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Sri Lanka appeals for up to $2 billion in foreign flood aid

Sri Lanka appealed on Wednesday for foreign aid to recover from massive floods that caused an estimated $2 billion worth of damage and claimed more than 100 lives. Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said 35,000 homes were damaged in last week’s floods triggered by the heaviest rain f

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23/05/2016
US President Barack Obama

Obama confirms Taliban leader's death in US strike

President Barack Obama on Monday confirmed Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US air strike, hailing his death as a ...

19/05/2016
Pakistan is known to already have nuclear weapons

Pakistan tells US it qualifies for nuclear suppliers club

Pakistan’s foreign secretary has told a U.S. envoy his country has the “credentials” to join a club of nuclear tra ...

18/05/2016
The bomb blasts killed a policeman and injured 10 others

Bomb blasts kill policeman in Pakistan

Two bomb blasts targeting a police patrol on Wednesday killed at least one policeman and wounded 10 others in the restive northweste ...

17/05/2016
Nawaz Sharif has come under scrutiny over the Panama Papers

Pakistan PM proposes Panama Papers probe in parliament, opposition walks out

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asked parliament on Monday to form a commission to investigate allegations stemming from the Pa ...

16/05/2016
Police arrested Aslam Chowdhury yesterday

Bangladesh opposition official arrested over Israel meeting

Bangladesh police have arrested a senior official from the main opposition party and accused him of plotting against the state follo ...

15/05/2016
Shariful Islam is a member of banned group Ansarullah Bangla Team

Bangladesh arrests Islamist over killing of gay activists

Police in Bangladesh have arrested an Islamist militant over the killing of two gay rights campaigners, who died amid a su ...

14/05/2016
The 75-year-old monk was killed at a temple

Elderly Buddhist monk hacked to death in Bangladesh

An elderly Buddhist monk was found hacked to death on Saturday in Bangladesh, police said, the latest in a spate of murders of ...

14/05/2016
Imran Khan has been accused of being a

Pakistan opposition leader Khan admits using off-shore company

Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan, who tried to oust Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a row over offshore wealth, has acknowledge ...

14/05/2016
Pakistan Chief Justice Jamali

Pak CJ rejects toothless probe for Panama Papers

In a setback to Pakistan government, Supreme Court Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali on Friday refused to set up a judicia ...

13/05/2016
The storms have killed more than 30 people

Storms kill at least 33 in Bangladesh

Fierce tropical storms wreaked havoc across Bangladesh on Thursday, killing more than 30 people, with police attributing m ...