June 30, 2015 8:15 pm
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The Hercules C-130 craft, carrying 17 military personnel, crashed two minutes after it took off Soewondo air force base into a crowded neighborhood in Medan, Indonesia.

June 30, 2015 12:29 pm

A fire department official confirmed that one man was dead. The man had apparently covered himself with oil and set fire to himself.

June 29, 2015 1:23 pm
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More than 400 people remain hospitalized, 200 in serious condition, Taipei police charges against Saturday's party organizer and two technicians for neglect.

June 29, 2015 12:48 pm
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There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Taliban militants have increased their attacks on Afghan security forces since launching their annual spring offensive.

June 29, 2015 12:37 pm
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According to South Korean health ministry the number of those infected by MERS virus remains at 182 while the death toll remains 32.

June 28, 2015 1:48 pm
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Taiwan's Central News Agency reported 474 have been injured, in an accidental explosion of colored theatrical powder near a performance stage where about 1,000 people were gathered for party.

June 26, 2015 9:50 pm
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President Sirisena has signed the relevant gazette notification and sent to the Government Printer, a presidential source said.

June 26, 2015 1:59 pm
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The Mayor of an island, which is under Philippine control in the disputed Spratly islands, construction was in full swing with many dredgers and a huge crane visible on the emerging man-made island.

June 26, 2015 9:13 am
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Buyers of kidnapped children can be sentenced to up to three years in jail, but are exempt from criminal proceedings if they have not abused the children or obstructed efforts to rescue them.

June 25, 2015 1:20 pm
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Warnings disappeared on Wednesday and Instagram was functioning normally on Thursday. Origin of warnings still unclear.

June 23, 2015 7:17 pm

Some islands in the chain were shaken strongly by the quake, but it was hardly felt in Tokyo.

June 23, 2015 1:26 pm
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A moment of silence was observed at Peace Memorial Park in Okinawa on Tuesday to mark the battle that killed 200.000.

June 23, 2015 12:06 pm
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Sindh imposed a state of emergency at all hospitals and deployed army and paramilitary forces to deal with heat wave which claimed 400 lives.

June 23, 2015 1:32 pm
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Afghan forces have been stretched, tested, and faced operational challenges since taking on full security responsibilities following an end to the US and NATO combat mission.

June 22, 2015 1:39 pm
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Taliban captured Chardara on Sunday and Dashti Archi on Monday, both districts of the Kunduz province. No precise account of casualties were given but locals are said to be trapped in the district.

June 22, 2015 12:35 pm
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South Korea reported two MERS fatalities on Monday taking the death toll to 27. Three more were diagnosed with the virus taking the total number of people infected to 172.

June 22, 2015 4:51 pm
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The explosion struck as lawmakers were seen leaving the Afghanistan parliament. Police said there were four large explosions.

June 22, 2015 11:36 am
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Park and Abe are expected to hold bilateral talks, first since taking office, to build ties between the two nations strained by territorial dispute and Japan's past colonisation of South Korea.

June 22, 2015 4:48 pm
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Pakistan's Meteorological Department recorded Saturday as the hottest day of this year's summer in Karachi, where the mercury shot up to 45 degrees Celsius.

June 21, 2015 2:02 pm
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The violence killed three Afghan security members and injured six while Taliban suffered 17 fatalities and at least 20 casualties while the locals fled the violence.

June 20, 2015 1:59 pm
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LTTE was responsible for an integrated battlefield insurgent strategy that targeted key installations and senior Sri Lankan political and military leaders, report says.

June 19, 2015 3:48 pm
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Pervez Musharraf also faces treason charges for emergency rule in 2007. He has been barred by the Supreme Court from leaving the country.

June 19, 2015 3:37 pm
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China is also working on a National Defense Transport Law which will reimburse shipbuilders for additional expenditure incurred in building ships up to military standards.

June 17, 2015 6:20 pm
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The official Korean Central News Agency said the drought has caused about 30 percent of its rice paddies to dry up. Rice plants normally need to be partially submerged in water during the early summer.

June 17, 2015 3:43 pm
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Wednesday's return came a day after Kurdish fighters took full control of Tal Abyad, dealing a major blow to the IS group's ability to wage war in Syria.

June 17, 2015 11:04 am
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The eight new South Korean cases include four who were infected at Samsung Medical Centre in Seoul have contracted the virus.

June 17, 2015 10:16 am
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Vietnam accused Chinese military of attacking its fishermen in the disputed South China Sea territory in three separate incidents over the week.

June 16, 2015 5:02 pm
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On Tuesday, Iraqi officials said that families began returning to Tikrit two and a half months after security forces backed by Shiite militias drove the Islamic State group out of the Sunni city.

June 16, 2015 2:37 pm
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Better known as a negotiator, Masoom Stanekzai is expected to be confirmed as the new defense minister by Afghanistan's parliament but can assume post in acting capacity.

June 16, 2015 10:32 am
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China will complete island building project in disputed South China Sea territory. Island to be used for maritime search and rescue, environmental conservation and scientific research.

June 15, 2015 1:15 pm
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As activists gather to protest China backed electoral reform package, the police seized explosives and arrested nine members of radical political group.

June 15, 2015 12:05 pm
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Five new cases were reported by the Health Ministry on Monday, taking the total to 150, the largest outbreak outside of Saudi Arabia.

June 14, 2015 4:42 pm

The fourth successful test of hypersonic glide vehicle - which the US has dubbed the "Wu-14" - was carried out on Sunday.

June 13, 2015 6:43 pm
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Four suicide bombers driving explosive-laden cars rammed into two security checkpoints and a military headquarters in the al-Hajaj area within a 15-minute span.

June 13, 2015 4:27 pm
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Visitors could now see a new appearance of the "Qianshou Guanyin", a statue with 1,000 hands in southwestern Chongqing Municipality, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

June 13, 2015 11:38 am

The relationship between India and Pakistan is critical to advancing peace and stability in South Asia, the US spokesperson has said and asked the two countries to take steps to reduce tensions.