0402 GMT August 20, 2017
Taliban militants kill 5 Afghan police in Helmand overnight raid
At least five Afghan policemen have been killed after the Taliban militant group launched an attack against their checkpoint in the southern province of Helmand, local police say.
10 die in train derailment in India's Uttar Pradesh
At least 10 people have been killed and 150 people injured after a train derailed in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh, a government official said on Saturday.
Bangladesh border guards block Myanmar Rohingya refugees
Bangladeshi coast guards have refused to allow in scores of Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine, where the government continues with a deadly push against members of the minority.
Nearly 600 dead in S. Asia floods
Nearly 600 people have died and millions have been affected by monsoon floods in South Asia, officials said Saturday, as relief and rescue operations continued.
Turkish Stream pipeline will be built on time
The Turkish Stream gas pipeline project will be implemented on time, regardless of the new US law that expands sanctions against Moscow, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said.
Iran proposes conference of Persian language professors in Pakistan
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Japan, US agree to increase military cooperation
Japan and the United States have agreed to increase their military cooperation in an attempt to counter the perceived threat from North Korea, officials have announced.
US soldier killed in operations against militants in eastern Afghanistan
A US National Guard soldier has been killed during an anti-militant operation in eastern Afghanistan.
Pakistan slams US blacklisting of Kashmiri fighters
Pakistan on Thursday criticized the United States for blacklisting the Kashmiri separatist group Hizb-ul-Mujahideen as a terrorist organization, calling the move "unjustified."
Philippines’ Duterte praises police killings of drug suspects
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday urged the police to kill dozens of drug suspects every day, as he praised officers who shot dead 32 people this week in "shock and awe" raids.
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