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Stop excessive military force: UNSC to Myanmar

-- November 07, 2017 11:52:22

The United Nations Security Council urged the Myanmar government on Monday to “ensure no further excessive use of military force in Rakhine state,” where violence has forced more than 0.60...

Car crashes into Sydney classroom, killing two

-- November 07, 2017 10:55:36

Two eight-year-old boys were killed and another three children badly hurt after a car crashed into a classroom in Sydney on Tuesday, Australian police said. A sports utility vehicle smashed through t...

Vietnam typhoon death toll nears 50

-- November 06, 2017 12:49:21

The death toll from the typhoon that struck Vietnam at the weekend has risen to at least 49, the government said on Monday. After Typhoon Damrey’s winds tore off roofs, felled trees and ripped...

Saudi prince dies in chopper crash

BBC November 06, 2017 10:47:34

A Saudi prince has been killed when the helicopter he was travelling in crashed near the border with Yemen, state television reported. Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, the deputy governor of Asir province,...

Saudi authorities detain billionaire prince for corruption

-- November 05, 2017 19:52:11

Saudi authorities detained a billionaire global investor and the head of the National Guard as part of an anti-corruption purge that consolidates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s hold on power...

Car bomb hits Yemen, killing five soldiers

-- November 05, 2017 13:24:43

A suicide car bomber killed at least five soldiers in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on Sunday, residents and a security official said. The attack took place at a checkpoint outside the main securi...

Saudi forces intercept missile targeting airport

-- November 05, 2017 11:29:28

Saudi Arabia said its forces intercepted a ballistic missile fired Saturday by rebels in from Yemen toward one of the kingdom’s major international airports on the outskirts of the capital, Riya...

Typhoon Damrey strikes Vietnam, killing 20

Xinhua November 05, 2017 10:42:39

Typhoon Damrey has claimed 20 human lives and left 17 people missing after hitting Vietnam's central region on Saturday morning, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Cont...

Trump in Japan as Asia tour begins

-- November 05, 2017 10:09:27

US President Donald Trump arrived in Japan on Sunday at the start of a 12-day trip to Asia with South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines also on his itinerary. It will be the longest tour of A...

Saudi princes held in anti-graft sweep

BBC November 05, 2017 09:59:16

A new Saudi anti-corruption body has detained 11 princes, four sitting ministers and dozens of former ministers, media reports say. The detentions came hours after the new committee, headed by Crown...

Lebanon PM resigns fearing Hezbollah assassination plot

-- November 04, 2017 21:02:03

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has resigned, saying in a televised broadcast he feared for his life, while also fiercely criticising Iran. Hariri's father, former prime minister Rafik al-Hari...

Trump begins Asia tour

Reuters November 04, 2017 10:11:21

President Donald Trump arrived in Hawaii on Friday as he set out on the longest trip to Asia by an American president in more than a quarter century, looking for help to pressure North Korea to stand...

Promote peace, China's Xi tells soldiers at first overseas base

Reuters November 04, 2017 10:05:24

Troops serving at China’s first overseas military base, in the Horn of Africa country of Djibouti, should help promote peace and stability, President Xi Jinping told them in a video chat, encour...

Syria declares victory over IS in Deir al-Zor city

-- November 04, 2017 00:20:34

DEIR AL-ZOR, Nov 03 (Agencies): The Syrian government declared victory over Islamic State in the eastern city of Deir al-Zor on Friday, a big blow to the jihadists as their last stronghold in Syria cr...

'Bad consequences' if US imposes sanctions: Myanmar

-- November 03, 2017 18:46:11

Proposed US sanctions targeting Myanmar’s military for its treatment of Rohingya Muslims would hinder the fledgling civilian government sharing power with the generals, a spokesman for de facto...

Tillerson to visit Myanmar

Reuters November 03, 2017 11:13:54

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is visiting Myanmar on Nov 15 to discuss the situation in Rakhine State that has forced over 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee and take refuge in Bangladesh. The St...

Suu Kyi urges 'coexistence' in Rakhine

Reuters November 02, 2017 14:48:20

Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, on Thursday urged people "not to quarrel" as she visited areas riven by ethnic violence for the first time since hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims...

Afghanistan tanker explosion leaves 15 dead

Reuters November 02, 2017 10:04:29

At least 15 people were killed and 27 wounded when fuel tankers exploded in the town of Charikar, northwest of the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, destroying a nearby bus, residents and officials s...

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi visits Rakhine state

BBC November 02, 2017 09:53:52

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in Rakhine on her first visit to the violence-torn state. Government officials say she is visiting the regional capital Sittwe and other towns d...

Yemen war: 26 killed in Saudi coalition airstrike

-- November 01, 2017 22:39:46

A suspected airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen killed at least 29 people, including children, in the country's north, a Yemeni health official said Wednesday. Abdell...

At least 16 dead in India power plant explosion

-- November 01, 2017 20:35:37

At least 16 people were killed and dozens more injured in an explosion Wednesday at a thermal power plant in northern India, officials said. Sanjay Khatri, the area's top administrative officer, said...

Pakistani wife kills 15 in-laws bid to poison husband

BBC November 01, 2017 13:10:28

A newlywed woman in Pakistan has been arrested on suspicion of killing her husband and at least 14 of his relatives with poisoned milk. Police claim Asiya Bibi had intended the deadly substance for h...

Suu Kyi for ‘all inclusiveness’ in reconciliation

-- October 31, 2017 19:10:00

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has called for ‘all inclusiveness’ in the country's national reconciliation and peace process, the state media reported on Tuesday. Suu Kyi reiter...

'Hundreds dead in DPRK nuclear base collapse'

-- October 31, 2017 18:29:06

More than 200 people believed to be dead following collapse of a tunnel at North Korea’s nuclear test site after sixth atomic test in September. The Reuters has published a report over the inci...

Indonesia shootout leaves two militants dead

Reuters October 31, 2017 12:49:20

Indonesian counter-terrorism police killed two militants suspected of having links with a pro-Islamic State network in a shootout on the eastern island of Sumbawa, officials said on Tuesday. Authori...

Japan cops find dismembered bodies in flat

Reuters October 31, 2017 11:40:24

A Japanese man was arrested on Tuesday after the severed parts of nine bodies, some of them stored in picnic coolers, were found in his apartment, Japanese media said. Police made the grisly find in...

Saudi to let women into sports stadiums

-- October 30, 2017 21:09:03

Officials in Saudi Arabia say the conservative Muslim country will allow women to attend sports events in stadiums for the first time from next year. Families will be able to enter the stadiums in th...

From missiles to makeup: Kim tours cosmetics factory

-- October 30, 2017 12:44:23

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has visited a cosmetics factory in Pyongyang, accompanied by his wife Ri Sol-ju and sister Kim Yo-jong. State media released undated photos of the visit on Sunday. Bot...

White nationalists stage protests against refugees in Tennessee

-- October 30, 2017 00:52:37

TENNESSEE, Oct 29 (Reuters): About 300 white nationalists and neo-Nazis held back-to-back rallies in two small Tennessee cities on Saturday to protest refugee resettlement in the state, which sued the...

Deputy governor of Afghan province kidnapped in Pakistan

Reuters October 29, 2017 15:20:23

Unidentified kidnappers bundled the deputy governor of Afghanistan’s northwestern province of Kunar into a car in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and took him away, police sources said on Sunday....