Asia

India launches ‘Modicare’, world’s biggest health scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the world’s biggest health insurance scheme, promising free coverage for half a billion ...
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China denies meddling in US midterm elections

China on Wednesday denied US President Donald Trump’s claims that it was meddling in the US midterm elections by taking ...
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India’s Supreme Court expected to rule on gay sex

India's Supreme Court is expected to rule on an archaic law that criminalises gay sex. The country's LGBTQ community is hopeful that ...
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South Korea doctors protest over tougher abortion restrictions

South Korea, one of the few industrialised countries where abortion is largely illegal, has introduced tougher regulations on the procedure, ...
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Afghan officials say Islamic State leader killed by airstrikes

The leader of the Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan was killed by airstrikes over the weekend along with 10 other ...
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Suicide bomb attack kills two in eastern Afghanistan

An suicide bomb blast outside killed at least two people Saturday outside an election commission office in the eastern Afghan ...
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India orders death sentences for child rapists in Madhya Pradesh

An Indian court sentenced two men to death for the gang rape of an eight-year-old girl that sparked angry protests ...
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Taliban kidnap dozens of bus passengers in Afghanistan

About 150 people are reported to have been kidnapped after Taliban militants launched an ambush on three buses in northern ...
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North Korea urges Trump to be ‘bold’ on denuclearisation

North Korean state media blamed Donald Trump’s political opponents for the “deadlock” over denuclearisation on Saturday, urging the US President ...
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Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee dies aged 93

Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has died at the age of 93 following a prolonged illness, according to ...
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