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Floods, landslides kill two in Indonesia

Floods, landslides kill two in Indonesia

-- 2018-11-03 14:30:07

Two people were killed and about 300 others were forced to take shelter at higher grounds as floods and landslides struck West Sumatra province of western Indonesia, a disaster agency official said on...

India’s man-eating tigress shot dead after major hunt

India’s man-eating tigress shot dead after major hunt

-- 2018-11-03 12:49:09

A tigress in India who is said to have killed 13 people has been shot dead after a major hunt, officials say. The six-year-old tigress had evaded capture in the jungles of the western state of Mahara...

Now US-based  journalist accuses  MJ Akbar of rape

Now US-based journalist accuses MJ Akbar of rape

-- 2018-11-02 21:28:58

Editor-turned-politician MJ Akbar, who had to resign as union minister over sex harassment allegations against him, has now been accused of rape by a US-based journalist who worked with him over two d...

Asia-Pacific home to half billion undernourished people

Asia-Pacific home to half billion undernourished people

-- 2018-11-02 19:36:07

The Asia-Pacific region, with the world's highest rate of urbanisation, is also the home to more than half the world's 821 million undernourished people, said United Nations officials on Friday. Hund...

Saudi prince terms Khashoggi dangerous Islamist

Saudi prince terms Khashoggi dangerous Islamist

-- 2018-11-02 17:43:15

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told the US he considered murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi to be a dangerous Islamist, media reports say. Prince Mohammed's reported phone call to the White...

Onboard fistfight causes China bus to plunge into river

Onboard fistfight causes China bus to plunge into river

-- 2018-11-02 17:25:39

Security footage from a bus which crashed into a river in China has revealed that the driver was fighting with a passenger moments earlier. The bus plunged 50m (164ft) off a bridge into the Yangtze R...

Australian jailed for aiding wife’s suicide

Australian jailed for aiding wife’s suicide

-- 2018-11-02 17:18:06

An Australian man has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for encouraging his wife's suicide, in a case believed to have set a global precedent.  Graham Morant, 68, was convicted last month of co...

Suspected ULFA terrorists kill five in Assam

Suspected ULFA terrorists kill five in Assam

-- 2018-11-02 13:44:34

At least five people were killed by suspected United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) terrorists at Kherbari near the Dhola-Sadiya bridge in Upper Assam's Tinsukia district of India on Thursday evenin...

Jordan ministers quit over Dead Sea flood deaths

Jordan ministers quit over Dead Sea flood deaths

-- 2018-11-02 10:30:07

Jordan’s education and tourism ministers have resigned after an investigation into the deaths of 21 people, mainly school children who were swept away in flash floods on a school outing in the D...

Sri Lankan president to lift parliament suspension

Sri Lankan president to lift parliament suspension

-- 2018-11-01 21:46:51

Sri Lanka's president has lifted the suspension of parliament and scheduled a meeting of the legislature on November 5, according to his newly-appointed prime minister, in a highly anticipated move ob...

Ousted Sri Lanka PM refuses to leave post

Ousted Sri Lanka PM refuses to leave post

-- 2018-11-01 18:07:54

The man at the centre of Sri Lanka's political crisis said that he has the support of parliament and will not leave the grand mansion reserved for the island nation's prime minister. Last week the pr...

Kazakh president invites Saudi king, crown prince to visit

Kazakh president invites Saudi king, crown prince to visit

-- 2018-11-01 14:54:47

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has close ties to Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan, has invited Saudi Arabia’s king and crown prince to visit Kazakhstan at a meeting with another Saudi r...

Myanmar officials try to convince Rohingyas to return, accept ID cards

Myanmar officials try to convince Rohingyas to return, accept ID cards

-- 2018-11-01 13:00:26

Myanmar officials visited camps for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh on Wednesday in an effort to kick-start a process to repatriate hundreds of thousands who fled an army crackdown last year....

Indonesian divers retrieve black box from crashed Lion Air jet

Indonesian divers retrieve black box from crashed Lion Air jet

-- 2018-11-01 11:31:11

Indonesian divers have retrieved a black box from a Lion Air jet that crashed into the sea this week with 189 aboard and brought it back to a ship on the surface, one of the divers told media on Thurs...

Khashoggi murder outcry threatens US-Saudi ties: Saudi prince

Khashoggi murder outcry threatens US-Saudi ties: Saudi prince

-- 2018-11-01 10:00:47

The outcry in the United States demonising Saudi Arabia over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul threatens US-Saudi strategic ties, the former Saudi i...

