South & Central Asia

A roadside tobacco shop vendor displays an e cigarette in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. India's government on Wednesday decided to ban e-cigarettes, expressing concern at the alarming rate at which vaping is becoming popular among the…
The government is expected to issue an ordinance soon prohibiting the manufacturing, import, export, transport, sale, distribution, storage and advertising related to e-cigarettes
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Wed, 09/18/2019 - 09:38
Afghan security forces arrive near the site of an attack in Jalalabad city, Afghanistan, Sept. 18, 2019.
Special forces surrounded the compound soon after and fighting continues
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Wed, 09/18/2019 - 08:05
FILE - The International Criminal Court building is seen in The Hague, Netherlands, Jan. 16, 2019.
In April, panel of judges rejected proposed investigation, saying it would not be in the interests of justice because investigation and prosecution unlikely to be successful as those targeted — including the US, Afghan authorities and the Taliban — are not expected to cooperate
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Wed, 09/18/2019 - 01:46
FILE - Members of the U.N. Security Council are seen during a meeting at U.N. headquarters in New York, Sept. 12, 2019.
China threatened to veto resolution over exclusion of massive 'Belt and Road' infrastructure initiative, which US slammed as rife with 'corruption'
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Tue, 09/17/2019 - 15:30
A man offers prayer to a Hindu goddess at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) office, as India's Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is seen on a television screen presenting the annual budget in Mumbai, India, July 5, 2019.
Tens of thousands face job losses amid slowdown in automobile sector and other businesses
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Tue, 09/17/2019 - 12:08
Military members salute a Russian general during joint military exercises of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Russia's Orenburg region, in an image from video released by Pakistan Army’s media wing ISPR.
Exercise, which also includes forces from China, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, being held under the umbrella of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
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Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:21
Afghan police inspect the site of a suicide attack, in Parwan province of Afghanistan, Sept. 17, 2019.
President was about to address rally when suicide bomber on a motorcycle detonated his explosives near military facility where gathering was held
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Tue, 09/17/2019 - 08:08