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Narendra Modi's first Independence Day speech as India's prime minister focuses on protecting women from sexual violence
Islamabad closed off ahead of planned anti-government march to occupy the Pakistani capital
Aide says Anwar Ibrahim's statements that he lied in sodomy case caused him 'physical pain and suffering' which has led to depression.
Move follows highly-publicized scandals which have highlighted failures in the country's 'surrogacy industry.'
Couple reportedly abducted while headed to Malaysia’s Sabah from nearby Philippine island in April; whereabouts since unknown.
At least nine injured in attack on leader of militia that helps army battle pro-Taliban insurgency in northwestern Pakistan
Four people in a family die after eating pufferfish, not realizing that it could have poisonous effects
Pakistan says allegations that it supports a 'proxy war' in Kashmir are harmful to India-Pakistan relations
12 dead, 12 missing and 3,120 evacuated after torrential rains batter Guizhou province, costing about $104 million in damage
Analysts doubt ability to bear fruit under present conditions
Opposition march to go ahead as planned as Khan rejects PM Sharif's offer for a Supreme Court commission to probe into rigging allegations over the last general polls
Officials still awaiting validation if top Malaysian terror suspect was killed in 2012 airstrike, or is still roaming Muslim south
During a visit to the disputed Kashmir region Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused Pakistan of waging a terrorist war against India
Military draft management under further pressure after deaths of 2 conscripts from a division already under investigation for bullying.
Sonia Gandhi accuses government of deliberately creating conflict to divide society on religious lines
Police do prompt about face in organ trafficking case after nine arrested in military hospital investigation
Two days of fighting in eastern Afghanistan sees 52 killed
Two planned protests will unite for a "long march" to Pakistan's capital, where they will call for the prime minister to step down
Amnesty International accused NATO-led forces of denying Afghan civilians justice by not carrying out investigations into their deaths
South Korea’s unification ministry reveals plans to improve inter-Korean relations with renewed dialogue,offer of humanitarian assistance to North Korea
At least 36 people have been killed in clashes between Taliban militants and security forces which have continued since Sunday.
Scheme at military hospital the second spate of arrests of alleged organ traffickers this year
State investment arm Khazanah Nasional offers $429 million to buy remaining 30.6 percent of airline shares it doesn’t own
Morning attack by suspected militants kills 21 civilians – including 10 women – headed for Eid celebrations
Students who escaped sinking Sewol ferry reveal details of ordeal and request strict punishment of captain, crew in ongoing trial
Minister says Malaysia’s main concern is returning citizens’ bodies to provide closure to grieving families.
Roadside bomb kills 1, injures 2 other girls and 2 army rangers the night before Eid holiday in Pattani province
Azerbaijan's state-run oil company closes down private schools which it took over from Gulen-linked company
Following Sunday's communal clashes, Sri Lankans gather in capital Colombo to protest against religious and ethnic hate
Stakeholders optimistic OIC can bring together two separatist movements in name of peace.
North Waziristan residents will be given three days to leave ahead of expected escalation in Pakistan army operations
India's new cabinet is packed with political figures with a long history of loyalty to the governing Bharatiya Janata Party
Thailand denies any 'crackdown,' despite junta announcing June 11 all illegal migrant workers 'will be arrested and deported.'
Abdullah Abdullah says vote-counting should stop because of electoral fraud at June 14 polling
International community criticizes communal violence and inflammatory rhetoric in Sri Lanka
The crisis-hit project faced doubts after the World Bank pulled a US$1.2 billion loan in 2012 because of corruption allegations
Woman in Bangladesh allegedly kills husband after fight over watching World Cup matches during the night
Intelligence official tells AA that drone struck at a compound and vehicle in North Waziristan's main town Miramshah
Around 61 people - including 12 women and a child - rescued as of 2 pm local time.
Acting Transport Minister says amount is not the final figure as search is ongoing
Attacks in northwest and southwest Pakistan kill six soldiers
Rockets and mortar were exchanged between border guards at Pakistan and Iran's shared border on Monday, Pakistani officials said.
Authorities say communist insurgents planted explosives around plantation after managers refused to pay ‘revolutionary taxes’
Indian president addresses parliament after formation of new government
In a landmark ruling on extra-judicial killing, a special court on Monday awarded life imprisonment to 17 policemen who were convicted on Friday for killing a 22-year-old management student in the north Indian city of Dehradun.
Main network of Pakistani Taliban open to alliance with rivals after formation of breakaway group
Cambodia concerned by negative image of male officers cracking down on stripping female protesters
No news regarding the rest of the 19 missing students
Despite government’s attempts to convince world it is winning its war on drugs, opium production has skyrocketed in the country since 2006
28 people, including 10 attackers, were killed and 23 injured after Taliban attacked Karachi international airport.
