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S Korea, Japan brace for winds, rain from two typhoons

S Korea, Japan brace for winds, rain from two typhoons

-- 2018-08-23 17:47:24

An approaching typhoon has whipped up strong winds, waves and heavy rain in southern South Korea, leaving one person missing and one injured, while another typhoon headed for western Japan on Thursday...

Lanka to end execution moratorium soon

Lanka to end execution moratorium soon

-- 2018-08-23 17:19:35

Sri Lanka will soon resume executions after a 42-year moratorium but will send home five Pakistanis sentenced to death for drug smuggling for execution in their home country, President Maithripala S...

Australia PM gives ultimatum to leadership rivals

Australia PM gives ultimatum to leadership rivals

-- 2018-08-23 16:49:19

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has stared down calls for his resignation amid an escalating leadership crisis that has crippled his government, reports BBC. Mr Turnbull is fighting to retain his po...

Chair of UN probe of Gaza violence quits less than month into job

Chair of UN probe of Gaza violence quits less than month into job

-- 2018-08-23 16:43:15

Former war crimes prosecutor David Crane, an American who was named only last month to lead a UN investigation into violence in Gaza this year, has resigned, the United Nations said, according to Reut...

Kerala temple let Muslims offer prayers on Eid day

Kerala temple let Muslims offer prayers on Eid day

-- 2018-08-23 13:35:20

Eid-ul-Azha, one of the biggest day for Muslims across the world has turned out to be a nightmare for the Keralite Muslims due to the deadly floods in the state. With the state still reeling under th...

Kochi airport to reopen on August 29

Kochi airport to reopen on August 29

-- 2018-08-22 20:40:56

The Kochi airport, shut since August 15 due to heavy flooding after rains devastated Kerala, will reopen on August 29, three days later than earlier announced. The airport had yesterday said it would...

Afghanistan seeks Russian help to press Taliban into peace talks

Afghanistan seeks Russian help to press Taliban into peace talks

-- 2018-08-22 19:48:29

Afghanistan hopes Russia can press Taliban insurgents into holding peace talks with the government, Afghanistan’s top security official said on Wednesday after he met Russia’s ambassador i...

KSA 'seeks death penalty for woman activist'

KSA 'seeks death penalty for woman activist'

-- 2018-08-22 19:46:11

  Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor has reportedly sought the death penalty for five activists, including the female rights defender Israa al-Ghomgham, reports BBC. Human Rights Watch said they...

Nepal cracks down on insurance fraud

Nepal cracks down on insurance fraud

-- 2018-08-22 19:05:53

The Nepalese Government is attempting to crack down on insurance fraud schemes perpetrated by powerful brokers in trekking and mountaineering in the country, which sees insurers put out of pocket for...

Pak new govt lifts political censorship on PTV, Radio Pakistan

Pak new govt lifts political censorship on PTV, Radio Pakistan

-- 2018-08-22 17:55:56

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government on Tuesday lifted political censorship on the state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) and Radio Pakistan by allowing these to air point of views...

Fire in multi-story building in India’s Mumbai kills four

Fire in multi-story building in India’s Mumbai kills four

-- 2018-08-22 16:15:38

A fire broke out Wednesday on the 12th floor of a residential building in Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, killing four people and injuring 12 others, officials said, accordi...

Bahrain stops issuing visas for Qatari nationals

Bahrain stops issuing visas for Qatari nationals

-- 2018-08-21 20:22:13

Bahrain’s interior ministry said on Tuesday that it would stop issuing new visas to Qatari nationals, escalating measures against Qatar more than a year into a diplomatic row, according to Reute...

Suu Kyi says timing of Rohingya return depends on Bangladesh

Suu Kyi says timing of Rohingya return depends on Bangladesh

-- 2018-08-21 20:19:00

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi says it is difficult to put a time frame on the return to Rakhine state of ethnic Muslim Rohingya because her nation needs the cooperation of the country to where they...

Malaysia’s national day parade to affect nearly 500 flights

Malaysia’s national day parade to affect nearly 500 flights

-- 2018-08-21 18:37:25

Nearly 500 flights will be affected when Malaysia closes the airspace near its major international airport every morning for five days next week to prepare for independence day celebrations, the trans...

Muslims celebrate Eidul Azha as over 2.0m pilgrims conduct Hajj rites

Muslims celebrate Eidul Azha as over 2.0m pilgrims conduct Hajj rites

-- 2018-08-21 17:39:21

Muslims are celebrating Eidul Azha as over two million pilgrims carry out the final rites of the Hajj in Saudi Arabia, reports Dawn. Haj pilgrims proceeded to Mina on Tuesday to cast pebbles at the t...

