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Yogi raises fears in Uttar Pradesh

The appointment of a polarizing Hindu religious leader as the next chief minister of an Indian state with almost

The rape that leads to India's sexual harassment law

Nearly a quarter of a century after the illiterate, low-caste woman was allegedly gang-raped by her high-caste neighbors in

N Korea missile test fails

A North Korean missile appeared to have exploded on Wednesday just after it was launched, the US and South

School toilet stampede kills 2 children in China

A stampede at a primary school in central China has left two children dead and 20 injured, state media

Park grilled for long 14 hours

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye left prosecutors' offices early on Wednesday after being questioned in an investigation into

Suu Kyi praises China of expeling rebels account

Myanmar's government praised China on Wednesday for suspending a Chinese bank account used by ethnic rebels fighting Myanmar troops,

Air strike kills 33 people in Syria

At least 33 people were killed in an air strike that hit a school sheltering displaced people near the

Air strike kills dozens in Iraq

At least 33 people have been killed in an air strike on a school

North Korea missile launch fails

A North Korean missile launch has failed, South Korean defence officials said.

Duterte meets Suu Kyi

Regional politics makes for strange bedfellows, and at first glance, it is hard to imagine more of an odd

Rebels launch assault on east Damascus

Rebels and jihadists on Tuesday launched a fresh assault on east Damascus, two days after Syrian government forces rebelled

Mahathir's party joins opposition alliance

Malaysia's Pakatan Harapan opposition allia-nce has formally acknowledged former Prime Minister Mahathir Moha-mmad's party Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) as

Ousted Park faces prosecutors

South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye was questioned by prosecutors yesterday about the corruption and abuse of power scandal

Chinese police admit torture of dead suspect

Police in central China's Henan province have issued a rare statement admitting that some officers may have tortured a

Iraqi families reunite outside west Mosul

Surrounded by displaced Iraqis; Ahmad strides up and down a muddy stretch of land near Mosul, mobile phone in

Taiwan to build its own submarine

Taiwan will build its own submarines, President Tsai Ing-wen pledged on Tuesday, as the self-ruled island looks to fresh

Bangladesh warns India of terrorist influx

Dhaka has warned Delhi of a

Ex-guerrilla wins East Timor presidential poll: early count

 A former guerrilla

Ousted S Korean President Park Geun-hye faces prosecutors

Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye is being questioned by prosecutors over a corruption

Thai police find plot to kill PM Prayuth

Thai police said on Sunday they had uncovered a plot to assassinate the country's prime minister after seizing a

Duterte calls EU critics 'crazies'

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has described European lawmakers as "crazies" in a salty-tongued rebuttal to criticism of his deadly

'UN weak for pulling Israel report'

A senior UN official resigned on Friday after the secretary general asked her to remove the report, published by

'N Korea rocket test shows progress'

North Korea's latest rocket engine test showed "meaningful progress" in its missile capabilities, Seoul said yesterday, as the nuclear-armed

Govt Forces retake Damascus

Syrian government forces on Monday regained control of parts of Damascus that were attacked and captured by rebels and

Pakistan orders to reopen border with Afghanistan

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif yesterday ordered the re-opening of the two main border crossings to Afghanistan, after their

Jinping, Tillerson seek ties over North Korea and trade

Chinese President Xi Jinping and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pledged in talks Sunday to work to strengthen