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Pope refrains from using ‘Rohingya’ in Myanmar speech

-- November 28, 2017 20:03:02

Pope Francis has urged the leaders of majority-Buddhist Myanmar to commit themselves to justice, human rights and respect for ‘each ethnic group and its identity’. The pope avoided a dipl...

UN to investigate oppression on Rohingya women

-- November 28, 2017 18:17:38

UN experts have requested a report from Myanmar government on the situation of Rohingya women and girls from northern Rakhine State. The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (...

Pope stresses unity in diversity

-- November 28, 2017 16:22:24

Pope Francis met leaders of several faiths in majority-Buddhist Myanmar on Tuesday. He stressed the importance of “unity in diversity” but making no mention the Muslim Rohingya who have fl...

Chinese general commits suicide

-- November 28, 2017 15:47:35

Senior Chinese military official Zhang Yang committed suicide at home on Nov 23 after authorities launched an investigation against him, state media said on Tuesday. Zhang Yang, the director of the s...

‘Afghan Taliban engage in gunfight with IS’

-- November 28, 2017 14:45:21

An Afghan official says an intense gun battle has erupted between Taliban and Islamic State affiliate insurgents in eastern Nangarhar province. Attahullah Khogyani, provincial governor's spokesman, s...

Pope meeting Suu Kyi amid Rohingya crisis

-- November 28, 2017 13:46:44

Pope Francis spends his first full day in Myanmar travelling to the country’s capital Tuesday to meet with the civilian leader, Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, a day after hosting the military...

Japan detects radio signals pointing to NK missile test: source

-- November 28, 2017 12:40:31

Japan has detected radio signals suggesting North Korea for another ballistic missile launch. Such signals are not unusual and satellite images did not show fresh activity, a Japanese government sour...

India bus crash leaves seven dead

-- November 28, 2017 12:36:17

Head-on collision between two passenger buses at Latur-Nanded highway in western Indian state of Maharashtra has left seven people dead and 13 others injured on Tuesday, said a Police official. Poli...

Israel explosion claims four lives

-- November 28, 2017 12:24:06

A massive explosion that took place in the port city of Jaffa in Israel killed four people and led to the collapse of a building, Israeli police say. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says Tuesday an...

Volcanic ash keeps Bali airport shut for second day

-- November 28, 2017 11:43:20

Indonesian officials have shut the international airport in Bali for a second day, as Mount Agung spews volcanic ash into the atmosphere. Massive plumes of dark ash were seen reaching as high as 3km...

Suu Kyi loses Freedom of Oxford over Rohingya crisis

-- November 28, 2017 11:29:10

Aung San Suu Kyi has been formally stripped of the Freedom of the City of Oxford award over the repression of her country’s Rohingya Muslims. Oxford city council voted unanimously to permanen...

Reviewing 'adjustments' to arms for Syrian Kurds,says Pentagon

-- November 28, 2017 11:16:50

The Pentagon said on Monday it was reviewing “adjustments” in arms for the Syrian Kurdish forces that have angered Turkey, But it stopped short of halting weapons transfers, suggesting su...

‘US drone strike’ in Yemen kills 3 al-Qaida

-- November 27, 2017 15:33:13

Yemeni security and tribal officials say a suspected US drone strike has killed three alleged al-Qaida fighters in the country's central Bayda province. They say the Sunday strike was the third of it...

Suu Kyi to visit China

Reuters November 27, 2017 14:56:26

Myanmar's civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, will soon visit Beijing, state media said on Monday, as the southeast Asian nation appears to draw closer to its northern neighbour, China, amid global cri...

Sri Lanka nabs 22 over illegal migration attempt

-- November 27, 2017 14:55:35

Sri Lankan Police have arrested 22 people while attempting to illegally migrate to Australia by boat, said Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara. The suspects were arrested on a tip on Sunday at the coas...

Pakistan's law minister quits amid protests

-- November 27, 2017 13:02:41

Pakistan's law minister Zahid Hamid resigned late on Sunday to bring the country "out of a state of crisis" after weeks-long protests by Islamists who said he "blasphemed", Times of India reported, ci...

Thousands gather in Yangon for Pope’s trip

Reuters November 27, 2017 12:40:16

Thousands of Catholics gathered in Yangon on Monday after journeys by train and bus, excited to get a glimpse of Pope Francis, who begins a trip to Myanmar fraught with diplomatic risk over its treatm...

Airstrikes kill dozens in Syria

-- November 27, 2017 10:39:30

Government airstrikes and shelling outside the Syrian capital killed at least 23 civilians, activists reported Sunday, as fighting in the area showed no signs of letting up ahead of the resumption of...

Pope sets off for Myanmar trip

BBC November 27, 2017 09:55:19

Pope Francis has departed the Vatican for Myanmar on the first papal visit to the country that has this year been widely accused of ethnic cleansing. Focus will be likely be on whether he uses the te...

Indonesia raises Bali volcano alert to highest level

-- November 27, 2017 09:40:01

Fears of an imminent major eruption of Bali's Mount Agung have increased and the evacuation zone around the volcano has been widened. The Indonesian authorities have raised the state of alert on the...

China city blast claims two lives

-- November 27, 2017 00:44:58

A powerful blast on Sunday morning in China's eastern Zhejiang province brought down buildings and killed two people while injuring many others, state media reported, while police said the cause had s...

Islamabad clashes leave six dead, hundreds injured

-- November 26, 2017 20:34:57

Six people were killed and hundreds wounded as law enforcement agencies finally acted under court orders on Saturday to disperse protesters who had camped out at Islamabad's Faizabad Interchange for n...

Pola says sorry for racist poster targeting Chinese

Reuters November 26, 2017 14:25:36

A Japanese cosmetics firm has apologised for a sign banning entry for Chinese people posted in one of its outlets, highlighting lingering hostility to foreign visitors from some in Japan as it strives...

Iran threatens to put Europe in missile range

Reuters November 26, 2017 12:31:31

The deputy head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned Europe that if it threatens Tehran, the Guards will increase the range of missiles to above 2,000 kilometres, the Fars news agency reported...

China factory blast kills two, wounds 30

-- November 26, 2017 11:45:25

At least two people were killed and 30 others taken to hospital after a massive explosion occurred at a factory in Jiangbei district in Ningbo, a coastal city about 100 kilometres (62 miles) south of...

Bali volcano activity prompts 'red warning'

-- November 26, 2017 11:11:04

Airlines have been issued a "red warning" about the danger of volcanic ash in the skies close to Bali after Mount Agung emitted a thick plume of smoke more than 1,500m (4,921ft) high.It is the second...

Nepal goes to historic polls

-- November 26, 2017 10:15:17

Nepalese began voting for a new parliament on Sunday with the army on alert as a series of small blasts blamed on a rogue Maoist group reminded the Himalayan nation of the violence and instability it...

Pakistan calls army over ‘blasphemy’ protests

BBC November 26, 2017 09:50:28

Pakistan's government has called for troops to be deployed in the capital, Islamabad, after violence broke out during protests by Islamists. About 200 people were injured when security forces tried t...

Beijing nursery children found victim of ‘needle abuse’

-- November 25, 2017 16:22:25

A Beijing nursery is accused of giving injections and feeding drugs to toddlers, in a case that has sparked outrage in China. Authorities are now investigating the nursery, which is a branch of the w...

Sri Lanka condemns Egypt terror attack

-- November 25, 2017 16:08:03

The Sri Lankan government on Saturday vehemently condemned the terrorist attack at a mosque in the Sinai region of Egypt which killed at least 235 people. The foreign ministry in a statement said t...