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U.S. energy secretary will not comply with congressional Democrats' impeachment probe - reports

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry will not turn over documents to congressional Democrats who had subpoenaed them over his role in Ukraine as part of their impeachment probe into President Donald Trump, according to U.S. media reports on Friday.

19 Oct 2019 5:57 am
Blasts collapse roof at Afghan mosque, killing at least 62 at Friday prayers

Multiple explosions at a mosque in eastern Afghanistan collapsed the roof on worshippers during Friday prayers, killing at least 62 and wounding more than 100, officials said.

18 Oct 2019 8:49 pm
Villagers' protest hits Coal India's business again

A protest by local villagers in eastern India paralysed the mining operations of Coal India's Mahanadi Coalfied Ltd (MCL) for the ninth day, a spokesman said on Friday, which could make it difficult for the state-run miner to meet production targets.

18 Oct 2019 8:15 pm
Prince William and wife Kate leave Pakistan, day after aborted flight

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate left Pakistan on Friday after visiting an army dog training school, a day after a severe thunderstorm forced them to change their schedule and stay the night in Lahore.

18 Oct 2019 5:48 pm
After parliamentary win, BJP set to sweep state elections: poll

India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to sweep two state polls next week, the first since Prime Minister Narendra Modi's landslide win in a parliamentary election in May, a leading pollster said.

18 Oct 2019 5:44 pm
Bomb kills at least 29 and wounds more than 100 inside mosque in eastern Afghanistan

A bomb exploded in a mosque in eastern Afghanistan during Friday prayers, officials said, killing at least 29 men who had gathered for worship.

18 Oct 2019 5:23 pm
Boxing: Mary Kom caught in Olympic qualification row in India

MC Mary Kom has inspired many young boxers in India but one of the new generation feels the six-times world champion has received special treatment from the country's federation over Olympic qualification and is fighting back.

18 Oct 2019 4:46 pm
China seeks to boost certified elderly caregivers by two million

China has scrapped a requirement of formal education for people seeking to be certified as caregivers for the elderly in a bid to increase their number by 2 million and plug a supply shortage.

18 Oct 2019 3:10 pm
Fields of fire drive Delhi's air quality to unhealthy levels

When it comes to air quality there are few worse places to live on the planet than New Delhi, and driving north out the Indian capital it is easy to see why, as plumes of smoke rise from the burning farmland lining the expressway.

18 Oct 2019 3:01 pm
Hong Kong court upholds ban on same-sex civil partnerships

A Hong Kong court upheld a ban on same-sex marriage and civil union partnerships on Friday after a lesbian identified as 'MK' launched the city's first judicial challenge on the issue, stating it violated her constitutional rights.

18 Oct 2019 2:55 pm
Bangladesh border forces kill Indian guard in rare clash

Bangladeshi border forces shot and killed an Indian border guard on Thursday when a altercation erupted over an Indian fisherman the Bangladeshis had detained, in a rare clash between the two sides.

18 Oct 2019 12:04 pm
Japan to dispatch its own self-defence troops to Strait of Hormuz - Asahi

Japan has decided to dispatch its own self-defence troops to the Strait of Hormuz area instead of joining the U.S.-coalition to protect merchant vessels passing through key Middle Eastern waterways, the Asahi newspaper reported.

18 Oct 2019 11:34 am
Trump blasts 'crazy' Nancy Pelosi and Democrats, defends Syria pullout

U.S. President Donald Trump defended his Syria pullout at a campaign rally on Thursday and lashed out at crazy Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats who are trying to remove him from office through impeachment.

18 Oct 2019 8:53 am
Mexico flies 300 Indian migrants to New Delhi in 'unprecedented' mass deportation

Mexico has deported over 300 Indian nationals to New Delhi, the National Migration Institute (INM) said late on Wednesday, in what it described as an unprecedented transatlantic deportation.

17 Oct 2019 11:40 pm
Pakistan expects to avert blacklisting over terrorism financing

Backed by longtime ally China, Pakistan is confident it will avert blacklisting over terrorism financing by a global watchdog on Friday but it will not be completely off the hook until it proves it is genuinely severing ties with Islamist militants, officials and analysts said.

17 Oct 2019 10:00 pm
Afghanistan suffers record 4,300 civilian casualties in three months - UN

A record 4,313 civilians were injured or killed in Afghanistan's war against the Islamist Taliban between July and September, the United Nations said on Thursday.

17 Oct 2019 8:13 pm
Netflix and Amazon face censorship threat in India: source

India is deliberating potential censorship on streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, a senior government source told Reuters.

17 Oct 2019 6:10 pm
Bangladesh border forces kill Indian guard, wound another, India says

Bangladeshi border forces shot and killed an Indian border guard and wounded another on Thursday after detaining an Indian fisherman, Indian officials said, in a rare reported clash between the two sides.

17 Oct 2019 5:56 pm
Explainer: 'Super Saturday' Brexit showdown in parliament looms for PM Johnson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a Brexit showdown with parliament on Saturday after clinching a last-minute divorce deal with the European Union that his Northern Irish allies oppose.

17 Oct 2019 5:39 pm
Brexit up in the air at EU summit as N.Irish DUP baulks at deal

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's last-ditch attempt to clinch a Brexit deal was thrown into disarray hours before a European Union summit on Thursday when the Northern Irish party he needs to help ratify any agreement refused to support it.

17 Oct 2019 2:57 pm
Cricket: Kohli's India need to win big tournaments, says Ganguly

India's Virat Kohli is captaining an enormously talented team, but the players need to adjust their mentality to win big tournaments, having failed in the last seven, ex-captain Sourav Ganguly said as he prepares to head the national cricket board.

17 Oct 2019 11:44 am