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The app changing the dating scene for India's disabled people

The BBC's Ayeshea Perera meets the makers of an app seeking to improve opportunities to socialise.

BBC 18 Jul 2018 3:11 am

Vietnam-Japan Relations in the Spotlight with Defense Dialogue

A closer look at what a recent interaction meant for the broader bilateral relationship.

Thediplomat 18 Jul 2018 12:17 am

Bangladesh drug war death toll hits 200: Rights group

Bangladesh launched the crackdown to smash the surging trade in 'yaba', a cheap methamphetamine and caffeine pill, which authorities say ha

Wio News 17 Jul 2018 11:02 pm

Free bus rides driving safer births for Nepali women

The programme has helped more than two million Nepali women access medical services in the impoverished country where dying in childbirth r

Wio News 17 Jul 2018 10:58 pm

Bridging India-China Strategic Distrust in the Indo-Pacific

The recent maritime affairs dialogue is a format that India and China can build on to bridge the gap between them.

Thediplomat 17 Jul 2018 10:53 pm

Japan Flood Recovery Efforts Hampered by Heat Wave

While dealing with the aftermath of Japan’s worst flood disaster, residents are now suffering from potentially deadly heat.

Thediplomat 17 Jul 2018 10:15 pm

Indian Army to Test Fire US-Made Ultralight Howitzer This Month

The Indian Army will resume firing tests of four M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzers this month.

Thediplomat 17 Jul 2018 10:11 pm

Pre-registration for ICC Cricket World Cup Public Ballot 2019 opens

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Public Ballot will open at 1000 (BST) on August 1, when ticket applications will be open to all members of t

Bollywood Tabloid 17 Jul 2018 10:05 pm

Japan, EU sign FTA amid worries about Trumps trade war

Japan and the European Union signed a wide-ranging free trade deal on Tuesday that both sides hope will act as a counterweight to the prote

Bollywood Tabloid 17 Jul 2018 10:05 pm

Japans Hino Motors adds AI to hybrid trucks as rivals go all-electric

Toyota Motor Corps truck-making arm is adding artificial intelligence to large diesel-electric hybrids to improve fuel efficiency, at a tim

Bollywood Tabloid 17 Jul 2018 10:05 pm

62 militants killed in Afghan airstrikes

At least 62 militants were killed in airstrikes in Afghanistans Kandahar province, a military official said on Tuesday.

Bollywood Tabloid 17 Jul 2018 10:05 pm

PML-N considers launching Maryam Nawazs son

The embattled Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is considering launching Maryam Nawazs son Junaid Safdar for its election campaign, the

Bollywood Tabloid 17 Jul 2018 10:05 pm

PML-N candidate narrowly escapes bid on life

Close on the heels of a spate of attacks on politicians, a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and former federal minister Sh

Bollywood Tabloid 17 Jul 2018 10:05 pm

Will China Develop VSTOL Fighters for Its Amphibious Assault Ships?

A PLAN VSTOL? It's not as crazy as you might think.

Thediplomat 17 Jul 2018 9:19 pm

Taiwan Stands Up 1st Apache AH-64E Attack Helicopter Brigade

The new Apache helicopter gunships will “play a pivotal role in boosting Taiwan’s combat capabilities and its defensive needs,” accor

Thediplomat 17 Jul 2018 9:17 pm

Reckoning With Human Rights Violations in Thailand’s Extraterritorial Inves..

As Thailand's investments across ASEAN increase, the country must commit to human rights due diligence that has been lacking.

Thediplomat 17 Jul 2018 9:14 pm

Could Crusading Populist Imran Khan Bring About Reform in Pakistan?

Khan has managed to effectively rally against the established political order, but could he deliver on his promises?

Thediplomat 17 Jul 2018 8:35 pm

15 Afghan Taliban killed in attack by suspected IS rivals: Officials

Another five Taliban were wounded in the attack on a house in Sayad district in Sari Pul province, the provincial police chief Abdul Qayum

Wio News 17 Jul 2018 8:19 pm

What’s Next for Malaysia-Philippines Relations Under Mahathir?

A closer look at the future prospects of ties under the new Malaysian government.

Thediplomat 17 Jul 2018 8:13 pm

China’s Planned Nuclear Icebreaker

The commissioning of the country’s first nuclear-powered icebreaker is poised to bridge a wide range of national ambitions.

Thediplomat 17 Jul 2018 7:44 pm

Trust and Leadership: The Art of the US-India Nuclear Deal

Learning the lessons of 13 years ago.

Thediplomat 17 Jul 2018 7:39 pm

United States, Australia, Japan Achieve War Games First at RIMPAC on Kauai

Australia, the United States, and Japan focus on improving interoperability with sinking exercise.

Thediplomat 17 Jul 2018 7:38 pm

Tun Mustapha: Malaysia’s Conservation Experiment

One marine park in Malaysia is trying to find a collaborative solution to Southeast Asia’s environmental woes.

Thediplomat 17 Jul 2018 7:37 pm

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan files second counter-memorial in ICJ

Islamabad, in its counter-memorial, states that Jadhav is not an ordinary person and does not fall under the purview of the Vienna Conventi

Wio News 17 Jul 2018 7:03 pm

Crickets leaders engage with Dublin based companies through ICC Global Leader..

The ICCs investment in developing game changing leaders across the world continued at the conclusion of the ICC Annual Conference, with the

Bollywood Tabloid 17 Jul 2018 6:35 pm

Will Japan’s Aegis Ashore Radar Choice Elicit China’s Wrath?

