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40-year-old Bangladeshi woman, 15-year-old daughter kidnapped, raped: Two arrested

SYLHET, Bangladesh - Two people have been arrested concerning the seven-day rape of a woman and her 15-year-old daughter in ...

Military demands access to social media accounts to award govt contracts

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - According to a leaked internal document obtained by the press, companies awarded government contracts are being investigated ...

Raid on Chinese-owned casino triggers gang war in town near Chinese border

SHAN STATE, Myanmar - At least one person has been killed in a series of attacks in Muse, northern Shan ...

After consecutive high-level Chinese visits, Nepal reciprocates

KATHMANDU, Nepal - Dr. Narayan Khadka, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will be in China from August 9 to 11.According to ...

Man stabbed wife to death after family dispute in Dhaka

DHAKA, Bangladesh - According to police, a man has stabbed his wife to death after a domestic dispute in Dhaka's ...

American drone that killed Al Zawahiri in Kabul possibly launched from Kyrgyzstan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan categorically denied on Thursday that a U.S. drone strike in Kabul that killed al-Qaeda chief Ayman ...

Indonesia workers strike when ticket price jumps to see Komodo dragons

EAST NUSA TENGGARA, Indonesia: Hundreds of Indonesian tourism workers went on strike this week to protest a sharp rise in ...

700-kilogram of cocaine found by Australian police in shipping container

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - More than a quarter of a billion dollars worth of cocaine has been found concealed on ...

Pelosi's Taiwan visit undermines peace and stability across Taiwan Strait: Yanqi

KATHMANDU, Nepal The Chinese ambassador to Nepal has criticized US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan. According to Ambassador ...

PDM MNAs submit reference against Imran Khan to Chief Election Commissioner

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - On Thursday, a group of MNAs affiliated with the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), a multi-party alliance, filed ...

No investigation of killing drug dealers, says Philippines' Marcos

Manila, Philippines: Amidst plans to resume an investigation into the Philippines' bloody "War on Drugs," President Ferdinand Marcos Jr ruled ...

Russian FM's Myanmar's visit coincides with ASEAN summit in Cambodia

YANGON, Myanmar - According to the Russian news agency TASS, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has arrived in Myanmar for ...

Gang hijacks bus, loots passengers, rapes female in Tangail

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh - On Tuesday night, a band of robbers raped a female passenger after hijacking a bus and stealing ...

Serena Williams tastes victory again in Toronto

Serena Williams earned her first singles win in more than a year, pushing her way to a 6-3, 6-4 victory ...

CWG 2022: Indian boxers get warm welcome at Delhi airport after successful campaign

New Delhi [India], August 9 (ANI): Indian boxers Amit Panghal, Rohit Tokas, Jasmine Lamboria and Sagar Ahlawat received a warm ...

Asia Album: Heavy rainfall hits Seoul, surrounding regions

© Provided by Xinhua SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Heavy rainfall hit Seoul and surrounding regions, leaving seven people dead ...

Asia Album: Afghan farmers harvest tomatoes

© Provided by Xinhua BAGHLAN, Afghanistan, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Farmers harvest tomatoes in Afghanistan's Baghlan province.Tomato is one of ...

Chinese Embassy in France slams Minister over remarks on Taiwan issue

Paris [France], August 9 (ANI): Chinese Embassy in France, in regard to a statement by Ministry for Europe and Foreign ...

Asia Album: Let's meet baby Malayan tapir Bayu in Singapore

© Provided by Xinhua SINGAPORE, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Bayu, a two-month-old baby Malayan tapir, appears for the first time ...

12th edition of Defence Expo to be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat

New Delhi [India], August 9 (ANI): The Ministry of Defence on Monday announced that the 12th edition of the Defence ...

Solid ties with China bring great benefits to Cambodia: expert

© Provided by Xinhua "Chinese aid and investment have played a very important role in supporting Cambodia's socio-economic development and ...

US to host security exercise to stop flow of weapons of mass destruction

Washington [US], August 9 (ANI): The United States will host Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) Exercise Fortune Guard 22 on August ...

Dream face Aces clinging to a playoff spot

The Las Vegas Aces are preparing themselves for a potentially deep run in the WNBA playoffs. The Atlanta Dream still ...

