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Indonesia tremor kills one, damages 300 buildings

-- November 21, 2017 11:38:54

One person was killed and nearly 300 buildings were damaged when a magnitude 5.7 earthquake jolted eastern Indonesia on weekend, said Indonesian disaster management agency on Tuesday. Spokesperson of...

Suu Kyi silent on Ronhingyas as ASEM begins

-- November 20, 2017 20:36:42

Myanmar’s State Counsellor and Union Minister of Foreign Affairs Aung San Suu Kyi remained silent about the protracted Rohingya crisis as two-day ASEM Foreign Ministers’ meeting kicked off...

Pakistan road crash claims 20 lives

-- November 20, 2017 15:24:44

Twenty people were killed and two others sustained injuries when  a coal-laden truck overturned on a passenger van near Shah Hussain area of Khairpur, in Pakistan's southern province of Sindh on...

Okinawa collision: US marine faces drunk driving charge

-- November 20, 2017 12:26:11

A Japanese man was killed in a truck collision involving a 21-year-old US marine who was well over the legal alcohol limit for driving, police said of a case that was likely to stoke resentment over t...

China proposes solution to Rohingya crisis

Reuters November 20, 2017 12:22:32

China has proposed a three-phase plan for resolving the Rohingya crisis, starting with a ceasefire in Myanmar’s Rakhine State so that refugees can return from Bangladesh, China’s Foreign M...

Satellite detects N Korea ballistic submarine

-- November 19, 2017 17:29:53

North Korea is on "an aggressive schedule to build and deploy its first operational ballistic missile submarine", according to an analysis of new satellite images by the expert website 38 North. The...

Afghan forces rescue 30 after Taliban prison raid

-- November 19, 2017 14:34:30

Afghan and foreign special forces raided a Taliban prison in southern Helmand province on Sunday and rescued at least 30 people, according to army and provincial officials. Those rescued in the raid...

China military moves against leaks, fake news

Reuters November 19, 2017 12:09:34

China’s military on Sunday launched a website inviting the public to report leaks and fake news, as well as illegal online activities by military personnel, the latest step in a push to ensure C...

19 die in Beijing house fire

-- November 19, 2017 11:08:44

At least nineteen people were killed and eight others injured in a house fire in Beijing's southern Daxing District Saturday night, local authorities said. The fire has been extinguished at around 9:...

Palestinians threaten to cut US ties

-- November 19, 2017 10:31:23

The Palestine Liberation Organisation has warned it will freeze its ties with the US if it carries out a threat to close the PLO office in Washington. In a video on Twitter, PLO Secretary General Sae...

Buddhist-Muslim clash in Sri Lanka injures four

-- November 19, 2017 00:12:06

Sri Lankan police arrested 19 people after a clash between "extremists" from the majority Buddhist and minority Muslim communities in which four people were injured, a spokesman said on Saturday. Ten...

Cops arrest 19 in southern Sri Lanka

-- November 18, 2017 13:51:28

Sri Lankan police on Saturday arrested at least 19 people after violentclashes erupted in the southern Galle District Friday night. A police curfew which had been imposed in six areas across the Gall...

Syria toxic gas inquiry to end

-- November 18, 2017 12:06:37

An international investigation into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria will end on Friday after Russia blocked for the third time in a month attempts at the United Nations to renew...

Hariri leaves Saudi Arabia

BBC November 18, 2017 11:53:31

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has left Saudi Arabia for France, a TV channel owned by his family says. Mr Hariri earlier denied claims he was being held hostage in the Gulf kingdom, tweeting th...

Strong quake rattles Tibet

-- November 18, 2017 10:35:59

A strong 6.9- magnitude earthquake shook Nyingchi, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region at 6:34 am Saturday Beijing Time, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). No casualty wa...

Moscow blocks extension of Syria chemical attacks probe

-- November 18, 2017 00:16:27

Russia has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that would have extended an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria. It is the 10th time Moscow has used its veto powers at the...

'King Salman to leave throne next week'

-- November 17, 2017 17:01:19

King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia plans to step down and announce his son Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman as his successor next week. British tabloid newspaper Daily Mail claims about this p...

UN meeting for escalating regional climate action

-- November 17, 2017 16:47:56

Countries from Asia and the Pacific, Europe and the Middle-East, met on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn to explore opportunities for scaling up climate action in a bid to mee...

Grant citizenship to Rohingyas: UN to Mynamar

Reuters November 17, 2017 09:58:44

A United Nations General Assembly committee on Thursday called on Myanmar to end military operations that have “led to the systematic violation and abuse of human rights” of Rohingya Musli...

US might opt individual sanctions for Myanmar

-- November 16, 2017 17:03:52

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that his country is profoundly concerned by ‘credible reports’ of atrocities committed by Myanmar's security forces.  In the w...

IndiGo's Chennai-Doha flight hit by bird

-- November 16, 2017 13:37:03

A Doha-bound flight carrying 134 passengers and seven crew members suffered a bird hit early Thursday immediately after take-off from southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, officials said. Following th...

Modi remains overwhelmingly popular, says US poll

-- November 16, 2017 13:33:14

Nearly nine out of 10 Indians hold a favourable opinion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more than two-thirds are satisfied with the direction he is taking the country, a Pew survey has found, two...

Australian diplomat dies after fall from building

BBC November 16, 2017 13:07:25

An Australian diplomat has died after falling from a New York City balcony while socialising with friends. Julian Simpson, 30, accidentally slipped from a seventh-floor ledge of his Manhattan buildin...

I'm not silent: Suu Kyi

-- November 16, 2017 11:17:35

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has wondered why people say she has been silent over the brutal army crackdown on the Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State."I don’t know why people say...

Trump deserves death penalty: North Korea

-- November 15, 2017 21:10:12

North Korea’s state media has said US President Donald Trump deserves the death penalty for insulting Kim Jong-Un, supreme leader of the country. The ruling party newspaper has also focused its...

Tillerson wants no sanction against Myanmar

-- November 15, 2017 20:33:54

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson does not want any broad-based sanction against Myanmar, as the United States wants it to succeed in transition to a more democratic society. But, he said, individu...

Strong quake hits off South Korea

-- November 15, 2017 12:31:04

An earthquake measuring magnitude 5.5 has hit off the South Korea's southeastern coast, news agency AP reported Wednesday citing local media sources. Yonhap news agency says the quake was detected ab...

Singapore transit train collision ‘injures 25’

-- November 15, 2017 11:56:58

A Singapore mass transit train collided early on Wednesday with another at a station, injuring 25 people, authorities said, the latest incident involving the city-state’s railways. Transit oper...

Myanmar army denies Rohingya atrocity; HRW slams

-- November 14, 2017 18:41:38

Human rights groups on Tuesday slammed Myanmar army’s report which denies allegations of rape and killings by security forces. Rights groups branded Myanmar army’s actions as "whitewash"...

Stalker ‘burns woman alive’ in southern India

-- November 14, 2017 13:59:21

A young woman was burnt alive allegedly by her stalker on Monday night in Adambakkam area of Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu, said police. Reports said the man was stalking and harassing her...