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Sri Lanka has held its first mass funeral as the country marks a day of mourning for the

Rescuers battle to find bodies in Myanmar mudslide

Recovery teams in Myanmar fought against a huge lake of sludge on Wednesday in their search for bodies after alandslide

Earthquake rattles northeast India, Tibet

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck India’s northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh early Wednesday and was feltin neighbouring Tibet.The epicenter

Sri Lanka blasts: IS video sheds light on ringleader

Standing under a black flag of the Islamic State, eight men declare their loyalty to

Sri Lanka asks for resignations of top security officials

Sri Lanka’s president has asked for the resignations of the defense secretary and national police chief, a dramatic internal

Toll in Sri Lanka bombings rises to 359: police

The toll in a series of suicide bomb blasts on Easter Sunday targeting hotels and churches in Sri Lanka has

Philippines' Duterte in war of words over Canada garbage row

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday demanded Canada take back tonnes of trash it

Thousands of Iraqi families bear the burden of IS legacy

When Ahmed Khalil ran out of work as a van driver in the Iraqi

Sri Lanka blasts: Zayan’s body arrives in Dhaka

The mortal remains of Zayan Chowdhury, one of the

Unspeakable grief: 5 members of 1 family killed in Sri Lanka

The dark wooden coffins, sitting side by side, attested

Myanmar lawmaker: 50 believed dead in mudslide at jade mine

More than 50 people are believed to have died in a mudslide at

Death toll rises to 359 in Sri Lanka bombings, more arrested

The death toll from the Easter suicide bombings in

Strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake rocks NE India: USGS

A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck India's northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh early Wednesday, the

Prison looms for convicted Hong Kong democracy leaders

A group of Hong Kong activists will be sentenced Wednesday after being convicted

North Korea's Kim arrives in Russia for summit with Putin

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un crossed the border into Russia Wednesday for a

N Korea confirms Kim to meet Putin

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon visit Russia to hold his first summit with President Vladimir

1m species risk extinction due to humans' draft: UN

Up to one million species face extinction due to human influence, according to a draft UN report obtained

China shows off new destroyer as Xi views naval parade

China showed off the first of its new generation of guided missile destroyers on Tuesday as President Xi

Japan varsity stops hiring professors who smoke

A Japanese university has stopped hiring professors and teachers who light up, officials said on Tuesday, as the

Deadly quake rocks Philippines, kills 15

A powerful earthquake has struck the main Philippines island of Luzon, killing at least 15 people. The magnitude

China plastic waste ban throws global recycling

From grubby packaging engulfing small Southeast Asian communities to waste piling up in plants from the US to

'Iran MPs to take action against US terrorist act'

Iran's parliament passed a bill on Tuesday requiring the government take firm steps to respond to "terrorist actions"

54 killed in collapse at Myanmar jade mine

More than 50 people were feared to have been killed in Myanmar when jade miners and machinery were

Top Myanmar court rejects appeal of Reuters reporters

Myanmar's Supreme Court rejected the latest appeal Tuesday by two Pulitzer-prize winning Reuters journalists who were jailed for

SL warned of threat hours before blasts

Sri Lankan intelligence officials were tipped off about an imminent attack by Islamist militants hours

IS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka bombings

Islamic state has claimed responsibility for coordinated bombings in Sri Lanka which killed 321 people

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