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Japan’s Shinzo Abe calls snap election

-- September 25, 2017 17:00:29

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday announced his plan to dissolve parliament and call a snap election.   Shinzo Abe also said his decision to call a snap election would not distract h...

Thousands evacuated near Bali volcano

BBC September 25, 2017 11:21:16

Nearly 35,000 people have been evacuated from their homes near an active volcano in Bali, as authorities warn it could erupt imminently.   The area around Mount Agung has seen hundreds of tremo...

Peace Council asks Lankan govt to lift ban on Rohingyas

-- September 24, 2017 18:16:02

The National Peace Council (NPC) of Sri Lanka has appealed to the Sri Lankan government to lift the ban on the entry of Rohingya refugees, taking into account the “intensity of atrocities agains...

UN finds evidence of rape in Rohingya 'cleansing'

Reuters September 24, 2017 15:02:15

Doctors treating some of the 429,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in recent weeks have seen dozens of women with injuries consistent with violent sexual attacks, UN clinic...

Saudi Arabia condemns Myanmar

Reuters September 24, 2017 14:42:39

Saudi Arabia on Saturday condemned the government of Myanmar’s “policy of repression” against minority Rohingya Muslims.   “My country is gravely concerned and condemns...

Afghan Taliban 'shut down' 46 clinics

Reuters September 24, 2017 13:23:00

The Taliban has shut down dozens of clinics in the southern Afghan province of Uruzgan in the past few days, officials said, amid demands for special treatment for its fighters who control most of the...

Philippines hit by strong quake

-- September 24, 2017 13:13:47

An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale jolted four km Northwest of Kadingilan, the Philippines at 4:47pm EST (20:47 GMT) on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.   The epicentre, w...

Three die in China landslide

Xinhua September 24, 2017 11:33:37

A landslide in southwest China has killed three people and left another three missing, authorities said Sunday. Ten people were at the spot when the landslide struck a highway in Libo county, Guizh...

SL won’t allow Rohingya refugees to enter

-- September 23, 2017 19:20:29

Saying visitors need to follow immigration procedures to enter the country, Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Rohingya refugees won’t be allowed in his country, as per a...

Highest alert issued for Bali volcano

-- September 23, 2017 18:29:07

Indonesia has issued its highest level alert for a volcano on Bali, warning that an eruption on the popular tourist island could be imminent, reports BBC.   About 10,000 people have already bee...

North Korean quake 'suspected explosion', China says

-- September 23, 2017 17:49:03

Earthquake administration of China detected a magnitude 3.4 earthquake in North Korea and the Chinese government said it was a “suspected explosion.”   China made the announcement r...

NZ's ruling party takes lead in general election

-- September 23, 2017 17:24:55

New Zealand’s ruling National Party enjoyed a wide lead over the Labour Party with 70 per cent of results counted in the country’s general election on Saturday after the most hotly contest...

Iran tests missile despite Trump pressure

BBC September 23, 2017 14:33:50

Iran says it has successfully tested a new-medium range missile, in defiance of US President Donald Trump.   The launch of the Khoramshahr missile, which has a range of 2,000 km (1242 miles), w...

Nine killed in eastern Afghan clash

Xinhua September 23, 2017 13:24:37

One Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel and eight Taliban militants were killed and eight people wounded in a clash in Laghman, eastern Afghanistan on late Friday, the provincial government said on Sa...

Bali volcano alert raised to highest level

-- September 23, 2017 13:02:44

Indonesia has issued its highest level alert for a volcano on Bali, warning that an eruption on the popular tourist island could be imminent.   About 10,000 people have already been evacuated,...

China slashes trade ties with North Korea

BBC September 23, 2017 12:04:40

China has moved to limit North Korea's oil supply and will stop buying textiles from the politically isolated nation, it said on Saturday.   China is North Korea's most important trading partne...

Philippines president threatens to kill own son over drugs

-- September 22, 2017 19:27:10

The President of the Philippines has threatened to have his own son killed if he is found guilty of drug trafficking allegations, reports mirror.co.uk.   President Rodrigo Duterte 's son is acc...

India using chilli sprays, stun grenades to stop Rohingya influx

-- September 22, 2017 18:25:36

India has stepped up security along its largely porous eastern border with Bangladesh and is using “chilli and stun grenades” to block the entry of Rohingya Muslims fleeing from violence i...

Kashmir shooting: Death toll rises to six

-- September 22, 2017 15:51:08

The death toll from the overnight cross-border shooting by India in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir has risen to six, Pakistan's military said.   The latest incident comes as Pakistani...

Myanmar guilty of genocide: Peoples' Tribunal

-- September 22, 2017 14:44:16

Myanmar has been committed genocide against Rohingyas and its other Muslim minorities, according to the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal.   The seven-strong panel of the international opinion tribun...

N Korea lashes 'deranged' Trump, threatens H-bomb detonation

Reuters September 22, 2017 11:28:33

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un blasted US President Donald Trump as "mentally deranged" on Friday and vowed to make him pay dearly for threatening to destroy his country, hours after Trump ordered fr...

India ponders arms supply to Myanmar

-- September 21, 2017 20:08:46

India is considering supplying arms to Myanmar’s government in a sign of strong support for a neighbour that faces criticism for its crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, reports Reuters.   The...

Saudi to lift social media ban, impose censorship

-- September 21, 2017 19:00:12

The Saudi government is lifting a ban on calls made through online apps on Thursday but will monitor and censor them, a government spokesman said.   All online voice and video call services - s...

Trump speech is 'a dog's bark': North Korea

-- September 21, 2017 18:33:35

North Korea's top diplomat has called US President Donald Trump's speech to the UN "the sound of a barking dog", reports BBC.   Speaking to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump said he wou...

Myanmar Vice President downplays Rakhine crisis

BBC September 21, 2017 14:03:24

Myanmar's Vice President Henry Van Thio says his government is "deeply concerned" about the exodus of people from Rakhine state into Bangladesh, but insists that the crisis was easing.   Speaki...

'Petrol bombs thrown' at Rohingya aid shipment in Myanmar

Reuters September 21, 2017 11:55:07

Hundreds of Buddhists in Myanmar tried to block a shipment of aid to Muslims in Rakhine state where the United Nations has accused the military of ethnic cleansing, with a witness saying protesters th...

Couple leaves 3-yr-old daughter, Rs 100cr to become monks

-- September 20, 2017 19:30:35

Their decision to renounce the world isn’t bizarre, considering they are from Jain community where many practice renunciation. What is unusual is their age and the circumstances. They are in the...

Saudi King orders $15m aid for Rohingya refugees

-- September 20, 2017 16:57:41

Saudi King Salman ordered $15 million aid for the Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar as a result of genocide and torture.   The announcement came in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (S...

Rohingya refugees reject Suu Kyi's claim

-- September 19, 2017 17:26:12

Rohingya refugees rejected the claim of Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi that many members of the minority group were safe in Myanmar, reports Al Jazeera.   In a sprawling and squalid...

Auckland petrol stations run out of fuel

-- September 19, 2017 17:21:08

Several petrol stations in Auckland have been hit by fuel shortages as problems caused by damage to a pipeline in New Zealand's largest city spread, reports BBC. Z Energy confirmed to the BBC that 1...