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US moves to break political impasse in Bangladesh

THE US ambassador to Bangladesh has sought meetings with leaders of the country’s three major parties, the embassy said Monday (13), as Washington seeks...

China, Pakistan navies hold drills in Arabian Sea

THE Chinese and Pakistani navies are holding weeklong drills in the Arabian Sea days after the Russian Pacific Fleet and Myanmar practised repelling attacks...

Three Indian cities among world’s 10 most polluted after Diwali

TWO Indian cities joined New Delhi to be among the world’s worst 10 for pollution on Monday (13) morning, with smoke heavy in the...

150 Bangladesh garment factories shut, 11,000 workers charged

BANGLADESHI garment manufacturers on Saturday (11) shuttered 150 factories “indefinitely”, as police issued blanket charges for 11,000 workers in connection with violent protests demanding...

Bangladesh rejects further pay hike after garment worker protests

BANGLADESH’S prime minister Sheikh Hasina has rejected any further pay hikes for protesting garment workers demanding a nearly tripled wage increase, after violent clashes...

New Delhi’s Green War Room to fight rising air pollution

THE enemy is nearly invisible and there are no soldiers, but the Indian capital’s new “Green War Room” is battling air pollution that is...

Pollution forces city-wide closures of businesses, schools in Pakistan

HEAVY pollution-fuelled smog forced authorities to close schools and markets this week in Pakistan’s most populous province, including the eastern city of Lahore which...


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