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Syria arms depot blast leaves 39 dead

Syria arms depot blast leaves 39 dead

-- 2018-08-13 11:36:45

At least 39 people, including 12 children, have been killed in a blast that brought down a building in Syria's mainly rebel-held north-western province of Idlib, reports say. The building in the Sarm...

Nine die as fire breaks out at Taiwan hospital

Nine die as fire breaks out at Taiwan hospital

-- 2018-08-13 10:20:43

At least nine people have been killed in a fire at a hospital in Taiwan, state media has reported. The fire broke out on in a ward on the seventh floor of the hospital in New Taipei City early on Mon...

12-year old only survivor in Indonesia plane crash

12-year old only survivor in Indonesia plane crash

-- 2018-08-12 18:47:37

Indonesian search and rescue teams found eight victims and one survivor, a 12-year old boy, after a small plane crashed in the eastern province of Papua, police said on Sunday. The Dimonim Air passen...

Russia downs drone near its Syria air base

Russia downs drone near its Syria air base

Reuters 2018-08-12 13:25:26

Russia’s military said it had shot down a drone that came close to its Syrian air base at Hmeimim on Saturday and was launched from the Idlib “de-escalation” zone controlled by what...

50 militants including Taliban commander surrender in Afghanistan

50 militants including Taliban commander surrender in Afghanistan

-- 2018-08-12 13:01:26

A total of 50 militants including Taliban key commander Mullah Toofan have surrendered to local authorities in the western Badghis province of Afghanistan on Sunday, police spokesman Naqibullah Amini...

Four suspected militants die in Jordan police raid

Four suspected militants die in Jordan police raid

-- 2018-08-12 12:32:19

Jordan says four people were killed during a police raid on a house sheltering militants suspected of being behind a bomb attack on a police van a day earlier. Security forces on Saturday stormed a b...

Israeli Arabs rally against Jewish nation-state law

Israeli Arabs rally against Jewish nation-state law

-- 2018-08-12 12:25:23

Thousands of protesters rallied in Tel Aviv against Israel’s new law declaring it the nation-state of the Jewish people, legislation that has angered the country’s Arab minority and drawn...

Iran fired ballistic missile during naval exercise: US

Iran fired ballistic missile during naval exercise: US

-- 2018-08-11 21:13:58

Iran fired a short range anti-ship missile last week as part of the short notice naval exercise it held near the Strait of Hormuz, according to two US officials. Earlier this week the top US commande...

Mosque demolition: no religion above law, says Chinese media

Mosque demolition: no religion above law, says Chinese media

-- 2018-08-11 20:51:11

A newspaper of the ruling Communist Party said Saturday that no religion is above the law in China, urging officials to stay firm while dealing with a rare protest over the planned demolition of a mas...

Indonesian island lifted 10 inches by deadly earthquake

Indonesian island lifted 10 inches by deadly earthquake

-- 2018-08-11 20:33:33

Scientists say the powerful Indonesian earthquake that killed more than 300 people lifted the island it struck by as much as 25 centimeters (10 inches). Using satellite images of Lombok from the days...

India's flood-hit Kerala state on high alert

India's flood-hit Kerala state on high alert

-- 2018-08-11 19:32:31

More than half of the 14 districts in India’s Kerala state have been put on high alert as the death toll from one of the worst floods in the southern state reached 34. Torrential rains and land...

'Explosive device behind Jordan blast'

'Explosive device behind Jordan blast'

-- 2018-08-11 17:10:49

Jordanian police said on Saturday investigations showed a homemade explosive device planted near a police van was behind a blast that killed one policeman and injured six others the day before. Polic...

Iran Revolutionary Guards kill 10 militants near Iraq border

Iran Revolutionary Guards kill 10 militants near Iraq border

-- 2018-08-11 15:52:38

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday they had killed ten militants overnight in a security operation conducted in the northwest of the country near the border with Iraq, the official new...

North Korea detains Japanese citizen

North Korea detains Japanese citizen

-- 2018-08-11 15:47:45

A Japanese man has been detained in North Korea, and government officials are trying to gather information on his safety, the Asahi Shimbun reported on Saturday. The report, citing government sources...

Muslims respond in standoff over China mosque demolition

Muslims respond in standoff over China mosque demolition

-- 2018-08-10 20:19:02

Hundreds of Muslims in north-western China are engaged in a standoff with authorities to prevent their mosque from being demolished. Officials said the newly built Weizhou Grand Mosque in the Ningxia...

