Indians began voting on Thursday in the first phase of a mammoth general election, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi gunning for a second term having campaigned strongly on his national security record following a flare up in tensions with Pakistan.
India's giant election gets underway with voting in first of 7 phases
Tens of thousands of people have marched in Australia, demanding better work conditions and higher wages.
Protesters call for higher wages in Australia
Missiles, nuclear weapons tests and sanctions; those are probably the first things that jump to mind when somebody mentions North Korea. But there is just so much more to this Southeast Asian nation.
Life in North Korea: Seen, less seen and unseen
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan will soon make his first official visit to Tehran.
Pakistani PM Imran Khan to visit Iran soon: Report
China’s exports are expected to have rebounded in March after a sharp drop in February, while imports likely shrank for a fourth straight month but at a more modest pace, a Reuters poll showed.
Reuters poll: China's March exports seen rebounding, imports falling again
A Japanese stealth fighter jet has disappeared from radar during a training mission over the Pacific Ocean.
Japan's F-35 fighter jet disappears over Pacific, military says
India starts a mega-election on Thursday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his formidable campaign machine taking on not one but two Gandhis in the world's biggest vote.
India's Modi eyes win in world's biggest election
Corporate bankruptcies across Japan fell in fiscal 2018 to their lowest number since fiscal 1990, when the country was in the final stage of the bubble economy era, according to a private credit research firm.
Corporate bankruptcies in Japan hit 28-year low in fiscal 2018
India’s retail inflation is expected to have accelerated in March on slightly higher food prices but remain under the Reserve Bank of India’s medium-term target of four percent, a Reuters poll predicted.
Reuters poll: India inflation seen inching up in March, but still below RBI target
China’s stimulus-boosted private sector is on track to lead the economy to a ‘self-sustained recovery’ that could see growth hit 6.6 percent this year, according to HSBC (Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation).
HSBC predicts China’s 2019 GDP will soar past others’ estimates

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