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ICC decision on crimes against Rohingyas offers real hope: UN  

ICC decision on crimes against Rohingyas offers real hope: UN  

-- 2018-09-13 17:55:31

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said the decision by the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) offers real hope for accountability for the crimes committe...

Suu Kyi defends jailing of Reuters journalists

Suu Kyi defends jailing of Reuters journalists

-- 2018-09-13 16:26:33

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has defended the jailing of two Reuters journalists, despite international condemnation, reports BBC. She said Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo had broken the law and their convict...

Sri Lanka to ban animal sacrifice at Hindu temples

Sri Lanka to ban animal sacrifice at Hindu temples

-- 2018-09-13 13:19:59

Sri Lanka's government has agreed to ban the ritual sacrifice of animals and birds at Hindu temples after growing protests from the country’s Buddhist majority and moderate Hindus. The cabinet...

Rakhine issue could have been handled better: Suu Kyi

Rakhine issue could have been handled better: Suu Kyi

-- 2018-09-13 10:31:03

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday said in hindsight her government could have handled the situation in Rakhine state better. Some 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Rakhine after government troo...

11 die as car deliberately ploughs into China crowd

11 die as car deliberately ploughs into China crowd

-- 2018-09-13 10:19:31

At least 11 people were killed and 44 others injured after a car plowed into a crowded square in southern China and the driver attacked people with a knife and spade seeking “revenge” on...

Philippines braces for most powerful typhoon  this year

Philippines braces for most powerful typhoon this year

-- 2018-09-12 19:08:31

Philippine officials say they plan to evacuate thousands of villagers, shut down schools and offices and scramble to harvest rice and corn as the most powerful typhoon so far this year menacingly roar...

Suicide attack kills six, wounds 42 in Iraq

Suicide attack kills six, wounds 42 in Iraq

-- 2018-09-12 18:43:45

At least six people were killed and 42 wounded in a suicide bombing near the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Wednesday. A suicide bomber detonated a car full of explosives at a restaurant on a highway, polic...

India nabs man suspected of killing 33 truck drivers, helpers

India nabs man suspected of killing 33 truck drivers, helpers

-- 2018-09-12 15:53:04

Indian police have arrested a 48-year-old man who they say has confessed to killing 33 truck drivers and their helpers over the past decade, then selling the vehicles and the goods they were carryin...

Nine miners die in coalmine blast in Pakistan

Nine miners die in coalmine blast in Pakistan

-- 2018-09-12 14:21:24

At least nine miners were killed in an explosion in a coal mine near the northwestern town of Kohat in Pakistan on Wednesday, a government official said. Senior government official Khalid Ilyas sai...

Pakistan releases ex-PM Sharif, daughter for wife's funeral

Pakistan releases ex-PM Sharif, daughter for wife's funeral

-- 2018-09-12 13:47:01

Pakistani authorities on Wednesday temporarily released former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter from prison to attend funeral services for his wife, Kulsoom, who died of cancer the day bef...

Pro-whaling nations block South Atlantic sanctuary proposal

Pro-whaling nations block South Atlantic sanctuary proposal

-- 2018-09-12 12:03:29

A proposal to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic Ocean has been defeated at an International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Brazil. Japan and several other pro-whaling countries vote...

UN accuses Myanmar of silencing journalism

UN accuses Myanmar of silencing journalism

Reuters 2018-09-12 11:50:12

Military and government officials in Myanmar have waged a “political campaign” to quash independent journalism, arresting and prosecuting many through the use of vague and overly broad law...

Kim wants another meeting with Trump

Kim wants another meeting with Trump

-- 2018-09-11 20:40:57

US President Donald Trump received a “very warm, very positive” letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un asking for a second meeting and the White House is looking at scheduling one, Wh...

Nawaz Sharif's wife passes away in London

Nawaz Sharif's wife passes away in London

-- 2018-09-11 19:19:18

Begum Kulsoom, the wife of Pakistan's jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, died on Tuesday in London after a long battle with cancer. Kulsoom had been undergoing treatment at London's Harley St...

Hanoi urges residents to stop eating dog meat

Hanoi urges residents to stop eating dog meat

-- 2018-09-11 19:08:00

Authorities in Vietnam's capital are urging residents to stop eating dog meat because it hurts the city's image and improper raising and slaughtering of the animals could spread rabies, reports AP. F...

