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China sends military vehicles, supplies to Tibet
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) China has moved tens of thousands of tonnes of military vehicles and equipment into Tibet amid a continuing stand-off between Chinese and Indian troops in Doklam in the Sikkim sector of the border.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 4:26:05 PM

North Korean defector returns under mysterious circumstances
Seoul, July 19 (IANS) A well-known North Korean defector who used to appear regularly on South Korean television has returned under mysterious circumstances to her country, according to a video in which she is seen in Pyongyang complaining about her life in the South.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 3:50:04 PM

Give up religion or face punishment, Chinese Communists told
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) The head of China's top religious affairs regulator said Communist Party members should not seek value and faith in religion and those who persist must be punished.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 3:38:04 PM

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over border firing
Islamabad, July 19 (IANS) Pakistan on Wednesday summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner and lodged a formal protest over the death of two civilians in what it said was firing by Indian troops across the LoC a day earlier.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 3:22:04 PM

UN official visits Sri Lanka
Colombo, July 19 (IANS) UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman arrived in Sri Lanka on Wednesday for a three-day visit on the peace building process, the UN office here said.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 3:18:04 PM

India, Pakistan must talk to end LoC violence: Pakistani daily
Islamabad, July 19 (IANS) With China and the US mired in their own issues, India and Pakistan must have a dialogue to de-escalate escalating tensions along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, a leading Pakistani newspaper said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 3:16:04 PM

ASEAN parliamentarians urge Myanmar to release 3 journalists
Bangkok, July 19 (IANS) ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) on Wednesday urged the Myanmar authorities to release three journalists who were detained in June after visiting rebels in the conflict-ridden northeast.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 2:22:03 PM

Flash floods the dangerous new normal in Bhutan (Feature)
On the evening of June 26, there were two flash floods in eastern Bhutan. Roads, culverts, bridges, paddy fields were damaged. It hardly made news. Flash floods have become so common during the monsoon in recent years that they hardly make news in this tiny mountainous country in the eastern Himalayas.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 2:14:04 PM

Panamagate case: Sharif didn't conceal any assets, lawyer tells SC
Islamabad, July 19 (IANS) A day after Pakistan's Supreme Court inquired about Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's money trail, his counsel said details of all his assets had been presented to the Joint Investigation Team (JIT).

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 1:38:04 PM

ED team in London to submit Mallya's chargesheet
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A team of Enforcement Directorate is in London to submit the chargesheet against liquor baron Vijay Mallya in a step to seek his extradition, an official said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 1:26:03 PM

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