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IndiGo Airlines’ bus catches fire at Chennai airport

IndiGo Airlines’ bus catches fire at Chennai airport

-- 2018-09-21 18:39:28

A bus belonging to IndiGo Airlines caught fire at the airport in Chennai while ferrying passengers of a domestic in-bound flight, according to airport officials, according PTI. No one was injured in...

Canada declares Myanmar Rohingya killings a genocide

Canada declares Myanmar Rohingya killings a genocide

-- 2018-09-21 17:25:14

Canadian lawmakers have unanimously voted to declare crimes committed against Rohingya Muslims by the Myanmar military to be genocide. The House of Commons endorsed on Thursday the findings of a UN f...

US considering to restore Pakistan's security funds

US considering to restore Pakistan's security funds

-- 2018-09-21 17:22:45

A prominent US daily "The Washington Times" has said that Imran Khan elected as the Prime Minister of Pakistan offered Washington with a rare window to reset relations with its critical ally. In a re...

Chinese anger at US sanctions for Russian weapons purchases

Chinese anger at US sanctions for Russian weapons purchases

-- 2018-09-21 17:09:11

China has told the US to withdraw sanctions on its military over purchases of Russian jets and missiles or "bear the consequences", reports BBC. The US says China has contravened US sanctions on Mo...

Turkey orders detentions of 110 soldiers on suspected Gulen links

Turkey orders detentions of 110 soldiers on suspected Gulen links

-- 2018-09-21 16:18:19

Ankara’s chief prosecutor ordered the detention of 110 soldiers from the air force on Friday for suspected links to a US-based cleric Turkey says orchestrated a failed coup in 2016, the prosecut...

Japan's Abe re-elected as party head, to stay on as PM

Japan's Abe re-elected as party head, to stay on as PM

-- 2018-09-21 15:24:55

Tokyo, Sep 20 : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected as head of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in a landslide Thursday, paving the way for up to three more years as the nation's lead...

Vietnam's President Quang dies aged 61

Vietnam's President Quang dies aged 61

-- 2018-09-21 11:59:20

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang, one of the country’s top three leaders but with mostly ceremonial duties, died on Friday after an illness, state television and radio announced. Quang, 61, die...

Passengers of India flight hurt as pilots ‘forget’ cabin pressure

Passengers of India flight hurt as pilots ‘forget’ cabin pressure

-- 2018-09-20 16:34:30

More than 30 Indian passengers, some bleeding from their noses and ears, have received treatment after pilots 'forgot' to turn on a switch regulating cabin pressure, officials said. Jet Airways fligh...

Malaysia’s Najib to face 21 more money laundering charges

Malaysia’s Najib to face 21 more money laundering charges

-- 2018-09-20 10:59:12

A total of 21 money laundering charges will be laid against former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak over a $681 million transfer into his bank account, police said on Thursday, money that allegedl...

EU steps up strategy to connect Asia, Europe

EU steps up strategy to connect Asia, Europe

-- 2018-09-19 17:41:46

The European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on Wednesday adopted a joint communication that sets out the EU's vision for a new and comprehe...

Pakistan court suspends jail sentences of Nawaz, his daughter

Pakistan court suspends jail sentences of Nawaz, his daughter

-- 2018-09-19 17:12:05

Pakistan’s high court has ordered the release from jail of the country's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law suspending jail sentences given to them in a corruption c...

India inches away from making ‘triple talaq’ punishable offence

India inches away from making ‘triple talaq’ punishable offence

-- 2018-09-19 16:54:26

India’s cabinet has approved an executive order to make instant divorce among Muslims, a procedure called ‘triple talaq’, a punishable offence, a government minister said on Wednesda...

Malaysia arrests ex-PM Najib over $628m scandal

Malaysia arrests ex-PM Najib over $628m scandal

-- 2018-09-19 16:26:34

Malaysia's anti-graft agency said it arrested former Prime Minister Najib Razak on Wednesday over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund and that he will face further charges in co...

Two Koreas agree to pursue joint 2032 Olympic Games bid

Two Koreas agree to pursue joint 2032 Olympic Games bid

-- 2018-09-19 11:28:23

The two Koreas have agreed to pursue a bid to co-host the 2032 Olympic Games, they said in a joint statement on Wednesday following a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean Pr...

ICC opens preliminary probe over Rohingya deportations

ICC opens preliminary probe over Rohingya deportations

-- 2018-09-19 10:28:55

The International Criminal Court has opened a preliminary examination into Myanmar's alleged crimes against its Rohingya Muslim minority. The move could pave the way to a full investigation into My...

