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Search begins in Pakistan for two missing on world's ninth-highest mountain


ISLAMABAD Pakistani rescuers were searching on Wednesday for a Spanish man and an Argentinian who went missing on a notoriously treacherous Himalayan peak known as "Killer Mountain", an official said.


China-Pakistan corridor going smoothly despite challenges - minister 28 Jun 2017

DALIAN, China Pakistan has been smoothly implementing an ambitious plan to build an economic corridor with China, despite experiencing some challenges, Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Wednesday.


Security clampdown in far-western China exacts toll on businesses 28 Jun 2017

URUMQI, China The economy of the vast Xinjiang region in far western China is officially growing at a robust pace, faster than the country as a whole. That is largely thanks to big investments in infrastructure from Beijing as the region - with its links to much of central Asia - is critical to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s new Silk Road initiative.


Two climbers missing on "Killer Mountain" in north Pakistan 27 Jun 2017

ISLAMABAD One Spanish man and an Argentinian have gone missing on a notoriously treacherous peak in northern Pakistan known among mountaineers as "Killer Mountain", officials said on Tuesday.


Protesters burn flag in protest at U.S. sanctions on Kashmir militant 27 Jun 2017

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan Hundreds of demonstrators in Pakistani-administered Kashmir burned an Indian flag on Tuesday in protest of Washington putting the leader of an anti-India militant group on its list of global terrorists as Pakistan condemned the designation.

China, Kyrgyzstan border forces hold exercises to stop arms smuggling 27 Jun 2017

BEIJING Chinese and Kyrgyzstan border forces held exercises on Tuesday in China's Xinjiang region to bolster defences against the smuggling of weapons, China's state media reported.

China accuses Indian border guards of crossing into its territory 27 Jun 2017

BEIJING China has accused Indian border guards of crossing into its territory from the state of Sikkim on India's northeastern border with Tibet, the Chinese foreign and defence ministries have said, complicating an already difficult relationship.


Burn victims overwhelm Pakistani hospitals after tanker fire kills 146 26 Jun 2017

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistani hospitals on Monday struggled to treat scores of severely burned victims of a fuel tanker explosion that killed at least 146 people, as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif flew back from an overseas trip to visit the injured.

Six children killed in blast in northwestern Pakistani village 25 Jun 2017

ISLAMABAD Six children were killed in a village in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday when they picked up an explosive device that looked like a toy, officials said.

Indian police arrest man over Muslim youth's murder for carrying beef 25 Jun 2017

MUMBAI Indian police have arrested a man for allegedly stabbing a Muslim teenager to death on suspicion of possessing beef, an officer said on Sunday, an attack that has drawn anger across the country.

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