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Typhoon Lan batters Japan killing two

BBC October 23, 2017 10:50:28

Two people have died and more than 10 injured after a typhoon struck Japan. Typhoon Lan made landfall at Shizuoka, 175km (110 miles) south-west of Tokyo, at about 03:00 local time on Monday (18:00 GM...

Returning Rohingyas may lose land

Reuters October 23, 2017 10:41:11

Rohingya Muslims who return to Myanmar after fleeing to Bangladesh are unlikely to be able to reclaim their land, and may find their crops have been harvested and sold by the government, according to...

Myanmar Buddhists protest against Rohingya return

AP October 23, 2017 10:20:27

Hundreds of hard-line Buddhists protested Sunday to urge Myanmar's government not to allow in the nearly 0.60 million (600,000) minority Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh since late August...

Tillerson puts new light on Gulf crisis

-- October 22, 2017 21:11:45

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed in Saudi Arabia on Saturday for the start of his Middle East tour as he looks for a fresh push to end the Gulf crisis. Upon his landing, the top US diplomat...

Eight insurgents killed in Karachi shootout

Xinhua October 22, 2017 12:16:11

Troops in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi killed eight militants during a successful overnight operation, officials said Sunday. Paramilitary troops Rangers and the counter terrorism d...

Japan goes to polls in snap election

BBC October 22, 2017 12:00:20

A typhoon has been drenching parts of Japan as the country heads to the polls after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a snap election in the face of the rising threat from North Korea. Mr Abe called t...

Australian airport staff to undergo random security screening

Reuters October 22, 2017 10:57:59

Australia will introduce random searches of workers entering and inside its airports as it increases security after a recent foiled terrorism plot, officials said. “These measures strengthen ex...

Indian army kills militant in Kashmir gunfight

Xinhua October 22, 2017 10:52:35

Indian army Sunday said it killed a militant in gunfight in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir. The gunfight broke out in Handwara area of frontier Kupwara district, about 90 km northwest of Srinagar...

Japan's Abe getting easy victory: media polls

-- October 21, 2017 21:07:39

Media polls indicate Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition is going to win the general election to be held on Sunday. The coalition may keep its two-thirds majority in the more...

Foreign interference does not work: China official says on Rohingya crisis

Reuters October 21, 2017 13:54:44

Experience shows that foreign interference in crises does not work and China supports the Myanmar government’s efforts to protect stability, a senior Chinese official said on Saturday, amid ongo...

Landslide hits Malaysian construction site, up to 20 feared buried

Xinhua October 21, 2017 13:11:51

Between 15 to 20 workers are feared to have been buried after a landslide hit a building construction site in the northwestern Malaysian state of Penang on Saturday morning. The state news agency Ber...

30 police dead in Egypt militant gunfight

Reuters October 21, 2017 12:03:52

Armed militants killed at least 30 policemen in a shootout during a raid on a suspected militant hideout in Egypt's Western desert, security sources said on Friday. A number of suspected militants we...

India ready for stronger US ties after Tillerson speech

Reuters October 21, 2017 11:34:40

India stood ready to further strengthen ties with the United States, the government said on Friday, after US Secretary of State Tillerson vowed to dramatically expand cooperation as a way to counter C...

10 die as goods truck overturns in India

Xinhua October 21, 2017 11:09:34

At least 10 people were killed and 12 others injured Saturday after a goods truck carrying tiles overturned in western Indian state of Maharashtra, police said. The accident took place near Tasagoan...

72 killed in Afghan mosque attacks

Reuters October 21, 2017 09:45:29

Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 72 people including children, officials and witnesses said. One bomber walked into a Shia Muslim mosque in the capital...

Kobe Steel losing clients as it slips deeper into crisis

-- October 20, 2017 21:38:23

TOKYO, Oct 20 (Reuters): Kobe Steel Ltd sank deeper into crisis on Friday as the embattled company said it had lost some customers to competitors because of widespread data falsification that had exte...

Explosion inside Shi’ite mosque leaves 30 dead in Kabul

-- October 20, 2017 21:03:04

A suicide bomber detonated his explosives inside a Shi‘ite mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday night, a security official said. A senior security official said security forces at the s...

Incoming New Zealand govt to cut migration

-- October 20, 2017 17:20:59

Temporary workers and foreign students previously drawn to New Zealand on the promise of gaining residency will start leaving en masse, migration agents say, as the incoming coalition government promi...

Festive glitter brightens India gold demand

Reuters October 20, 2017 14:26:15

Demand for gold jumped in India this week on account of Dhanteras and Diwali, but high prices took some sheen off the yellow metal’s lure during the key festival period this year. Demand in the...

Rohingya children in dire straits: UNICEF

Reuters October 20, 2017 09:58:02

Nearly 340,000 Rohingya children are living in squalid conditions in Bangladesh camps where they lack enough food, clean water and health care, the United Nations Children's Fund or UNICEF said on Fri...

Pranab says BD birth ‘most significant event’ in his public life

-- October 19, 2017 18:09:03

Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, in an interview, highlighted the birth of Bangladesh to the "most significant" event in his public life. "To my mind it is Bangladesh, the birth of a nation...

Sharif indicted on corruption charges

-- October 19, 2017 17:58:25

A Pakistani court on Thursday indicted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as well as his daughter and son-in-law on corruption charges stemming from documents leaked from a Panama law firm, reports...

Labour newcomer to head NZ government

BBC October 19, 2017 13:59:32

New Zealand is set for a centre-left coalition government led by Labour head Jacinda Ardern. Ms Ardern has been opposition leader for the last three months. At 37, she is set to be the country's youn...

UN undecided whether to call Myanmar crisis genocide

Reuters October 19, 2017 10:36:30

The United Nations has yet to determine whether violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar meets the legal definition of genocide, Jyoti Sanghera, Asia Pacific chief at the Office of the High Commis...

One dies as fire guts Myanmar luxury hotel

AP October 19, 2017 10:28:16

A fire has nearly destroyed a luxury hotel popular with foreigners in Myanmar’s biggest city of Yangon. A body bag was carried out of the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel on Thursday morning and firefigh...

Iran to 'shred' nuclear deal if US quits: Khamenei

-- October 18, 2017 19:00:10

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tehran would stick to its 2015 nuclear accord with world powers as long as the other signatories respected it, but would “shred” the deal...

Myanmar uses terror campaign against Rohingyas: Amnesty

-- October 18, 2017 14:10:34

Amnesty International says Myanmar security forces are using crimes against humanity in a targeted, systematic and widespread campaign of violence to drive Rohingyas out of Rakhine state. In their la...

Six cops die as suicide blast hits SW Pakistan

Xinhua October 18, 2017 11:29:45

At least six policemen were killed and 22 others injured when a suicide blast hit a security forces truck in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta on Wednesday morning, local Urdu TV channel AJJ repo...

China's Xi pledges to build 'modern socialist country'

Reuters October 18, 2017 11:29:41

Chinese President Xi Jinping opened a critical Communist Party Congress on Wednesday with a pledge to build a “modern socialist country” that will never copy the political systems of other...

Saudi-led airstrike kills six in Yemen

Xinhua October 18, 2017 11:06:59

Six members from a family, mostly children, were killed Tuesday night in an airstrike carried out by Saudi-led coalition in Yemen’s northeastern province of Jawf, a local security official told...