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Nepal's smugglers cash in on India's love of gold

After a long drive from across the border in China, the white truck arrived in Nepal's capital at dawn with a seemingly innocuous cargo of Chinese-made clothes.

Nepal's smugglers cash in on India's love of gold
Border security dispute puts US immigration bill at risk
Border security dispute puts US immigration bill at risk

A huge US immigration bill inched forward Tuesday in the Senate, but Republicans warned that the landmark reform risks stalling or even dying in Congress unless backers agree to further tighten border security.

Border security dispute puts US immigration bill at risk
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N. Korea town opens to Western tourists: travel agents

North Korea's authorities have opened the border town of Sinuiju to Western tourists, despite international tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear test in February.

N. Korea town opens to Western tourists: travel agents
Chinese premier pledges 'mutual trust' on India trip
Chinese premier pledges 'mutual trust' on India trip

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledged on Monday to build up mutual trust and cooperation with India as he held talks in New Delhi, saying good relations between the countries were key to world peace.

Chinese premier pledges 'mutual trust' on India trip
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Radioactive cars from Japan seized at Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan border

Kyrgyzstan state customs service seized a batch of cars from Japan with high radiation background at Alamedin station in Chu oblast,.

Radioactive cars from Japan seized at Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan border
India, China begin withdrawing troops from border
India, China begin withdrawing troops from border

India and China have starting withdrawing troops from a disputed area in the Himalayas to resolve a row that has strained ties between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

India, China begin withdrawing troops from border
Defendants Dias Kadyrbayev (L) and Azamat Tazhayakov are pictured in a courtroom sketch at the John Joseph Moakley United States Federal Courthouse in Boston. ©REUTERS
U.S. improving student visa checks after problems with Kazakhstan student

The U.S. will be improving the rules of student visa checks at border control posts after Kazakhstan student Azamat Tazhayakov was admitted into the country without a valid visa.

U.S. improving student visa checks after problems with Kazakhstan student
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India PM says border dispute with China 'can be solved'

India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Saturday he believes a border dispute over an alleged incursion by Chinese soldiers can be resolved.

India PM says border dispute with China 'can be solved'
N. Korea border crossing shut to tourists: China official
N. Korea border crossing shut to tourists: China official

The biggest border crossing between North Korea and China has been closed to tourist groups, a Chinese official said Wednesday as nuclear tensions mounted.

N. Korea border crossing shut to tourists: China official
Chairman of Kazakhstan National Security Commission Nurtai Abykanov. Photo by Yaroslav Radlvoskiy©
Border experts from Central Asia discuss regional security in Astana

The third regional meeting of heads of the border authorities of Central Asian CIS countries is being held in Astana.

Border experts from Central Asia discuss regional security in Astana
Joint Korean complex running after hotline snapped
Joint Korean complex running after hotline snapped

A joint South-North Korean industrial complex was operating normally Thursday, officials said, despite Pyongyang severing a military hotline used to monitor movement in and out of the zone.

Joint Korean complex running after hotline snapped
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Belarus jails border guard over 'teddy bear invasion'

Belarus has convicted and jailed for two years a border guard for failing to report that a foreign plane full of teddy bears had crossed into national airspace from Lithuania last July.

Belarus jails border guard over 'teddy bear invasion'
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Two suicides in Border Service not linked: Kazakhstan Interior Ministry

These are separate cases, so we will investigate them separately: Kazakhstan Interior Ministry official representative.

Two suicides in Border Service not linked: Kazakhstan Interior Ministry
National Security Committee’s Border Guard Academy Major General Talgat Essetov
Head of National Security Committee’s Border Guard Academy allegedly shot himself

The investigation is under way.

Head of National Security Committee’s Border Guard Academy allegedly shot himself
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China may turn Kazakhstan into desert

Kazakhstan ecologist spoke about the consequences of China's diverting of transborder rivers to its semi-desert lands.

China may turn Kazakhstan into desert
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Illegal oil pipeline discovered at Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan border

Diesel fuel oil was pumped through the pipeline that began in Kazakhstan and then run to the territory of Kyrgyzstan.

Illegal oil pipeline discovered at Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan border
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Kazakhstan and China to jointly construct anti-avalanches facility at Khorgos River

The agreement was reached during the 10th sitting of the Kazakh-Chinese Committee for Transborder Rivers.

Kazakhstan and China to jointly construct anti-avalanches facility at Khorgos River
S. Korea to deploy guided missiles at sea border: report
S. Korea to deploy guided missiles at sea border: report

South Korea plans to deploy Israeli-made precision guided missiles near its tense sea border with North Korea next month, including an island shelled by the North in 2010.

S. Korea to deploy guided missiles at sea border: report
Iraq to close border with Jordan, protests block highway
Iraq to close border with Jordan, protests block highway

Iraq will close its border with Jordan on Wednesday due to anti-government protests that have blocked the main highway linking the two countries, a military official said.

Iraq to close border with Jordan, protests block highway
Sudan, South Sudan meet to push security, oil deals
Sudan, South Sudan meet to push security, oil deals

The rival presidents of Sudan and South Sudan met for face-to-face talks Saturday to push forward stalled security, oil and border deals, and discuss the fate of the contested Abyei region.

Sudan, South Sudan meet to push security, oil deals