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19 die, 11 missing in flood-hit northern Vietnam

19 die, 11 missing in flood-hit northern Vietnam

-- 2018-06-27 12:54:30

Floods and landslides caused by heavy rain over the weekend in Vietnam's northern mountainous provinces have claimed 19 human lives, left 11 local people missing, and injured 12 others, the country's...

Rouhani promises to handle fresh US sanctions

Rouhani promises to handle fresh US sanctions

-- 2018-06-26 21:28:27

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has promised his countrymen to handle the economic pressure of new US sanctions. The president came up the statement on Tuesday amid reports of a second day of demonst...

Myanmar fires two general after EU sanction

Myanmar fires two general after EU sanction

-- 2018-06-26 20:35:20

Within hours of the EU’s sanction announcement, the Myanmar military announced that one of the generals had been fired on Monday and another had left the army last month after being removed from...

Polio outbreak grips Papua New Guinea

Polio outbreak grips Papua New Guinea

-- 2018-06-26 19:05:36

An outbreak of polio has been confirmed in Papua New Guinea, 18 years after the country was declared free of the disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) says the virus was detected in a six-year...

Israeli missiles strike near Damascus airport

Israeli missiles strike near Damascus airport

-- 2018-06-26 11:22:05

Syrian state news agency SANA said two Israeli missiles hit in the vicinity of Damascus international airport in the early hours of Tuesday morning, without giving further details. The Syrian Observa...

US airstrikes kill six IS militants in Afghanistan

US airstrikes kill six IS militants in Afghanistan

-- 2018-06-25 14:48:56

At least six Islamic State (IS) militants were killed after NATO and US-led coalition forces launched airstrikes on IS hideouts in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar Sunday night, authorities...

Flash floods, landslides leave seven dead in Vietnam

Flash floods, landslides leave seven dead in Vietnam

-- 2018-06-25 11:38:52

Flash floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains have killed at least seven people and left 12 missing in northern Vietnam since Saturday, the government’s Disaster Management Authority...

Pakistani Taliban names new leader

Pakistani Taliban names new leader

-- 2018-06-24 15:35:27

Pakistani Taliban said the group has named Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud as the new chief and Mufti Mazaham alias Mufti Hazratas his deputy after confirming the death of Mullah Fazlullah by a US drone attack...

Saudi women hit the roads as decades-old driving ban ends

Saudi women hit the roads as decades-old driving ban ends

Agencies 2018-06-24 11:05:44

Women in Saudi Arabia took to the roads at midnight on Sunday, ending a decades-old driving ban, long seen as an emblem of women’s repression in the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom. The chan...

Assad launches bomb attacks in Southwest Syria

Assad launches bomb attacks in Southwest Syria

-- 2018-06-23 13:41:43

Syrian government helicopters dropped barrel bombs on opposition areas of the country’s southwest on Friday for the first time in a year, a war monitor and rebel officials said, in defiance of U...

Cambodian cops discover 33 pregnant women in surrogacy raid

Cambodian cops discover 33 pregnant women in surrogacy raid

-- 2018-06-23 11:20:56

Thirty-three pregnant Cambodian women who were carrying babies on behalf of Chinese clients have been discovered during a raid on an illegal commercial surrogacy operation, police said on Saturday. F...

Visitor finds cannabis plants growing in Japanese parliamentary building

Visitor finds cannabis plants growing in Japanese parliamentary building

-- 2018-06-22 18:55:12

Cannabis plants have been found growing in the grounds of a Japanese parliamentary building in Tokyo. The country has a strict no-tolerance policy towards drugs and possession of even a small amount...

Saudi women to start driving from Sunday

Saudi women to start driving from Sunday

-- 2018-06-22 17:33:41

Women in Saudi Arabia will start driving cars for the first time ever from Sunday as a decades-old ban ends on the day. The interior ministry of the conservative Muslim kingdom is taking preparations...

China to build railway connecting Tibet with Nepal: China Daily

China to build railway connecting Tibet with Nepal: China Daily

-- 2018-06-22 17:02:27

China will build a railway connecting the western region of Tibet with Nepal, the China Daily reported on Friday. The move is one of several bilateral deals signed during Nepali Prime Minister Khadg...

Philippines plans to take drug war to schools

Philippines plans to take drug war to schools

-- 2018-06-22 15:38:53

The Philippines is planning to take President Rodrigo Duterte’s ferocious drugs war to schools with the inspection of bags and lockers, as well as random testing for teachers, to curb demand for...

