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The United States has called on Australia and other countries to follow Washington’s lead and create a challenge for China in the South China Sea's territorial dispute.
Indian authorities say the death toll from violent protests in the northern state of Haryana over caste-based quotas in jobs and education has risen to at least 19.
Monday, 22 February 2016 09:42

US drone goes down in Afghanistan

An unmanned aerial vehicle operated by the US Air Force has crashed at an airfield in Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar.
The Chinese capital Beijing is planning to build ventilation corridors throughout the city to get rid of pollution that is chocking the city's residents.
A radioactive water leak has suspended plans to reboot a reactor at a nuclear power plant in southern Japan, its operator said Sunday.
Sunday, 21 February 2016 06:17

Roadside blasts kill 11 in Afghanistan

Nearly a dozen civilians have lost their lives and two others sustained injuries in separate bomb explosions that struck their vehicles in Afghanistan’s Southeastern Province of Paktika in the past …
Afghan officials say electricity will soon be restored in the country’s capital, Kabul, weeks after power was interrupted as a result of clashes between militants.
Seoul says North Korea has fired artillery shots during an apparent military exercise near a disputed maritime border with the South amid heightened tensions between the two neighbors.
China has slammed US military build-up in the South China Sea, saying it is Washington, and not Beijing, which is truly militarizing the disputed waters by conducting patrols there.
A state of natural disaster has been issued for Fiji as a powerful tropical super-storm is making landfall in the Pacific island nation.
The United States has accused China of deploying surface-to-air missiles on an island in the South China Sea, claiming the deployment has raised tensions in the Asia-Pacific region.
Friday, 19 February 2016 09:56

3 killed in raid on health clinic: Aid group

A Swedish aid group says Afghan forces have killed two patients and a caretaker during an attack on one of its clinics in the central part of the war-torn country.
Authorities in Afghanistan say more than a dozen people have lost their lives in a US assassination drone strike in the country’s Eastern Province of Nangarhar.
Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has arrested 14 suspects from an international criminal group involved in forging passports and other documents for the ISIL terrorists preparing to go to Syria, …
The EU’s top migration official has said an Austrian plan to cap asylum-seeker numbers is unlawful.
More than a dozen people have been killed and several others injured during clashes between the Takfiri ISIL terrorist group and Taliban militants in Afghanistan’s eastern Province of Nangarhar.
The United Nations (UN) says thousands of people have been displaced amid clashes between different ethnic rebel groups in Myanmar’s northern state of Shan.
South Korea says the United Nations Security Council should adopt "extraordinary" measures in response to North Korea's recent nuclear test and rocket launch.
Malaysia’s Defense Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein says his country is not involved in a military “coalition” announced by Saudi Arabia with the purpose of “fighting terrorism” in the region.
China says the possible US deployment of an anti-missile system to the Korean Peninsula is a threat to China's strategic interests, and Beijing will not allow its “national security interests …