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Islamabad 'disappointed' as New Delhi backtracks from talks

The Pakistan government expresses “disappointment” after New Delhi announced to cancel the meeting of foreign ministers of India and Pakistan, to be held on the sidelines of UNGA in New York, and blamed India for "once again wasting an opportunity to change the dynamics of the bilateral relationship".

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Death toll reaches 136 in Tanzania ferry disaster

Death toll reaches 136 in Tanzania ferry disaster

At least 136 bodies have been retrieved after a ferry sank on Lake Victoria, Tanzania’s top police official Simon Sirro says and scores more are still feared missing as rescuers search for survivors.

Vietnam's President Quang dies after illness

Vietnam's President Quang dies after illness

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang, one of the country's top three leaders but with mostly ceremonial duties, dies after an illness, state television and radio announced.

Anwar set for political return next month

Anwar set for political return next month

Malaysia's leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim will seek to return to frontline politics by contesting a local election to become a lawmaker next month, officials said yesterday, a key step on his journey from prison to the premiership.

India launches nat’l database on sexual offenders

India launches nat’l database on sexual offenders

India launches its first national online registry for sexual offenders in a bid to check crimes against women and children. A separate portal, which will allow anonymous complaints on objectionable online content, is also launched.

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