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South Korea parliament votes by wide margin to impeach president

South Korea parliament votes by wide margin to impeach president Fri, 09 Dec, 2016

South Korean lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Friday to impeach President Park Geun-hye over an influence-peddling scandal, setting the stage for her to become the country's first elected leader to be expelled from office in disgrace.
India's Supreme Court orders cinemas to play national anthem

India's Supreme Court orders cinemas to play national anthem Wed, 30 Nov, 2016

Indian cinemas must play the national anthem before screening a film and the audience must stand and listen, the country's Supreme Court said on Wednesday in a ruling echoing growing nationalist sentiment under Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Tensions soar as Indian fire hits bus in Kashmir, killing 10

Tensions soar as Indian fire hits bus in Kashmir, killing 10 Wed, 23 Nov, 2016

Indian troops fired on a Pakistani passenger bus in Kashmir on Wednesday, killing 10 civilians in one of the deadliest incidents in weeks of violence in the disputed Himalayan region, stoking tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals.
Over 100 killed as Indian train derails

Over 100 killed as Indian train derails Sun, 20 Nov, 2016

Emergency workers raced Sunday to find any more survivors in the mangled wreckage of an Indian express train that derailed overnight, killing over 100 people, in the worst disaster to hit the country's ageing rail network in years.
Supermoon delights world's star gazers in full moon, eclipse combination

Supermoon delights world's star gazers in full moon, eclipse combination Mon, 14 Nov, 2016

 From Beijing to Berlin, star gazers around the world admired the supermoon - the largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades - as it made its way across the skies on Sunday and Monday.
Taliban suicide bomber kills four at NATO base in Afghanistan

Taliban suicide bomber kills four at NATO base in Afghanistan Sat, 12 Nov, 2016

A Taliban suicide bomber dressed as a laborer blew himself up at the NATO air base at Bagram north of the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, killing at least four people and wounding 18, officials said.
Anger grows in India as banks struggle to swap banned notes

Anger grows in India as banks struggle to swap banned notes Sat, 12 Nov, 2016

Anger intensified in India on Saturday as banks struggled to dispense cash following the government's decision to withdraw large denomination notes in an attempt to uncover billions of dollars in undeclared wealth.
Six dead, dozens wounded as Afghan Taliban strike German consulate

Six dead, dozens wounded as Afghan Taliban strike German consulate Fri, 11 Nov, 2016

The death toll from a powerful Taliban truck bombing at the German consulate in Afghanistan's Mazar-i-Sharif city rose to at least six Friday, with more than 100 others wounded in a major militant assault.
Indian farmer commits suicide after rupee note ban

Indian farmer commits suicide after rupee note ban Thu, 10 Nov, 2016

A farmer in southern India committed suicide fearing she would be left penniless after the government's shock decision to withdraw high denomination notes from circulation, police said Thursday.
India's shock withdrawal of larger banknotes sparks chaos in cash economy

India's shock withdrawal of larger banknotes sparks chaos in cash economy Wed, 09 Nov, 2016

India's sudden withdrawal of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes from circulation, in a bid to flush out money hidden from the tax man, caused chaos on Wednesday as gas stations and other retailers refused to accept the larger bills, and bank ATMs stayed closed.
Pakistan deports 'Afghan girl' after arrest

Pakistan deports 'Afghan girl' after arrest Wed, 09 Nov, 2016

Pakistan on Wednesday deported Sharbat Gula, the green-eyed "Afghan Girl" whose 1985 photo in National Geographic became a symbol of her country's wars, medical and security officials said.
26 civilians, 2 US troops dead after Afghan raid on Taliban

26 civilians, 2 US troops dead after Afghan raid on Taliban Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

A joint U.S.-Afghan raid Thursday against the Taliban involving NATO airstrikes left 26 civilians, three Afghan troops and two U.S. service members dead, Western and local officials said, as investigators worked to determine what went wrong.
Militants attack Pakistan police academy, killing 59

Militants attack Pakistan police academy, killing 59 Tue, 25 Oct, 2016

Militants wearing suicide vests stormed a Pakistani police academy in the southwestern city of Quetta overnight, killing at least 59 people, mostly police cadets and recruits, and waging a ferocious gunbattle with troops that lasted into early hours Tuesday.
Afghan city of Kunduz under Taliban attack

Afghan city of Kunduz under Taliban attack Mon, 03 Oct, 2016

Taliban insurgents launched an assault on Kunduz on Monday, triggering intense fighting and forcing residents to hide in their homes, one year after the militants briefly took control of the strategic Afghan city.
Pakistan bans Bollywood films as Kashmir tensions rise

Pakistan bans Bollywood films as Kashmir tensions rise Sat, 01 Oct, 2016

Indian films have been banned in cinemas across Pakistan as tensions between Islamabad and nuclear-armed rivals New Delhi over recent scuffles in the disputed Kashmir region spilled into the world of Bollywood and celebrity.
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