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Prison in eastern Afghanistan under ferocious attack by ISIS fighters

KABUL, Afghanistan - An attack on a prison in eastern Afghanistan by ISIS fighters which began on Sunday has continued ...

Republicans ratchet up anti-China rhetoric with TikTok ban

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. President Donald Trump is banning the use of the TikTok app, widely used by Americans particularly ...

Kazakhstan Allows Transit Of Uzbek, Kyrgyz Workers Stranded In Russia

NUR-SULTAN -- Kazakhstan has allowed the transit of thousands of Uzbek and Kyrgyz migrant workers who've been stranded in Russia ...

Equity indices end flat after volatile trade, metal stocks gain

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 5 (ANI): Equity benchmark indices wiped out all intra-day gains to end flat on Wednesday but ...

Rohit Rajput - A bodybuilder with the best genetics in the country

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] Aug 5 (ANI/News Wire India): Rohit Rajput has been gifted with the best of genetics which is ...

Mike Pompeo speaks to Brunei FM, reaffirms US opposition to China

Washington [US], Aug 5 (ANI): US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo on Tuesday spoke with Bruneian Foreign Minister II Erywan ...

Equity indices gain 1 pc on global cues, metal stocks shine

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 5 (ANI): Equity benchmark indices were on upswing during early hours on Wednesday amid positive global ...

Webinar on 'Cogitating Kashmir' held in London

London [UK], Aug 5 (ANI): A webinar was held in London by Democracy News Live on "Cogitating Kashmir: Towards representation, ...

Malaysia Police Raid Al Jazeera's Office, Seize Computers

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Malaysian police raided the office of news broadcaster Al Jazeera and two local TV stations on ...

Malaysia Police Raid Al Jazeera's Office, Seize Computers

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Malaysian police raided the office of news broadcaster Al Jazeera and two local TV stations on ...

Neon stay undefeated in Omega League: Asia Divine Division

Neon Esports moved to 2-0 in Week 1 play of OMEGA League: Asia Divine Division on Tuesday. Neon (2-0 match ...

COVID-19: 101-Year-Old Kyrgyz Man Recovers, Leaves Hospital

The global death toll from the coronavirus is more than 690,000, with more than 18 million infections confirmed, causing mass ...

Kazakh Activist Picketing Chinese Consulate In Almaty Detained

ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- Police in Kazakhstan's largest city have detained an activist who was picketing the Chinese Consulate in protest ...

Kazakh Activist Charged With Assaulting Police Officer Goes On Trial

ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- Kazakh civil rights activist Asya Tulesova has gone on trial on charges of assaulting and verbally insulting ...

Health supplements experts launch an online start-up

Pune (Maharashtra) [India] Aug 4 (ANI/BusinessWire India): VitaminHaat.com is an Indian online platform for food, health, and Ayurvedic supplements and ...

European Markets Struggling Tuesday, Asian Posting Strong Gains

European markets are mostly lower Tuesday in a reversal of the strong gains posted hours earlier in Asia.London's FTSE index ...

Sensex jumps 748 points, Reliance Industries spurts 7.4 pc

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 4 (ANI): Bulls held a firm grip on the D-Street on Tuesday as equity benchmark indices ...

P6.875-M up for AHDP's strengthening of people's organization

SAN JOSE, Antique, Aug 4 (PIA) - A total of P6.875 million or EUR125,000 has been approved for Antique Human ...

Beijing actions along LAC jeopardised India-China relations

Washington [US], August 4 (ANI): The cordial relationship that India and China had built over the past years has been ...

Equity gauges edge higher, HDFC Bank gains 4.4 pc

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 4 (ANI): Equity benchmark indices scaled up during early hours on Tuesday with broad-based buying across ...

Asia Album: Daily Life of fishermen amid COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia

A fisherman spreads his fishing net in the Cisadane river, Bogor district of West Java province, Indonesia, on Aug. 3, ...

Imran Khan throttle voices of press criticising Pak govt, military

New York [USA], August 3 (ANI): Pakistan has been known for strangling press freedom by imposing censorship or arresting journalists ...

