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Watch: Chinese Pesticide Plant Explosion Kills 47, President Xi Orders Investigation

A massive explosion at a pesticide plant in Yangcheng, China killed 47 people and injured 640 others on Thursday, with more fatalities expected as rescue workers comb through the rubble. Sensitive to growing public outrage over a series of industrial accidents, Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered an investigation of the accident on Friday. Several employees of the plant were immediately detained by police.

This photo taken on March 21, 2019 shows fire and smoke rising at an explosion site in Yancheng in China's eastern Jiangsu province. - The death toll from a huge explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China surged to 47 on Friday, making it one of the country's worst …

India Vows Further Action Against Pakistan for Kashmir Attack

A top Indian official on Tuesday suggested New Delhi is planning to take more military action against Pakistan in retaliation for the terrorist attack in the disputed region of Kashmir controlled by India that triggered reciprocal air operations by the two nuclear-armed neighbors earlier this year and prompted concerns of another war between the two rivals.

Kashmir 'fake news' barrage raises fears for India elections

Report: Taliban Captures 150 Afghan Troops During Peace Talks

The Afghanistan government on Monday contested reports claiming that the Taliban captured a record 150 American-trained and supplied Afghan border police officers and confiscated their U.S.-supplied weapons and military equipment after they surrendered over the weekend when the narco-jihadis chased them into neighboring Turkmenistan following ongoing battles in Badghis province.

US, Taliban pause negotiations in Doha following 'solid' talks

Trump Meets Nat Sec Team After Kabul Complains About Peace Talks

U.S. President Donald Trump held an hourlong classified meeting on Afghanistan with his national security team over the weekend in the wake of complaints by a top Afghan official that the American envoy charged with leading peace negotiations is “elevating” the Taliban at the expense of sidelining Kabul.

US reports 'progress' in peace talks with Taliban

China Claims 13,000 ‘Terrorists’ Arrested in Uighur Province of Xinjiang

The Chinese government published a policy paper on Monday claiming it has arrested 13,000 “terrorists” in Xinjiang province since 2014. The paper is part of China’s effort to defend the massive re-education camps that currently hold up to a million members of the Uighur population, a predominantly Muslim ethnic group.

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South Korea Sees No Sign of Imminent North Korean Missile Launch

South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo told his parliament on Monday there is no sign of an imminent missile launch from North Korea, despite some provocative activity spotted by satellite at the rocket launch facility in Tongchang-ri.

N. Korea 'missile launch' plans under scrutiny as concern mounts