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China’s top legislative bodies to meet early next month

INP BEIJING The 13th National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s national legislature will start its annual session on March 5, an official statement said. The 13th...

US Senators will try again to pass Russia sanctions bill

Targets of the sanctions would include Russian banks that support efforts to interfere in foreign elections MONITORING DESK WASHINGTON US Republican and Democratic...

NATO weighs future of Afghan mission, seeks to support talks

MONITORING DESK BRUSSELS NATO defense ministers are discussing the future of the alliance’s operation in Afghanistan and how best to use its military presence to...

Salvation House Where Hindus go to die

They arrive in battered cars, on crutches and sometimes on a stretcher barely able to breathe — but salvation is close for thousands of Hindus who go to the holy...

Russia, Turkey, Iran to hold Syria summit

NEWS DESK SOCHI Russian President Vladimir Putin was set to host his Iranian and Turkish counterparts Thursday to discuss how to resolve the conflict in Syria as Daesh...

UK teen runaway who joined Daesh ‘wants to come home’

NEWS DESK LONDON A British teenager who fled to join Daesh in Syria is living in a refugee camp and wants to return home, The Times reported on Thursday. Shamima Begum,...

Philippines journalist Ressa freed on bail

Duterte critic NEWS DESK Philippine Philippine journalist Maria Ressa was freed on bail on Thursday following an arrest that sparked international censure and...

Crippling cost of raising one child in China

Chinese couples can’t afford a second child, no matter what Beijing wants NEWS DESK Beijing Before her son was born, Chen Huijuan was happy to splash out on skincare...

Two managers of New Delhi hotel where fire killed 17 arrested

MOnitoring desk NEW DELHI Two managers of a New Delhi budget hotel where a fire killed 17 people have been arrested, police said Wednesday. The general manager of the...

25 Kashmiries students injured by blast inside classroom

news desk SRINAGAR, India At least 25 high school students were injured by an explosion in their classroom in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday, police and medics...