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11 January, 2019 8:46 AM Philippines won't buy military equipment from US: Duterte

MANILA: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterete has said his country won`t buy any more weapons from the US after it threatened to impose sanctions on nations purchasing Russian military equipment, authorities said on Friday. In an address to soldiers in Bulacan province on Thursday night, Duterte said he would not agree to buy equipment from the US as it had been among 127

7 January, 2019 6:00 PM South Korea Edge Sven-Goran Eriksson's Philippines 1-0 At Asian Cup

South Korea will be boosted by the arrival of Tottenham star Son Heung-min after their first two games. South Korea, who will be boosted by the arrival of Tottenham star Son Heung-min after their first two games, joined China on three points at the top of their group after Marcello Lippi's side squeezed past Kyrgyzstan 2-1 earlier in the day in Al Ain. The Koreans 111

6 January, 2019 3:45 PM "Will Be Killed If Sent Back": Saudi Woman Stopped From Entering Thailand

Rahaf Mohammed M Alqunun, a resident of Saudi Arabia, said she was trying to flee her family, who subjected her to physical and psychological abuse. A Saudi woman held at Bangkok airport said she would be killed if she was repatriated by Thai immigration officials, who confirmed the 18-year-old was denied entry to the country Sunday. The incident comes 289

2 January, 2019 10:31 AM The right to love: Is 2019 the year when same-sex marriages will be legalised?

In 2018, the Supreme Court of India decriminalised homosexuality, overruled its own 2013 decision and partially struck down Section 377. With the Stonewall riots - that triggered the gay rights movement - marking its 50th anniversary next year, we look at how homosexuality is treated across the world. Most of Asia is tolerant towards homosexuality 399

29 December, 2018 5:03 AM Massive earthquake strikes southern Philippines island of Mindanao; Tsunami alert issued

Manila: An earthquake measuring 7.2-magnitude on the Richter scale struck southern Philippines island of Mindanao on Saturday. The quake was recorded at 03:39 GMT, 101 kilometres or 62.7 miles to the southeast of the Pundaguitan coastal area, according to United States Geological Survey. However, authorities warned of possible tsunami threat to the coastlines 220

27 December, 2018 1:00 PM Indian firm makes electronic chip to help curb call drop, facilitate 5G

Bengaluru-based Saankhya Labs unveiled the first indigenously developed electronic chipset that can be used for functions like direct TV broadcast on mobile devices, curbing call drops and 5G connections. "Saankhya Labs, a Bengaluru-based company is launching its indigenously designed and developed, the world's first and most advanced multi-standard 116

3 December, 2018 2:40 AM ASEAN defence ministers meeting begins in Lucknow

The ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus) Experts' Working Group on Military Medicine being co-chaired by India and Myanmar began Sunday at the Central Command in Lucknow, a Defence official said. "The aim of the conference is to establish better co-operation in medical operations amongst ASEAN and ASEAN-Plus countries for civil support by military 250

9 November, 2018 4:52 AM BBC launches fake news fight-back campaign in India, other countries

The Beyond Fake News project, which officially launches on Monday, will include panel debates in India and Kenya. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has devised a new campaign that is aimed at fighting back against disinformation and fake news with a major focus on global media literacy, including workshops and debates in countries like India 143

23 October, 2018 5:24 PM India has most outward migrants in 2017, says ADB report

Most of the international migrants in 2017 were from India, followed by China and Bangladesh, an Asian Development Bank (ADB) report said. The report further said as many as one-third of international migrants were from Asia in 2017. "India had the most outward migrants in 2017 (17 million), followed by China (10 million) and Bangladesh (7.5 million) 127

19 October, 2018 3:24 AM 50,000 Indians took US citizenship in 2017: US Department of Homeland Security

Over 50,000 Indians were granted the American citizenship in 2017, four thousand more than the previous year, according to the latest official report. The Department of Homeland Security in its latest annual immigration report said that in 2017, as many as 50,802 Indians took citizenship of the United States. This is four thousand more than 2016's figure 81