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Afghan official says rockets hit near presidential palace

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the rocket attack, which destroyed at least one car parked on a nearby street

20 Jul 2021 2:26 PM

US asks Pakistan to keep working with FATF to complete its 27-point faction plan

The Financial Action Task Force retained Pakistan on its 'grey list' for failing to check money laundering, leading to terror financing

20 Jul 2021 12:44 PM

Easter Sunday attacks: Lanka's failure to act on Indian intel played up in Parliament

Three explosions were reported from three five-star hotels - the Shangri-La, the Cinnamon Grand and the Kingsbury in Colombo

19 Jul 2021 5:43 PM

First coronavirus case hits Tokyo Olympics Village

Japanese media reported that the person who had tested positive was a foreign national

17 Jul 2021 11:19 AM

Sher Bahadur Deuba becomes Nepal's Prime Minister for 5th time

Sher Bahadur Deuba is required to seek a vote of confidence from the House within 30 days of his appointment as the Prime Minister

13 Jul 2021 3:14 PM

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Nepal's Supreme court orders appointment of Sher Bahadur Deuba as Prime Minister

The court also ordered summoning a new session of the House of Representatives at 5 PM on July 18

12 Jul 2021 5:56 PM

Japan to declare virus emergency lasting through Olympics

The Summer Olympics, already delayed a year by the pandemic, begin July 23 and close Aug 8

08 Jul 2021 9:24 AM

China tightens security on Myanmar border over virus fears

On Wednesday, 57 new cases were reported, the highest daily tally since late January, including 15 in the city of Ruili, next to Myanmar

07 Jul 2021 11:59 AM

Japan searches for 24 unaccounted for in mudslide; 4 dead

Atami Mayor Sakae Saito said 24 people were still unreachable Tuesday morning

06 Jul 2021 11:38 AM

Rafale deal: BJP, Congress spar as France begins 'highly sensitive' probe

The Mediapart said the probe into the inter-governmental deal signed in 2016 was formally opened on June 14

03 Jul 2021 5:56 PM

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Japan to ask athletes from India, others for more COVID-19 tests

Japan aims to put the new rule, which will be applied to athletes from India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan

27 Jun 2021 10:03 AM

China launches first fully-electrified bullet train in Tibet, close to Indian border

The rail line passes through 47 tunnels and 121 bridges and crosses the Brahmaputra river locally called Yarlung Zangbo 16 times

25 Jun 2021 2:52 PM

First COVID-19 case could have hit China in October 2019: Study

The most likely date for the virus's emergence was November 17, 2019, and it had probably already spread globally by January 2020

25 Jun 2021 10:12 AM

Hong Kong's last pro-democracy paper, Apple Daily, sells out final edition

While pro-democracy media outlets still exist online, it was the only print newspaper of its kind left in the city

24 Jun 2021 7:00 PM

Sri Lanka detects first community case of Delta variant of coronavirus

Sri Lanka's COVID-19 vaccination began in late January with India's gift of 500,000 Covishield AstraZeneca vaccines

18 Jun 2021 1:34 PM

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Chinese warplanes enter Taiwan air defence zone for sixth time this month

Taiwan had recently signed two contracts with US for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems and Harpoon Coastal Defence Systems

18 Jun 2021 12:07 PM

Japan set to ease virus emergency ahead of Olympics

Japan has been struggling since late March to slow a wave of infections propelled by more contagious variants

17 Jun 2021 11:13 AM

China successfully launches first crewed mission for space station construction

The Shenzhou-12 spacecraft was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China's Gobi Desert

17 Jun 2021 9:35 AM

Masks off, mortarboards on: Wuhan sheds Covid for mass graduation

The city held limited graduation ceremonies last year, with Wuhan University hosting a mostly-online event in June last year

15 Jun 2021 12:07 PM

Beijing accuses NATO of exaggerating 'China threat theory'

Military tensions have increased over the past year between China and rival powers including the United States and India

15 Jun 2021 11:53 AM

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