N Korea to allow 'int'l inspections for nuclear dismantlement'

N Korea to allow 'int'l inspections for nuclear dismantlement'

-- 2018-09-19 10:16:35

North Korea has agreed to allow international inspectors to observe a “permanent dismantlement” of its key missile facilities, and will take additional steps such as closing its main Yongb...

Inter-Korean summit begins, Kim hopes 'big outcome'

Inter-Korean summit begins, Kim hopes 'big outcome'

-- 2018-09-18 16:55:54

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is hopeful of getting a “big outcome” from his three-day summit with South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in. The two leaders began official talks on Tue...

Train crashes into bus in Austria, killing one

Train crashes into bus in Austria, killing one

Reuters 2018-09-18 13:57:47

A train collided with a commuter bus in Graz, Austria’s second-biggest city, killing one person and injuring 11 on Tuesday morning, police said. The number of injured could rise, a spokesman fo...

Typhoon Mangkhut death toll jumps to 69

Typhoon Mangkhut death toll jumps to 69

-- 2018-09-17 12:29:14

The death toll from Typhoon Mangkhut and has risen to 69 in Philippine and China with dozens missing, authorities said. A Philippine national police report said the death toll as of Monday midday was...

Japan conducts first submarine drill in South China Sea

Japan conducts first submarine drill in South China Sea

-- 2018-09-17 11:31:30

A Japanese submarine joined a naval drill in the South China Sea for the first time, the Ministry of Defence said on Monday, in an escalation of Japanese activity in the disputed waterway claimed by C...

Myanmar journos demonstrate against jailing of Reuters reporters

Myanmar journos demonstrate against jailing of Reuters reporters

-- 2018-09-16 22:15:02

At least 100 Myanmar youth activists and journalists called for the release of two jailed Reuters journalists on Sunday, warning that the seven-year prison terms handed to the pair this month threaten...

Deadly typhoon batters China after killing 36 in Philippines  

Deadly typhoon batters China after killing 36 in Philippines  

-- 2018-09-16 17:10:53

Typhoon Mangkhut is lashing China's most populous province, bringing winds of up to 100 mph (162 kph). Guangdong is on its highest alert for the storm, which swept in from Hong Kong where it swayed s...

China tells Taiwan to stop spying, sabotage activities immediately

China tells Taiwan to stop spying, sabotage activities immediately

-- 2018-09-16 13:58:15

China on Sunday accused Taiwan’s spy agencies of stepping up efforts to steal intelligence with the aim of “infiltration” and “sabotage”, and warned the island against fu...

Event on 'Engaging CSOs in Advancing the SDGs'  begins in Tokyo on Sept 26

Event on 'Engaging CSOs in Advancing the SDGs' begins in Tokyo on Sept 26

FE Online Desk 2018-09-16 13:57:20

A three-day long knowledge-sharing event on 'Engaging CSOs in Advancing the SDGs'  begins in Tokyo on September 26, according to ADBI. The main objective of the forum is to discuss the contr...

Typhoon havoc kills 25 in Philippines

Typhoon havoc kills 25 in Philippines

-- 2018-09-16 10:38:37

At least 25 people have been killed in the Philippines in a trail of devastation left by Typhoon Mangkhut, mostly in landslides in mountainous areas, a presidential adviser said on Sunday. Twenty dea...

Military chopper crashes in Afghanistan, killing all five aboard

Military chopper crashes in Afghanistan, killing all five aboard

-- 2018-09-15 12:26:24

A helicopter carrying security forces crashed in western Afghanistan, killing all five people on board, including the pilot, officials said on Saturday, but ruled out a militant attack. A wave of ass...

Super Typhoon 'Mangkhut' batters northern Philippines

Super Typhoon 'Mangkhut' batters northern Philippines

-- 2018-09-15 10:43:38

A strong typhoon packing winds of more than 200 kph (124 mph) tore across the northern tip of the Philippines on Saturday, bringing heavy rain and causing widespread power and communications outages....

13 die as bus plunges 300ft in India

13 die as bus plunges 300ft in India

-- 2018-09-14 15:35:35

At least 13 people died and 13 others were injured, seven of them seriously after a minibus plunged 300 feet into a deep gorge near the Chenab river in the mountainous Kishtwar district of Jammu and K...

India bans production, sale of 328 drugs

India bans production, sale of 328 drugs

-- 2018-09-14 12:28:38

The Indian government has banned 328 combination drugs in a blow to both domestic and foreign pharmaceutical firms, but the ban has been cheered by health activists worried about growing antibiotic re...

'Mangkhut' set to hit Philippines by Saturday

'Mangkhut' set to hit Philippines by Saturday

-- 2018-09-14 11:59:45

Thousands of people have begun evacuating from coastal areas of the Philippines as a super typhoon heads towards the country. Typhoon Mangkhut, which is currently a Category 4 hurricane, is due to ma...