Asia Album: Where the fields are green -- village life in Fiji

Children play in a vegetable field near Suva, capital of Fiji, Aug. 2, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Yongxing)SUVA, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- ...

Fierce competition between US, China for energy in Central Asia

Beijing [China], August 3 (ANI): As the US has called "for a new alliance of democracies" to counter China's aggressive ...

Major decline in new car sales, with rental industry at a near halt

The July 2020 new passenger car market registered a substantial decline of 35.8% to 18 905 units compared to the ...

Happy to see end of Ayodhya conflict: South Korean Envoy

By Ashoke RajNew Delhi [India], August 3 (ANI): South Korean Ambassador to India Shin Bong-kil on Monday said he is ...

DeMonster win opener in Omega League Asia Divine Division

DeMonster and Execration each recorded 2-1 wins on Monday in their respective OMEGA League: Asia Divine Division contests. DeMonster dispatched ...

China business briefing: Unclear borders, uneasy neighbors

China once again brandished both carrots and sticks in July.The month saw the first of a new type of diplomatic ...

Jaguar Poaching Driven by Chinese Demand for Teeth and Parts

The poaching of big cats in South America is being driven by a growing demand for jaguar parts in China, ...

Why US Lawmakers Introduce Bill After Bill to Help Taiwan

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - American lawmakers have introduced a flurry of bills in the past two years to improve Taiwan's defenses ...

Coronavirus: The 'yellow peril' revisited

This past spring, Asian students at Queen's University indicated that they were victims of racial discrimination as a result of ...

Emerging-market rebound hangs in balance as economies struggle

Rand slips to three-week low in the wake of poor US growthWhich makes the start of August - typically one ...

ASBC Lauds Iran's New Sensation Ali Khodadadi

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran's boxing life is in strongly developing stage to find the way back to their glorious previous ...

Belarus: Crackdown on Political Activists, Journalists

Arrests, Criminal Charges, Police Beatings Ahead of August 9 Presidential VotePolice in Belarus have arbitrarily arrested journalists, bloggers, and political ...

Cambodia confirms 2 new imported COVID-19 cases, 243 in total

PHNOM PENH, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia on Wednesday confirmed two new imported COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of ...

Mongolia repatriates 2nd batch of nationals from U.S. amid COVID-19

ULAN BATOR, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- A second passenger plane chartered by the Mongolian government to evacuate its citizens from ...

Mongolia reports 14 COVID-19 recoveries, 615 negative test results

ULAN BATOR, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia reported 14 more COVID-19 recoveries, bringing total recoveries to 244, the country's National ...

CAS reject UAE appeal over Qatar player's eligibility at 2019 Asian Cup

GENEVA, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed an appeal from the United Arab ...

1st LD: Disney reports significant quarterly loss due to COVID-19 pandemic

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- The Walt Disney Company on Tuesday reported significant quarterly loss in its fiscal third ...

Disney reports significant quarterly loss due to COVID-19 pandemic

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- The Walt Disney Company on Tuesday reported significant quarterly loss in its fiscal third ...

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Stocks in Asia have uneventful day, dollar gives up portion of gains

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in Asia took a breather on Wednesday, despite a strong performance on Wall Street overnight.The U.S. ...

187 countries ratify convention protecting victims of child labor

GENEVA, Switzerland - The International Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labor has been universally ratified. The International Labor ...

U.S. sharemarkets in upward trajectory, greenback eases

NEW YORK, New York - In a volatile day of trading, U.S. stocks managed a gain on Tuesday.Apple dominated with ...

$172 million defense department job goes to Hunstville, Alabama plant

SAN DIEGO, California - A subsidiary of Cubic Corporation, GATR Technologies, of Huntsville, Alabama, has been awarded a $172 million ...

Thailand to get injection of $1.5bn from Asia Development Bank

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced on Tuesday it is providing a $1.5 billion loan to Thailand ...

Technology provides communications for pair rowing across Atlantic

3,000 miles. 43 days. Two rowers. One boat.That was the challenge that Anna and Cameron McLean set themselves by taking ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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