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700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck

700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck

Apr 19, – The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and Italy’s coastguard said only 28 people had survived the wreck. Their testimonies suggested there had been about 700 people on board the 20-metre (70-foot) fishing boat, officials said. As many as 700 migrants were feared drowned Sunday after their packed boat capsized off Libya in what […]

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China, India sign border cooperation agreement

China, India sign border cooperation agreement

Oct 23, – The accord followed a meeting in Beijing between Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and visiting Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who also had trade ties on the agenda as India seeks to gain greater access to Chinese markets and readjust a trade balance tilted heavily toward China. China and India sounded a new […]

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Toxic bomb ticks on Maldives rubbish island

Toxic bomb ticks on Maldives rubbish island

Oct 20, – Thilafushi Island, a half-hour boat trip from the capital, is surrounded by the same crystal clear waters and white sand that have made the Indian Ocean archipelago a honeymoon destination for the rich and famous. But no holidaymaker sets foot here and none could imagine from their plane seats that the rising […]

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Asia-Pacific Nations face serious lack of water security

Asia-Pacific Nations face serious lack of water security

Water, more than any other resource, knows no borders. According to the UN, 148 countries worldwide share a river basin. But, water is a limited commodity. That’s why water cooperation is key to security, poverty eradication, and to social and gender equality. More than three-quarters of Asia-Pacific countries are experiencing a serious lack of water […]

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Cautious optimism in India over Nawaz Sharif’s historic win

Cautious optimism in India over Nawaz Sharif’s historic win

May 14, AP – Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh congratulated former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on his historic victory in the parliamentary elections. Sharif, who was twice prime minister of Pakistan in the 1990s, is poised to begin a new term soon. The Indian political establishment has responded to the victory of former Pakistani […]

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Bangladesh factory collapse death toll hits 1,034

Bangladesh factory collapse death toll hits 1,034

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The death toll from a garment factory building that collapsed more than two weeks ago outside the Bangladeshi capital soared past 1,000 on Friday, while the list of the dead from a fresh fire at a sweater manufacturer showed the entanglement of the industry and top Bangladeshi officials. Officials said 1,034 […]

May 10, 2013 | By More
Gunmen snatch former Pakistani PM’s son at rally

Gunmen snatch former Pakistani PM’s son at rally

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Gunmen attacked an election rally in Pakistan’s southern Punjab province on Thursday and abducted the son of a former prime minister, intensifying what has already been a violent run-up to Saturday’s nationwide elections. Ali Haider Gilani, the son of ex-premier Yousuf Raza Gilani from the Pakistan People’s Party, is running for a […]

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India accounts for 300,000 new born deaths each year

India accounts for 300,000 new born deaths each year

New Delhi: India accounts for 29 per cent of all newborn deaths worldwide, according to the charity Save the Children which published the findings at the launch of its annual State of the World’s Mothers report. More than 300,000 babies die within 24 hours of being born in India each year from infections and other […]

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