Odisha to introduce gender equality programme in over 20,000 govt schools

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], August 9 (ANI): With an aim to integrate a gender equity curriculum into the syllabus for students ...

Little progress in CPEC SEZs impacting Pakistan's growth: Report

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 8 (ANI): Pakistan's model of industrialization rooted in Special Economic Zones (SEZ) and its efforts to bridge ...

Not "worried" but "concerned": Biden on Chinese military drills near Taiwan

Washington [US], August 8 (ANI): US President Joe Biden on Monday said that he is "not worried" but "concerned" about ...

Commonwealth Esports Championship: Indian DOTA 2 team scripts history, wins bronze medal

Birmingham [UK], August 8 (ANI): The Indian team defeated New Zealand by 2-0 in a best-of-three match, grabbing India's first-ever ...

India announce squad for Asia Cup 2022; Jasprit Bumrah ruled out due to injury

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 8 (ANI): The All-India Senior Selection Committee on Monday announced the 14-members squad for the upcoming ...

Canadian company threatened over investment in Balochistan

Balochistan [Pakistan], August 8 (ANI): Foreign investors in Pakistan are facing a tough time as Baloch separatists who have been ...

Mongolian PM meets with Chinese FM

© Provided by Xinhua ULAN BATOR, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Mongolian Prime Minister and Chairman of the Mongolian People's Party ...

Season 1 Recap: 10 Conversations On Life In Central Asia Today

Over 10 weeks, RFE/RL hosted discussions on Twitter Spaces on various issues that affect daily life in Central Asia. We ...

China continues military drills near Taiwan

Beijing [China], August 8 (ANI): Chinese military has said it will continue drills near Taiwan focused on anti-submarine and air-to-ship ...

Sensex surges 465 points; MM, HDFC Bank, RIL climb

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 8 (ANI): The Indian stock market's benchmark Sensex surged 465 points on Monday led by strong ...

Federation demands action over Italian chairman's Africa comments

The Confederation of African Football has hit back at Aurelio De LaurentiisThe Confederation of African Football (CAF) has condemned Napoli ...

5G auction reflects confidence of Telecom industry in govt policy, says MoS Chauhan

New Delhi [India], August 8 (ANI): The recently held auction for the 5G spectrum reflects the confidence and sentiment of ...

Mike Hankey appointed as new US Consul General in Mumbai

Mumbai [Maharashtra], August 8 (ANI): Mike Hankey, a senior foreign service officer was appointed as the new consul general of ...

Sensex rises 464 points; HDFC Bank, RIL surge

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 8 (ANI): The Indian stock market's benchmark Sensex was trading 464 points higher in the afternoon ...

Hong Kong Eases COVID Quarantine Rules for Incoming Travelers

hong kong - Hong Kong will shorten the COVID-19 hotel quarantine period for all arrivals to three days from seven, ...

Over USD 2.7 billion infrastructure projects in India, Asia listed on new Singapore Online Portal

By Lee Kah WhyeSingapore, August 8 (ANI): Last week, an infrastructure project online portal that connects government, developers, and financiers ...

Joohyung Kim wins Wyndham; second-youngest champ since WWII

South Korean 20-year-old Joohyung "Tom" Kim posted a 9-under-par 61 Sunday to run away with the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, ...

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U.S. stocks start week on mixed note, Nasdaq Composite loses 13 points

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks closed mixed on Monday as investors fret about CPI data due to be ...

Amazon pays $1.7 billion for vacuum maker iRobot

NEW YORK CITY, New York: Amazon announced this week that it had purchased robotic vacuum maker iRobot for approximately $1.7 ...

$9 billion wind farm to be built in Atlantic Ocean off Virginia

RICHMOND, Virginia: Dominion Energy Virginia has received state approval to build an enormous offshore wind farm off the coast of ...

Asian stock markets rack up modest gains, losses

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia were mixed on Monday, but gains and losses were modest.There is concern the ...

Australia to close coal mine near Great Barrier Reef

CANBERRA, Australia: Australia's new government has announced plans to ban the development of a coal mine located near the Great ...

US considers rules for refunds to air passengers suffering delays

WASHINGTON D.C.: The U.S. Transportation Department said it could require airlines to offer passengers a refund if their flight schedules ...

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