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At least three killed in factory fire in northern India
On November 20th, at least three people were killed and 15 others are feared trapped under debris after a three-storey plastics factory caught fire and collapsed in the northern Indian state of Punjab.
ADB approves over USD210 million in debt financing from LEAP
15:16 06/10/2017
(CPV) - ADB has approved two projects worth over USD210 million in debt financing from the Leading Asia’s Private Infrastructure Fund (LEAP) in its first year of operation.
Mongolia names new Prime Minister
17:29 05/10/2017
The Mongolian Parliament on October 4th named Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh of the Mongolia People’s Party (MPP) as new Prime Minister.
Music festival shooting kills at least 59 in Las Vegas
10:16 05/10/2017
On October 1st (local time), at least 59 people were killed and more than 500 people were injured after a gunman opened fire on an outdoor concert packed with 22,000 fans in Las Vegas, Nevada, the US.
2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine goes to three US citizens
17:34 04/10/2017
The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to the three US scientists: Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young, for their discoveries about the body’s daily rhythms.
White House to request USD29 billion for hurricane relief
17:32 04/10/2017
The White House on October 3rd said that the US. Congress is preparing a USD29 billion aid package for hurricane relief.
Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif re-elected head of ruling Party
17:30 04/10/2017
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been re-elected as the Head of ruling Party (PML-N).
Myanmar, Bangladesh coordinate to repatriate Rohingya
16:49 03/10/2017
Myanmar and Bangladesh have discussed measures to ensure safety for the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in recent times.
Lao PDR's economic growth is on track to reach 6.9% in 2017
16:20 03/10/2017
(CPV) - The Lao PDR's economic growth is on track to reach 6.9% in 2017 as foreseen in April this year, despite a slightly sluggish growth by 6.8% in the first half of the year. Firm economic growth is expected for 2017 and 2018, ADB forecasts in its annual flagship economic publication, Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2017 Update, released on 26 September 2017.
President Putin begins visit to Turkmenistan
16:33 02/10/2017
Russian President Vladimir Putin began his official visit to Turkmenistan at the invitation of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on October 2nd.