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Saudi cinema to reopen on April 18 after decades

Saudi cinema to reopen on April 18 after decades

-- 2018-04-05 18:32:47

Saudi Arabia's first cinema in more than 35 years is set to reopen on 18 April, showing the action movie Black Panther. It is part of a deal done with the world's biggest cinema chain, AMC, to open u...

6.0 quake batters southern Philippines

6.0 quake batters southern Philippines

-- 2018-04-05 11:41:17

An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale rocked Davao Oriental province in southern Philippines on Thursday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. In a repor...

10 Indonesians die after consuming home-brewed liquor

10 Indonesians die after consuming home-brewed liquor

-- 2018-04-04 16:04:37

At least 10 people have died after consuming poisonous home-distilled drink moonshine in Indonesia’s capital and its outskirt cities, a senior police officer said Wednesday. Police chief in Eas...

Malaysian PM announces pay rise ahead of polls

Malaysian PM announces pay rise ahead of polls

-- 2018-04-04 12:53:27

Prime Minister Najib Razak promised on Wednesday 1.46 billion ringgit ($378.04 million) in salary hikes to Malaysia’s civil servants, a key vote bank for the ruling coalition in a looming genera...

Nepal PM starts India visit tomorrow

Nepal PM starts India visit tomorrow

-- 2018-04-04 12:44:09

  Prime Minister of Nepal K.P.Sharma Oli has expressed hope that his forthcoming visit to India will further strengthen age old, multidimensional friendship between India and Nepal, according to...

Fiji 'fighting for survival' amid climate change

Fiji 'fighting for survival' amid climate change

-- 2018-04-03 21:36:30

Fiji's prime minister has said the Pacific island nation is in "a fight for survival" as climate change brings "almost constant" deadly cyclones. Frank Bainimarama said Fiji had entered a "frightenin...

Malaysia intercepts boat carrying Rohingyas, tends them with water, food

Malaysia intercepts boat carrying Rohingyas, tends them with water, food

-- 2018-04-03 21:27:31

Malaysia has intercepted a boat carrying 56 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar off its northern island of Langkawi, authorities said on Tuesday, with rights groups expecting further perilous journeys by s...

Washington blasts Pakistan political party linked to alleged Mumbai attacks

Washington blasts Pakistan political party linked to alleged Mumbai attacks

-- 2018-04-03 21:01:34

A Pakistan political party linked to the alleged mastermind of the Mumbai attacks blasted Washington on Tuesday for violating the country's "sovereignty and constitution", hours after the United State...

Indonesia declares state of emergency following oil spill

Indonesia declares state of emergency following oil spill

-- 2018-04-03 18:07:39

Indonesia has declared a state of emergency around a port on Borneo island, officials said on Tuesday, after a large oil spill and fire killed four people at the weekend. Disaster mitigation official...

China parents find lost daughter after 24-year search

China parents find lost daughter after 24-year search

-- 2018-04-03 17:58:13

A Chinese father has been reunited with his daughter after looking for her for 24 years. Wang Mingqing's tireless search included becoming a taxi driver in Chengdu city, in the hope he might one day...

IS claims killing four of Christian family in Pakistan

IS claims killing four of Christian family in Pakistan

-- 2018-04-03 14:46:33

The militant group Islamic State (IS) on Tuesday claimed responsibility for killing four members of a Christian family in southwestern Pakistan. A statement issued by the group claimed that militants...

Myanmar car crash kills five

Myanmar car crash kills five

-- 2018-04-03 13:47:26

At least five people have been killed and 19 others wounded in a car crash in Gwa township, Myanmar's Rakhine state, the Home Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday. The incident occurred on Gwa-Ngathaingc...

India's crackdown on 'fake news' sparks criticism

India's crackdown on 'fake news' sparks criticism

-- 2018-04-03 13:03:49

India will deny government access to journalists who publish fake news, the information ministry has announced, a decision that critics promptly labelled an attack on the freedom of the press in the w...

Israel puts African migrant relocation deal on hold

Israel puts African migrant relocation deal on hold

-- 2018-04-03 11:14:45

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was suspending a new agreement with the UN refugee agency to relocate thousands of African migrants, as right-wing pressure mounted on him to scrap th...

Saudi crown prince recognises Israel's right to exist

Saudi crown prince recognises Israel's right to exist

-- 2018-04-03 10:30:13

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince said Israelis are entitled to live peacefully on their own land in an interview published on Monday in US magazine The Atlantic, another public sign of ties between...

