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Landmine kills 11 pilgrims in southern Afghanistan

At least 11 pilgrims including seven children were killed and on Monday when their vehicle set off a landmine in southern Afghanistan, local government and health officials said. Reported by Reuters India

Indians Are Disappointed but Still Hopeful After Rocket Launch Is Postponed

The country had been watching, eager for India to seize its place in space with a lunar landing. Scientists say the mission is still on — they just don’t know when. Reported by NYTimes

Afghan radio station shuts down after threats by suspected Taliban

A private radio station in Afghanistan has shut down after numerous threats from a suspected Taliban commander who objected to women working as presenters, officials at the radio station said on Monday. Reported by Reuters India

Japan, Taking a Page from Trump, Uses Trade Against South Korea

Tokyo moves to limit exports of chemicals to big chip makers like Samsung, citing vague national security concerns. Seoul says a political dispute is the real reason. Reported by NYTimes

Australian children take 900km drive in stolen car

They packed fishing rods into a 4x4 and drove alone through two states, but now face police charges. Reported by BBC News

Floods in India kill 51, impacts millions

At least 51 people are dead and around 4.5 million have been affected by monsoon floods in India's northern and eastern states. Reported by SBS

Pro-China Mayor Is Picked to Run Against Taiwan’s President

Han Kuo-yu, the mayor of the port city of Kaohsiung, is the choice to run against President Tsai Ing-wen, who is often sharply critical of China. Reported by NYTimes

Cricket World Cup: Ardern 'traumatised' by New Zealand defeat

Fans worldwide said New Zealand's Black Caps had lost the Cricket World Cup, but "won our hearts". Reported by BBC News

U.S. military identifies soldier killed in Afghanistan

A U.S. Army soldier killed in Afghanistan was identified on Sunday as decorated special forces company Sergeant Major James G. "Ryan" Sartor of Teague, Texas, the Department of Defense (DOD) said in a release. Reported by Reuters India

India delays moon launch an hour before liftoff

India on Monday postponed the launch of a lunar probe less than an hour before blast-off because of a technical problem, delaying its bid to become only the fourth nation to land a spacecraft on the Moon. Reported by France 24

Erwan Ferrieux: Australian police identify backpacker's remains

Frenchman Erwan Ferrieux had been travelling with a UK man who also disappeared and remains missing. Reported by BBC News

Death Toll Grows From Floods and Landslides Across South Asia

The hardest-hit country appeared to be Nepal, where the authorities said 65 people had died. Deaths were also reported in India and Bangladesh. Reported by NYTimes

Fake polio markers highlight risks to Pakistan vaccination drive

Pakistan's polio eradication campaign has hit serious problems with an alarming spike in reported cases that has raised doubts over the quality of vaccination reporting and prompted officials to review their approach to stopping the crippling disease. Reported by Reuters India

Tokyo sees record 18th straight day with little sunshine

The Tokyo metropolitan region experienced another cloudy and rainy day on Monday, marking the 18th straight day in which the country’s capital has seen less than three hours… Reported by Japan Today

At least 65 dead from Nepal's monsoon and 30 still missing

Nepal's seasonal flooding from monsoon rains has left at least 65 people dead, 38 injured and 30 missing. Reported by SBS

China’s Economic Growth Slows as Trade War With U.S. Deepens

The economy expanded at its slowest pace in more than a quarter-century as exports and auto sales faltered and the financial system showed cracks. Reported by NYTimes

Defence chief sounds warning on surge of climate change refugees

The ADF warns there may be a rise in climate change refugees from the Pacific region, which could spark the need for more patrols off the north coast. Reported by SBS

PM Jacinda Ardern on cricket heartbreak: 'I feel nothing but pride'

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has spoken in support of the Black Caps after a heart-breaking loss that left some Kiwis in tears. "That was undeniably an incredible game. I think as a nation we all aged a year in that super over.... Reported by New Zealand Herald

One dead, mass panic after 7.3 quake shakes Indonesia

A shallow, magnitude 7.3 earthquake has damaged buildings in eastern Indonesia and caused panicked residents to flee; authorities say a woman has died. Reported by SBS

Cricket World Cup: England captain Eoin Morgan 'never imagined' win

England captain Eoin Morgan says he "never allowed" himself to imagine lifting the World Cup. Reported by BBC News

Cricket World Cup: How well do you know England's World Cup winners?

Take our quiz to find out how well you know England's Cricket World Cup winners. Reported by BBC News

Supermarket opens in Namie town for first time since Fukushima nuclear disaster

Supermarket chain Aeon opened a new store in Namie town, Fukushima Prefecture, on Sunday, for the first time since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster in 2011 caused… Reported by Japan Today

Monsoon floods kill dozens in Nepal and India

Reports say at least 43 people have been killed in Nepal, with heavy rain expected to continue. Reported by BBC News


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