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Australian woman guilty in headless torso murder

Australian woman guilty in headless torso murder

-- 2018-07-27 16:14:26

An Australian woman who dumped her partner's dismembered body next to a road and set it alight has been found guilty of murder. Lindy Williams, 60, was sentenced on Friday to spend a maximum of life...

Nepal holds first digital Cabinet meet

Nepal holds first digital Cabinet meet

-- 2018-07-27 14:31:34

Nepal government held its first digital Cabinet meeting by using laptop computers in the cabinet on Thursday, as part of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s commitment to go paperless. This was th...

Japan braces for category 4 typhoon 'Jongdari'

Japan braces for category 4 typhoon 'Jongdari'

-- 2018-07-27 14:18:43

Outlying Japanese islands were pelted by intense rain on Friday as a powerful typhoon bore down, threatening the main islands with heavy rain at the weekend and putting areas already ravaged by deadly...

North Korea returns remains of US soldiers

North Korea returns remains of US soldiers

-- 2018-07-27 10:28:18

North Korea transferred 55 cases carrying the remains of soldiers killed in the Korean War, the White House said on Thursday, a first step by Pyongyang to implement an agreement made in a landmark sum...

Tehran will respond to any hostile action

Tehran will respond to any hostile action

-- 2018-07-26 22:36:16

An Iranian military commander said on Thursday that Donald Trump should address any threats against Tehran directly to him, and mocked the US president as using the language of "night clubs and gambli...

Pakistan election: Imran Khan claims victory amid rigging allegations

Pakistan election: Imran Khan claims victory amid rigging allegations

-- 2018-07-26 18:37:13

Former cricketer Imran Khan has claimed victory in Pakistan's election, amid accusations of vote rigging by rivals. In a television address, he said: "We were successful and we were given a mandate."...

West Bengal step closer to becoming ‘Bangla’

West Bengal step closer to becoming ‘Bangla’

-- 2018-07-26 16:16:51

West Bengal is on track to be renamed ‘Bangla’ with all parties in the state approving the name-change in the assembly on Thursday. The new name needs the centre's clearance, according to...

Vietnam jet fighter crashes, killing two

Vietnam jet fighter crashes, killing two

-- 2018-07-26 14:13:32

A military jet fighter crashed in northern Vietnam on Thursday, killing two servicemen on board, a local official said. “It crashed in a hilly area in Nghia Dan district around lunch time,&rdqu...

IS attacks in southwest Syria leave over 200 dead

IS attacks in southwest Syria leave over 200 dead

-- 2018-07-26 12:17:43

Islamic State militants killed more than 200 people in a coordinated assault on a government-held area of south-western Syria on Wednesday, local officials and a war monitor said, in the group’s...

Pakistan’s Khan leads elections in early counting

Pakistan’s Khan leads elections in early counting

-- 2018-07-26 10:16:38

Pakistani authorities said on Thursday full results of a general election would be delayed as cricket hero-turned-politician Imran Khan led in a partial count that opponents said was rigged. The part...

Acting New Zealand PM tells Australia to change flag

Acting New Zealand PM tells Australia to change flag

-- 2018-07-25 19:40:16

New Zealand’s Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters has called on Australia to change its flag, accusing its neighbour of copying New Zealand’s own design - a jab at a time of testy relatio...

Thai cave boys ordained as Buddhist novices

Thai cave boys ordained as Buddhist novices

-- 2018-07-25 16:47:31

Eleven boys from a football team, rescued from a flooded Thai cave, were ordained as Buddhist novices on Wednesday. The Buddhist ordination ceremony was held at a temple in Chiang Rai in memory of a...

Suicide blast kills 31 as Pakistan votes in election

Suicide blast kills 31 as Pakistan votes in election

-- 2018-07-25 13:42:42

A suicide bomber killed at least 31 people near a polling centre as Pakistanis voted on Wednesday in a knife-edge general election pitting cricket hero Imran Khan against the party of jailed ex-Prime...

Blast near Pakistan polling station kills 20

Blast near Pakistan polling station kills 20

-- 2018-07-25 13:16:10

A blast targeting a police van killed more than 20 people in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Quetta on Wednesday, a hospital spokesman said, as the South Asian nation goes to the vote to choos...

38 die in multiple attacks in Syria

38 die in multiple attacks in Syria

-- 2018-07-25 13:02:42

Multiple attacks killed at least 38 people and wounded 37 others in Sweida and villages northeast of the Syrian city, the head of the health authority told state-run Ikhbariyah TV. A suicide bomber b...

