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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...

Thai cave boys get dive lessons as rescuers plan for extraction

Thai cave boys get dive lessons as rescuers plan for extraction

-- 2018-07-04 13:47:33

Rescue teams in northern Thailand were giving crash courses in swimming and diving on Wednesday as part of preparations to extract a young soccer squad trapped in a cave and keen to end a harrowing 11...

Malaysia’s Najib Razak pleads not guilty to graft charges

Malaysia’s Najib Razak pleads not guilty to graft charges

-- 2018-07-04 11:49:00

Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak pleaded not guilty to criminal charges on Wednesday related to a probe into allegations of corruption at state fund 1MDB, less than two months after...

Saudi crown prince appoints former Siemens CEO as advisor

Saudi crown prince appoints former Siemens CEO as advisor

-- 2018-07-03 16:28:55

Klaus Kleinfeld, a former chief executive of industrial conglomerate Siemens and giant aluminum producer Alcoa, has been appointed an adviser to Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman....

Malaysia arrests ex-prime minister Najib Razak

Malaysia arrests ex-prime minister Najib Razak

-- 2018-07-03 15:39:57

Malaysian anti-corruption agents arrested former Prime Minister Najib Razak on Tuesday following a probe into how money went missing from a state fund he founded almost a decade ago and he was expecte...

Australian archbishop faces one-year detention for concealing child abuse

Australian archbishop faces one-year detention for concealing child abuse

-- 2018-07-03 11:40:01

A Catholic archbishop in Australia has been given a maximum sentence of 12 months in detention for concealing child sexual abuse in the 1970s. Philip Wilson, now archbishop of Adelaide, is the most s...

Afghan Sikhs, Hindus grieve  after suicide attack kills 20

Afghan Sikhs, Hindus grieve after suicide attack kills 20

-- 2018-07-02 21:52:00

Grief mixed with anger among Afghanistan's minority Sikh and Hindu community on Monday, reports Agencies. They prepared for funerals of loved ones, including an election candidate, killed in a suicid...

Syrian civil war leaves 270,000 homeless in south-west

Syrian civil war leaves 270,000 homeless in south-west

-- 2018-07-02 18:59:37

At least 270,000 people have fled their homes in south-western Syria since the military launched an assault on rebel-held areas two weeks ago, the UN says. Many of those displaced by the fighting in...

Malaysia freezes 408 bank accounts, summons Najib's stepson

Malaysia freezes 408 bank accounts, summons Najib's stepson

-- 2018-07-02 17:04:37

Malaysia has frozen more than 400 bank accounts as part of a probe into a multi-billion-dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB. A task force looking into 1MDB came up with the statement on Monday, reports...

Philippine city mayor assassinated during flag-raising event

Philippine city mayor assassinated during flag-raising event

-- 2018-07-02 14:25:13

A Philippine provincial city mayor known for parading drug suspects in public but also alleged to have drug ties himself was shot and killed Monday during a flag-raising ceremony in front of horrified...

India condemns deadly attack on Hindus, Sikhs in Afghanistan

India condemns deadly attack on Hindus, Sikhs in Afghanistan

-- 2018-07-02 13:50:56

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condemned a deadly bomb attack in Afghanistan that killed 20 people and wounded 20 others, officials said. “We strongly condemn the terror attacks in Afg...

Kim urges Xi to help end sanctions against N Korea

Kim urges Xi to help end sanctions against N Korea

-- 2018-07-01 22:25:21

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has appealed to China's Xi Jinping to help end sanctions against Pyongyang following his landmark summit with US President Donald Trump, reports Agencies. A Japanese n...