Asia / Pacific

Turkish military losing public’s trust after failed coup: poll

Turkish military losing public’s trust after failed coup: poll

The Turkish military has lost its position as the public’s most trusted body – a status it had enjoyed since 2000 – following the failed coup of July 15, a recent poll revealed. As per the latest figures from Kadir Has University study, the military lost its popularity by a whopping 15 percent, down from 62.4 percent […]

Singaporean strangers save Pakistani boy’s life via crowdfunding

Singaporean strangers save Pakistani boy’s life via crowdfunding

A group of strangers pooled together the funding required for a 10-year-old Pakistani boy’s treatment in Singapore, who has registered a strong recovery after almost succumbing to his condition.  All seemed lost for 10-year-old Shayan Khan, who was suffering from infections in his brain, throat, lungs and chest after a complicated surgery in Pakistan to […]

‘100 Years of Hollywood in 200Sec. Sand Art’ by Rahul Arya

‘100 Years of Hollywood in 200Sec. Sand Art’ by Rahul Arya

‘100 Years of Hollywood in 200Sec. Sand Art’ by Rahul Arya A small Sand Art Tribute to 100 years of Hollywood from an Indian fan. to see the video click: ‘100 Years of Hollywood in 200Sec. Sand Art’ by RahulArya to see the video click: ‘100 Years of Hollywood in 200Sec. Sand Art’ by RahulArya

Kyrgyzstan says at least 32 dead after Turkish cargo plane hits village

Kyrgyzstan says at least 32 dead after Turkish cargo plane hits village

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AFP) – A Turkish Airlines cargo plane crashed into a village near Kyrgyzstan’s main airport Monday, killing 32 people and destroying homes after attempting to land in thick fog, authorities said. The majority of the dead were from the village of Dacha-Suu where the cargo plane hit at around 7:30 am local time (0130 […]

Used to whizzing bullets, IHK border farmers now hit by drought

Used to whizzing bullets, IHK border farmers now hit by drought

KEERNI, India (Reuters) – The past three decades have not been kind to the residents of Keerni. This village in the Poonch district of held Kashmir sits on the disputed Line of Control between India and Pakistan, and has seen people and cattle maimed or killed in the crossfire or by landmines. Residents of Keerni’s […]

Gun battle in occupied Kashmir leaves three suspected militants dead

Gun battle in occupied Kashmir leaves three suspected militants dead

SRINAGAR, India (Yes news) – Three suspected militants were killed in an overnight gun battle with soldiers in a village in India-held Kashmir, an army spokesman said Monday. Rajesh Kalia said troops cordoned off the village near the tourist resort of Pahalgam after receiving a tip that fighters were hiding out in a private home […]

26 to hang for Bangladesh abductions and murders

26 to hang for Bangladesh abductions and murders

DHAKA (Yes news) – A Bangladesh court Monday sentenced 26 people to death after hearing how a politician from the ruling Awami League hired members of the country’s elite security unit to assassinate political rivals. At the end of a trial that gripped the nation, a judge found all 35 defendants in the case guilty […]

At least 19 dead as boat capsizes in India: police

At least 19 dead as boat capsizes in India: police

NEW DELHI: At least 19 people died Saturday after a boat carrying some 40 revellers returning from a kite festival capsized in the Ganges River in eastern India, police said. “We can confirm that 19 people have died. Rescue operations are on to find those still missing,” Manu Maharaj, a senior police superintendent, told AFP. […]

Bangladesh arrests another plotter behind cafe siege

Bangladesh arrests another plotter behind cafe siege

DHAKA: Bangladesh police Saturday said they have arrested an extremist accused of being one of the “masterminds” of last year´s deadly siege at a Dhaka cafe where 22 hostages were killed. A police spokesman said Jahangir Alam was detained Friday night by counter-terrorism forces in Elenga, a town some 120 kilometres (63 miles) north of […]

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