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Volcano erupts in PNG, 2,000 villagers flee

Volcano erupts in PNG, 2,000 villagers flee

-- 2018-08-25 13:13:52

An island volcano on the north coast of Papua New Guinea (PNG) erupted early on Saturday, forcing 2,000 villagers to flee from lava flows, the PNG National Disaster Centre said. Manam Island, just 10...

China hotel fire claims lives of 18

China hotel fire claims lives of 18

Reuters 2018-08-25 10:15:48

A fire early on Saturday morning at a hot springs hotel in the far northeastern Chinese city of Harbin killed 18 people, with 19 injured, authorities in the city said. The cause of the blaze was unde...

Saudi-led airstrike kills 22 children: Yemen rebels

Saudi-led airstrike kills 22 children: Yemen rebels

-- 2018-08-24 20:07:26

At least 22 children and nine women were killed in a Saudi-led airstrike on a camp of internally displaced families south of Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hodeidah on Thursday. Houthi rebel-controlled...

'Military solution for Syria's Idlib would be a disaster'

'Military solution for Syria's Idlib would be a disaster'

-- 2018-08-24 18:19:51

A military solution in the rebel-held Syrian region of Idlib, an enclave which the Syrian government says it aims to recapture, would be disastrous. Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu c...

Sri Lanka suffers dengue fever outbreak

Sri Lanka suffers dengue fever outbreak

-- 2018-08-24 18:05:16

Sri Lanka is facing a dengue epidemic as 41 people died and over 36,000 patients infected by the virus across the country till August this year. Epidemiology Unit of Sri Lanka on Friday said 1,075 pa...

Indonesia earthquake death toll rises to 555

Indonesia earthquake death toll rises to 555

-- 2018-08-24 16:16:47

The death toll from a major earthquake that hit the Indonesian island of Lombok rose to 555 on Friday. Spokesman for the national disaster agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho announced the the new casualty c...

Saudi 'detains' Makkah imam over remarks

Saudi 'detains' Makkah imam over remarks

-- 2018-08-24 15:40:35

Saudi Arabia has detained a prominent imam and preacher at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, activists said, after he reportedly delivered a sermon criticising mixed public gatherings. The social media advo...

S Korea's ex-president Park gets 25 years in jail

S Korea's ex-president Park gets 25 years in jail

-- 2018-08-24 10:09:36

A South Korean appeals court sentenced former President Park Geun-hye to 25 years in jail on Friday in a case arising from a far-reaching corruption scandal that toppled her from power in 2017. Park...

Australia PM Turnbull ousted by party rivals

Australia PM Turnbull ousted by party rivals

-- 2018-08-24 09:31:58

Scott Morrison is to be Australia's new prime minister after Malcolm Turnbull was forced out by party rivals, officials have confirmed. Mr Turnbull had been under pressure from poor polling, a loomin...

After IS killed her sons, Iraqi grandmother fends for 22 children

After IS killed her sons, Iraqi grandmother fends for 22 children

-- 2018-08-23 19:33:50

Iraqi grandmother Sana Ibrahim al-Taee has a full-time job feeding and clothing her 22 grandchildren after Islamic State killed their fathers - her sons - a struggle in a cramped flat with little help...

Pak president election: PPP, PML-N likely to field joint candidate

Pak president election: PPP, PML-N likely to field joint candidate

-- 2018-08-23 18:12:15

KARACHI: The two main opposition parties in Pakistan, the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), are likely to field a joint candidate for the upcoming presidential...

India decision to decline foreign aid for flood relief draws criticism

India decision to decline foreign aid for flood relief draws criticism

-- 2018-08-23 17:49:45

India will not accept relief assistance from foreign governments for the flood-ravaged state of Kerala, the government has said, following offers of aid from Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, accord...

S Korea, Japan brace for winds, rain from two typhoons

S Korea, Japan brace for winds, rain from two typhoons

-- 2018-08-23 17:47:24

An approaching typhoon has whipped up strong winds, waves and heavy rain in southern South Korea, leaving one person missing and one injured, while another typhoon headed for western Japan on Thursday...

Lanka to end execution moratorium soon

Lanka to end execution moratorium soon

-- 2018-08-23 17:19:35

Sri Lanka will soon resume executions after a 42-year moratorium but will send home five Pakistanis sentenced to death for drug smuggling for execution in their home country, President Maithripala S...

Australia PM gives ultimatum to leadership rivals

Australia PM gives ultimatum to leadership rivals

-- 2018-08-23 16:49:19

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has stared down calls for his resignation amid an escalating leadership crisis that has crippled his government, reports BBC. Mr Turnbull is fighting to retain his po...

