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Zimbabwe family ends three-month stay at Bangkok airport

-- January 23, 2018 19:17:13

Retrospectively one might complain about being forced to sleep in an airport after a delay.   But consolation would ensue when he or she spares a thought for one Zimbabwean family who have...

Philippine volcano forces 56,000 people to flee

FE Online Desk January 23, 2018 18:22:47

A huge column of ash shoots up to the sky during the eruption of Mayon volcano has seen around 340 kilometres (200 miles) southeast of Manila, Philippines. The Philippines' most active volcano erupte...

Strong quake jolts Indonesia

-- January 23, 2018 14:05:54

A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on Tuesday, said Dedi Sugianto, an official of meteorology and geophysics agency. Previously the quake was measured at 6.4 o...

China building fire claims four lives

-- January 23, 2018 11:37:21

Four people have been killed and 13 others injured after a fierce fire broke out at a rural apartment building in northwest China's Shaanxi Province on early Tuesday. Firefighters said the fire broke...

Volcano erupts in Japan, several wounded

-- January 23, 2018 10:54:12

Rocks spat out by an erupting volcano rained down on skiers at a mountain resort in central Japan on Tuesday. One skier was missing following an avalanche that occurred shortly after the volcano expl...

Vietnam jails ex-politburo official in graft case

-- January 22, 2018 14:39:27

A court in Vietnam on Monday sentenced a former politburo official to 13 years in prison and another high-profile energy official to life imprisonment for embezzlement and violating state rules, in a...

Kabul hotel siege: Overnight battle kills over 30

-- January 22, 2018 13:31:05

Gunmen in army uniforms who stormed Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel late on Saturday and battled Afghan Special Forces through the night killed more than 30 people and wounded many more, although...

India, Japan to introduce robotics in defence

-- January 22, 2018 13:22:20

India and Japan will work together to introduce artificial intelligence and robotics in the defence sector, the next level of strategic cooperation between the two Asian partners. Kentaro Sonoura, Ja...

Govt troops clash with rebels in Philippines, five dead

-- January 22, 2018 13:09:39

Five people have been killed after violent clashes erupted between the government troops and leftist rebels in the southern Philippines on early Monday, a military official said. The dead included fo...

Sydney train hits buffer leaving 16 wounded

-- January 22, 2018 11:09:58

Sixteen people have been injured after a train hit a railway buffer on the outskirts of Australia’s Sydney, said police.   The accident happened at the end of a railway line in Richmond, i...

Thai market bomb blast takes three lives

-- January 22, 2018 10:37:19

Three people have been killed and 18 others wounded after a motorcycle bomb exploded in a market in Thailand’s southern Yala province on Monday, said a spokesman for the Internal Security Operat...

New Zealand endangered-sea-life footage sparks debate

-- January 21, 2018 16:32:32

New Zealand's fishing industry has found itself at odds with conservationists over whether or not the public should be allowed to see the realities of commercial fishing. In the waters around New Zea...

Police arrest Asia's biggest illegal wildlife trader

-- January 21, 2018 16:15:52

Thai police have arrested a man alleged to be the head of Asia's biggest illegal wildlife trading networks. Boonchai Bach, a 40-year-old Thai of Vietnamese origin, was detained in a town on the borde...

Indian student shoots school principal dead

-- January 21, 2018 10:44:46

A class 12 student reportedly shot dead his school’s principal inside her office with his father’s revolver in Indian state Haryana’s Yamunanagar on Saturday, days after he was warne...

Several dead in Kabul hotel attack

-- January 21, 2018 10:17:18

Gunmen attacked Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday, seizing hostages and exchanging gunfire with security forces as the building in the Afghan capital caught fire and residents and staff...

17 die in Delhi firework factory blaze

-- January 21, 2018 10:03:37

A massive fire broke out at a firecracker factory on the northern outskirts of the Indian capital on Saturday, killing at least 17 workers, a fire official said. A dozen fire engines took three hours...

North Korea delegation to go South for Olympics preparation

-- January 20, 2018 18:06:54

North Korea’s delegation will go to South Korea on Sunday to take preparations for a trip by an art troupe during next month’s Winter Olympics. South Korea’s Unification Ministry sa...

China accuses US warship of violating sovereignty

-- January 20, 2018 16:37:41

China’s foreign ministry has accused a US warship of entering its territorial waters without permission and said it would take “necessary measures” to ensure its sovereignty is prote...

Doubts mount as Myanmar finalises Rohingya preparations

-- January 20, 2018 16:30:31

Myanmar was making final preparations to take back the first batch of Rohingya Muslims who fled conflict in troubled Rakhine state, state media said on Saturday. Rakhine state Chief Minister Nyi Pu &...

Bus accident kills seven in eastern India

-- January 20, 2018 13:42:34

At least seven people have been killed and 20 others injured in a road accident in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal Saturday. "The accident occurred when a passenger bus veered off the road an...

Philippines bans deployment of workers to Kuwait

-- January 20, 2018 12:17:03

The Philippines has suspended sending workers to Kuwait, while it investigates the deaths of several Filipinos there. The ban comes a day after President Rodrigo Duterte claimed abusive employers in...

Thai police block anti-junta march

-- January 20, 2018 10:30:53

Hundreds of police in Thailand blocked protestors planning to march from Bangkok to Khon Kaen in the northeast of the country Saturday in a rare display of public discontent in the junta-ruled country...

US allege China of secretly buying North Korean coal

-- January 19, 2018 20:37:06

At least six cargo ships linked to China furtively violated UN sanctions by taking on North Korean coal late last year, potentially providing a significant boost to the rogue regime's coffers, the US...

Indian govt sends alert to states on Rohingyas

-- January 19, 2018 15:50:15

Ahead of Republic Day, many alerts have been sent to Indian state police chiefs across the country about possible threats. But the Home Ministry has singled out Rohingya Muslims for special attention...

Bitcoin use under probe in Indonesian island of Bali

Reuters January 19, 2018 14:58:07

Indonesian authorities are investigating the use of bitcoin in the holiday island of Bali, amid warnings by the central bank in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy over the risks posed by virtual c...

Russia accuses Washington of leaking diplomats' bank details

-- January 19, 2018 14:55:34

Russia's foreign ministry on Thursday accused US officials of leaking to the media confidential financial details of Russian diplomats working in the United States The ministry also demanded punishme...

Rohingyas still fleeing Myanmar

Reuters January 19, 2018 11:35:45

More than 100 Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar since Wednesday, with the latest refugees saying army operations are continuing in troubled Rakhine State, raising doubts about...

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pregnant with first child

-- January 19, 2018 11:12:17

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday she was pregnant with her first child, prompting an outpouring of support from women’s rights groups and labor activists as she declared...

India boosts defence capabilities

-- January 18, 2018 18:58:05

India has successfully tested a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), said the country's Defence Ministry on Thursday. The nuclear-capable Agni-V is believed to be India's most advanc...

Palestinian dies in violent clash, houses wrecked

-- January 18, 2018 14:47:22

A Palestinian man has been killed in a clash that broke out between Palestinians and Israeli forces in Palestine’s’ north West Bank city Jenin, sources said Thursday. The operation, inclu...