• Japan Coast Guard vessel PS206 Houou sails in front of Uotsuri island, one of the disputed islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, in the East China Sea August 18, 2013.  REUTERS/Ruairidh Villar/File Photo
    Last update: 07:07 07.10.2019
    07:07 07.10.2019

    Japanese, North Korean Vessels Collide in Sea of Japan - Reports

    TOKYO (Sputnik) - A Japanese patrol vessel and a North Korean fishing boat collided on Monday in the Sea of Japan near one of the best fishing grounds in the area, media reported.

  • In this Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, photo, China's flag is displayed next to the American flag on the side of the Old Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, the day before a state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping
    Last update: 05:39 07.10.2019
    05:39 07.10.2019

    China Signals They Are Reluctant to Agree to Broad Trade Deal With US Amid Talks Restart - Reports

    Chinese officials are growing hesitant to pursue a broad trade deal with the US sought by President Donald Trump in negotiations set to begin this Thursday, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg News.

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    Last update: 05:33 07.10.2019
    05:33 07.10.2019

    Needle Found in Melbourne Grapes, Investigation Underway - Police

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The police in Australia’s state of Victoria are investigating yet another case of needles found in fruits, this time in grapes.

  • Members of a breakaway faction of the Taliban fighters guard during a patrol in Shindand district of Herat province, Afghanistan (File)
    Last update: 21:14 06.10.2019
    21:14 06.10.2019

    Taliban Vow to Continue Attacks on US Troops Until Peace Deal Reached

    KABUL (Sputnik) - The Taliban* will continue attacking US troops in Afghanistan until a peace deal is sealed, Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the militant group, stated.

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un provides guidance on a nuclear weapons program in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang September 3, 2017
    Last update: 20:58 06.10.2019
    20:58 06.10.2019

    Pyongyang Sets Year-End Deadline for US to Make New Proposals on Denuclearisation

    SEOUL (Sputnik) - The North Korean Foreign Ministry has warned the United States that if Washington does not get rid of a "hostile policy" toward Pyongyang and does not propose a realistic solution to denuclearisation by the end of the year, North Korea will not continue negotiations.

  • Last update: 16:43 06.10.2019
    16:43 06.10.2019

    US Delegation Visits Pakistan-Administered Kashmir to Gauge Public Sentiment

    New Delhi (Sputnik): A high level US delegation has visited Pakistan administered Kashmir to determine the ground situation and gauge public sentiment.

  • PewDiePie and Marzia Bisognin
    Last update: 15:46 06.10.2019
    15:46 06.10.2019

    PewDiePie’s Wife Alarms Fans by Saying She Sustained Knife Injury in Japan

    Swede Felix Kjellberg, better known as the most subscribed YouTuber PewDie Pie, and his long-time girlfriend Marzia tied the knot this past August. The couple travelled to the Asian island nation recently for what can be described as “their second honeymoon”. The blogger revealed earlier that he had purchased a house there.

  • Kashmiris shop at a local market ahead of Eid al-Adha festival in Srinagar,  Kashmir (File)
    Last update: 14:18 06.10.2019
    14:18 06.10.2019

    Indian Fashion Brand Faces Heat for 'Exotifying' Kashmir in its Campaign

    New Delhi (Sputnik): A high-end Indian fashion brand has become embroiled in a debate, with its latest collection being inspired by Kashmir, stirring controversy for "exotifying" the region, which has been under a security lockdown since the Delhi government's decision to abrogate the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

  • An anti-government protester shelters behind an umbrella as he attends a rally outside the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong, China 28 September 2019.
    Last update: 13:27 06.10.2019
    13:27 06.10.2019

    Thousands of People Protesting in Hong Kong Against Anti-Mask Law - Reports

    BEIJING (Sputnik) - Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday angered by the introduction of the law that bans wearing face masks during protests and other public gatherings, South China Morning Post reported.

  • Kashmiris walks past Indian paramilitary soldiers patrolling a street in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019
    Last update: 12:57 06.10.2019
    12:57 06.10.2019

    ‘Exposing State-Terrorism in Kashmir Our Moral Responsibility’ - Pakistan

    New Delhi (Sputnik): Ever since India amended Article 370 and 35A to strip the restive Jammu and Kashmir of its special status, Islamabad and New Delhi have been engaged in a war of words and diplomatic offensives against each other.

