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Salvage team working to stop fuel leak from fire-hit supertanker

Authorities want to avoid damage to the coast line like that suffered by Mauritius after a bulk carrier struck a coral reef off the island

11 Sep 2020 4:02 PM

EU Parliament suspends Suu Kyi from Sakharov Prize community over Rohingya genocide

A long-time political prisoner before coming to power, Suu Kyi was once admired for her non-violent struggle against Myanmar’s military rule

11 Sep 2020 9:18 AM

China approves first nasal spray COVID-19 vaccine for trials

The nasal spray vaccination could generate double protection for vaccine recipients - influenza and the novel coronavirus

11 Sep 2020 8:48 AM

Australian journalists flown out of China fearing arrest

Several reporters for US media residing in China have had their visas revoked and been forced to leave the country

09 Sep 2020 2:11 PM

Kilometre-long oil slick left by burning oil tanker off Sri Lanka

Firefighters are battling a new blaze that broke out two days after an earlier fire was extinguished, the navy said

09 Sep 2020 10:21 AM

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Sri Lankan politician, sentenced to death, takes oath as lawmaker

Sri Lanka People's Party (SLPP) lawmaker Premalal Jayasekera was convicted in a murder case on July 31

08 Sep 2020 5:17 PM

China shows off homegrown COVID-19 vaccines for first time

The potential vaccines on display are among nearly 10 worldwide to enter phase 3 trials, the last step ahead of regulatory approval

07 Sep 2020 4:06 PM

Nothing to see: COVID origins off-limits as China's Wuhan touts recovery

Huanan seafood market, believed to be the origin of the virus, is sealed and a large team of security staff chases away anyone who lingers

06 Sep 2020 3:17 PM

Experts join efforts to salvage burning tanker off Sri Lanka

With engines shut down, the tanker carrying nearly 2 million barrels of crude oil drifted about 20 nautical miles from the Sri Lankan coast

06 Sep 2020 9:58 AM

Gas pipeline blast kills 11 praying at Bangladesh mosque

At least 37 people with up to 90% of burns on their bodies admitted to burn unit of a state-run hospital

05 Sep 2020 11:21 AM

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Fire-stricken oil tanker pushed away from Sri Lankan coast

The vessel is larger than the Japanese ship which crashed into a reef in Mauritius, leaking more than 1,000 tonnes of oil into the waters

05 Sep 2020 10:02 AM

Chinese defence minister requests meeting with Rajnath Singh amid border tensions

Singh and Wei are currently in Russia to attend a meeting of SCO defence ministers on Friday

04 Sep 2020 10:39 AM

Indian Oil Corp-chartered oil tanker catches fire off Sri Lanka

The ship had sailed from the port of Mina Al Ahmadi in Kuwait, carrying Kuwait Export Crude, Refinitiv Eikon ship tracking data showed

03 Sep 2020 4:11 PM

China 'strongly opposes' India's ban on Chinese apps

'Indian actions violate the legal interests of Chinese investors and services providers,' commerce ministry spokesman Gao Feng said

03 Sep 2020 3:38 PM

UNSC thwarts Pakistan's attempt to get two Indians listed as global terrorists

Sources pointed out that a similar request by Pakistan containing names of Mistry and Dongara had been blocked earlier around June/July

03 Sep 2020 1:45 PM

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China says India violating territorial sovereignty and disturbing peace

China said it 'has made solemn representations to the Indian side and urged India to strictly control and restrain its frontline troops

02 Sep 2020 10:53 AM

China using coercive tactics in pursuit of territorial claims in India, Bhutan: Pentagon

'These tactics are particularly evident in China's pursuit of territorial claims along its border with India and Bhutan,' the report said

02 Sep 2020 9:47 AM

Border disputes should not affect bilateral ties: Chinese envoy

The remarks are yet another indication that Beijing is keen to protect Sino-Indian economic ties to avoid any 'decoupling' of two economies

30 Aug 2020 1:21 PM

Khaleda Zia's family seeks extension on her suspended prison sentence

The 74-year-old opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief is serving a 17-year prison term in two graft cases since February 2018

30 Aug 2020 1:02 PM

Xi calls for building a 'socialist Tibet', favours Tibetan Buddhism's 'sinicisation'

Tibet remains deeply devoted to Buddhism where the Dalai Lama is revered as the spiritual head despite his self-exile to India since 1959

30 Aug 2020 11:15 AM

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