The death toll from the worst floods in nearly a century in the Indian tourist state of Kerala rose to 43 on Wednesday as rising water stranded tens of thousands of people and forced the closure of one of its main airports.
A Taliban attack on a military outpost in Afghanistan's northern province of Baghlan on Wednesday killed up to 44 Afghan police and soldiers, provincial officials said, as the insurgents kept up pressure on government forces.
China on Tuesday condemned measures targeting it in a new US defense act, saying it exaggerated antagonism and that Beijing would take a close look at aspects that beef up the role of a US panel that reviews foreign investment proposals.
China has strongly defended its human rights record at the United Nations, rejecting as “completely untrue” claims that more than one million Uighur Muslims may be held in internment camps in the country’s volatile west.
Four days of ferocious fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban over a key provincial capital has claimed the lives of about 100 Afghan policemen and soldiers and at least 20 civilians, the defense minister said Monday.
Indonesia’s holiday island of Lombok suffered damage running into more than five trillion rupiah (£268.61 million) from last week’s huge earthquake, authorities said on Monday, as the death toll climbed to more than 430.