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Afghan Taliban leader says committed to deal with US

Afghan Taliban leader says committed to deal with US

"I urge American officials to not afford anyone the opportunity to obstruct, delay and ultimately derail this internationally recognised bilateral agreement", the reclusive leader...

‘Super cyclone’ barrels towards Bangladesh, India

‘Super cyclone’ barrels towards Bangladesh, India

Authorities have scrambled to evacuate low lying areas in the storm's projected trail of destruction, but their task is complicated by the need to...

Heavy rains in India and Bangladesh as cyclone bears down

Heavy rains in India and Bangladesh as cyclone bears down

Officials said they feared standing crops could be damaged and large tracts of fertile land washed away. Bangladesh officials also said they had moved...

Sri Lanka president warns UN over war crimes claims

Sri Lanka president warns UN over war crimes claims

Rajapaksa, a retired army lieutenant colonel, did not single out the United Nations, but his remarks were widely viewed as aimed at the Human...

Afghan President Ghani and rival sign power-sharing deal

Afghan President Ghani and rival sign power-sharing deal

"Doctor Abdullah will lead the National Reconciliation High Commission and members of his team will be included in the cabinet," Sediq Sediqqi, spokesman for...

India to ease restrictions on foreign ownership in defence ventures

India to ease restrictions on foreign ownership in defence ventures

Under the plan, foreign investors would be able to own a stake of up to 74% in defence manufacturing ventures, up from the 49%...

India to ease curbs on foreign investment in defence projects

India to ease curbs on foreign investment in defence projects

Under the plan, foreign investors would be able to own up to a 74% stake in defence manufacturing ventures India would also expand the...

India looks to ease lockdown even as coronavirus infections jump

India looks to ease lockdown even as coronavirus infections jump

"We have a twofold challenge - to reduce the transmission rate of the disease, and to increase public activity gradually," Modi said. Modi was...

Indian officials capture rare snow leopard, send it to zoo

Indian officials capture rare snow leopard, send it to zoo

Officials estimated that the juvenile animal killed 43 sheep and goats in the pen over four days. "Don't they know how stressful it will...

India makes government tracing app mandatory for all workers

India makes government tracing app mandatory for all workers

India last month launched the app Aarogya Setu - meaning Health Bridge - a Bluetooth and GPS-based system developed by the country’s National Informatics...

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