Over 100 migrants drown off Libyan coast

Over 100 migrants drown off Libyan coast

-- 2018-09-11 18:53:37

More than 100 migrants died in a shipwreck off the Libyan coastline earlier this month, an aid agency says. Two rubber boats set off on 1 September but one of the vessels deflated and sank, Medecins...

India court rejects appeal to save tigers

India court rejects appeal to save tigers

-- 2018-09-11 18:11:39

India's Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal to stop forest rangers from killing a "man eating" tigress in the western state of Maharashtra. The court said it would not interfere if forest rangers a...

Over 40 die in bus accident in India

Over 40 die in bus accident in India

-- 2018-09-11 16:39:15

Over 40 people, including six children, have died in a bus accident in Telangana, a southern state India. A state-owned commercial bus carrying 70 people skidded off the ghat road near in Jagtiyal di...

Quake-hit Hokkaido's power supply remains tight

Quake-hit Hokkaido's power supply remains tight

Reuters 2018-09-11 11:58:40

Japanese trade minister Hiroshige Seko said on Tuesday that electricity supply will remain tight in Hokkaido in the wake of last week’s powerful earthquake until Friday, when the northern island...

Kim writes to Trump for another summit

Kim writes to Trump for another summit

-- 2018-09-11 10:35:41

US President Donald Trump received a “very warm, very positive” letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un asking for a second meeting and the White House is looking at scheduling one, Wh...

UN finds strong evidence of genocide at Rakhine state

UN finds strong evidence of genocide at Rakhine state

-- 2018-09-10 17:51:55

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said there is strong evidence indicating genocide, extermination and deportation of the Rohingya in addition to crimes against humanity and war...

Japan quake death toll mounts to 44

Japan quake death toll mounts to 44

-- 2018-09-10 10:59:24

The death toll from a powerful earthquake in northern Japan last week rose to 44, with 660 injured, the government said on Monday, as electricity supply remained short. The pre-dawn, 6.7-magnitude qu...

China detaining Muslims in vast numbers

China detaining Muslims in vast numbers

-- 2018-09-09 19:39:08

On the edge of a desert in far western China, an imposing building sits behind a fence topped with barbed wire. Large red characters on the facade urge people to learn Chinese, study law and acquire j...

China engages in Australia's largest maritime drill for first time

China engages in Australia's largest maritime drill for first time

-- 2018-09-09 15:50:40

China is participating for the first time in Australia’s largest maritime exercise as more than 3,000 personnel from 27 countries engage in joint training off the strategic northern port of Darw...

N Korea holds 70th anniv parade without displaying missiles

N Korea holds 70th anniv parade without displaying missiles

-- 2018-09-09 13:23:08

With no long-range missiles on display, North Korea staged a military parade on Sunday focused on peace and economic development, filled with coloured balloons and flowers to mark the 70th anniversary...

Strong quake shakes southern Philippines

Strong quake shakes southern Philippines

-- 2018-09-08 14:34:43

An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale struck the southern Philippines on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage from the quake...

US sends Iran messages constantly to start negotiations: Rouhani

US sends Iran messages constantly to start negotiations: Rouhani

-- 2018-09-08 13:54:29

The United States constantly sends messages to Iran to begin negotiations, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday in a speech broadcast on state television. Tensions ramped up between Iran...

Reuters journalists get punishment from independent court: Myanmar

Reuters journalists get punishment from independent court: Myanmar

-- 2018-09-07 21:08:29

Myanmar has claimed that two journalists of Reuters got punishment from an independent court that followed due process. Myanmar’s government spokesman Zaw Htay came up with the statement at a n...

Amnesty welcomes ICC ruling over Rohingya exodus

Amnesty welcomes ICC ruling over Rohingya exodus

-- 2018-09-07 19:36:48

Amnesty International has welcomed a ruling by the International Criminal Court (ICC) establishing its jurisdiction over alleged crimes against Rohingya people by Myanmar military. On Thursday, the I...

Xi Jinping to meet Putin next week

Xi Jinping to meet Putin next week

-- 2018-09-07 16:27:40

Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week in a sign of strengthening ties between the two Asian giants. The summit will take place during Xi’s worki...