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‘War of words’ between India and Pakistan over Imran Khan’s UN speech

INDIA has called Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan’s speech at UN general assembly an “incessant rant”. As a protest to the speech Mijito Vinito, the...

Three arrested in Sri Lanka for killing leopard for asthma cure

SRI LANKAN police arrested three people suspected of trapping and killing an endangered leopard and trying to sell its meat as a cure for...

Sri Lanka scraps $1.5bn Japan-funded light rail system

SRI LANKA on Thursday(24) scrapped a Japanese-funded light rail project in the capital signed by the previous government. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has ordered the termination...

Virus fears stop Indian Sikhs visiting Pakistan site for festival

Coronavirus fears meant a historic travel corridor created last year to let Indian Sikhs visit a holy shrine in northeast Pakistan remained closed Tuesday(22)...

China reports new bacterial infection which affects men’s fertility

MORE depressing reports are coming from China again, it seems. Thousands in China tested positive for a new bacteria which will adversely affect men's fertility. The...

Russia approves first Covid-19 prescription drug for sale in pharmacies

RUSSIA has approved R-Pharm's Coronavir treatment for outpatients with mild to moderate Covid-19 infections and the antiviral drug could be rolled out to pharmacies...

Red Cross warns coronavirus is driving discrimination in Asia

FILE PHOTO: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Secretary General Jagan Chapagain attends a signing ceremony after the International Automobile...

Stricken tanker’s captain to face charges in Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA will file negligence and pollution charges against the Greek skipper of an oil tanker that leaked fuel off the island nation's coast...

Myanmar army probes ‘wider patterns’ of abuse against Rohingya

THE Myanmar military has said it is investigating "possible wider patterns of violations" before and during a 2017 crackdown in Rakhine State that the...

Taiwan calls for global defence against China ‘threat’

Taiwan's foreign minister Joseph Wu urged the international community Wednesday(16) to help defend his country and region against "expansionist" Chinese moves, saying Taipei feared...