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India bus plunge leaves four dead, injures 23

FE Online Desk October 29, 2017 15:14:32

At least four people died and 23 others sustained injuries as a state-run bus fell into a deep gorge near Dethal in Kumarsain area in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday, a senio...

N Afghanistan militant attack kills 13 cops

Xinhua October 29, 2017 14:28:19

At least 13 police personnel were killed and another one missing, following a series of militant attacks on security checkpoints in northern Kunduz province on Sunday, an Afghan official said. "Up to...

Qatar Emir warns against military action

AP October 29, 2017 13:45:15

Qatar’s emir has warned against any military confrontation over the ongoing diplomatic dispute between his country and four other Arab nations, saying it would only plunge the region into chaos....

Bus plunges into river in Nepal, killing at least 31

-- October 28, 2017 17:04:16

A bus carrying passengers returning from a Hindu festival to the Nepali capital of Kathmandu skidded off the main highway and plunged into a river on Saturday, killing at least 31 people and leaving o...

North Korea steps up nuclear threat: US Defence Secretary

-- October 28, 2017 16:42:53

The threat of nuclear attack from North Korea is increasing, US Defence Secretary James Mattis said during a visit to South Korea, reports BBC. Mattis warned it would face a "massive military respons...

India road crash kills seven pilgrims

-- October 28, 2017 13:21:48

At least seven pilgrims, all women, were killed and six others sustained injuries when the autorickshaw in which they were travelling collided head-on with a sand-laden truck in the southern Indian st...

Myanmar detains journos for Turkish state TV

-- October 28, 2017 12:39:53

Myanmar police detained two journalists working for Turkey’s state broadcaster TRT and their interpreter and driver on Friday for flying a drone near the parliament compound, amid tension betwee...

Myanmar allows UN to resume food aid

-- October 27, 2017 17:57:34

Myanmar authorities have agreed to allow the United Nations to resume distribution of food in northern Rakhine state which was suspended for two months, the World Food programme (WFP) said on Friday,...

Rohingya crisis: Tillerson phones Myanmar army chief

Reuters October 27, 2017 10:55:58

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke on Thursday with Myanmar's army chief and expressed concern over reported atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, the US State Department said i...

Australian deputy PM disqualified

BBC October 27, 2017 10:28:42

Australian Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce and four other politicians were wrongly elected because they held dual citizenship, a top court has ruled. The High Court of Australia decision means three of the p...

Buddhists block aid workers from entering Rakhine Muslim camp

-- October 26, 2017 23:29:58

Buddhists in Myanmar have blocked aid workers from visiting a camp for displaced Muslims in the central part of Rakhine State, where the United Nations fears the spread of violence that has already di...

Japanese minister gives back salary over scandal

-- October 26, 2017 18:46:31

A Minister in Japan has said that he is returning two months of his salary after a government-backed lender reported USD 2.3 billion in shady loans. Hiroshige Seko, who heads the Ministry of Economy,...

Rohingya repatriation: India stresses constructive approach

-- October 26, 2017 18:01:05

Indian Foreign Secretary Dr. S Jaishankar has said a ‘constructive approach’ is required to send back Rohingyas who crossed into Bangladesh to flee persecution in their home state of...

Indonesia factory death toll rises to 47

-- October 26, 2017 17:52:32

The number of deaths has risen to 47 from Thursday's blast at a fireworks factory on the outskirts of Indonesia's capital of Jakarta, with 46 injured, police spokesman Argo Yuwono told Metro Televisio...

Indonesia factory explosion claims 27 lives

Reuters October 26, 2017 14:49:52

The number of deaths has risen to 47 from Thursday's blast at a fireworks factory on the outskirts of Indonesia's capital of Jakarta, with 46 injured, police spokesman Argo Yuwono told Metro Televisio...

Attack on Swiss couple near Taj Mahal

BBC October 26, 2017 14:12:28

A Swiss couple have been attacked at Fatehpur Sikri, a popular monument near the Taj Mahal, Indian police say. A senior police officer told BBC Hindi that four men attacked Quentin Jeremy Clerc and M...

Pak court issues warrant for Nawaz Sharif

Agencies October 26, 2017 12:50:23

A Pakistani judge has issued an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after he failed to appear in court to face corruption charges. Judge Mohammad Bashir on Thursday also rejected a...

Rohingyas turn to 'WhatsApp radio'

Reuters October 26, 2017 12:14:01

Sat in his hillside grocery shop in a Bangladesh refugee camp, Rohingya Muslim Momtaz-ul-Hoque takes a break to listen to an audio recording on his mobile phone, while children and passers-by gather r...

India defends ties with N Korea, Iran

Reuters October 26, 2017 10:48:11

India’s foreign minister defended the country’s ties with North Korea and Iran during talks on Wednesday with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson aimed at building robust relations between th...

Trump applauds Xi's 'extraordinary' rise

Agencies October 26, 2017 10:36:46

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping to congratulate him on a new leadership line-up unveiled at the Communist Party Congress in Beijing. The two also...

N Korea urges UN to discuss US naval exercise as threat

-- October 25, 2017 23:19:43

North Korea's ambassador is calling on the UN Security Council to urgently discuss the recent joint US naval exercise near the Korean peninsula, calling it part of preparations for a pre-emptive strik...

S Korea, US, Japan start joint military exercise

-- October 25, 2017 19:52:43

South Korea, the United States and Japan started a two-day missile tracking drill jointly in preparation for any missile or nuclear threats from North Korea. The exercises are going on in waters off...

Thailand prepares for five-day royal funeral

BBC October 25, 2017 13:28:51

Big crowds are gathering for a five-day funeral ceremony for Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died last October aged 88. The monarch will be cremated in Bangkok on Thursday, in a royal...

China unveils leadership, no obvious Xi heir

Reuters October 25, 2017 11:10:21

China’s Communist Party revealed its new leadership helmed by President Xi Jinping on Wednesday, breaking with recent precedent by failing to include a clear successor to the president among the...

UN extends ban on sale to N Korea

-- October 24, 2017 13:38:47

A UN committee has added 32 items that have both civilian and military uses to a list of prohibited goods and technologies banned from sale or transfer to North Korea. The committee that monitors san...

CPC ends with Xi on par with Mao

BBC October 24, 2017 13:15:23

China's Communist Party has voted to enshrine Xi Jinping's ideology in its constitution, elevating him to the same level as founder Mao Zedong. The unanimous vote to incorporate "Xi Jinping Thought"...

Melbourne man charged with funding IS

-- October 24, 2017 11:45:06

An Australian man has been charged with sending money to a US citizen fighting for so-called Islamic State in Syria. Isa Kocoglu, 43, was arrested at his Melbourne home on Tuesday after a 16-month in...

Philippines declares end of battle with IS

-- October 23, 2017 22:14:03

MARAWI CITY/CLARK, Philippines, Oct 23 (Reuters): The Philippines on Monday announced the end of five months of military operations in a southern city held by pro-Islamic State rebels, after a fierce...

Israel defies arms embargo to empower Myanmar!

-- October 23, 2017 21:31:03

Human rights activists are stepping up efforts to expose Israel's long and covert history of supplying weapons and military training to regimes while they actively commit massacres, ethnic cleansing a...

Israel arming Myanmar despite embargo

-- October 23, 2017 12:31:34

Human rights activists are stepping up efforts to expose Israel's long and covert history of supplying weapons and military training to regimes while they actively commit massacres, ethnic cleansing...