Monday, September 21, 2015



When Piao Chunmei's son told her he was gay, she reacted the way many Chinese

Pakistan issues landmark transgender passport

Pakistan's marginalized transgender community on Wednesday welcomed the government's decision to issue its first passport

Indians protest attack on Muslims

Protests were held in cities across India on Wednesday against a wave of attacks on

Japan PM ally denies receiving secret donations

An ally of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe denied on Thursday receiving secret political donations from

China launches warship

China on Wednesday launched a new type of domestically built warship in its latest bid to modernize its military,

Narendra Modi, Donald Trump call for Pakistan to curb terror

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump on Monday called on Pakistan to ensure that its

Saudis, Qatar spar over Arab demands

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Tuesday that there would be no negotiations over demands by the kingdom

North Korea conducts rocket engine test

North Korea recently tested a small rocket engine, a monitoring group said Wednesday, after a US official had reportedly

'Syria planning chemical attack'

The White House said on Monday it appears the Syrian government is preparing for another chemical weapons attack and

Anger sparks against 'veiled women' in Haryana

Authorities in a deeply conservative Indian state were accused Wednesday of reinforcing entrenched gender discrimination after describing veiled women

HK activist Joshua Wong detained

Hong Kong student pro-democracy campaigner Joshua Wong was detained by police on Wednesday after an anti-China protest ahead of

Nepal holds landmark polls in troubled south

Nepal's troubled south began voting Wednesday in the first local elections for two decades, a key stage in the

Myanmar defends journalists detention

Myanmar's civilian government on Wednesday defended the detention of three journalists who were reporting on an armed ethnic group,

'30 civilians dead in air strikes on IS-held area of Syria'

At least 30 civilians were killed in air strikes on an area of eastern Syria held by the Islamic State

Mumbai blasts convict Mustafa Dossa dead

ne of the convicts in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, Mustafa Dossa, died on Wednesday afternoon following a heart

Trump, Modi call for Pakistan to curb terror

US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called on

Syria planning chemical attack: US

The White House said on Monday it appears the Syrian government is preparing for

Iran urges Muslims to fight Israel with "whatever means possible"

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday called the cause of Palestine as major issue

Pakistan marks grim Eid after oil tanker inferno kills 153

Pakistan began Eid in mourning Monday as the death toll in an

'Girls as dessert': Thai sex scandal exposes grim tradition

When senior bureaucrats visited the remote Thai province where local official Boonyarit worked, the routine

8-hour ceasefire in Marawi ends with gunfire, mortar blasts

Fighting between government troops and Islamic State-inspired terrorists resumed in Marawi City on Sunday as

Afghanistan hit by 5.4-magnitude quake

Afghanistan has been hit by a 5.4-magnitude earthquake, according to an alert from the US

Qatar demands difficult to meet, says US

Some demands set by four Arab states on Qatar in return for lifting sanctions

10 policemen killed by Taliban in Afghanistan

At least 10 policemen were killed and four injured in a Taliban attack in Afghanistan`s western

148 killed as oil tanker explodes in Pakistan

 An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 148 people who had

15 bodies found after landslide buries scores in China

Crews searching through the night in the rubble left by a landslide that buried a mountain

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