Floods and landslides have killed more than 270 people in India this month, displaced one million and inundated thousands of homes across six states, authorities said on Wednesday after two weeks of heavy monsoon rains.
India floods kill more than 270, displace one million
North Korea has warned against a potential move by the United States to deploy ground-launched, intermediate-range missiles in South Korea, saying such a move would spark “a new Cold War” between the regional powers.
US missile deployment to South Korea ‘reckless act:’ North
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned India that Pakistan is prepared to respond to any aggression in the disputed region of Kashmir as tensions skyrocketed between the nuclear-armed rivals in the wake of New Delhi’s revocation of the autonomy of the Muslim-majority Himalayan region.
Pakistan’s PM vows to respond to any aggression in Kashmir
The Bilateral Payment Arrangement for trade between Iran and India, called the special purpose vehicle (SPV), is fully operational, said Indian Ambassador to Iran Gaddam Dharmendra.
Ambassador: SPV for trade between India, Iran fully operational
South Korea’s National Assembly hosted a press briefing Wednesday outlining intense opposition to the potential deployment of naval forces to the Strait of Hormuz, off the coast of Iran. Civic leaders argue that participation of South Korea in the US venture violates the country’s constitution.
S Korean lawmakers voice opposition to Hormuz deployment
China reported a raft of unexpectedly weak July data on Wednesday, including a slump in industrial output to more than 17-year lows, pointing to further slowing in the economy as the US trade war takes a heavier toll on businesses and consumers.
China's economy worsened in July, industrial growth at 17-year low as trade war escalates
Kyrgyzstan’s former president Almazbek Atambayev, who was detained in a raid on his residence in Bishkek last week, was plotting to overthrow the government, according to the head of the Central Asian country’s security services.
Kyrgyzstan’s detained ex-president ‘was plotting coup’
Pakistan has reportedly begun moving military hardware to forward bases near the Indian border, raising concerns about a potential military confrontation with India over the disputed Kashmir region.
‘Pakistan moves military hardware, aircraft to India border’
Hundreds of flights were cancelled or suspended at Hong Kong's airport Tuesday as protesters staged a second disruptive sit-in at the sprawling complex, defying warnings from the city's leader who said they were heading down a "path of no return".
Protester blockade triggers second day of Hong Kong airport chaos
Iran expressed concern over a security lockdown in the Indian-administered part of Kashmir, urging New Delhi to bring the situation in the Muslim-majority Himalayan region back to normal.
Iran voices concern over security lockdown in Kashmir

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