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Divers start final mission to bring out last five from Thai cave

Divers start final mission to bring out last five from Thai cave

-- 2018-07-10 13:35:33

The first eight boys rescued from a Thai cave complex are in good health overall and some asked for chocolate bread for breakfast, officials said on Tuesday as rescuers began a third and more challeng...

Taiwan braces for super typhoon Maria

Taiwan braces for super typhoon Maria

-- 2018-07-10 13:07:53

Taiwan is bracing for super typhoon Maria on Tuesday, with some transport services suspended and the weather bureau warning of landslides and flash floods on the heavily industrialised island. As of...

Thai boat capsize: Rescuers recover three more bodies

Thai boat capsize: Rescuers recover three more bodies

-- 2018-07-10 11:42:35

Thai rescue workers pulled three more bodies from the Andaman Sea, officials said on Tuesday, as the grim task of identifying more than 40 dead gets underway following a boat accident off the coast of...

South Korea scraps war drill as talks with North go on

South Korea scraps war drill as talks with North go on

-- 2018-07-10 10:33:05

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet in the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, South Korea, April 27, 2018. Reut...

Thai cave rescuers free four boys, suspend operations

Thai cave rescuers free four boys, suspend operations

-- 2018-07-09 18:08:27

Rescuers suspended operations for the day after bringing four more boys out the flooded cave system in northern Thailand on Monday. According to a witness working with the rescue team confirmed the s...

Nirbhaya gang rape case: Indian SC upholds death sentence

Nirbhaya gang rape case: Indian SC upholds death sentence

-- 2018-07-09 16:32:45

The Indian Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for four men who had fatally gang raped a female student on a moving bus in Delhi in 2012. Three of the four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangr...

Search for survivors after Japan floods kill 110

Search for survivors after Japan floods kill 110

-- 2018-07-09 14:53:08

Rescuers in western Japan dug through mud and rubble on Monday, racing to find survivors after torrential rains unleashed floods and landslides that killed more than 100 people, with dozens missing....

Thai cave rescue operation resumes

Thai cave rescue operation resumes

-- 2018-07-09 14:23:02

An operation to rescue a group of Thai boys and their soccer coach trapped in a flooded cave resumed on Monday, said several officials with knowledge of the operation at the Tham Luang cave in the nor...

Myanmar court charges Reuters reporters

Myanmar court charges Reuters reporters

-- 2018-07-09 10:46:16

A court in Myanmar has charged two jailed Reuters journalists with obtaining secret state documents, moving the landmark press freedom case into its trial stage after six months of preliminary hearing...

Death of rape victim's father: Indian police charge lawmaker’s brother

Death of rape victim's father: Indian police charge lawmaker’s brother

-- 2018-07-08 19:42:44

Indian police on Saturday charged five people, including the brother of a lawmaker from the ruling party, in relation to the death of the father of a teenage girl raped last year. Atul Singh Sengar,...

Divers rescue four boys trapped inside cave in Thailand

Divers rescue four boys trapped inside cave in Thailand

-- 2018-07-08 19:09:37

Rescuers in Thailand have retrieved the first of the 12 boys, trapped with their football coach in a cave for two weeks. Four of the boys were extracted from the cave a couple of minutes apart, immed...

Mission begins to rescue Thai cave boys

Mission begins to rescue Thai cave boys

-- 2018-07-08 13:32:26

A dangerous mission to rescue 12 Thai schoolboys and their soccer coach trapped inside a flooded cave for more than two weeks began on Sunday and authorities said the first survivor may emerge around...

Death toll from Japan rain mounts to 64

Death toll from Japan rain mounts to 64

-- 2018-07-08 11:59:43

The death toll from unprecedented rains in Japan rose to at least 64 on Sunday after rivers burst their banks and forced several million people from their homes, media reports said, with more rain set...

Imran Khan blames Nawaz Sharif for rise in Pakistan’s debts

Imran Khan blames Nawaz Sharif for rise in Pakistan’s debts

-- 2018-07-07 20:02:04

The timing of the accountability court’s verdict against former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the Avenfield Reference case, just 20 days before the general elections, has come as a sho...

N.Korea terms talks with Pompeo ‘regrettable’

N.Korea terms talks with Pompeo ‘regrettable’

-- 2018-07-07 19:22:02

North Korea says high-level talks with a US delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were “regrettable” and has accused Washington of trying to unilaterally pressure the country in...

