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US moves closer to declaring genocide in Myanmar

US moves closer to declaring genocide in Myanmar

-- 2018-12-14 11:15:28

The US House Committee on Foreign Affairs has declared it genocide in Myanmar as its military and security forces unleashed a targeted campaign against the Rohingya people. Mentioning killing unarmed...

West Bank shootings kill three Palestinians, two Israelis

West Bank shootings kill three Palestinians, two Israelis

-- 2018-12-13 21:41:26

At least two Israelis have been killed and two injured in a shooting in the occupied West Bank, after Israeli forces killed three Palestinians in separate operations overnight on Wednesday. Israel's...

Sri Lanka’s court rules dissolving parliament as unconstitutional

Sri Lanka’s court rules dissolving parliament as unconstitutional

-- 2018-12-13 18:12:47

Sri Lanka's top court has ruled that the president's dissolution of parliament last month was unconstitutional, as a political crisis continues to grip the nation. President Maithripala Sirisena dism...

Second Canadian being probed for harming state security: China

Second Canadian being probed for harming state security: China

-- 2018-12-13 12:47:37

Canadian businessman Michael Spavor, who worked with North Korea, is being investigated on suspicion of harming China’s state security, officials said, days after a former Canadian diplomat was...

As Modi takes a beating, small parties see big chance

As Modi takes a beating, small parties see big chance

Reuters 2018-12-13 10:49:20

After suffering an electoral thrashing at the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party in 2014, small regional and caste-based parties are back in the rec...

Hundreds in New Zealand hold vigil for murdered British tourist

Hundreds in New Zealand hold vigil for murdered British tourist

-- 2018-12-12 17:03:02

More than 1,000 people across New Zealand joined candlelight vigils on Wednesday to commemorate British tourist Grace Millane, who police say was murdered earlier this month. The 22-year-old tourist'...

China detains Canadian ex-diplomat; Huawei CFO secures bail

China detains Canadian ex-diplomat; Huawei CFO secures bail

-- 2018-12-12 11:23:29

A Canadian, reported to be a former diplomat, has been detained in China and his current employer says it is working for his prompt release. The International Crisis Group said it was "aware of repor...

India appoints new central bank governor

India appoints new central bank governor

-- 2018-12-11 20:24:08

India's government has appointed former finance ministry official Shaktikanta Das as head of the central bank, a day after Urjit Patel resigned from the post following a protracted spat with the gover...

Thailand to hold general elections on Feb 24

Thailand to hold general elections on Feb 24

-- 2018-12-11 12:03:52

Thailand will hold a much-delayed general election on Feb 24, pending the lifting of a ban on political activity by the junta in Bangkok by January, the Election Commission said on Tuesday. The junta...

India central bank governor resigns amid government spat

India central bank governor resigns amid government spat

-- 2018-12-10 18:43:15

India's central bank governor Urjit Patel resigned on Monday citing 'personal reasons', a statement issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said. "On account of personal reasons, I have decided to...

'Iran can expand range of ballistic missiles'

'Iran can expand range of ballistic missiles'

-- 2018-12-10 17:36:49

Iran has the ability to build ballistic missiles with a broader range, a senior commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Monday. Iran’s missiles currently cover a range of 2000 kilom...

Saudi Arabia refuses to extradite Khashoggi suspects to Turkey

Saudi Arabia refuses to extradite Khashoggi suspects to Turkey

-- 2018-12-10 10:44:50

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has ruled out the extradition of suspects in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after Istanbul’s chief prosecutor filed warrants for the arrest of tw...

Archaeologists unveil 2,500- yr old deluxe carriage in China

Archaeologists unveil 2,500- yr old deluxe carriage in China

-- 2018-12-10 00:37:51

Archaeologists at the archaeology research institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences have unveiled the details of a deluxe carriage unearthed in a cemetery dating back to the Eastern Zhou Dy...

New Zealand police find body of ‘British tourist’

New Zealand police find body of ‘British tourist’

-- 2018-12-09 17:57:34

New Zealand police said Sunday they found a body they believe to be that of missing 22-year-old British tourist Grace Millane. Police said the body was in a forested area about 10 metres (33 feet) fr...

Modi greets Sonia Gandhi on birthday

Modi greets Sonia Gandhi on birthday

-- 2018-12-09 13:27:22

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended his greetings to former Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi. "Best wishes to Smt. Sonia Gandhiji on her birthday. I pray for her long...