Chair of UN probe of Gaza violence quits less than month into job

Chair of UN probe of Gaza violence quits less than month into job

-- 2018-08-23 16:43:15

Former war crimes prosecutor David Crane, an American who was named only last month to lead a UN investigation into violence in Gaza this year, has resigned, the United Nations said, according to Reut...

Kerala temple let Muslims offer prayers on Eid day

Kerala temple let Muslims offer prayers on Eid day

-- 2018-08-23 13:35:20

Eid-ul-Azha, one of the biggest day for Muslims across the world has turned out to be a nightmare for the Keralite Muslims due to the deadly floods in the state. With the state still reeling under th...

Kochi airport to reopen on August 29

Kochi airport to reopen on August 29

-- 2018-08-22 20:40:56

The Kochi airport, shut since August 15 due to heavy flooding after rains devastated Kerala, will reopen on August 29, three days later than earlier announced. The airport had yesterday said it would...

Afghanistan seeks Russian help to press Taliban into peace talks

Afghanistan seeks Russian help to press Taliban into peace talks

-- 2018-08-22 19:48:29

Afghanistan hopes Russia can press Taliban insurgents into holding peace talks with the government, Afghanistan’s top security official said on Wednesday after he met Russia’s ambassador i...

KSA 'seeks death penalty for woman activist'

KSA 'seeks death penalty for woman activist'

-- 2018-08-22 19:46:11

  Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor has reportedly sought the death penalty for five activists, including the female rights defender Israa al-Ghomgham, reports BBC. Human Rights Watch said they...

Nepal cracks down on insurance fraud

Nepal cracks down on insurance fraud

-- 2018-08-22 19:05:53

The Nepalese Government is attempting to crack down on insurance fraud schemes perpetrated by powerful brokers in trekking and mountaineering in the country, which sees insurers put out of pocket for...

Pak new govt lifts political censorship on PTV, Radio Pakistan

Pak new govt lifts political censorship on PTV, Radio Pakistan

-- 2018-08-22 17:55:56

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government on Tuesday lifted political censorship on the state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) and Radio Pakistan by allowing these to air point of views...

Fire in multi-story building in India’s Mumbai kills four

Fire in multi-story building in India’s Mumbai kills four

-- 2018-08-22 16:15:38

A fire broke out Wednesday on the 12th floor of a residential building in Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, killing four people and injuring 12 others, officials said, accordi...

Bahrain stops issuing visas for Qatari nationals

Bahrain stops issuing visas for Qatari nationals

-- 2018-08-21 20:22:13

Bahrain’s interior ministry said on Tuesday that it would stop issuing new visas to Qatari nationals, escalating measures against Qatar more than a year into a diplomatic row, according to Reute...

Suu Kyi says timing of Rohingya return depends on Bangladesh

Suu Kyi says timing of Rohingya return depends on Bangladesh

-- 2018-08-21 20:19:00

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi says it is difficult to put a time frame on the return to Rakhine state of ethnic Muslim Rohingya because her nation needs the cooperation of the country to where they...

Malaysia’s national day parade to affect nearly 500 flights

Malaysia’s national day parade to affect nearly 500 flights

-- 2018-08-21 18:37:25

Nearly 500 flights will be affected when Malaysia closes the airspace near its major international airport every morning for five days next week to prepare for independence day celebrations, the trans...

Muslims celebrate Eidul Azha as over 2.0m pilgrims conduct Hajj rites

Muslims celebrate Eidul Azha as over 2.0m pilgrims conduct Hajj rites

-- 2018-08-21 17:39:21

Muslims are celebrating Eidul Azha as over two million pilgrims carry out the final rites of the Hajj in Saudi Arabia, reports Dawn. Haj pilgrims proceeded to Mina on Tuesday to cast pebbles at the t...

Massive cleanup begins as flood waters recede in Kerala

Massive cleanup begins as flood waters recede in Kerala

-- 2018-08-21 17:30:57

  Thousands of people in flood-ravaged south India waded Monday through muck and mud to begin the immense task of cleaning their homes and businesses, according to a report by Time.com. Rains h...

China’s Changchun mayor resigns after vaccine scandal

China’s Changchun mayor resigns after vaccine scandal

-- 2018-08-21 15:38:58

The mayor of the Chinese city of Changchun resigned on Tuesday, state media reported, after a safety scandal at Changchun-based vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology sparked widespread consumer anger...

El Salvador, Taiwan break ties as China isolates island foe

El Salvador, Taiwan break ties as China isolates island foe

-- 2018-08-21 13:01:14

Taiwan broke off diplomatic ties with El Salvador on Tuesday as the Central American country defected to rival Beijing in the latest blow to the self-ruled island China has been trying to isolate on t...