Two trains collided in Uttar Pradesh state killing at least 40 people and injuring 100 more
A suicide bomber killed two soldiers and wounded nine others in Kabul on Monday
Narendra Modi is sworn-in as India's 15th prime minister
Minister of Religious Affairs Suryadharma resigns amid allegations of mishandling country’s fund for Hajj pilgrimage
Monday morning fire at a bus terminal multiplex kills six and injures 42 northwest of Seoul
Suicide attack on Afghanistan National Army bus kills two and injures nine
Kyrgyzstan finalizes draft deal towards creation of Eurasian economic bloc
Battle between Pakistan security forces and Taliban is spreading beyond troubled North Waziristan
Modi's comments about Bangladeshi migrants leave politicians wary of his impact on relations
Narendra Modi has tried to shed his 'divisive' image but is he really a changed man?
After receiving the Thai king’s official endorsement to head the country’s junta Monday, General Prayuth Chan-ocha threatened he “would have no choice but to use force” if anti-coup demonstrations in Bangkok continue
Soldiers armed with M16 rifles stand by as first major anti-coup protest takes place -- despite decree banning gatherings of more than 5 people
'Yellow shirt' protesters remain encamped in Bangkok, determined to march through the capital's streets Monday for 'victory day'.
The Pakistani authorities demand that three channels go off the air immediately
If Modi follows up on campaign rhetoric, India-Pakistan relationship will see no improvement
Army chief announces martial law in Thailand; underlines move 'not a coup' but others disagree
A Pakistani High Court on Tuesday summoned 63 of the country's top politicians
Kazakhstan has received foreign direct investment, mostly from EU countries, worth $180 billion after its independence
Army underlines move is 'not a coup'; martial law allows it to take control of security, but is supposed to leave government in charge of other tasks
Village left shocked after girl dies and brother loses his legs as unexploded shell goes off as they play with it
Comments underline how political crisis has divided Thailand between urban middle class and provincials in poorer north and north-east, furious their democratic right is not being respected
Thousands protest “blasphemous” morning show aired by Geo channel
FBI agent had been found with firearm ammunition in his luggage at the airport
UN Secretary-General met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi ahead the fourth Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia
Quake off coast of area hardest hit by 2004 Indian Ocean tremor which left 230,000 dead
Nine dead in North Waziristan due to heavy rain and flooding after eight-day curfew lifted Friday
Death toll from capsized ferry in Bangladesh reaches 54 with over 50 people still unaccounted for
Suspected Boko Haram militants on Saturday abducted ten Chinese nationals in Cameroon's northernmost city of Waza.
Incoming Prime Minister Modi is congratulated by Pakistan and Bangladesh
Residents of the troubled region breathe a sigh of relief after essential commodities start to enter their towns following the lifting of the curfew.
Since ancient times in the Southeast Asian country, royal oxen have gathered once a year for a ceremony that helps predict agricultural yields and the weather.
Ring of frozen water-filled cylinders buried underground latest attempt to contain contamination from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant
Death toll expected to rise after vessel carrying more than 300 people goes down on river during storm
India's newly-elected PM Naredndra Modi hails landslide victory for BJP and allies
Crisis brought about by disappearance of flight MH370 seen to have accelerated airline’s mass restructuring
The Hindu nationalist with business backing, Narendra Modi will be India's next prime minister
From a sleepy Italian village to the power corridors of Delhi; Congress Party President Sonia Maino Gandhi’s journey reads like a fairy-tale.
Cambodian immigration official says appear to be leaving because of violence in Vietnam, warns if 'situation remains tense, more people will come.'
Residents struggling with hunger after relentless curfew in North Waziristan in NE Pakistan
Malaysia transport minister says search operation to focus on re-analysis of data, extensive mapping, analysis of seabed and asset deployment
Russia, under threat of sanctions from Europe and the US amid the Ukraine crisis, has been seeking new energy markets in Asia
Negotiations continue over long-standing thorn in South Korea/Japan bilateral ties
Communist insurgency claimed more than 3,000 lives over the past 8 years, according to Philippines military
Says China's actions considered destabilizing and in violation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea and international law
Premier Najib writes that contradictory and chaotic public message and slow start to search and rescue were a mistake
The death toll from a U.S. drone strike on a militant hideout near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border Wednesday morning has risen to 10, a security official said
Six killed when suspected rival Taliban group opened fire on vehicle in northwestern Pakistan
Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency says an independent and robust regulatory body a must for today's nuclear power plants.
After U.S. accuses China of 'provocative' drilling efforts, Beijing says U.S. must mull over its own role in region
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