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Cyclone Titli batters eastern India; 300,000 evacuated

Asia Pacific Oct 11, 2018

Cyclone Titli batters eastern India; 300,000 evacuated

A cyclone packing winds of up to 150 kilometers per hour (95 mph) and heavy rains hit eastern India early Thursday. Over 300,000 people were evacuated from low-lying areas. Two men were reported killed. Officials in neighboring Bangladesh were on alert in the coastal district ...

India defends Asia Cup title

More Sports / Cricket Sep 29, 2018

India defends Asia Cup title

India successfully defended the Asia Cup title in the most dramatic fashion, beating Bangladesh in a last-ball thriller on Friday. India was chasing a modest target of 223 at Dubai International Stadium, after winning the toss and inviting Bangladesh to bat first. Despite its batting prowess ...

Young girls are the primary victims of humanitarian strife

World Sep 24, 2018

Young girls are the primary victims of humanitarian strife

Girls are the primary victims of humanitarian crises, suffering forms of abuse ranging from forced marriage to denial of schooling and are "14 times more likely to die than boys in a conflict," according to the Plan International nongovernmental organization. The group was scheduled to ...

Myanmar rejects U.N. probe alleging genocide of Rohingya

Asia Pacific Aug 29, 2018

Myanmar rejects U.N. probe alleging genocide of Rohingya

Myanmar rejected Wednesday the findings of a U.N. probe alleging genocide by its military against the Rohingya, after the U.S. and other countries joined growing calls for the accused to face justice. Myanmar has come under immense pressure this week over last year's military crackdown ...