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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....

'Son Tinh' claims lives of 20 in Vietnam

'Son Tinh' claims lives of 20 in Vietnam

-- 2018-07-22 11:09:54

Tropical storm Son Tinh has killed 20 people, left 16 missing and injured 14 in Vietnam, the country’s rescue committee said on Saturday. Floods triggered by heavy rains hit northern Vietnam af...

Afghan government considering new Eid ceasefire offer

Afghan government considering new Eid ceasefire offer

-- 2018-07-22 10:08:22

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani may offer the Taliban a ceasefire during next month’s Eid holiday after the truce in June which saw unprecedented scenes of unarmed fighters and soldiers mingling o...

'Myanmar violated UN child rights pact'

'Myanmar violated UN child rights pact'

-- 2018-07-21 21:17:50

Legal experts have said Myanmar violated its obligations to the United Nations child rights convention in its crackdown on the Rohingyas. Legal experts commissioned by Save the Children Norway analys...

Authority issues warnings as deadly heatwave strikes Japan

Authority issues warnings as deadly heatwave strikes Japan

-- 2018-07-21 17:21:47

People across Japan have been urged to take precautions against a heatwave that has killed about 30 people. Thousands more have sought hospital treatment for heat-related conditions over the past two...

'Israel, Hamas agree to restore calm in Gaza'

'Israel, Hamas agree to restore calm in Gaza'

-- 2018-07-21 17:14:22

Hamas has announced that it agreed a truce with Israel in the Gaza Strip, a day after clashes killed an Israeli soldier and four Palestinians along the volatile border. The Israeli military declined...

Nawaz, daughter unlikely to be shifted to guest house from jail

Nawaz, daughter unlikely to be shifted to guest house from jail

-- 2018-07-21 17:12:32

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz are unlikely to be transferred to the Sihala Rest House owing to its lack of proper security arrangements needed for the high...

Vigilantes beat Muslim man to death in India

Vigilantes beat Muslim man to death in India

-- 2018-07-21 16:39:30

Suspected vigilantes on Saturday killed a Muslim man transporting two cows in India, just 15 months after a similar attack spotlighted the growing influence of pro-Hindu fringe groups. Many Hindus re...

Rahul gives Modi a surprise hug

Rahul gives Modi a surprise hug

-- 2018-07-21 10:52:36

Opposition leader Rahul Gandhi surprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday when he interrupted a no-confidence debate by walking across the parliament floor to give his rival a hug. Modi easily...

Rahul Gandhi startles bitter  foe Modi with a hug

Rahul Gandhi startles bitter foe Modi with a hug

-- 2018-07-20 22:01:17

Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi created a flutter in parliament on Friday, giving Prime Minister Narendra Modi a surprise hug during a heated debate and said he had nothing but love for his bitt...

S Korea court hands ex-president another eight years in jail

S Korea court hands ex-president another eight years in jail

-- 2018-07-20 20:59:21

A South Korean court sentenced former president Park Geun-hye to eight more years in prison on Friday after finding her guilty on charges of causing loss of government funds and interfering in a 2016...

Hackers gain access to personal data of 1.5m Singaporeans

Hackers gain access to personal data of 1.5m Singaporeans

-- 2018-07-20 17:02:56

Hackers have stolen personal data in Singapore belonging to some 1.5 million people, or about a quarter of the population, officials say. They broke into the government health database in a "delibera...

Heatwave in Japan sparks fears for 2020 Olympics

Heatwave in Japan sparks fears for 2020 Olympics

-- 2018-07-20 16:46:47

A deadly heatwave in Japan this week has many residents in the Japanese capital questioning the wisdom of staging the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in July and August. Rescuers in Tokyo responded to more than...

Ex-South Korean President Park gets another eight years in jail

Ex-South Korean President Park gets another eight years in jail

-- 2018-07-20 15:58:29

A South Korean court sentenced former president Park Geun-hye to eight more years in prison on Friday after finding her guilty on charges of causing loss of government funds and interfering in a 2016...

Malaysia to release report on MH370 on 30 July

Malaysia to release report on MH370 on 30 July

-- 2018-07-20 12:49:33

Malaysia will release the long-awaited report final report of missing flight MH370 on July 30, the transport minister said on Friday. In May, the country called off a privately-funded underwater sear...

