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06:56, 29 May 2017 Monday
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12:44, 28 May 2017 Sunday
Co-pilot in plane crash near Everest dies of injuries

The plane, which had departed from Kathmandu, broke into three pieces when it crashed in heavy fog while trying to land at Lukla airport on Saturday.

12:19, 28 May 2017 Sunday
China says fighter jets' intercept of US plane 'safe'

Tensions between the two economic superpowers have risen in recent years over the disputed waterway, which China claims almost in full despite counter-claims from other Asian nations.

11:37, 28 May 2017 Sunday
Duterte vows to ignore Supreme Court on martial law

"Until the police and the armed forces say the Philippines is safe, this martial law will continue. I will not listen to others. The Supreme Court, congress, they are not here," Duterte told soldiers on Saturday.

09:20, 28 May 2017 Sunday
Sri Lanka rushes aid to half a million flood victims

Floodwaters were receding in some areas after a break in the rain, giving authorities a chance to deliver much-needed supplies to victims who lost everything as torrents of water swept away their homes.

17:40, 27 May 2017 Saturday
Philippines peace talks with communist rebels break down

Senior rebel negotiator Luis Jalandoni said that despite the government's ultimatum, the guerrillas' attacks would continue.

16:40, 27 May 2017 Saturday
Massive Kashmir protests as India kills prominent rebel

Sabzar Ahmed was close aide to separatist rebel Burhan Wani whose killing last July sparked uprising against Indian rule

14:15, 27 May 2017 Saturday
Iranian mortar shell kills 1 in Pakistan

Tehran blames Islamabad for sheltering a Sunni militant group which claims responsibility for attacks on Iran

13:25, 27 May 2017 Saturday
Indonesia Australian drug trafficker to be deported

Schapelle Corby was convicted and jailed for 20 years for trying to smuggle marijuana into the tourist island of Bali

13:17, 27 May 2017 Saturday
Top rebel commander killed in Kashmir

Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since the end of British rule in 1947 but both claim the territory in its entirety.

09:55, 27 May 2017 Saturday
Afghanistan 18 people killed in car-suicide bombing

The Taliban have vowed to intensify attacks in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan

21:28, 26 May 2017 Friday
Afghanistan Roadside bomb claims 10 civilians

Deadly incident echoes deaths a week ago of 11 family members in roadside bomb blast

20:56, 26 May 2017 Friday
Heavy rains claim 26 lives in Sri Lanka

More than 7,000 people affected by bad weather, hundreds evacuated from southern districts  

20:11, 26 May 2017 Friday
India bans sale of cows for slaughter at animal markets

Cattle will only be sold in the open market for agricultural purposes, Environment Ministry says

16:41, 26 May 2017 Friday
Syria army takes control of Damascus-Palmyra road

Since troops recaptured Palmyra from the ISIL group in March, the UNESCO World Heritage site had been accessible via Syria's third city Homs, about 150 kilometres (95 miles) to the west. 

15:52, 26 May 2017 Friday
New attack on Afghan base kills at least 15 soldiers

The attack in Shah Wali Kot district late Thursday came just three days after 10 Afghan soldiers were killed when Taliban militants stormed another base in the same area.

11:32, 26 May 2017 Friday
Myanmar to deport Turkish family for alleged FETO ties

School director, wife, daughter about to leave for Thailand when stopped at airport, official says  

10:24, 26 May 2017 Friday
Seoul approves civilian contact with North Korea

The centre-left president favours engagement with the North to bring it to the negotiating table, rather than the hardline stance taken by the conservative government of his ousted precedessor Park Geun-Hye.

09:04, 26 May 2017 Friday
Kidney traffickers arrested in Cambodia police

The two Phnom Penh residents -- a man and a woman -- were arrested on Wednesday for at least ten cases of "kidney trafficking" over the past year, said Keo Thea, the city's chief of anti-human trafficking police.



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