India caste protests leave seven dead

India caste protests leave seven dead

-- 2018-04-03 10:10:34

Seven people have died amid violent protests involving tens of thousands of protesters from the Dalit (formerly untouchable) community across India. They took to the streets on Monday to protest agai...

Israel to deport migrants to Western countries

Israel to deport migrants to Western countries

-- 2018-04-02 19:25:17

Israel has cancelled plans to deport migrants en masse to Africa after reaching a deal with the United Nations refugee agency, reports BBC on Monday. More than 16,000 asylum seekers will instead be r...

Caste protest in India kills four, disrupts transport

Caste protest in India kills four, disrupts transport

-- 2018-04-02 19:02:56

Four people have died on Monday amid violent protests involving tens of thousands of protesters from the Dalit (formerly untouchable) community across India. They have taken the streets to protest ag...

Saudi reviews visa regulations to boost tourism

Saudi reviews visa regulations to boost tourism

-- 2018-04-02 16:52:14

Saudi Arabia plans to change its visa regulations in a bid to double the number of tourists over the next decade and make the kingdom tourism-friendly. The move followed the Kingdom's Vision 2030 pro...

Magnitude 6.3 quake jolts southwest of Tonga

Magnitude 6.3 quake jolts southwest of Tonga

-- 2018-04-02 13:40:54

An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale, struck in the Pacific Ocean on Monday, 427 km southwest of the island of Tonga, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. There were no immediate reports...

China and Vietnam call for maritime disputes to be settled

China and Vietnam call for maritime disputes to be settled

-- 2018-04-02 12:55:57

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Sunday China and Vietnam should settle their disputes in the South China Sea through talks and move to jointly exploit its waters.  “We have agreed...

Kashmir clashes kill 20, injure 70

Kashmir clashes kill 20, injure 70

-- 2018-04-02 10:41:41

At least 20 people were killed and 70 others injured in Indian-administered Kashmir after fierce clashes between militants and government forces on Sunday. As well as the civilians, at least three In...

No Gaza inquiry: Israel

No Gaza inquiry: Israel

-- 2018-04-01 15:09:30

Israel’s defence minister rejected on Sunday calls for an inquiry into the killing of 15 Palestinians by the military during a Palestinian demonstration that turned violent on Friday at the Gaza...

Australia car crash leaves three dead

Australia car crash leaves three dead

-- 2018-04-01 12:42:58

Darwin's tight-knit Bangladeshi community has been devastated after three friends were killed in a horrific car crash at Kakadu, only months after others died in a crash at Litchfield National Park...

Indian hotel collapses after being hit by car, killing 10

Indian hotel collapses after being hit by car, killing 10

AP 2018-04-01 10:30:29

A four-storey rickety hotel building collapsed in central India, killing at least 10 people and injuring another three, police said Sunday. Rescuers working through the night with sledgehammers and c...

China e-bike shop fire claims four lives

China e-bike shop fire claims four lives

-- 2018-04-01 10:10:40

Four people were killed in a fire at an electric bike shop in China’s capital Beijing on early Sunday, municipal fire department said. The fire broke out at 1:23 am at the shop in Haidian distr...

India, Pakistan agree to resolve diplomats' treatment row

India, Pakistan agree to resolve diplomats' treatment row

-- 2018-03-31 20:20:43

India and Pakistan have mutually agreed to address complaints of harassment of diplomats following the 1992 'Code of Conduct' on treatment of diplomats. The two neighbouring countries also agreed to...

India deploys more troops, intensifies recce along China border

India deploys more troops, intensifies recce along China border

-- 2018-03-31 17:03:05

India has deployed more troops and significantly increased patrolling in the mountainous terrains of Dibang, Dau-Delai and Lohit valleys along the borders with China in the Tibetan region in Arunachal...

21 shipping cos on UN blacklist for aiding North Korea

21 shipping cos on UN blacklist for aiding North Korea

-- 2018-03-31 16:51:09

The United Nations Security Council has blacklisted 27 ships, 21 shipping companies and one individual for aiding North Korea in its effort to evade sanctions, the media reported on Saturday. The lat...

I have never been so happy: Malala on return to native Pakistan

I have never been so happy: Malala on return to native Pakistan

-- 2018-03-31 16:13:57

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai says she has pined for her home in Pakistan's picturesque Swat Valley, even as she recalled two years living in fear under the Taliban's harsh interpretation...