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China, Nepal to build rail, communications network across Himalayas

BEIJING, China: Following a meeting between their foreign ministers, China and Nepal have agreed to build the Trans-Himalayan Multi-Dimensional Connectivity ...


Heatwave continues in China as temperatures exceed 40C

BEIJING, China: Several regions in China experienced temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius, including the major southwestern city of Chongqing.The country's ...


Jailed Australian economist, Sean Turnell, pleads not guilty in Myanmar trial

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar - Sean Turnell, an Australian academic and economic adviser to Myanmar's deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, detained ...


UK summons China envoy over 'aggressive' escalation of Taiwan conflict

LONDON, England: After a furious China extended its largest-ever military exercises to encircle Taiwan following U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's ...


9 dead, more missing after record rainfall in South Korean capital

SEOUL, South Korea: With forecasters warning of more rainfall, record downpours flooded homes, roads and subway stations in the South ...


Singapore leader says U.S.-China tensions could trigger conflict

SINGAPORE: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong warned this week of the possible miscalculations over tensions in Taiwan, stressing that ...


Tibet experiences rare COVID-19 surge, orders restrictions

LHASA: Tibet: After barely reporting any COVID-19 patients for more than two years, the autonomous Chinese region of Tibet is ...


South Korea reports 180,803 new COVID-19 cases

SEOUL, 17th August, 2022 (WAM) -- South Korea reported 180,803 new COVID-19 infections and 42 deaths in the past 24 ...


China terms docking of Yuan Wang 5 ship at Hambantota port as normal exchange

Beijing [China], August 17 (ANI): China on Tuesday said that the docking of its Yuan Wang 5 ship at Hambantota ...


5 drugs that changed the world (and what went wrong)

It's hard to measure the impact of any one drug on world history. But here are five drugs we can ...


Parliament must act to ensure Australia never has 'secret ministers' again

It was revealed this week that former Prime Minister Scott Morrison was secretly appointed in 2020 and 2021 by Governor-General ...


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Gold-copper statue of Nil Barahi stolen in 1999 located in Singapore

SINGAPORE: A gold-copper statue of Aghoreswora (Nil Barahi), which was lost from a Pharping 23 years ago, has been discovered ...

Shanghai announces school to reopen, but fears of lockdowns persist

SHANGHAI, China: After a long period of Covid-19 closures, Shanghai has announced that it will reopen all schools, including kindergartens, ...

Poor crane, inexperienced operator among causes of tragic deaths by girder fall

DHAKA, Bangladesh A preliminary investigation into the tragic crane accident that killed five people in Uttara on Monday has found ...

Proposed Vietnam bullet train would run north-south 960 miles

HANOI, Vietnam: The Vietnamese government is considering building a high-speed railway, with a possible cost of up to $58.7 billion, ...

Myanmar deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi to serve six additional years in prison

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar - According to a legal official, a court in Myanmar has sentenced former leader Aung San Suu Kyi ...

Mechanical fault blamed for girder fall from crane that killed four, injured 2

DHAKA, Bangladesh - As workers were working on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project on the Dhaka-Mymensingh route near Uttara ...

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Would a new Cold War be in the best interest of the United States?

As China unleashed live-fire military exercises off the coast of Taiwan, simulating a real "reunification by force" operation in the ...

Myanmar deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi to serve six additional years in prison

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar - According to a legal official, a court in Myanmar has sentenced former leader Aung San Suu Kyi ...

China, Nepal to build rail, communications network across Himalayas

BEIJING, China: Following a meeting between their foreign ministers, China and Nepal have agreed to build the Trans-Himalayan Multi-Dimensional Connectivity ...

Heatwave continues in China as temperatures exceed 40C

BEIJING, China: Several regions in China experienced temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius, including the major southwestern city of Chongqing.The country's ...

California seeks $1.4 billion to keep nuclear plant open

SACRAMENTO, California: California Governor Gavin Newsom is proposing to give a $1.4 billion government loan to extend the life of ...

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Saudis buy stake in Russian energy companies, spend billions

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia: In a Twitter post published this week, Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Holding said it had invested in Russian ...


Asian stocks rally across the board, Nikkei 225 surges 354 points

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stock markets across the Asia Pacific region rallied on Wednesday.In Japan, the Nikkei 225 surged 353.86 ...


Poor crane, inexperienced operator among causes of tragic deaths by girder fall

DHAKA, Bangladesh A preliminary investigation into the tragic crane accident that killed five people in Uttara on Monday has found ...


Proposed Vietnam bullet train would run north-south 960 miles

HANOI, Vietnam: The Vietnamese government is considering building a high-speed railway, with a possible cost of up to $58.7 billion, ...


U.S. stocks have mixed day, Nasdaq Composite slides 26 points

NEW YORK, New York - Stocks were decidedly mixed in the U.S. on Tuesday as investors struggled to make a ...


Billionaire Indian trader Rakesh Jhunjhunwala dead at 62

DELHI, India: Dubbed the country's Warren Buffett, India's best-known stock investor and self-made billionaire, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, died on August 14 ...


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