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Japan says ties with China 'deteriorating' over disputed islands

Japan's foreign minister has warned that ties with China are "significantly deteriorating", after Chinese vessels repeatedly entered disputed waters in the East China Sea. Fumio Kishida said he had called China's ambassador to protest against the "incursions".


Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticises attacks on Dalits.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has criticised recent attacks against India's low-caste Dalit community.

Speaking in Hyderabad, Mr Modi  has inquired  as to the reason why they  torture their  Dalit brothers

Republican security experts attack Trump.


An open letter signed by 50 Republican national security experts has warned that nominee Donald Trump "would be the most reckless president" in US history. The group, which includes the former CIA director Michael Hayden, said Trump "lacks the character


Pakistan hospital bomb attack kills dozens in Quetta.


Peiris for weight lifting and Chamara Nuwan Dharmawardena for Judo will participate in Rio Olympics today. USA is in the lead of the medal table of Rio Olympics with 3 gold, 5 Silver and 4 bronze medals. China is in the 2nd place with 3 gold 2 Silver and 3 bronze medals. Australia is in the 3rd place with 3 gold and 3 Bronze medals.


Japan's Emperor hints at wish to abdicate.


Japan's Emperor Akihito has said he fears age and deteriorating health mean he is finding it difficult to continue in his role. The revered 82-year-old emperor's comments came in his second-ever televised address to the public.


Thailand to vote on new constitution.


Millions of people in Thailand are due to begin voting shortly in a referendum on a new constitution, written by a military-appointed committee. The military threw out the old constitution when it took power in 2014, after months of political instability and sporadic violence. It says that if approved,


Republican Donald Trump backtracks on 'video of Iran payment'.

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has backtracked on a claim that he saw video footage of a US cash payment to Iran.The White House announced in January it was making payments to Iran, a total of $1.7billion Dollars to settle a decades-old dispute over a failed military equipment deal, as part of the nuclear accord. (BBC)

Stranded Syrian refugees get first aid in weeks

The UN says it has for the first time in weeks delivered aid to thousands of Syrian refugees stranded on the border with Jordan. A group of relief agencies said they had completed delivery of a month's worth of food and hygiene supplies. More than 75,000 people had been without aid since June when Jordan sealed the border after a deadly attack there by so-called Islamic State. Conditions in the Rukban and Hadalat camps are said to be desperate. (BBC)

Nepal new Prime Minister issues a four-point directive to concerned ministries

The Newly appointed Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has issued a four-point directive to concerned ministries and government bodies.


Egypt 'kills head of Islamic State's Sinai branch'.

The Egyptian military says it has killed the head of the Sinai branch of so-called Islamic State, along with dozens of its fighters. It said Abu Duaa al-Ansari was killed in a series of air strikes on fighters of the Sinai Province - or Ansar Beit al-Maqdis - group. The air strikes targeted jihadist strongholds near the town of El-Arish. Sinai Province is Egypt's most active insurgent group and has been linked to deadly attacks in Sinai and Cairo.

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