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.
Worst flood in a century kills 43 in India's Kerala, more rain due
China blasted US tariffs on solar panel imports, filing a complaint at the World Trade Organization in the latest salvo of the trade battle between the world's two economic giants.
China blasts US solar tariffs, takes WTO action
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.
Taliban attack on Afghan military outpost kills dozens
Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "at an early date", the North's state media reported Wednesday, amid a rapid diplomatic thaw on the peninsula.
Putin ready to meet North Korea's Kim at 'early date'
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 condemns new US defense act, to assess content
Head of Parliament Research Center Kazem Jalali announced that the body is to discuss the Caspian Sea Legal Status Convention.
Iran parliament research center to review Caspian Sea Convention
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.
UN claims of detaining Uighurs in internment camps 'untrue,' China says
A mine explosion in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta has killed at least seven coal miners, a mining official says, with authorities expecting the death toll to rise.
Coal mine blast kills 7 in SW Pakistan, 6 missing
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.
120 Afghans killed in battle with Taliban
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.
Quake damage to Indonesia’s Lombok exceeds $342m as deaths top 430

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