South Asia

Bomb Blast Kills 5 Pakistan Security Personnel

Bomb Blast Kills 5 Pakistan Security Personnel

A bomb explosion in northwest Pakistan along the Afghanistan border has killed five security personnel, the Pakistani military said Thursday. The three paramilitary soldiers and two police officers were conducting a “cordon and search operation” in Bajaur district late Wednesday when an improvised explosive device hit them, the military’s media wing said in a statement. There were no immediate claims of responsibility, but …

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As North Korea Launches Missiles, South Koreans Shrug

As North Korea Launches Missiles, South Koreans Shrug

North Korea has conducted eight missile launches this year. The latest was this week’s test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile. But South Koreans, who have the most to lose from a conflict with North Korea, aren’t overly concerned. Every North Korean missile launch can feel intense. North Korean missile footage …

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Addiction Crisis Rips Apart Afghan Families

Addiction Crisis Rips Apart Afghan Families

Among all the challenges facing Afghanistan, the most enduring is its position as the world’s leading producer of opium. Growing, cultivating, and selling the by-products of the indigenous poppy plant is entwined into Afghanistan’s economy & culture. And it has created an opium addiction crisis in Afghanistan. Before the U.S. …

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Nearly 40 Killed in North India Floods

Nearly 40 Killed in North India Floods

Nearly 40 people have died and more are missing after flooding struck India’s northern Uttarakhand state officials said Wednesday. Video from the area shows rivers overflowing their banks and some villages partially submerged, Reuters reported. Rescue workers searched through the night to evacuate people and recover bodies. At least 28 were killed in the town of Nainital, while …

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