Suicide blast causes deaths in Syria’s Sweida

Suicide blast causes deaths in Syria’s Sweida

-- 2018-07-25 11:37:30

A suicide attack in the Syrian city of Sweida caused deaths and injuries, the Syrian state news agency SANA reported on its Telegram feed on Wednesday, citing its correspondent. Reuters reported quot...

Pakistan votes in knife-edge election

Pakistan votes in knife-edge election

-- 2018-07-25 11:00:55

Pakistanis began voting on after an election campaign overshadowed by concerns of manipulation and violence. Nearly 106 million people are registered to vote for members of the lower house of parliam...

Thai cave boys prepare to be ordained as monks

Thai cave boys prepare to be ordained as monks

-- 2018-07-24 18:45:28

The young soccer teammates and their coach who were rescued after being trapped in a cave in northern Thailand took part in a Buddhist ceremony Tuesday as they prepared to be ordained to become Buddhi...

Judge Tahira Safdar to head Balochistan high court

Judge Tahira Safdar to head Balochistan high court

-- 2018-07-24 16:46:02

The chief justice of Pakistan's Supreme Court has appointed the first woman chief justice to Balochistan province's highest court. Saqib Nisar announced Monday the appointment of prominent judge Tahi...

Hundreds go missing after hydropower dam collapses in Laos

Hundreds go missing after hydropower dam collapses in Laos

-- 2018-07-24 15:28:42

At least 100 people are missing after a hydropower dam in Laos collapsed, local media reported on Tuesday. Officials have brought boats to help evacuate people in San Sai district of Attapeu province...

Vietnam’s Son Tinh flood toll reaches 27

Vietnam’s Son Tinh flood toll reaches 27

-- 2018-07-24 12:17:27

The death toll from floods and landslides triggered by tropical storm Son Tinh rose to 27 on Tuesday, and seven people are still missing, the government’s Disaster Management Authority said. Wi...

N Korea 'begins dismantling' rocket testing facilities

N Korea 'begins dismantling' rocket testing facilities

-- 2018-07-24 11:59:23

North Korea appears to have begun dismantling part of a key rocket launch site in the country's north-west. Satellite images of the Sohae station seen by US-based monitoring group 38 North suggest Py...

Gunmen kill four in Afghanistan mosque

Gunmen kill four in Afghanistan mosque

-- 2018-07-23 19:26:22

Gunmen opened fire on worshippers inside a mosque in eastern Nangarhar province, killing four people, according to a provincial official. Attahullah Khogyani, the provincial governor's spokesman, sai...

India residential building fire kills five

India residential building fire kills five

-- 2018-07-23 15:29:52

A fire at a residential building early Monday killed five people in northern India, police said. The fire broke out from an apartment building early in the morning in Mandi district of Himachal Prades...

Gunmen storm governorate building in Iraq’s Erbil

Gunmen storm governorate building in Iraq’s Erbil

-- 2018-07-23 14:12:51

Gunmen entered the governorate building in Erbil, the seat of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq on Monday, and fired from windows at security forces, a deputy governor of the ci...

Japan records its highest temperature ever

Japan records its highest temperature ever

FE Online Desk 2018-07-23 14:08:40

An intense heat wave in Japan pushed temperatures to 41.1 degrees Celsius (106 degrees Fahrenheit) on Monday in a city northwest of Tokyo, marking a record high for the country, the weather agency sai...

Russian-backed air strikes hit IS in Syria

Russian-backed air strikes hit IS in Syria

-- 2018-07-22 21:43:06

Russian and Syrian jets stepped up their bombing of an Islamic State (IS) bastion along the Jordan-Israel border in southwestern Syria, reports Agencies. The militants pushed into areas abandoned by...

Khamenei backs suggestion to block  Gulf oil exports if its own sales stop

Khamenei backs suggestion to block Gulf oil exports if its own sales stop

-- 2018-07-22 21:11:18

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday backed President Hassan Rouhani's suggestion that Iran may block Gulf oil exports if its own exports are stopped and said negotiations with the...

War with Iran mother of all wars: Rouhani to Trump

War with Iran mother of all wars: Rouhani to Trump

-- 2018-07-22 14:36:54

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday cautioned US President Donald Trump about pursuing hostile policies against Tehran, saying “America should know... war with Iran is the mother of all w...

Two earthquakes hit Iran, no damage reported

Two earthquakes hit Iran, no damage reported

Reuters 2018-07-22 12:34:42

Two earthquakes with a magnitude of 4.7 and 5.7 respectively struck Hormozgan province in southern Iran on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, state television reported....