Iran summons Danish envoy over ‘deadly Tehran plot’

Iran summons Danish envoy over ‘deadly Tehran plot’

-- 2018-10-31 21:35:22

Iran on Wednesday summoned the Danish ambassador to Tehran over Copenhagen's allegations about an Iranian plot to kill an opposition activist in Denmark, the official IRNA news agency reported. Iran...

Saudi prosecutor discusses Khashoggi case with Turkish intelligence

Saudi prosecutor discusses Khashoggi case with Turkish intelligence

-- 2018-10-31 16:21:36

Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor held talks overnight with Turkish intelligence officials over the investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul...

Pakistan Islamists protest after Christian woman freed in blasphemy case

Pakistan Islamists protest after Christian woman freed in blasphemy case

-- 2018-10-31 15:28:40

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday freed a Christian woman from a death sentence for blasphemy against Islam and overturned her conviction, sparking angry protests and death threats from an u...

Afghan army helicopter crash kills all 25 on board

Afghan army helicopter crash kills all 25 on board

-- 2018-10-31 12:57:45

An Afghan official says an army helicopter carrying senior officials has crashed in bad weather in the western Farah province, killing all 25 on board. Naser Mehdi, a spokesman for the provincial go...

Rescuers begin mission to free 30 trapped in Philippines landslide

Rescuers begin mission to free 30 trapped in Philippines landslide

-- 2018-10-31 12:46:16

Philippine rescue teams worked to free at least 30 people trapped under earth and rubble on Wednesday after a typhoon dumped heavy rainfall on a mountainous region, triggering floods and deadly landsl...

Suicide blast kills six near Kabul prison

Suicide blast kills six near Kabul prison

Reuters 2018-10-31 11:27:32

A suicide bomber blew himself up near the gate of Afghanistan’s largest prison on Wednesday, killing at least six people and wounding three, officials said, but there was no immediate claim of r...

Indonesia hunts for plane crash victims, black box recorders

Indonesia hunts for plane crash victims, black box recorders

Reuters 2018-10-30 11:47:39

Indonesia on Tuesday stepped up a search for an airliner that plunged into the sea with all 189 aboard feared dead, deploying underwater beacons to trace its black box recorders and uncover why an alm...

Strong quake rattles New Zealand

Strong quake rattles New Zealand

Reuters 2018-10-30 09:52:01

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck New Zealand’s north island on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey said, a tremor felt by thousands of people although there were no immediate repor...

Sri Lanka police arrest sacked minister over shooting

Sri Lanka police arrest sacked minister over shooting

-- 2018-10-29 17:50:20

Sri Lankan police arrested deposed oil minister Arjuna Ranatunga on Monday over a shooting that killed one person a day earlier. “Colombo Crime division arrested Ranatunga over the shooting inc...

5.4 magnitude quake shakes Japan’s Torishima Island

5.4 magnitude quake shakes Japan’s Torishima Island

-- 2018-10-29 13:32:51

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 struck the Torishima Island region in southern Japan, the weather agency said on Monday. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) the offsh...

Blast near Afghanistan election commission HQ injures six

Blast near Afghanistan election commission HQ injures six

-- 2018-10-29 11:30:18

A suicide bomber detonated explosives near Afghanistan’s election commission headquarters in Kabul on Monday, injuring at least six people, officials said. At least four officials of the Indepe...

Indonesia plane crashes with 188 passengers on board

Indonesia plane crashes with 188 passengers on board

-- 2018-10-29 10:19:56

A Lion Air flight with at least 188 people on board is believed to have sunk after crashing into the sea off Indonesia’s island of Java on Monday, shortly after take off from the capital on its...

Guard of Sri Lankan 'sacked' minister opens fire

Guard of Sri Lankan 'sacked' minister opens fire

-- 2018-10-28 19:06:52

Three people were injured in Sri Lanka on Sunday when a security guard of parliamentarian Arjuna Ranatunga, former petroleum minister under ousted prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s sacked ca...

Pakistan restores ban on Indian TV channels

Pakistan restores ban on Indian TV channels

-- 2018-10-28 11:57:41

Pakistan's Supreme Court has reinstated a ban on the transmission of Indian content on local television channels, setting aside an earlier ruling by the Lahore High Court (LHC), reports the Khaleej Ti...

S Korea begins airlift of tourists trapped by Super Typhoon Yutu

S Korea begins airlift of tourists trapped by Super Typhoon Yutu

-- 2018-10-27 18:25:08

South Korea's government has started military flights to rescue nationals stranded on typhoon-hit Saipan, the main island of the Northern Marianas. The US commonwealth was devastated by Super Typhoon...