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Indian PM Modi lays foundation stone for India's longest road tunnel

SRINAGAR (Indian-controlled Kashmir), May 19 (Bernama) -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived in Ladakh province on a day-long visit to restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said.


Thunderstorms kill seven people in Myanmar's southern region in two months

YANGON, May 19 (Bernama) -- Strong wind and thunderstorms killed seven people in Myanmar's Ayeyarwady region over the past two months, local media 7Day Daily reported Saturday.


North Korean Diplomat Arrives In China

SEOUL, May 19 (Bernama) -- A North Korean diplomat responsible for Southeast Asian affairs arrived in Beijing on Saturday, sparking speculation that he may visit Singapore ahead of a planned summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.


Only three survives Cuba plane crash

HAVANA, May 19 (Bernama) -- Only three women survived a tragic plane crash on Friday in Havana, yet authorities still haven't provided a total death toll, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


US President Trump pushes for prison reform

WASHINGTON, May 19 (Bernama) -- US President Donald Trump pushed for a prison reform on Friday, urging the Congress to give him a bill to sign, China's Xinhua news agency reported.


Eight people killed, 45 wounded in Afghan stadium bomb attack

JALALABAD (Afghanistan), May 19 (Bernama) -- Eight people were killed and 45 others wounded in a bomb attack in a sports stadium in Jalalabad city, capital of Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar overnight, China's Xinhua news agency reported the provincial government as saying in a statement Saturday.


Cuba decrees two-day national mourning after plane crash

HAVANA, May 19 (Bernama) -- Cuba decreed two days of national mourning starting on Saturday, after a plane of local airline Cubana de Aviacion crashed, causing severe casualties, China's Xinhua news agency reported.