Torrential rain kills at least 38 killed in Japan

Torrential rain kills at least 38 killed in Japan

-- 2018-07-07 18:20:50

At least 50 people were missing as torrential rain that has killed 38 people pounds western and central Japan, public broadcaster NHK said on Saturday. On top of that, more than 1.6 million were evac...

‘Don’t worry’, Thai boys write to parents from cave

‘Don’t worry’, Thai boys write to parents from cave

-- 2018-07-07 16:33:12

The Thai boys trapped in a cave have exchanged emotional letters with their parents, for the first time since their ordeal began two weeks ago. "Don't worry, we are all strong," one child said in a n...

Death toll in Thai boat capsize reaches 33; 23 still missing

Death toll in Thai boat capsize reaches 33; 23 still missing

-- 2018-07-07 12:57:54

Despite fading hopes, rescuers in Thailand resumed a search on Saturday for 23 survivors after a boat carrying Chinese tourists sank off the island of Phuket in rough weather, while authorities began...

No breakthrough in nuclear talks with Iran after US exit

No breakthrough in nuclear talks with Iran after US exit

-- 2018-07-07 10:50:23

World powers and Iran appeared to make no concrete breakthrough on Friday in talks to provide Tehran with an economic package to compensate for US sanctions that begin taking effect in August. Minist...

Japan heavy rain claims 11 lives; 45 missing

Japan heavy rain claims 11 lives; 45 missing

-- 2018-07-07 10:38:21

At least 45 people are missing as torrential rains that have killed 11 people pounded western and central Japan, public broadcaster NHK said on Saturday, with more than 1.6 million people evacuated fr...

Nawaz Sharif gets 10 years in jail for corruption

Nawaz Sharif gets 10 years in jail for corruption

-- 2018-07-06 18:03:38

A court in Islamabad sentenced Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to 10 years in prison in a corruption case on Friday. Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz was sentenced to seven years in jail...

Japan cult leader, followers executed over deadly subway attack

Japan cult leader, followers executed over deadly subway attack

-- 2018-07-06 16:42:43

Doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara and six of his followers were executed Friday for their roles in a deadly 1995 gas attack on the Tokyo subways and other crimes, closing a chapter on one of Japan&rs...

Thai diver dies during cave rescue attempt

Thai diver dies during cave rescue attempt

-- 2018-07-06 16:28:10

A former Thai navy diver has died while taking part in efforts to rescue 12 boys and their football coach trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand. Petty Officer Saman Gunan lost consciousness on his wa...

10 Chinese tourists die in Thailand as boat sinks

10 Chinese tourists die in Thailand as boat sinks

-- 2018-07-06 14:22:17

At least ten tourists were killed and 45 others are missing as a boat with Chinese tourists sank in a storm off the resort island of Phuket on Friday, officials said. Nine bodies of the Chinese touri...

Iran threatens to reduce cooperation with IAEA

Iran threatens to reduce cooperation with IAEA

-- 2018-07-05 21:56:35

Iran could reduce its co-operation with the UN nuclear watchdog, President Hassan Rouhani told the body's head on Wednesday, reports Reuters. He warned US President Donald Trump of "consequences" of...

Mother Teresa India charity ‘sold 14-day-old baby’

Mother Teresa India charity ‘sold 14-day-old baby’

-- 2018-07-05 19:12:15

A woman working at Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand has been arrested for allegedly selling a 14-day-old baby. Two other women employees from the centr...

India mass deaths: CCTV footage supports suicide theory

India mass deaths: CCTV footage supports suicide theory

-- 2018-07-05 15:57:58

India police investigating the deaths of 11 family members found dead in their home in the capital Delhi say they have recovered CCTV footage which supports a theory of mass suicide. The footage show...

More rains threaten Thai cave boys

More rains threaten Thai cave boys

-- 2018-07-05 11:34:56

Rescuers in Thailand were no closer on Thursday to deciding when and how to extract 12 boys and their football coach from a flooded cave complex, where they were found this week, pale and weak but oth...

Malaysia suspends major Belt and Road rail project

Malaysia suspends major Belt and Road rail project

-- 2018-07-04 18:39:12

Malaysia has suspended construction of East Coast Railway Link as the country seeks to renegotiate the terms of the deal with China. The project owner of the $20 billion has told its main Chinese con...

China’s HNA Group boss dies from fall in France

China’s HNA Group boss dies from fall in France

-- 2018-07-04 18:31:26

The co-founder and chairman of the giant Chinese conglomerate HNA Group has died in a fall in southern France, his company has confirmed. Wang Jian, 57, "accidentally fell" in Provence, while on a bu...