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Queen gives assent for Britain to leave EU

Queen Elizabeth II gave her formal assent Thursday for Britain to end its decades-long involvement in the European Union and seek a more independent...

What we know so far about the new China virus

As China locks down the city at the epicentre of a new viral outbreak, countries around the world are scrambling to prevent the spread...

Pakistan journalist detained for ‘anti-state’ Facebook posts

A Pakistani journalist critical of the government and the army has been detained for five days for having published "anti-state" comments online, his lawyer...

Asia steps up checks as China virus kills six, infects more than 300

Asian countries on Tuesday ramped up measures to block the spread of a new virus as the death toll in China rose to six...

Xi vows to bolster ties with Myanmar to ‘new level’ as China eyes opening...

President Xi Jinping on Friday vowed to take China's ties with Myanmar to a "new level" during his maiden visit, which aims at boosting...

Over 130 dead as severe weather hits Pakistan, Afghanistan

Avalanches, flooding and harsh winter weather killed more than 130 people across Pakistan and Afghanistan in recent days, leaving others stranded by heavy snowfall,...

Indian Coast Guard eyes 200 ships, 100 aircraft inventory by 2025

The Indian Coast Guard has planned to acquire 16 advanced light helicopters apart from 50 vessels to its fleet as part of its vision...

Breast cancer survivor scales Everest to raise awareness

A Breast cancer survivor has successfully climbed Mount Everest in aid of a charity raising awareness of the disease.Yasmin Haque, 56, joined 31 other charity...

Pakistan court revokes coup leader Musharraf’s death sentence, guilty verdict

Pakistani high court on Monday revoked a guilty verdict and death sentence handed down to former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for treason, declaring that the formation...

Firms in China remain wary despite US trade deal

Washington and Beijing may be ready to sign a preliminary trade agreement, but companies in China are not taking any chances, forging ahead with...