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Encephalitis death toll mounts to 100 access_timeJune 17

Bihar–At least 100 children have lost their lives due to acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) here, officials said on Monday. Sunil Kumar Shahi, Superintendent at Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH), said, "Death toll due to Acu...

PM Modi takes oath as member of Lok Sabha access_timeJune 17

NEW DELHI–Prime Minister Narendra Modi took oath as a member of the new Lok Sabha on Monday after being re-elected from Varanasi parliamentary constituency in the Lok Sabha elections, amid chants and thunderous applause. Protem Speaker Virendr...

Venezuela bus accident kills 18 access_timeJune 17

CARACAS–At least 18 people were killed Sunday in a bus accident in a rural area of western Venezuela, police said. "Fourteen deaths were reported at the scene of the accident, 33 injured were transferred to the hospital in Villa del Rosar...

At least 8 killed, 8 injured in road accident in S. Pakistan access_timeJune 14

ISLAMABAD–At least eight people were killed and eight others injured in a road accident in Matiari area of Pakistan's southern Sindh province, local media reported early Friday. According to the reports, a loaded troller hit a passenger va...

Modi embarks on 2-day visit to attend SCO summit in Bishkek access_timeJune 13

NEW DELHI– Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left for Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit meeting, India's External Affairs Ministry said Thursday. This would be Modi's first multilate...

Japan PM meets Iran supreme leader seeking to ease US tensions access_timeJune 13

TEHRAN–Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Thursday, seeking to ease tensions between Tehran and Washington during the first visit by a Japanese premier since the 1979 Islamic revolution. ...

Man sentenced to death for killing one, injuring 14 in Beijing shopping mall access_timeJune 13

BEIJING–A Beijing court Thursday sentenced a man to death for killing one and injuring 14 in a shopping mall in downtown Beijing last year. Beijing No.2 Intermediate People's Court handed down the death penalty to Zhu Jiye, who was also de...

Two people dead in U.S. Long Island plane crash access_timeJune 9

NEW YORK–Two people were killed after a small plane crashed in Long Island, New York, on Saturday morning, said local police. The Federal Aviation Authority said the Beechcraft A36 plane took off at about 9 a.m. from MacArthur Airport and cras...

4 dead in shootout between rival Indian political parties access_timeJune 9

KOLKATA– Three supporters of India's ruling right-wing party and another from a rival regional party have been killed in a gun battle in West Bengal state, police and a local politician said Sunday. At least 18 others were injured in the c...

Xi to visit Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, attend SCO, CICA summits access_timeJune 9

BEIJING–Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay state visits to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan from June 12 to 16, a foreign ministry spokesperson announced Sunday. From June 12 to 14, Xi will pay a state visit to Kyrgyzstan and attend the 19th meeti...

Bride among 13 killed in Philippine truck accident: police access_timeJune 9

MANILA– Thirteen people including a bride-to-be and two children were killed when the truck they were riding on after attending a traditional pre-wedding ceremony rolled over on a mountain road, police said Sunday. The dump truck was carr...

PM Modi first foreign leader to visit Sri Lanka after Easter terror attacks access_timeJune 9

Colombo,Sri Lanka– Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will be making a brief stopover in Sri Lanka on his way back to India from the Maldives, becomes the first foreign leader to visit the island nation after the deadly Easter terror attack that k...

Xi, Putin meet in St. Petersburg access_timeJune 7

RUSSIA–Chinese President Xi Jinping met with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on Thursday here in the latter's hometown. Putin invited Xi to a cruise tour on the Neva River. Welcoming Xi to his hometown again, Putin introduced to t...

Millions of Chinese students sit national college entrance exam access_timeJune 7

BEIJING–China's annual college entrance exam began Friday as an estimated 10 million students sat the critical exam needed to pursue their higher education. The exam will last two days generally across China but, due to different arrangeme...

281 people die in Malawi road accidents in 2019 first quarter access_timeJune 7

LILONGWE–At least 281 people died in road accidents in Malawi in the first quarter of 2019, up from 234 in 2018 during the same period. Malawi Police Deputy Spokesperson Thomeck Nyaude told local media Thursday that during the first three mont...

Death toll in north India due to storm, lightning goes up to 19: official access_timeJune 7

NEW DELHI–The number of deaths in Thursday's high-intensity thunderstorm and heavy rains, coupled with lightning, in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh has gone up to 19, and 48 persons were injured, said a high ranking state officia...

quits as party leader, starting succession race access_timeJune 7

LONDON–British Prime Minister Theresa May steps down as leader of her Conservative Party on Friday, formally triggering the race for a successor who will try where she failed to deliver Brexit. May will remain prime minister until a new leader...

Sudan protesters reject talks after 108 killed in crackdown access_timeJune 6

KHARTOUM–Sudanese protest leaders on Wednesday turned down an offer by the ruling military council for talks and demanded justice for a crackdown that doctors said has left 108 people dead. Security forces moved in to brutally disperse a protest ...

First captive panda cub of the year born in China access_timeJune 6

CHENGDU–A captive-bred giant panda gave birth to the first cub of the year in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, local authorities said Thursday. It is the world's first captive-bred panda cub born in 2019.The fema...

UN allocates 45 mln USD to avert famine risk in Horn of Africa access_timeJune 6

NAIROBI– The United Nations on Wednesday allocated 45 million U.S. dollars to help stave off famine risks in the Horn of Africa region. Mark Lowcock, under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator said the fu...