Taliban kill 16 Afghan soldiers after ceasefire ends

Taliban kill 16 Afghan soldiers after ceasefire ends

-- 2018-06-22 15:36:12

Taliban militants killed at least 16 Afghan police and two civilians in western Badghis province after their three-day ceasefire for the Eid-ul-Fitr holiday ended at the weekend, officials said on Fri...

China universities for imbuing students with 'Xi Thought'

China universities for imbuing students with 'Xi Thought'

-- 2018-06-22 15:09:55

Armed with interactive online courses, generous funding and new dedicated research institutes, China’s universities are on the frontlines of an effort to promote the thinking of President Xi Jin...

Indonesia sentences Islamic State-linked cleric to death

Indonesia sentences Islamic State-linked cleric to death

-- 2018-06-22 14:04:46

An Indonesian court on Friday sentenced to death a cleric linked to Islamic State, for masterminding from his jail cell a string of deadly militant attacks across the world’s largest Muslim-majo...

Japan halts missile drills following Trump-Kim meet

Japan halts missile drills following Trump-Kim meet

-- 2018-06-21 18:51:17

Japan has halted evacuation drills simulating a North Korean missile attack in the wake of historic talks between Washington and Pyongyang, local media reported Thursday.  Government officials d...

Taliban attacks leave eight cops dead, says Afghan official

Taliban attacks leave eight cops dead, says Afghan official

-- 2018-06-21 15:58:33

The Taliban killed eight police in two separate attacks in Afghanistan on Thursday, officials said. Arif Noori, a spokesman for the governor of the southern Ghazni province, says six police were kill...

‘China will maintain normal relations with Iran’

‘China will maintain normal relations with Iran’

-- 2018-06-21 11:57:43

China will maintain normal relations with Iran, the Commerce Ministry in Beijing said on Thursday. Ministry spokesman Gao Feng made the comment when asked at a regular news briefing if Chinese firms...

Australia to launch inquiry into workplace sexual misconduct

Australia to launch inquiry into workplace sexual misconduct

-- 2018-06-20 16:40:22

Australia has announced that it will hold a national inquiry into workplace sexual harassment. The investigation is in part a response to the global #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct, Sex Dis...

Taliban kill 30 Afghan soldiers since ceasefire: Governor

Taliban kill 30 Afghan soldiers since ceasefire: Governor

-- 2018-06-20 14:06:45

Taliban militants killed 30 Afghan soldiers and captured a military base in the western province of Badghis on Wednesday, the provincial governor said, their first major attack since a ceasefire for t...

Archaeologists discover ancient city in China

Archaeologists discover ancient city in China

-- 2018-06-19 20:25:24

Archaeologists have discovered a city dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1384-1644) in China's Jiangxi province. Covering an area of around 550,000 square metres, the city site in Tianbao village is sh...

Japan firm launches suits for blue collar workers

Japan firm launches suits for blue collar workers

-- 2018-06-19 18:34:30

A Japanese company has launched a line of business suits specifically for blue-collar workers, it's reported. According to the Japan Times, the Oasys Style Wear company in Tokyo is launching a line o...

BJP pulls out of Kashmir alliance

BJP pulls out of Kashmir alliance

-- 2018-06-19 18:04:07

The chief minister of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, has resigned on Tuesday after the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) quit a coalition with her party. T...

128 missing after ferry sinks in Indonesia

128 missing after ferry sinks in Indonesia

-- 2018-06-19 16:42:42

At least 128 passengers were missing after a ferry sank in Indonesia’s Lake Toba on Monday evening, a search and rescue official said on Tuesday. “Many people have reported their relative...

Six children die in India road crash

Six children die in India road crash

-- 2018-06-19 15:19:23

At least six children were killed and one was rescued Tuesday after a car carrying them plunged into a roadside pond in India's eastern state of Bihar, officials said. The accident took place at Tara...

Saudi Arabia's women drivers get ready to steer their lives

Saudi Arabia's women drivers get ready to steer their lives

-- 2018-06-19 13:08:08

On June 24, when Saudi women are allowed to drive for the first time, Amira Abdulgader wants to be sitting at the wheel, the one in control, giving a ride to her mother beside her. “Sitting beh...

China grants over $100m in military aid to Cambodia

China grants over $100m in military aid to Cambodia

-- 2018-06-19 12:59:19

China has granted over $100 million in military aid to Cambodia, Cambodia’s Defence Ministry said on Tuesday, highlighting the strong ties between Beijing and a government that critics accuse of...