  • A man displays 500 Indian rupee notes during a rally organised by India’s main opposition Congress party against the government's decision to withdraw 500 and 1000 Indian rupee banknotes from circulation, in Ajmer, India, November 24, 2016.
    Last update: 12:41 06.10.2019
    12:41 06.10.2019

    Indian Central Bank Survey Paints Gloomy Picture of Economy

    New Delhi (Sputnik): India's Central Bank – The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has signalled that despite several government economic reform measures in recent months, public and industry sentiments remain unenthusiastic. A survey to gauge consumer confidence revealed low optimism regarding the general economic situation and employment scenario.

  • India's Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram waits for arrival of Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before their meeting at Abe's official residence in Tokyo Monday, April 1, 2013
    Last update: 10:31 06.10.2019
    10:31 06.10.2019

    Arrested Former Minister Takes Swipe at PM Modi’s ‘Einstein Challenge’

    New Delhi (Sputnik): Former Indian Finance and Home Minister P Chidambaram, who is in jail on money laundering and corruption charges, took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Einstein Challenge".

  • A woman sleeps as she stands during her commute on an underground MTR train in Hong Kong on July 18, 2016
    Last update: 06:59 06.10.2019
    06:59 06.10.2019

    Hong Kong Metro Partially Resumes Operations After Closure Due to Protests

    BEIJING (Sputnik) - The metro in Hong Kong, where mass protests have been going on for more than four months, partially resumed work after more than a day-long suspension, the city government said on Sunday.

  • Aug. 12, 2018, photo, Afghan security personnel patrol in the city of Ghazni province west of Kabul, Afghanistan. A Taliban assault on Ghazni, a key city linking areas of Taliban influence barely 75 miles from Kabul, has killed about 100 Afghan policemen and soldiers since Friday, the Afghan Defense Ministry said
    Last update: 21:33 05.10.2019
    21:33 05.10.2019

    Indian, Afghan Foreign Ministries Say US-Taliban Peace Talks Should be All-Inclusive

    KABUL (Sputnik) - The Indian and Afghan foreign ministries have commented on the Taliban political delegation's ongoing visit to Islamabad for peace talks resumptions, saying there is a need for involvement of all parties, including the Afghan government.

  • Last update: 13:29 05.10.2019
    13:29 05.10.2019

    India and Bangladesh Sign Seven Pacts for Transport, Connectivity and Capacity Building

    New Delhi (Sputnik) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina, held wide-ranging bilateral talks in New Delhi on Saturday. Hasina was in the Indian capital on invitation by Modi, as the principal guest at the India Economic Summit organised by World Economic Forum on 3-4 October.

  • Anti-government protesters set up a barricade in Wong Tai Sin district, in Hong Kong, China October 4, 2019
    Last update: 12:57 05.10.2019
    12:57 05.10.2019

    Hong Kong Subway to Remain Closed Saturday Amid Protests Against Ban on Masks

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Hong Kong subway will remain shut on Saturday following a new wave of protests, sparked by the city government's decision to outlaw wearing masks in public, Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway (MTR) announced.

  • A man walks inside a conference room used for meetings between military commanders of China and India, at the Indian side of the Indo-China border at Bumla, in the northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, November 11, 2009
    Last update: 12:57 05.10.2019
    12:57 05.10.2019

    China Objects to India’s Ongoing Wargames in Northeastern Arunachal Pradesh - Report

    New Delhi (Sputnik): The Indian Army’s wargames in the strategically-located northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh have evoked a strong response from China.

  • An Indian woman carries drinking water containers
    Last update: 12:12 05.10.2019
    12:12 05.10.2019

    India is Not 'Inn' for Illegal Infiltrators, Ruling BJP Reiterates

    New Delhi (Sputnik): India's ruling right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has made it clear that all "illegal migrants" in the country will be identified.

  • Indian police men secure the area of gunbattle with suspected rebels in Hajin Village some 38 Kilometers (23.75 miles) northeast of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016
    Last update: 09:43 05.10.2019
    09:43 05.10.2019

    Up to 10 Injured as Militants Throw Grenade Near Deputy Commissioner's Office in Kashmir - Photos

    The incident comes as Indian forces boosted security in parts of the disputed region amid a crackdown on militants.

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    Last update: 07:44 05.10.2019
    07:44 05.10.2019

    Twitterati Wonder if Nostradamus Had Predicted Indian Self-Styled Saint #Rampal

    New Delhi (Sputnik): A self-styled godman with millions of followers across India, despite serving a life sentence for murder, suddenly shot to online fame after his followers proclaimed him the subject of a Nostradamus' prediction.