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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
An intensifying cyclone churned north towards Bangladesh yesterday after heavy rain in Sri Lanka and eastern India killed almost 200 people, with more torrential downpours forecast
As many as 36 suspected Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants were killed in Afghanistan when the United States dropped “the mother of all bombs,” one of the largest non-nuclear devices ever unleashed in combat, the Afghan Defense Ministry said on April 14.
YANGON – Agence France-Presse
Aung San Suu Kyi has denied security forces have carried out ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, speaking to the BBC after the U.N. rights council agreed to investigate allegations of rape, murder and torture against the army
Chinese leader Xi Jinping has urged U.S. President Donald Trump to peacefully resolve tensions over North Korea’s nuclear program, as the U.S. president touted the power of a naval “armada” steaming towards the Korean peninsula
YEREVAN - Reuters
President Serzh Sarksyan’s ruling Republican Party won elections in Armenia on April 2, official results showed, laying the foundation for a new parliamentary system of government, while international observers said the voting was tainted
BEIJING/HONG KONG – Reuters
Hong Kong leader-elect Carrie Lam said on April 11 there is no room for moves towards independence in the former British colony which she said needs the support of the central government in Beijing to boost economic development over the next five years
Twenty people were tortured and then murdered with clubs and knives at a Pakistani Sufi shrine, the police said on April 2, Reuters reported, in an attack purportedly carried out by the shrine’s custodian and several accomplices
Insurgents have killed at least 13 Afghan security forces in separate attacks, officials said yesterday, as the country struggles to contain a long-running Taliban insurgency and combat a growing threat from a local Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) affiliate.
HONG KONG - Reuters
A Beijing-backed civil servant, Carrie Lam, was chosen to be Hong Kong’s next leader on March 26 amid accusations that Beijing is meddling and denying the financial hub a more populist leader perhaps better able to defuse political tension
The United States and South Korea agreed on April 6 to proceed with the deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defence system that has angered China, while the U.S. President Donald Trump told Japanese Shinzo Abe they will continue to build their military defenses against North Korea, a day after North Korea’s latest test launch drew condemnation across the volatile region, and one day before Trump’s meeting with Chinese president.
ASHGABAT – The Associated Press
Serdar Berdymukhamedov, the only son of Turkmenistan’s longtime president has become a senior lawmaker.