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Sri Lanka's crisis looked over on Saturday as strongman Mahinda Rajapakse bowed out of a power battle that

It's genocide, say US MPs of Rohingya purge

The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly adopted a resolution calling Myanmar's expulsion of hundreds of thousands of

Australia recognizes Jerusalem as capital of Israel, says Morrison

Australia now recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Saturday, but a contentious embassy

Japan sets sights on first aircraft carrier since WW II

Japan plans to have an aircraft carrier for the first time since World War II, a move that

Nepal truck crash kills 20 mourners

At least 20 people died when a truck carrying mourners returning from a funeral ritual plunged around 400

Thailand bans marriage of children under 17

Thailand's Islamic Council has for the first time issued a ban on child marriage nationwide, following public anger

11 die after eating toxic rice at Indian temple

Eleven people have died after eating rice that had likely been contaminated with a toxic substance at a

Joy as US-seized church bells return to the Philippines

A sleepy central Philippine town erupted in joy on Saturday as bells looted from its church more than

Palestinian teen killed as Israel hunts West Bank shooter

A Palestinian teenager was shot dead on Friday as Israeli forces carried out fresh

Eleven die after eating at Indian temple

Eleven people have died and dozens more have fallen ill after eating rice at

Firing raises fears for new Yemen truce

Fighting has resumed on the fringes of Yemen's port city of Hudaydah, according to

Politics of a plot to kill Lankan president

A plot to kill the president, links to foreign intelligence, a rogue police officer and a missing sniper:

For India, the cost of a Narendra Modi victory in 2019 may be too high

Many of us have long argued that, whatever its problems, India is one of the best long-term bets

Ashok Gehlot named Rajasthan CM; Sachin Pilot to be deputy chief

After days of intense deliberations, the Congress on Friday selected Ashok Gehlot to be the chief minister of

Hong kong leaders defiant as landmark trial wraps up

Hong Kong democracy leaders pledged on Friday (Dec 14) to sustain their fight for full democracy at the

Smog and a hard place: China regions caught between economic woes and pollution war

Amid a slowing economy and a slew of mixed signals from the environment ministry, China's embattled local governments

Indian national jailed over sex assault on US flight

A US court has sentenced an Indian man to nine years in jail for sexually assaulting a woman

Japan's business mood, capex steady but outlook sours: BOJ tankan

Japanese business confidence and capital expenditure plans held steady from three months ago, a closely-watched central bank survey

'Railway noise barriers at 16 more locations'

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has called a tender to install railway noise barriers at 16 new locations

Himalayan nation Nepal gets first modern train tracks

The competition between two Asian giants, India and China,

Sri Lanka Supreme Court says president violated constitution

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court ruled unanimously that President Maithripala

7 killed, 3 injured after vehicle falls into gorge in Indian-controlled Kashmir

At least seven people were killed and three others

Families of Lion Air crash victims rally

Families of some of the 189 people killed in a Lion Air plane crash plan a protest rally

Rahul to announce CMs' names of three states

Amid intense negotiations, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that he will soon announce the names of

Floods kill 13 in Vietnam

Floods caused by heavy downpours have killed 13 people in central Vietnam, officials said Thursday, as farmers scrambled

Leopard kills Indian Buddhist monk

A monk meditating in a forest in the Indian state of Maharashtra has died in a leopard attack,

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