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.

Rishi Shah, Indian-American self-made billionaire

Indian-American Rishi Shah is the newest addition to the long list of tech billionaires

US declares Salahuddin global terrorist

The US has designated Syed Salahuddin, the head of Kashmiri militant group Hizbul Mujahideen, as a specially designated global terrorist, a move welcomed by India which said it underlines quite strongly that both the countries face threat of...

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.

Modi, Macron voice concern over global terrorism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrapped up his six-day, four-nation tour after completing his last leg in France

Macron takes over as French prez, pledges to fortify EU

Emmanuel Macron officially took oath as the President of France, as he was inaugurated as a leader of the world's fifth-largest economy in an Elysee Palace ceremony

157 killed as oil tanker catches fire in Pakistan

At least 157 people were burnt alive and around 200 injured when an overturned oil tanker caught fire and exploded in Bahawalpur district of Pakistan's Punjab province on Sunday

Are you with us or with Qatar, Saudi King asks Pak PM

"Are you with us or with Qatar?" Saudi King Salman asked a pointing and direct question to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was on a visit to the Gulf Kingdom for a diplomatic solution to the Qatar crisis

An instant chemistry, a few laughs, and warm camaraderie, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with US President Donald Trump in Washington, was dripping...

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