US to join Australia in Papua New Guinea naval base plan

The US says it will join Australia in developing a naval base in Papua New Guinea (PNG), in an apparent move to curb China's growing influence. Vice-President Mike Pence said...

  Asia / South Asia

US-led airstrikes kill 40 in Syria, IS says

At least forty people, mostly women and children were killed in the latest wave of US-led coalition airstrikes on Saturday against the last remaining Islamic State-held pocket in Syria near the border with Iraq, the militants and some local residents said. Asked about reports of air strikes in the Buqan area near Hajin on the eastern banks of the Euphrates...

Cyclone 'Gaja' hits southern India, killing 13

A cyclone hit the coast of southern India, killing at least 13 people, damaging homes and forcing the evacuation of more than 80,000 residents on Friday. Cyclone 'Gaja' blew ashore in Tamil Nadu state with heavy rains and winds of 90 kilometers (55 miles) per hour, said Narendra Kumar, a National Disaster Response Force official. The storm weakened after coming...

  Americas

US to join Australia in Papua New Guinea naval base plan

The US says it will join Australia in developing a naval base in Papua New Guinea (PNG), in an apparent move to curb China's growing influence. Vice-President Mike Pence said the three countries would work together on the facility on Manus Island. Australia announced last month that it would work with PNG to develop the...

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  Africa

Mortar bombs fired at UN peacekeeping base in Congo

Mortar bombs were fired at a UN peacekeeping base and gunfire could be heard in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern city of Beni, an area which has seen a surge in fighting with rebel groups, two sources said on Friday. The attack follows the death of twelve Congolese soldiers and seven UN peacekeepers in clashes with militias earlier this...

Dozens of migrants refuse to leave container ship in Libya

Dozens of migrants have barricaded themselves in a container ship in the Libyan port city of Misrata for the past five days, after being picked up at sea, and refuse to disembark, saying Libya is too dangerous for them. Loaded with cars, the ship Nivin was already bound for Misrata when it picked up 93 migrants in a foundering raft...