Everest ‘grows’ as China, Nepal agree new height

A Nepal Survey Department team member places a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver after drilling it on a rock during...

India farmers block railway tracks, roads in protest against new laws

SINGHU, India: A farmer holds a placard during a nationwide general strike to protest against recent agricultural reforms at the Delhi-Haryana...

Hay beds and highway kitchens: Indian farmers dig in for protests

GHAZIPUR: Security personnel sit next to farmers as they continue a demonstration to protest against the recent agricultural reforms at the...

Bangladesh ships 1,600 Rohingya refugees to controversial island

Rohingya refugees disembark from a Bangladesh Navy ship to the island of Bashar Char in Noakhali on Friday. Bangladeshi authorities set...

Cyclone Burevi hits Sri Lanka as southern India hunkers down

Fishermen prepare to go out in sea in Trincomalee yesterday. Cyclone Burevi hit Sri Lanka overnight, rattling the island nation but...

Bangladesh begins controversial transfer of Rohingya to island

Relatives of Rohingya refugees gather outside the transit camp before the start of the first mass relocation of refugees to an...

Indian action hero Rajinikanth enters political fray

Rajinikanth CHENNAI: Indian film superstar Rajinikanth yesterday became the latest in a long line of big-name actors to...

Second cyclone in a week threatens Sri Lanka, India

TRINCOMALEE, Sri Lanka: Residents prepare sand bags to protect their homes ahead of cyclone Burevi landfall in Sri Lanka's north-eastern coast,...

Govt meets with farmers after days of Delhi protests

GHAZIPUR, India: Farmers offer bananas and jaggery to the Indian security personnel at a roadblock stopping farmers from marching to New...

Protesting Indian farmers in face-off with police in Delhi

KUNDLI: Farmers react as police block a street to impede them from marching to New Delhi to...

Powerful cyclone buffets S India, pushing thousands into shelters

PUDUCHERRY: People wade along a waterlogged road after heavy rains following Cyclone Nivar landfall, in Puducherry yesterday. Accurate forecasting and the...

Homes evacuated as cyclone threatens India

COLOMBO: Women walk through a road during a rain shower as cyclone Nivar approaches, in Beruwala, some 58 km from the...

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