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Japan quake death toll doubles to 16

Japan quake death toll doubles to 16

-- 2018-09-07 10:24:24

The death toll from a powerful earthquake that rattled the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido doubled to at least 16, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday, with more than half the island’s...

Kim aims for denuclearisation within Trump's first term

Kim aims for denuclearisation within Trump's first term

-- 2018-09-06 21:35:10

North Korea's Kim Jong Un has given his first time line to achieve denuclearization, aiming for the end of US President Donald Trump's first term, and has agreed to a third summit with his South Korea...

Russia to involve 300,000 troops in biggest military drill

Russia to involve 300,000 troops in biggest military drill

-- 2018-09-06 21:18:24

Russia's military chief of staff says that the military exercises that begin next week, expected to be the biggest in three decades, will involve nearly 300,000 troops. The Vostok 2018 exercises in c...

Blasts hit Kabul wrestling club, killing 20

Blasts hit Kabul wrestling club, killing 20

-- 2018-09-06 12:56:05

A suicide attack at a wrestling club in a Shi’ite neighbourhood of the Afghan capital Kabul and a second explosion apparently targeting emergency services and journalists at the site killed at l...

Top Indian court lifts ban on gay sex

Top Indian court lifts ban on gay sex

-- 2018-09-06 12:55:26

The Supreme Court of India lifted a colonial-era ban on gay sex on Thursday, in a landmark judgement activists hope will improve rights for the LGBT community in the country. A five-judge panel in th...

Kim wants to denuclearise during Trump’s first term: Seoul

Kim wants to denuclearise during Trump’s first term: Seoul

-- 2018-09-06 11:14:39

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he wants to denuclearise the Korean peninsula during US President Donald Trump’s first term, as he agreed to hold a third summit with his South Korean counte...

Two dead, 38 missing after 6.7 quake hits Japan

Two dead, 38 missing after 6.7 quake hits Japan

-- 2018-09-06 10:28:51

At least two people were killed and 38 went missing after a powerful earthquake paralysed Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido on Thursday, media reported, but the death toll was likely to rise a...

Elevator plummets at Tehran construction site, killing six

Elevator plummets at Tehran construction site, killing six

-- 2018-09-05 14:32:13

Iran's official IRNA news agency reports that an elevator at a construction site plummeted multiple floors, killing six construction workers in the capital Tehran. Jalal Maleki, spokesman for the Teh...

Typhoon ‘Jebi’ claims 10 lives in Japan

Typhoon ‘Jebi’ claims 10 lives in Japan

-- 2018-09-05 09:55:42

A powerful typhoon killed 10 people in western Japan and an airport company started to transfer some 3,000 stranded passengers by boats from a flooded airport, the government said on Wednesday, as mor...

Typhoon ‘Jebi’ lashes Japan

Typhoon ‘Jebi’ lashes Japan

-- 2018-09-04 20:10:41

Japan has been hit by its strongest typhoon in 25 years, with officials warning more than a million people to evacuate their homes. Typhoon Jebi made landfall in western areas, bringing heavy rain an...

Arif Alvi becomes new president of Pakistan

Arif Alvi becomes new president of Pakistan

-- 2018-09-04 18:36:28

Dr Arif Alvi of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has become 13th President of Pakistan, according to unofficial and unconfirmed result. The ruling PTI with the support of its allied parties nominated t...

Flyover collapses in Kolkata, five dead and several trapped

Flyover collapses in Kolkata, five dead and several trapped

-- 2018-09-04 18:20:07

Five people died as flyover collapsed following heavy rains in Kolkata, the capital of India's West Bengal state, on Tuesday. Authorities said several people are feared trapped under the debris. The...

Iran to continue crude oil export despite US pressure: Rouhani

Iran to continue crude oil export despite US pressure: Rouhani

-- 2018-09-04 18:18:57

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says his country will continue exporting crude oil despite US efforts to stop it through sanctions, reports AP. Speaking to a group of oil officials on Tuesday, Rouha...

Duterte withdraws amnesty for opposition senator, orders arrest

Duterte withdraws amnesty for opposition senator, orders arrest

-- 2018-09-04 13:55:02

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday withdrew amnesty for an opposition senator involved in a failed coup 15 years ago and ordered his arrest, in what would be the second detention of a law...

Indian Air Force jet crashes, pilot safe

Indian Air Force jet crashes, pilot safe

-- 2018-09-04 12:45:37

An Indian Air Force MiG 27 fighter jet has crashed in a field near Jodhpur city in Rajasthan state during a routine mission. The jet burst into flames and was completely destroyed in the crash, Ind...

