At least 60 missing after landslides bury buses in Nepal

Kathmandu, Jul. 12, (dpa/GNA) – At least 60 people are missing after part of a hill collapsed and swept away two passenger buses on a highway in…

Landslides at Indonesian mining site kills 10; dozens still missing

Jakarta, July 8, (dpa/GNA) – Rescuers on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, were on Monday searching for dozens of people, who are still missing after a…

Pakistan evacuates thousands after melting glaciers triggers floods

Islamabad, Jul. 9, (dpa/GNA) – Pakistani authorities have evacuated thousands of people from their mountain hamlets as the outburst of a glacial lake triggered flash floods after…

Afghanistan launches third polio vaccination drive of 2024

Islamabad, Jul. 8, (dpa/GNA) – Afghanistan has launched another polio vaccination campaign aimed at protecting around 8 million children under the age of 5, the Taliban Health Ministry announced on Monday. The…

Reports: Israeli army kills four militants in West Bank

Ramallah/Tel Aviv, Jul. 5, (dpa/GNA) – Several armed militants have been killed in an Israeli military operation in Jenin in the West Bank, Israeli and Palestinian media…

Over 50 dead as Pakistan’s Karachi bettered by prolonged heatwave

Islamabad, Jul. 4, (dpa/GNA) – A severe heatwave continued to batter Pakistan’s largest city of Karachi for a third week, filling hospitals with patients and morgues with bodies,…

More than 50 die, 1.5 million affected in north-east Indian floods

New Delhi, Jul. 4, (dpa/GNA) – Torrential monsoon rains have caused widespread floods, landslides and house collapses across north-eastern India, impacting nearly 1.5 million people and causing…

Nepal PM faces crisis as key ally withdraws support

Kathmandu, Jul. 4, (dpa/GNA)- Nepal plunged deeper into political crisis on Wednesday as a key ally withdrew its support from Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s government,…

Death toll from Indian stampede rises to 121

New Delhi, Jul. 3, (dpa/GNA) – The death toll from a stampede that broke out at a religious gathering in northern India has risen to 121, a…

Iran’s Constitutional Council validates presidential election results

TEHRAN, June 30 (Xinhua/GNA) — Iran’s Constitutional Council, has validated the first round’s results of the country’s 14th presidential election, meaning candidates could now…

At least 87 people killed in stampede at religious event in India, say local police

New Delhi, July 2 (CNN/GNA) — A stampede at a religious gathering in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday has killed at least 87…

Voting under way in Mongolia’s parliamentary elections

Beijing, Jun. 28, (dpa/GNA) – Polling stations opened in Mongolia on Friday with some 2.2 million voters eligible to cast their ballots in the country’s parliamentary elections, state…

Thousands ill with heatstroke as Pakistan soars to nearly 50 degrees

Islamabad, Jun. 26, (dpa/GNA) – Hospitals were treating thousands of heatstroke victims in Pakistan’s largest city of Karachi as another heatwave hit the climate-vulnerable nation, officials said…

South Korean battery factory blaze kills at least 22

Seoul, Jun. 24, (dpa/GNA) – At least 22 people died and eight others were injured in a major fire at a South Korean lithium battery factory near…

Counter-terrorism op ends in Dagestan after police, priest killed

Moscow, Jun. 24, (dpa/GNA) – Gunman fatally shot several people in a series of attacks on churches, a synagogue and a police post in Russia’s southern republic…

Exploding batteries spark deadly S Korea factory fire

June 24 (BBC/GNA) – A massive factory fire that began after several lithium batteries exploded has killed at least 22 people in South Korea.…

Protests erupt in India over question paper leak

NEW DELHI, June 20 (Xinhua/GNA) — Intense protests took place in various cities across India on Thursday, against the National Testing Agency (NTA) over…

Rains cause deaths in southern China as north swelters in heatwave

Beijing, Jun. 18, (dpa/GNA) – At least five people have died in heavy rains, flooding and resulting landslides around the city of Meizhou in China’s Guangdong province,…

UNICEF urges Taliban to let girls study 1,000 days after school ban

Islamabad, Jun. 13, (dpa/GNA) – Marking 1,000 days since girls in Afghanistan were banned from secondary school, a top official at the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF…

Singapore Airlines compensates passengers after turbulence incident

Bangkok, June 11, (dpa/GNA) – Singapore Airlines has offered compensation to passengers, who suffered injuries during a flight that hit major turbulence last month.…