Japan's choice of a radar to go with its Aegis Ashore battery will be closely scrutinized in China.

Thediplomat 17 Jul 2018 6:09 pm

Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam to remain in jail until elections as court adjo..

Elections are scheduled to be held on July 25 and 68-year-old Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party was banking on his early

Wio News 17 Jul 2018 5:52 pm

Pak judge who had convicted Sharif, recuses from hearing 2 other graft cases

The move came on the heels of filing of separate appeals by Sharif, 68, his daughter Maryam, 44, and son-in-law Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar

Wio News 17 Jul 2018 1:46 pm

Mother Teresa India homes in 'baby trade' probe

India's government has ordered an investigation amid allegations that the charity is selling babies.

BBC 17 Jul 2018 1:09 pm

Judge who convicted Sharif recuses from hearing two other NAB cases

An anti-corruption court judge who sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to 10 years in jail in the Avenfield corruption case, has r

Bollywood Tabloid 17 Jul 2018 12:35 pm

​South Korean telcos agree to launch 5G at the same time

South Korea's Ministry of Science and ICT and local telcos SK Telecom, KT, and LG Uplus has agreed to launch 5G services at the same time t

ZDNet 17 Jul 2018 12:08 pm

Nawaz Sharif living in 'abysmal conditions', brother Shehbaz writes to Punjab..

The letter was written by Shehbaz to caretaker chief minister of Punjab Hasan Askari Rizvi.

Wio News 17 Jul 2018 12:04 pm

US general says remarks on Afghan peace talks 'mischaracterised'

In a statement, it referred to reports on Monday in which Nicholson reiterated comments by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the possibilit

Wio News 17 Jul 2018 11:25 am

The search for India's first Olympic medallist

Gilbert Norman Pritchard, an Indian-born athlete, won two medals at the Summer Olympics in 1900.

BBC 17 Jul 2018 10:55 am

Nearly 600 women raped in last six months in Bangladesh

Apart from this, around 2,063 women and children fell victim to different types of violence which include rape, eve-teasing, physical tortu

Wio News 17 Jul 2018 10:24 am

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan to file counter-memorial today

The 400-page reply will be submitted by Foreign Office Director India Dr Fareha Bugti, who has arrived at The Hague for the purpose, Geo TV

Wio News 17 Jul 2018 8:08 am

In parched Afghanistan, drought sharpens water dispute with Iran

Severe drought across much of Afghanistan is spurring plans to build new dams to help farmers such as Dawoodzai.

Wio News 17 Jul 2018 6:46 am

Chinas home prices rise 1 pct in June, highest since Oct 2016

Chinas new home prices rose 1 percent in June from a month earlier, up from an increase of 0.7 percent in the previous month, Reuters calcu

Bollywood Tabloid 17 Jul 2018 6:35 am

The perilous search for 'Himalayan viagra'

More valuable than gold, Yarsagumba fungus is only found in the Himalayas above 3,000 metres.

BBC 17 Jul 2018 5:37 am

Hong Kong's first bike-sharing startup to end services this week

Experts believe Hong Kong is not an ideal place for bike-sharing firms due to its packed streets and mountain roads.

ZDNet 17 Jul 2018 5:11 am

Sikh, Hindu victims of Afghan attack honoured in Washington

Condemning the terrorist attack on Sikhs and Hindus that killed 18, US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has called for confronting hatred with l

Bollywood Tabloid 17 Jul 2018 12:35 am

2 Russian Nuclear-Capable Bombers Enter South Korea’s Air Defense Identific..

South Korea and Japan scrambled fighter jets to intercept Russian bombers approaching the air spaces of both countries.

Thediplomat 17 Jul 2018 12:31 am

EU warns Maldives of sanctions

The Maldives has been in turmoil since strongman President Abdulla Yameen jailed or exiled all his main opponents in recent months.

Wio News 16 Jul 2018 11:25 pm

How Japan’s Security Reformers Undermine Their Own Cause

The Japanese public is not against security reform, per se -- but is against the illiberal agenda of many would-be reforms.

Thediplomat 16 Jul 2018 11:18 pm

US and North Korea Begin Discussion on Returning Remains of US Soldiers

After a missed meeting, North Korean and U.S. representatives met to discuss the return of the remains of U.S. soldiers.

Thediplomat 16 Jul 2018 11:18 pm

Sharif challenges his 10-year jail term (Lead)

Pakistans former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was given a 10-year jail term this month in a corruption case, challenged his conviction

Bollywood Tabloid 16 Jul 2018 10:05 pm

Sri Lanka captain, coach and manager suspended for four ODIs along with two T..

The independent Judicial Commissioner Michael Beloff QC on Monday handed Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusinghe a

Bollywood Tabloid 16 Jul 2018 10:05 pm

US ready for direct talks with Afghan Taliban, general says

Nicholson, who leads the NATO-led Resolute Support mission, said the United States recognized it had a key role to play.

Wio News 16 Jul 2018 10:02 pm

Pakistan: 16 killed, 8 injured in truck-bus collision

The long-haul truck slammed into the back of the bus, which was stopped on the side of the highway with a flat tyre near the southern city

Wio News 16 Jul 2018 9:56 pm

Israel-China Relations: Innovation, Infrastructure, Investment

Insights from Alex Pevzner.

Thediplomat 16 Jul 2018 9:48 pm