300,000 people evacuated, airports closed as Cyclone Mora nearing

Bangladesh's Civil Aviation Authority has suspended domestic and international flights in Chittagong and Cox's Bazar, as the high intensity Cyclone Mora is expected to make a landfall

Fresh attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh; houses torched

Unidentified culprits set houses of Hindus on fire, and damaged two temples in central Brahmanbarhia district in Bangladesh.

Narendra Pathak re-appointed to Human Relations Commission

Narendra Pathak has been re-appointed for the third time, to the Commissioner of Human Relations Commission by the Santa Clara County, Board of Supervisors

Indian scientist creates wearable sensor to stop rape

An Indian scientist in MIT has developed a sticker-like wearable sensor that can detect sexual assault in real time and quickly alert the victim's friends and family, and people nearby.

Sri Lanka floods toll increases to 146

Deaths in floods and landslides in Sri Lanka, caused by heavy rainfall, rose to 146, with over 112 reported missing.

India, Lanka to sign new agreement: Sirisena

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena came to power nearly six years after the country's brutal civil war ended. He, however, faces several challenges including frictions of coalition politics in Lanka's first national unity government.

Sher Bahadur Deuba takes office as Nepal PM

Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has taken oath as the 40th Prime Minister of Nepal, administered by President Bidya Devi Bhandari, in Kathmandu

Job recruiters 'destroying lives' of Nepali workers

An Amnesty International report said that rampant deception and extortion is taking place in Nepal's labour recruitment business, putting migrant workers at risk of forced labour abroad and leaving them with crippling debts.

Imran Khan faces sexual harassment probe

Pakistan National Assembly has decided to form a special committee to probe sexual harassment charges against opposition leader Imran Khan.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi made interim Pak PM

The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has placed Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, a Nawaz Sharif loyalist, as the interim prime minister until Sharif's brother Shahbaz becomes eligible to take over by winning a parliamentary by-election in the...


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