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China’s third-quarter growth slows to 4.9%, power shortage, slowdown in property sector add to woe
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China’s third-quarter growth slows to 4.9%, power shortage, slowdown in property sector add to woe

Louis Kuijs of Oxford Economics said in a report that “ugly growth numbers” in coming months are likely to prompt Beijing to ease lending controls

ICC's new prosecutor to deprioritise probe into US crimes in Afghanistan, focus on Islamist groups
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ICC's new prosecutor to deprioritise probe into US crimes in Afghanistan, focus on Islamist groups

Amnesty International campaigner Samira Hamidi said a US drone strike days before the pullout wiped out 10 members of an Afghan family shows that the ICC "needs to revisit this decision"

Afghanistan dominates SCO talks: Highlights of who said what at Dushanbe summit
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Afghanistan dominates SCO talks: Highlights of who said what at Dushanbe summit

Members of the China and Russia-led Shanghai Cooperation Organisation on Friday endorsed Iran's future membership of the bloc that already includes South Asian rivals India and Pakistan

China nukes NATO call to join nuclear arms control talks, cites bare minimum for 'national security'
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China nukes NATO call to join nuclear arms control talks, cites bare minimum for 'national security'

NATO is urging China to join international efforts to limit the spread of nuclear weapons amid concerns that the country is rapidly developing missiles capable of carrying atomic warheads

Air pollution most lethal environmental problem yet fossil fuel projects get more funding: Clean Air Fund report
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Air pollution most lethal environmental problem yet fossil fuel projects get more funding: Clean Air Fund report

It also found that countries in Asia received over 80 percent of development aid to fight air pollution between 2015 and 2020.

Why did Afghanistan's army collapse almost without a fight? Exhaustion, abandonment & corruption are the culprits
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Why did Afghanistan's army collapse almost without a fight? Exhaustion, abandonment & corruption are the culprits

An Afghan official said ministers were lying to President Ashraf Ghani about the ground situation so that they could keep their jobs and privileges. Another ex-government official said nobody at the top showed leadership

Western Union restarts money transfers to Afghanistan to ease financial burden on US-based Afghans' families
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Western Union restarts money transfers to Afghanistan to ease financial burden on US-based Afghans' families

Remittances from Afghans living abroad are crucial for the impoverished country's economy and amounted to almost $789 billion last year, according to the World Bank.

Kamala Harris accuses China of coercion and intimidation in SCS; Beijing hits back, says US foreign policy 'selfish'
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Kamala Harris accuses China of coercion and intimidation in SCS; Beijing hits back, says US foreign policy 'selfish'

The US vice president is on a weeklong trip in Southeast Asia to assure its allies of US dependability following the Afghanistan debacle

Afghanistan: Three killed, several injured after Taliban opens fire on protesters in Jalalabad
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Afghanistan: Three killed, several injured after Taliban opens fire on protesters in Jalalabad

The protests were the first demonstrations against the Taliban since the terror group seized the Afghan capital, Kabul

Sensex surges over 250 points to scale 56,000 for first time, HDFC top gainer
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Sensex surges over 250 points to scale 56,000 for first time, HDFC top gainer

Lifting of the partial ban by the RBI to issue fresh credit cards is likely to aid heavyweight HDFC Bank and benchmark indices during the day

'Fallen without a fight': Afghan Taliban capture provincial capital in setback to govt
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'Fallen without a fight': Afghan Taliban capture provincial capital in setback to govt

The fall of Zaranj came the same day as the head of the Afghan government's media information department was shot dead in Kabul in an attack claimed by the Taliban

Afghan Taliban kill head of govt media department, say he was 'punished for his deeds'
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Afghan Taliban kill head of govt media department, say he was 'punished for his deeds'

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the death of Dawa Khan Menapal, with spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid saying 'he was killed in a special attack carried out by mujahideen'

International Film Festival of India to take place in Goa on 20 November, announces IB Ministry
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International Film Festival of India to take place in Goa on 20 November, announces IB Ministry

On the occasion of the birth centenary of the maestro of Indian cinema Satyajit Ray, the ministry said the Directorate of Films Festivals will pay tribute to him through a "Special Retrospective" at the IFFI this time.

US troops to exit Afghanistan after 20 years: What happens next, and what are the risks for India
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US troops to exit Afghanistan after 20 years: What happens next, and what are the risks for India

As reports indicate that the US will be able to wind up its 'forever war' in Afghanistan by this weekend, well ahead of the 11 September deadline, the question that arises is when will the war really be over

Rising sea levels serious threat to Asian cities, may put 15 mn people at risk by 2030: Greenpeace report
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Rising sea levels serious threat to Asian cities, may put 15 mn people at risk by 2030: Greenpeace report

The report focuses on seven cities which are - Bangkok, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Jakarta, Seoul, Taipei and Manila.

Telesforo Trinidad: Asian Americans lobby to name US Navy ship for Filipino sailor
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Telesforo Trinidad: Asian Americans lobby to name US Navy ship for Filipino sailor

The campaign has grassroots enthusiasm, and support from Democratic Congress members who sent a letter last month to Thomas Harker, acting secretary of the Navy.

Vaccine passports: How a global verification system would work for international travel
India

Vaccine passports: How a global verification system would work for international travel

Keen to avoid losing another summer of holiday revenue to COVID-19 pandemic, the EU and some Asian governments and the airline industry are scrambling to develop so-called vaccine passports

After success in Asia, Indian women's hockey team ready to achieve bigger feats, says Savita Punia
Sports

After success in Asia, Indian women's hockey team ready to achieve bigger feats, says Savita Punia

Savita, who plays as a goalkeeper, said the team has improved immensely in the last three years.

India is home to 13 of 20 cities most vulnerable to environmental hazards worldwide: Report
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India is home to 13 of 20 cities most vulnerable to environmental hazards worldwide: Report

More than 400 large cities are at "high" or "extreme" risk due to a mix of pollution, dwindling water supplies, heat waves, natural disasters and climate change.

One thousand rivers account for nearly 80 percent of plastic carried into oceans: Study
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One thousand rivers account for nearly 80 percent of plastic carried into oceans: Study

The top five plastic emitting countries are all located in Asia - the Philippines, India, Malaysia, China, and Indonesia.