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.

Patel family foundation gives $200 mn to University in Florida

In the biggest-ever donation made by Indian-Americans, physicians Pallavi and Kiran Patel have donated $200 million to the Nova Southeastern University, based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

59 killed as gunman opens fire in Las Vegas

In the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, over 59 were killed and 500 wounded as a gunman opened fire on concert-goers at a music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night.

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.

Pakistan has short-range N-weapons to counter India: Abbasi

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said his country has developed short-range nuclear weapons to counter the 'Cold Start' doctrine adopted by the Indian Army

Zardari behind Benazir, Murtaza assassinations: Musharraf

Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has alleged Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman and his successor in Presidency Asif Ali Zardari of complicity in the assassination former prime minister Benazir Bhutto

In far-reaching immigration reform proposals that were relayed to the Congress, US President Donald Trump proposed ending extended-family chain migration by limiting family-based green cards to spouses and minor children, while replacing it...


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