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Japan fixes date for emperor's abdication

-- December 01, 2017 12:34:13

Emperor Akihito will step down on April 30, 2019 - the first abdication by a Japanese monarch in about two centuries. He has spent much of his nearly three decades on Japan’s throne seeking to...

Storm kills 8 , over 100 missing in India

-- December 01, 2017 12:03:48

 At least eight people were killed in coastal Tamil Nadu and Kerala in southern Indian, following cyclonic   storm.  Officials said on  Friday. Over 100 fishermen are report...

Poisoned Kim carried ‘antidote’

BBC December 01, 2017 09:57:22

The half-brother of North Korea's leader was carrying bottles of the antidote to the toxin used when he was killed earlier this year, reports say. Kim Jong-nam died in February at Kuala Lumpur airpor...

Strong 6.0 quake strikes Iran

-- December 01, 2017 09:51:33

A strong quake of magnitude 6.0 struck southeastern Iran near the city of Kerman on Friday, the US Geological Survey said. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.3, was centred 36 miles (58 k...

Volcanic ash forces tourists to fly out of Bali

Reuters November 30, 2017 15:43:59

Airlines laid on extra flights to the Indonesian holiday island of Bali on Thursday to allow thousands of passengers stranded for days by an erupting volcano to fly home as a switch in wind direction...

Israel demolishes structure in West Bank settlement

-- November 30, 2017 15:12:50

Israeli security forces demolished Wednesday an illegally-built carpentry workshop in a Jewish outpost in the West Bank, as dozens of settlers were rallying the site to protest the demolition. Army s...

US drone hits Pak-Afghan border, kills three

-- November 30, 2017 14:44:59

At least three people have been killed after a US drone fired missiles along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, local Urdu media reported on Thursday. The attack happened in Pakistani territory of Kurr...

Powerful storms hit Sri Lanka, killing four

-- November 30, 2017 14:15:43

Storms with heavy rain and winds across the country have left at least four people dead and several fishermen are among 23 people missing, Sri Lanka's government said. The Disaster Management Center...

Cyclone Cempaka kills 19 in Indonesia

-- November 29, 2017 16:27:36

A tropical cyclone hit Indonesia's main island of Java has triggered severe flooding and landslides that left 19 dead an official said on Wednesday. Landslides claimed 15 lives in east and central Ja...

Six die of suffocation in India

-- November 29, 2017 15:51:52

Six men died while sleeping apparently due to suffocation inside a huge container in city of New Delhi on Wednesday. "The men working with a caterer slept in a huge container, which also had a coal o...

Landmine blast kills 8 civilians in S. Afghan

-- November 29, 2017 14:29:13

Eight Afghan civilians were killed and two others wounded when a militants' landmine struck a vehicle in Kandahar province. A local official said on Wednesday. "The incident occurred along a dusty r...

Saudi detentions: Prince Miteb bin Abdullah released

-- November 29, 2017 13:11:21

Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah has been released more than three weeks after he was detained on allegations of corruption, officials say. Prince Miteb, once seen as a contender to the throne, was fr...

Bali airport to resume services after two-day hiatus

-- November 29, 2017 13:09:38

Bali airport will reopen on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said, two days after a volcanic eruption spread ash across the island and forced the airport to close. The airport will reopen at 3:00pm (...

Pope calls for peace in Myanmar

-- November 29, 2017 12:06:47

Pope Francis called on the people of Myanmar on Wednesday to embrace peace and reconciliation as their country emerges from nearly five decades of military rule. The pope made his appeal at an open-a...

Australian state passes law permitting euthanasia

-- November 29, 2017 11:43:23

Victoria on Wednesday became the first state in Australia to allow terminally ill patients to end their life as its legislature passed a euthanasia law. The other states are expected to use as a temp...

Clash kills 15 rebels in Philippine

-- November 29, 2017 11:30:13

Fifteen suspected communist rebels were killed and two others wounded in a clash with Philippine army in central Philippines. The military and news reports said on Wednesday. The military said five...

North Korea fires 'highest ever' ballistic missile

-- November 29, 2017 09:42:52

North Korea has fired its highest-ever intercontinental ballistic missile and poses a worldwide threat, US Secretary of Defence James Mattis has said. The missile, launched early on Wednesday, landed...

Pope refrains from using ‘Rohingya’ in Myanmar speech

-- November 28, 2017 20:03:02

Pope Francis has urged the leaders of majority-Buddhist Myanmar to commit themselves to justice, human rights and respect for ‘each ethnic group and its identity’. The pope avoided a dipl...

UN to investigate oppression on Rohingya women

-- November 28, 2017 18:17:38

UN experts have requested a report from Myanmar government on the situation of Rohingya women and girls from northern Rakhine State. The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (...

Pope stresses unity in diversity

-- November 28, 2017 16:22:24

Pope Francis met leaders of several faiths in majority-Buddhist Myanmar on Tuesday. He stressed the importance of “unity in diversity” but making no mention the Muslim Rohingya who have fl...

Chinese general commits suicide

-- November 28, 2017 15:47:35

Senior Chinese military official Zhang Yang committed suicide at home on Nov 23 after authorities launched an investigation against him, state media said on Tuesday. Zhang Yang, the director of the s...

‘Afghan Taliban engage in gunfight with IS’

-- November 28, 2017 14:45:21

An Afghan official says an intense gun battle has erupted between Taliban and Islamic State affiliate insurgents in eastern Nangarhar province. Attahullah Khogyani, provincial governor's spokesman, s...

Pope meeting Suu Kyi amid Rohingya crisis

-- November 28, 2017 13:46:44

Pope Francis spends his first full day in Myanmar travelling to the country’s capital Tuesday to meet with the civilian leader, Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, a day after hosting the military...

Japan detects radio signals pointing to NK missile test: source

-- November 28, 2017 12:40:31

Japan has detected radio signals suggesting North Korea for another ballistic missile launch. Such signals are not unusual and satellite images did not show fresh activity, a Japanese government sour...

India bus crash leaves seven dead

-- November 28, 2017 12:36:17

Head-on collision between two passenger buses at Latur-Nanded highway in western Indian state of Maharashtra has left seven people dead and 13 others injured on Tuesday, said a Police official. Poli...

Israel explosion claims four lives

-- November 28, 2017 12:24:06

A massive explosion that took place in the port city of Jaffa in Israel killed four people and led to the collapse of a building, Israeli police say. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says Tuesday an...

Volcanic ash keeps Bali airport shut for second day

-- November 28, 2017 11:43:20

Indonesian officials have shut the international airport in Bali for a second day, as Mount Agung spews volcanic ash into the atmosphere. Massive plumes of dark ash were seen reaching as high as 3km...

Suu Kyi loses Freedom of Oxford over Rohingya crisis

-- November 28, 2017 11:29:10

Aung San Suu Kyi has been formally stripped of the Freedom of the City of Oxford award over the repression of her country’s Rohingya Muslims. Oxford city council voted unanimously to permanen...

Reviewing 'adjustments' to arms for Syrian Kurds,says Pentagon

-- November 28, 2017 11:16:50

The Pentagon said on Monday it was reviewing “adjustments” in arms for the Syrian Kurdish forces that have angered Turkey, But it stopped short of halting weapons transfers, suggesting su...

‘US drone strike’ in Yemen kills 3 al-Qaida

-- November 27, 2017 15:33:13

Yemeni security and tribal officials say a suspected US drone strike has killed three alleged al-Qaida fighters in the country's central Bayda province. They say the Sunday strike was the third of it...