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Iran unrest leaves 12 dead, protests to continue

-- January 01, 2018 17:32:54

Ay least 12 people died during street protests on Sunday against corruption and economic hardship against Iranian government in several cities of the country. Iran's state television revealed the inf...

Indonesia boat capsize claims eight lives, 13 missing

-- January 01, 2018 14:44:57

Eight people have been killed after a boat carrying 48 passengers including children sank off Indonesia’s Kalimantan Island on Monday, rescue officials said. The national rescue agency said in...

Minibus falls into sea in China, killing seven

-- January 01, 2018 14:28:23

Seven people have been killed after a minibus fell into the sea in east China's Jiangsu Province, said local authorities Monday. The minibus carrying 10 people plunged into the waters off the coast o...

New Year fireworks blast injures eight in Cambodia

-- January 01, 2018 12:43:23

Eight people were injured at a popular beach in Cambodia's Kep province after fireworks, which were prepared to welcome the New Year, accidentally caught fire and exploded, the National Police website...

Kim says nuclear button is on his desk

Reuters January 01, 2018 11:25:41

Kim Jong Un on Monday warned the United States that he has a "nuclear button" on his desk ready for use if North Korea is threatened, but offered an olive branch to South Korea, saying he was "open to...

Iranians free to protest, not destroy: Rouhan

BBC January 01, 2018 10:11:43

Iranians are free to protest against the government but must not jeopardise security, President Hassan Rouhani has said after four days of demonstrations. Speaking at a cabinet session, he acknowledg...

Palestine recalls envoy to US

-- January 01, 2018 09:52:32

The Palestinians have announced they are recalling their envoy to the United States for "consultations", weeks after President Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Palestinian Preside...

Iran restricts social media access

-- December 31, 2017 19:38:35

Iran has imposed temporary restrictions on some social media and messaging apps to control protests. Iranian state television revealed the information quoting an informed source on Sunday. “It...

Protesters should pay high price: Iran

-- December 31, 2017 18:47:13

Iranian government has threatened to take action against protesters saying they should pay a high price if they break the law. Country's Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said those who damag...

Mahathir apologises for past mistakes

FE Online Desk December 31, 2017 16:56:22

Former Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad apologised "for whatever wrongdoing" he had done during his time in politics. The opposition party is pushing Mahathir Mohamad to lead Malaysia agai...

Israel leaves UNESCO

-- December 31, 2017 16:50:25

UNESCO chief Audrey Azoulay says she has received Israel's official letter announcing its exit from the U.N. cultural body.  Israel previously said it intended to leave the Paris-based agency,...

Six die as seaplane crashes into Sydney river

-- December 31, 2017 16:45:34

A seaplane crashed into a Sydney river on Sunday, killing six people on a "wine and dine" sightseeing flight ahead of the city's New Year's Eve celebrations at the harbor. Police said they did not kn...

Six die in Sydney seaplane crash

-- December 31, 2017 15:29:20

A seaplane crashed into a Sydney river on Sunday, killing six people on a “wine and dine” sightseeing flight ahead of the city’s harbor-centred New Year’s Eve celebrations. Po...

South Korea seizes another ship over oil transfer to North Korea

Reuters December 31, 2017 15:11:19

South Korean authorities have seized a Panama-flagged vessel suspected of transferring oil products to North Korea in violation of international sanctions, a customs official said on Sunday. The KOTI...

Joy, respite as Singaporean cameraman returns

-- December 31, 2017 11:57:58

Cheers and shouts of joy erupted as Singaporean cameraman Lau Hon Meng walked out of the Changi Airport Terminal 2 transit area. The 43-year-old arrived home on Friday evening from Yangon, along with...

Nepal bans solo climbers from Everest

-- December 31, 2017 11:26:24

Solo climbers, blind people and double amputees have been banned from climbing Everest under new rules the Nepalese tourism ministry believes will reduce the number of deaths on the mountain. The cha...

Two reportedly die in Tehran protests

-- December 31, 2017 10:30:17

Street protests hit Iran for a third consecutive day, spreading to the capital Tehran with crowds confronting police and attacking some state buildings, and a social media report said two demonstrator...

How Myanmar arrested Reuters reporters

Reuters December 31, 2017 10:21:09

Family members of two Reuters reporters detained in Myanmar said on Thursday the pair had told them they were arrested almost immediately after being handed some documents by policemen they had gone t...

China jails 36 over extortion, homicide, illegal casinos

-- December 30, 2017 17:10:15

A Chinese court has sentenced 36 people to prison terms of up to 25 years for gang crimes including homicide, assault and setting up illegal casinos. Hainan gang leader Huang Tuwang was sentenced to...

22 Indian teens go missing in France

-- December 30, 2017 16:05:19

The CBI has registered an FIR after 22 minors from Punjab, Haryana and Delhi were illegally taken to France by three travel agents last year in the garb of giving them rugby coaching and went missing....

Myanmar frees journalists working for Turkish broadcaster

-- December 30, 2017 14:13:11

Myanmar on Friday freed two journalists working for Turkey’s state broadcaster, their local interpreter and a driver after they completed a two-month jail sentence for violating an aircraft law...

Beijing may be starting to win its battle against smoke

-- December 30, 2017 12:43:43

Beijing may have turned a corner in its battle against the city’s notorious smoke and the Chinese government deserves much of the credit for introducing tough anti-pollution measures. The Chine...

Price protests in Iran turn political

Reuters December 30, 2017 12:23:47

Demonstrators chanted anti-government slogans in several cities across Iran on Friday, Iranian news agencies and social media reports said, as price protests turned into the largest wave of demonstrat...

29 preschoolers sick with suspected food poisoning in China

-- December 30, 2017 12:18:58

A total of 29 kindergarten children have been sent to hospital with suspected food poisoning in southwest China's Yunnan Province, the local government said Saturday. The suspected food poisoning occ...

Massive anti-govt protests rock Iran

-- December 30, 2017 10:33:42

Demonstrators chanted anti-government slogans in several cities across Iran, Iranian news agencies and social media reports said, as price protests turned into the largest wave of demonstrations since...

Korea seizes oil supplying ship to DPRK

-- December 29, 2017 21:56:29

South Korea on Friday has revealed it seized a Hong Kong-registered ship last month suspected of supplying oil to the North in breach of international sanctions. Officials said the Lighthouse Winmore...

No illicit oil sales to North Korea: China

-- December 29, 2017 17:03:56

After facing after US President Donald Trump's criticism, China has denied the reports of illicitly selling oil products to North Korea. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporte...

Army warns US against ‘unilateral action’ in Pakistan

-- December 29, 2017 15:53:18

The military warned the US against ‘unilateral action’, saying that despite its desire for cooperation on Afghanistan, there could be no compromise on national respect and sovereignty. &l...

Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei offer 144-hour visa-free transit

-- December 29, 2017 12:54:54

China extended its visa-free period for people transiting through Beijing to 144 hours Thursday, and added neighbouring Hebei Province and Tianjin City to the program. Transit air, train, and ship pa...

Tension rises as India listing 'illegal Bangladeshis'

FE Online Desk December 29, 2017 12:37:18

India has mobilised around 60,000 police and paramilitary troops in a sensitive border state ahead of the publication of a list of its citizens. The drive will be used to detect and deport illegal im...