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Pak PM rejects Trump's allegations, visits Malaysia

As he prepared to leave for Malaysia on Tuesday, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan categorically rejected US President Donald Trump's allegations that Islamabad had failed to cooperate with the US and had helped former Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden hide in Pakistan for 10 years until his death at the hands of the US military in a covert operation in 2011.

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UN Secretary General concerned over Sri Lankan crisis

Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary General, has expressed concern over the dissolution of parliament by the Sri Lankan President and his calling for snap elections for January 5, 2019.

India committed to world peace, Modi reiterates

Paying tributes to the Indian soldiers who fought in  World War I a hundred years ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reiterated India's commitment towards world peace and pledged to create an atmosphere where wars do not occur.

Bhutan’s new government assumes office

Bhutan’s new government has assumed charge after being sworn into office by the King, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, three weeks after the elections threw up a surprise winner.

Lankan opposition to challenge decision to dissolve parliament

Sri Lanka's largest party plans to mount a legal challenge against President Maithripala Sirisena's sudden dissolution of the legislature.  
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Cyclonic storm Gaja batters South India

A severe cyclonic storm, Gaja, battered the coast of the southern Indian state Tamil Nadu on Friday, leaving at least 15 people dead and causing widespread destruction.


Japan seeks to boost connectivity with India's Northeast

Japanese Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu has said his country is serious about boosting connectivity in India's north-eastern states by building roads and bridges.