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  • Blasphemy case on Asia Bibi

    Asia Bibi's husband pleads for asylum

    The husband of a Pakistani Christian woman at the centre of a divisive blasphemy case has pleaded for international help to leave the

  • Hunt for Man-eating tiger ends in India

    A man-eating tiger that claimed more than a dozen victims in two years has been shot dead in India, sparking controversy over the legality of its

  • Time short to avert 'bloodbath'

    Sri Lanka's sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has warned time is running out to avert a "bloodbath" while voicing hope that

  • Diver dies in search for Indonesia jet crash dead

    An Indonesian diver died while recovering body parts from the ill-fated Lion Air plane which crashed into the sea killing 189 people, an official says.

  • Hydropower Producer in Asia

    Bangladesh remains lowest in Asian hydropower production

    Bangladesh remains the lowest hydropower producer among other countries in Asia since 2017. However, Bangladesh, with a capacity of 230 megawatts, is working towards increasing their capacity by commissioning more projects, says a latest report.

  • S Korea's top court allows conscientious objection

    South Korea's Supreme Court yesterday ruled that moral and religious beliefs are valid reasons to refuse the country's mandatory military service, in a case that has implications for hundreds of conscientious objectors.

  • Kim to visit South Korea 'soon': Moon

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Seoul "soon", the South's President Moon Jae-in said yesterday, amid a rapid diplomatic thaw on the peninsula despite stalled nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington.

  • Indonesia Lion Air flight crash

    Did a video show the last moments aboard a doomed Indonesian flight?

    A video purporting to show panicked passengers aboard an Indonesian Lion Air plane before it crashes into the sea has gone viral with millions of views on social media, and multiple news outlets around the world report it as fact.

  • rescue operation

    Lion Air Crash: Indonesia hunts for answers

    Indonesia steps up a search for an airliner that plunged into the sea with all 189 aboard feared dead, deploying underwater beacons to trace its black box recorders and uncover why an almost-new plane crashed minutes after take-off.

  • Indonesia deploys divers in hunt for doomed plane's cockpit recorders

    Indonesian divers resume a search for an airliner that crashed with 189 people on board, as "pinger locators" try to zero in on its cockpit recorders and uncover why an almost-new plane went down in the sea minutes after take-off.