Glasgow climate meet

The COP can at best incentivise adaptation that aids a transition towards clean energy ...

No change Editorial on Pakistan and terror financing

The FATF must ensure that the investigation of Pakistan comes to an effective conclusion soon ...

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US unemployment claims fall to lowest level since March 2020

WASHINGTON D.C.: The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped by 6,000 to 290,000 last week, the third straight ...


Biden weighs deploying National Guard to help with cargo at US ports

LOS ANGELES, California: The National Guard might be deployed to assist with the cargo log jam riddling the Los Angeles ...


Sinclair nationwide tv network shut down by ransomware attack

HUNT VALLEY, Maryland: An outage on 16th October that affected Sinclair Broadcast Group, which operates many local TV stations across ...


In spite of parts shortages, Tesla reports $1.62 billion profit in Q3

PALO ALTO, California: Despite a global pandemic and ongoing chip shortage, Tesla has reported a net income of $1.62 billion ...


US supply chain woes includes shortage of 80,000 truck drivers

ARLINGTON, Virginia: American Trucking Association (ATA) President Chris Spear said there are 80,000 fewer drivers than needed, as reported by ...


Russia says more gas to Europe after approval of Nord Stream 2

MOSCOW, Russia: Russia has indicated that in exchange for increasing gas supplies to Europe to ease the current energy crisis, ...


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Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Expectations were high for this top of the line Hyatt product in "The Big Easy". The taxi rolled up to the rear of the ...