Indonesia dreads deadly aftershocks after powerful earthquake

Indonesia dreads deadly aftershocks after powerful earthquake

-- 2018-08-10 17:15:52

After a deadly earthquake devastated the Indonesian island of Lombok last weekend, Husni Handayani thought the worst was over. The powerful quake claimed hundreds of lives, wounded thousands more and...

14 Afghan policemen die in Taliban attack

14 Afghan policemen die in Taliban attack

-- 2018-08-10 15:23:12

Taliban fighters tried to overrun a provincial capital in Afghanistan early on Friday, hiding inside homes before slipping into city streets in the night to attack security forces and killing at least...

Imran Khan calls for more 'trustworthy' ties with US

Imran Khan calls for more 'trustworthy' ties with US

-- 2018-08-09 22:15:34

Pakistani prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan called for more "trustworthy" ties with the United States which have frayed amid US accusations that Pakistan is aiding Islamist insurgents waging war in...

Torrential rain leaves 22 dead in Kerala

Torrential rain leaves 22 dead in Kerala

-- 2018-08-09 21:09:43

A resurgent southwest monsoon, sweeping large parts of the northern and central districts of Kerala, left an extensive trail of destruction and loss of life in its wake in the last 24 hours. As of Th...

Scores of Yemeni children die in Saudi-led air strike on bus

Scores of Yemeni children die in Saudi-led air strike on bus

-- 2018-08-09 18:59:24

Dozens of people, many of them children, have been killed or wounded in a Saudi-led coalition air strike in rebel-held northern Yemen on Thursday. The bus was travelling through Dahyan market in Saad...

Death toll crosses 300 in Indonesia quake

Death toll crosses 300 in Indonesia quake

-- 2018-08-09 18:48:00

The Indonesian island of Lombok was shaken by a third big earthquake in little more than a week Thursday as the official death toll from the most powerful of the quakes topped 300. The strong aftersh...

US can't be trusted, Iran to NKorea

US can't be trusted, Iran to NKorea

-- 2018-08-09 15:26:14

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told North Korea’s foreign minister that the United States cannot be trusted, Tehran’s state media said, as the United States seeks a deal to rein in the N...

Another powerful quake rattles Indonesia

Another powerful quake rattles Indonesia

-- 2018-08-09 12:09:46

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 hit Indonesia’s Lombok island on Thursday, causing some buildings to collapse, according to witnesses and the Southeast Asian nation’s meteorolo...

Japan army to raise maximum age for new recruits

Japan army to raise maximum age for new recruits

-- 2018-08-09 11:15:40

Japan’s military plans to raise the maximum age for new recruits in a bid to cope with a shrinking pool of potential soldiers due to the country’s low birth rate and fast-ageing population...

Prestigious Tokyo university apologises over exam rigging

Prestigious Tokyo university apologises over exam rigging

-- 2018-08-08 19:21:03

One of Japan's most prestigious medical universities has apologised for tampering with entrance exam scores to limit its intake of female students. An internal investigation found that Tokyo Medical...

Major fire breaks out at petroleum plant in India

Major fire breaks out at petroleum plant in India

-- 2018-08-08 18:06:06

A major fire has been reported after loud explosions at Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd’s (BPCL) refinery in Mumbai of India. Sources said that the fire broke out at 2:55 pm on Wednesday and is confi...

Indonesia earthquake deaths cross 130

Indonesia earthquake deaths cross 130

-- 2018-08-08 17:43:41

Aid began reaching isolated areas of the Indonesian island struggling after a powerful earthquake that killed at least 131 people, while rescuers doubled down on efforts to find the dead. Volunteers...

Australian state suffers worst drought in living memory

Australian state suffers worst drought in living memory

-- 2018-08-08 17:31:23

Australia's most populous state, New South Wales (NSW), is now entirely in drought, officials have confirmed. A dry winter has intensified what has been called the worst drought in living memory in p...

'US plan to reduce Iran’s oil exports will not succeed'

'US plan to reduce Iran’s oil exports will not succeed'

-- 2018-08-08 16:52:52

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said the plan made by the United States to reduce Iran’s oil exports to zero will not succeed. “If the Americans want to keep this simpli...

Japan braces for typhoon ‘Shanshan’

Japan braces for typhoon ‘Shanshan’

-- 2018-08-08 11:43:33

Japan is bracing for heavy rains and high winds on Wednesday as a strong typhoon is forecast to make landfall near the capital of Tokyo, the latest storm to hit Japan in recent months. Typhoon &ldquo...