Founder of militant Haqqani network dies, says Taliban

Founder of militant Haqqani network dies, says Taliban

Reuters 2018-09-04 11:30:34

Jalaluddin Haqqani, founder of the militant Haqqani network, one of the most powerful and feared groups in the Afghan insurgency, has died after a long illness, the Taliban announced on Tuesday. H...

Japan braces for typhoon Jebi, issues evacuation advisories

Japan braces for typhoon Jebi, issues evacuation advisories

-- 2018-09-04 11:06:43

Japan issued evacuation advisories for almost 300,000 people and cancelled hundreds of flights in the face of strong winds and heavy rain as typhoon Jebi roared north and was set to make landfall late...

Rohingya issue not there in Bimstec Summit agenda

Rohingya issue not there in Bimstec Summit agenda

-- 2018-09-03 17:19:45

Bimstec Secretary General Shahidul Islam on Monday said there was no scope to formally discuss the Rohingya issue in the 4th Bimstec Summit held in Kathmandu on August 30-31 as no Member State of the...

Myanmar verdict a 'major step backward': Reuters

Myanmar verdict a 'major step backward': Reuters

-- 2018-09-03 11:26:49

Myanmar’s verdict on Monday jailing two Reuters reporters for seven years on charges of breaching an official secrets act is a major step backward in the southeast Asian nation’s transitio...

Myanmar jails two Reuters  journos for seven years in state secrets case

Myanmar jails two Reuters journos for seven years in state secrets case

-- 2018-09-03 10:33:22

A Myanmar judge on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets and sentenced them to seven years in prison, in a landmark case seen as a test of progress towards de...

Myanmar now seeking donation to resolve Rohingya crisis

Myanmar now seeking donation to resolve Rohingya crisis

-- 2018-09-02 17:48:02

Though Myanmar apparently delaying Rohingya repatriation process, it is now seeking donation through its missions abroad to give what it says a helping hand in resolving the Rakhine State issue. "To...

Five hurt as plane skids off runway at Kathmandu Airport

Five hurt as plane skids off runway at Kathmandu Airport

-- 2018-09-02 17:15:37

A domestic aircraft of a private air service provider skidded off the runway of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, injuring five passengers on board, reports NDTV. "The Aircraft bear...

Three die in Afghanistan chopper crash

Three die in Afghanistan chopper crash

-- 2018-09-02 15:10:38

An Afghan official says a foreign pilot and two Afghan soldiers were killed when a helicopter contracted by NATO crashed inside an army base. Major Hanif Rezaie, an army spokesman, says three others,...

Chinese cops detain 46 after education protests

Chinese cops detain 46 after education protests

-- 2018-09-02 13:28:43

Chinese police on Sunday said it has detained 46 people in Leiyang city after bottles, bricks and firecrackers were thrown at officers and government officials during a 600-strong protest against prob...

Blasts hit Syrian air base

Blasts hit Syrian air base

-- 2018-09-02 10:52:54

Syrian state media said loud blasts coming from an airbase early on Sunday were from an explosion at an ammunitions dump caused by an electrical problem, but an official in the regional alliance backi...

US scraps $300m aid to Pakistan

US scraps $300m aid to Pakistan

-- 2018-09-02 09:53:48

The US military said it has made a final decision to cancel $300 million in aid to Pakistan that had been suspended over Islamabad's perceived failure to take decisive action against militants, in a n...

Myanmar navy finds answer to ‘ghost ship’ mystery

Myanmar navy finds answer to ‘ghost ship’ mystery

-- 2018-09-01 16:45:32

Myanmar officials investigating a ‘ghost ship’ found mysteriously drifting near the Yangon region this week have found the answer to its fate. The large, empty and rusty container vessel,...

N Korea prepares for toned-down military parade, say analysts

N Korea prepares for toned-down military parade, say analysts

-- 2018-09-01 15:14:18

Satellite imagery shows North Korea is poised to stage another military parade amid new worries that diplomatic efforts on denuclearisation are stalling, though analysts say it is unclear whether it w...

BIMSTEC summit 'overlooks' Rohingya crisis

BIMSTEC summit 'overlooks' Rohingya crisis

-- 2018-08-31 21:24:32

The Rohingya crisis, which has received massive international attention, was not discussed in the just concluded fourth BIMSTEC summit in Nepal. The summit of BIMSTEC member-states, which ended on Fr...

Japan boosts defence budget to counter N Korean threat

Japan boosts defence budget to counter N Korean threat

-- 2018-08-31 18:40:33

Japan's Defence Ministry is seeking to more than double spending on missile defence, including purchases of costly American arsenals, to defend against North Korean threats. The record-high 5.3 trill...