12h ago| Rest of Asia

South Korea, US fire missiles into the Yellow Sea

South Korea and the US military conducted rare missile drills and an American supercarrier repositioned east of North Korea after Pyongyang flew a missile over Japan, one of the allies’ sharpest responses since 2017 to a North Korean weapon test.

10h ago| South Asia

4 killed as blast hits Kabul mosque inside interior ministry vicinity

An explosion hit a mosque in Afghanistan's capital near the heavily fortified interior ministry compound on Wednesday, killing four people and wounding 25, a ministry spokesman said.

12h ago| India

Amit Shah rules out talks with Pakistan

Indian Home Minister Amit Shah yesterday ruled out talks with Pakistan and said the Modi government will wipe out terrorism from Jammu and Kashmir to make it the “most peaceful place in the country” and assured the holding of fresh assembly polls in the area with “full transparency”.

12h ago| India

31 dead after wedding bus falls into Indian gorge

At least 31 people were killed after a bus carrying wedding guests veered off the road and fell into a deep gorge in northern India, police said yesterday.

3h ago| Transport

MRT-2 physical work: Funding setback may delay the start

The Mass Rapid Transit Line-2 project, another metro rail line to be laid out from Gabtoli to Chittagong Road on Dhaka-Chattogram Highway, faces a setback with the authorities now seeking to change the way it would be financed and implemented.

12h ago| USA

Goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030 out of reach

Covid-19 has dealt the “biggest setback” to global poverty reduction efforts in decades, and the World Bank warned yesterday that the goal to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030 likely remains out-of-reach.