Chennai court charges 17 men for raping minor multiple times

Chennai court charges 17 men for raping minor multiple times

-- 2018-07-19 19:40:30

Seventeen men have been charged in India with the gang-rape of an 11-year-old deaf girl in the city of Chennai. Police say she was raped repeatedly since the start of the year. They say the main perp...

Australia overtakes UK for overseas students

Australia overtakes UK for overseas students

-- 2018-07-19 18:17:01

Australia is overtaking the UK as the world's second biggest destination for international students, says research from University College London. Researchers at UCL's Centre for Global Higher Educat...

Nawaz Sharif, daughter likely to be shifted to rest house from jail

Nawaz Sharif, daughter likely to be shifted to rest house from jail

-- 2018-07-19 17:19:44

Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz are likely to be shifted from Adiala jail in Rawalpindi to the rest house of Sihala Police Training College in Islamabad. Geo...

10 die as bus falls into gorge in India

10 die as bus falls into gorge in India

-- 2018-07-19 12:37:32

At least ten people were killed and nine others injured after a passenger bus skidded off a mountainous road and fell into a deep gorge in northern Indian state of Uttarakhand on Thursday, police sa...

Israel passes controversial ‘Jewish nation state’ law

Israel passes controversial ‘Jewish nation state’ law

-- 2018-07-19 12:29:27

Israel’s parliament has passed into law a controversial bill that defines the country as an exclusively Jewish state. The “Jewish nation state” bill downgrades Arabic as an official...

Malaysia arrests seven over suspected militant links

Malaysia arrests seven over suspected militant links

-- 2018-07-19 10:48:21

Malaysia has detained seven people for suspected militant-linked activities, including a man who allegedly made death threats against the country’s king and prime minister, police said on Thursd...

Thailand cave boys discharged from hospital

Thailand cave boys discharged from hospital

-- 2018-07-18 19:46:19

The 12 boys rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand have spoken publicly of their ordeal for the first time, describing the ‘moment of miracle’ when divers found them. Adul Sam-on, 14, th...

There’s ‘no time limit’ for N Korea to denuclearise: Trump

There’s ‘no time limit’ for N Korea to denuclearise: Trump

-- 2018-07-18 12:12:57

US President Donald Trump says there is "no time limit" for North Korea to denuclearise and that there is no need to rush the process. It marks a shift in tone from Trump who previously said nuclear...

Three die as building collapses into another in India

Three die as building collapses into another in India

-- 2018-07-18 11:12:57

A six-story building under construction collapsed onto an adjacent building in Greater Noida near New Delhi, killing at least three people and trapping several others under the debris, police said on...

Heavy rainfall in India claims 11 lives

Heavy rainfall in India claims 11 lives

-- 2018-07-17 14:20:42

At least 11 people were killed in heavy rains in Kozhikkode, Malappuram and Kollam districts of Kerala in the past 24 hours, officials said Tuesday. “While three people died in rain-related inc...

Heatwave kills 14 in Japan over long weekend

Heatwave kills 14 in Japan over long weekend

-- 2018-07-17 10:36:31

An intense heatwave killed at least 14 people over a three-day long weekend in Japan, media reported on Tuesday, and high temperatures hampered the recovery in flood-hit areas where more than 200 peop...

Israeli rockets strike military position near Aleppo

Israeli rockets strike military position near Aleppo

-- 2018-07-16 17:15:03

Israeli rockets had struck a Syrian military position near Nairab airport on the outskirts of the city of Aleppo. The Syrian state news agency SANA said, quoting a military source, “the Zionist...

Taliban kill seven Afghan cops in eastern province

Taliban kill seven Afghan cops in eastern province

-- 2018-07-16 15:49:36

The Taliban stormed a police checkpoint in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province and killed seven policemen, a provincial official said Monday. The attack took place the previous night in th...

Thai cave rescue: Australian divers given diplomatic immunity

Thai cave rescue: Australian divers given diplomatic immunity

-- 2018-07-16 13:38:17

Thailand gave diplomatic immunity to three Australians who helped a boys’ soccer team escape from a flooded cave, in case “something went wrong”, its foreign minister said on Monday....

Truck hits wedding bus in Pakistan, killing 15

Truck hits wedding bus in Pakistan, killing 15

-- 2018-07-16 12:30:49

A trailer truck has hit a parked passenger bus carrying wedding guests on a busy highway near the southern city of Hyderabad in Pakistan, killing at least 15 people. The accident took place before da...