Massive cleanup begins as flood waters recede in Kerala

Massive cleanup begins as flood waters recede in Kerala

-- 2018-08-21 17:30:57

  Thousands of people in flood-ravaged south India waded Monday through muck and mud to begin the immense task of cleaning their homes and businesses, according to a report by Time.com. Rains h...

China’s Changchun mayor resigns after vaccine scandal

China’s Changchun mayor resigns after vaccine scandal

-- 2018-08-21 15:38:58

The mayor of the Chinese city of Changchun resigned on Tuesday, state media reported, after a safety scandal at Changchun-based vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology sparked widespread consumer anger...

El Salvador, Taiwan break ties as China isolates island foe

El Salvador, Taiwan break ties as China isolates island foe

-- 2018-08-21 13:01:14

Taiwan broke off diplomatic ties with El Salvador on Tuesday as the Central American country defected to rival Beijing in the latest blow to the self-ruled island China has been trying to isolate on t...

India to print quit-smoking helpline on cigarette packs

India to print quit-smoking helpline on cigarette packs

-- 2018-08-21 12:30:06

India’s tobacco firms must print a helpline number to combat smoking on all cigarette packs from 1 September, says a ministry release. The health ministry has also released new pictorial warnin...

Australian PM survives leadership challenge by narrow margin

Australian PM survives leadership challenge by narrow margin

-- 2018-08-21 11:02:12

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday has appealed for unity after surviving a challenge to his leadership from a senior government colleague. Mr Turnbull had called the surprise vote...

Muslims atone for sins at Mt Arafat in Hajj climax

Muslims atone for sins at Mt Arafat in Hajj climax

-- 2018-08-21 10:41:06

More than two million Muslims gathered at Mount Arafat on Monday for a vigil to atone for their sins and ask God's forgiveness as the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia reached its climax. Pilgri...

Thailand's Queen Mother admitted to hospital

Thailand's Queen Mother admitted to hospital

-- 2018-08-20 22:12:42

Thailand's 86-year-old Queen Mother Sirikit is being treated for influenza at a Bangkok hospital, the Royal Household Bureau said in a statement on Monday in a rare statement on her health. Sirikit, w...

Taliban insurgents kidnap dozens of bus passengers in Afghanistan

Taliban insurgents kidnap dozens of bus passengers in Afghanistan

-- 2018-08-20 16:34:41

Taliban insurgents kidnapped dozens of passengers after stopping three buses in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province. Esmatullah Muradi, a spokesman for the Kunduz governor, said that the kid...

Earthquake hits Indonesia causing landslides

Earthquake hits Indonesia causing landslides

-- 2018-08-19 19:41:38

A strong earthquake jolted the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, causing landslides and damaging buildings, as the island tries to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hu...

Minister cycles to hospital to give birth

Minister cycles to hospital to give birth

-- 2018-08-19 19:08:26

New Zealand's minister for women has cycled to hospital to give birth to her first child at 42 weeks. The Green Party's Julie Genter said she went by bicycle to be induced because "there wasn't enoug...

China arrests 26 ‘tomb robbers’, stolen relics recovered

China arrests 26 ‘tomb robbers’, stolen relics recovered

-- 2018-08-19 15:21:58

China has arrested 26 suspects and retrieved almost 650 cultural relics stolen from an ancient burial site in northwestern Qinghai province, the Ministry of Public Security said on Sunday. China&rsqu...

Kerala floods: Death toll reaches 357

Kerala floods: Death toll reaches 357

-- 2018-08-19 14:30:00

The death toll of floods in the Kerala has jumped to 357, even as rescue and relief work is being carried out on a war footing. According to an unofficial estimates, banana and paddy crops spread o...

Iran to unveil new fighter jet, develop missiles: Minister

Iran to unveil new fighter jet, develop missiles: Minister

-- 2018-08-19 12:58:40

Iran will unveil a new fighter jet next week and continue developing missile capabilities as a top priority, the defence minister said on Saturday, defying new US sanctions aimed at curbing Tehran&rsq...

Fresh tremor strikes Indonesia’s Lombok

Fresh tremor strikes Indonesia’s Lombok

-- 2018-08-19 12:02:11

A fresh tremor of 6.3 magnitude struck the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, the US Geological Survey said on Sunday, after an earthquake killed more than 430 people there earlier this month. USGS...

Massive 8.2 quake hits Pacific Ocean, no damage expected

Massive 8.2 quake hits Pacific Ocean, no damage expected

-- 2018-08-19 10:37:58

A massive quake of magnitude 8.2 struck in the Pacific Ocean close to Fiji and Tonga on Sunday but it was so deep that it was not expected to cause any damage, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. T...