Iran says sanctions may lead to deluge of drugs on west

Iran says sanctions may lead to deluge of drugs on west

Reuters 2018-12-09 10:40:52

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani predicted a “deluge” of drugs, refugees and attacks on the West if US sanctions weaken Iran’s ability to contain them.  “I warn those who...

'SAARC will realise fullest potential of region'

'SAARC will realise fullest potential of region'

-- 2018-12-08 20:26:04

Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Amjad Hussain B. Sial has said the association will be able to realise the fullest potential of the region. He also d...

Japan eases immigration rules for workers

Japan eases immigration rules for workers

-- 2018-12-08 14:21:17

Japan's parliament has approved a controversial new law allowing hundreds of thousands of foreigners into the country to ease labour shortages. From next April foreigners will be allowed to take up j...

5.1 quake jolts Japan’s Fukushima prefecture

5.1 quake jolts Japan’s Fukushima prefecture

-- 2018-12-08 10:42:10

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 struck off the coast of Japan's Fukushima prefecture on Saturday, Japan Meteorological Agency said. The temblor occurred at 10:54 am local time, with...

India govt meets with WhatsApp over tracing of fake news

India govt meets with WhatsApp over tracing of fake news

-- 2018-12-07 15:17:55

Indian tech ministry officials met with senior WhatsApp executives this week to ask the Facebook Inc unit to start tracing the origins of misinformation spread through its messaging platform, offici...

US fails to win enough support at UN to condemn Hamas

US fails to win enough support at UN to condemn Hamas

Reuters 2018-12-07 10:32:14

A US attempt to get the United Nations to condemn violence by Palestinian militant group Hamas for the first time failed on Thursday because the draft resolution fell short of votes needed in the Gene...

Yemen peace talks begin in Sweden

Yemen peace talks begin in Sweden

-- 2018-12-06 21:31:17

Peace talks aimed at ending nearly four years of civil war in Yemen, described by the UN special envoy as an important milestone, have started in Sweden, reports BBC. Martin Griffiths announced the s...

Rescue mission in Japan afoot after two US Marine aircraft collide

Rescue mission in Japan afoot after two US Marine aircraft collide

-- 2018-12-06 16:56:17

A big search and rescue operation is continuing in Japan for five missing US Marines after two aircraft with seven crew collided and crashed into the sea. Two Marines were rescued. One is in "fair co...

Myanmar closing Rohingya camps but ‘entrenching segregation’

Myanmar closing Rohingya camps but ‘entrenching segregation’

Reuters 2018-12-06 11:48:13

As the world was focused on abortive efforts to begin repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar last month, hundreds of their fellow Muslims still in Myanmar w...

UN-backed Yemen peace talks set to begin in Sweden

UN-backed Yemen peace talks set to begin in Sweden

-- 2018-12-06 11:14:09

UN-sponsored peace talks aimed at ending nearly four years of civil war in Yemen are due to begin in Sweden. A UN team will work alongside delegations from the Yemeni government and the Houthi rebels...

Papua separatists suspected of killing at least 24 workers in Indonesia

Papua separatists suspected of killing at least 24 workers in Indonesia

-- 2018-12-05 17:36:24

Security forces in Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua are hunting for a separatist group suspected of killing at least 24 construction workers building a bridge in a remote district, a mi...

7.5 quake prompts tsunami warning off New Caledonia

7.5 quake prompts tsunami warning off New Caledonia

-- 2018-12-05 11:23:29

A powerful magnitude 7.5 earthquake has struck in the southern Pacific Ocean near New Caledonia, prompting authorities to warn of a tsunami threat to nearby islands. According to the US Geological Su...

Three arrested over India policeman killing

Three arrested over India policeman killing

-- 2018-12-04 17:18:04

Three men have been held over the killing of an Indian police officer in mob violence that erupted after rumours spread that cows had been slaughtered. Subodh Kumar Singh was killed as police clashed...

Boat carrying 20 Rohingyas lands in Indonesia: Officials

Boat carrying 20 Rohingyas lands in Indonesia: Officials

-- 2018-12-04 12:55:06

Indonesian authorities said a boat carrying 20 men believed to be Rohingya Muslims landed on the northeastern shore of Indonesia’s Sumatra island on Tuesday. It is the latest in a series of boa...

Human rights law group calls for tribunal on crimes against Rohingyas

Human rights law group calls for tribunal on crimes against Rohingyas

Reuters 2018-12-04 12:40:57

A human rights law group contracted by the US State Department to investigate atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar called on Monday for the urgent establishment of a criminal tribunal to bri...