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Rooftop cattle get a crane lift to the ground

Rooftop cattle get a crane lift to the ground

-- 2018-08-18 19:35:58

Residents of Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, watched as cattle were lowered by crane from the top of a four-storey home ahead of the Muslim festival Eid-ul-Azha. Unlike other Muslims who buy animal...

Taiwan perfecting missiles to face China’s military expansion

Taiwan perfecting missiles to face China’s military expansion

-- 2018-08-18 18:36:00

Defence experts say Taiwan is responding to China’s arms buildup by developing missiles and interceptors of its own that could reduce Beijing’s military advantage over the self-ruled islan...

Imran Khan takes oath as PM of Pakistan

Imran Khan takes oath as PM of Pakistan

-- 2018-08-18 17:56:42

Former cricket star Imran Khan took oath as Pakistan’s 22nd prime minister on Saturday at the President’s House in Islamabad. The new prime minister will have to form a coalition governme...

Kerala floods: Death toll rises to 324

Kerala floods: Death toll rises to 324

-- 2018-08-18 13:25:43

The death toll from 10 days of floods in the Kerala jumped to 324 on Saturday as the south Indian state has been hit with the highest rainfall in a century. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had ar...

Monsoon floods kill more than 300 in Kerala

Monsoon floods kill more than 300 in Kerala

-- 2018-08-17 21:50:20

At least 324 people have been killed in flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala, the regional chief minister says. Rescuers are battling torrential rains to save residents, with more than 200...

Imran Khan to be sworn in as prime minister Saturday

Imran Khan to be sworn in as prime minister Saturday

-- 2018-08-17 19:07:25

Former cricket star Imran Khan has been elected prime minister of Pakistan in a vote at the country's National Assembly. His PTI party won the most seats in July's elections - setting up Mr Khan to b...

Thousands gather to bid adieu to Vajpayee

Thousands gather to bid adieu to Vajpayee

-- 2018-08-17 18:20:43

Thousands of people joined former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's funeral and last rites at Rashtriya Smriti Sthal in New Delhi. The 93-year-old stalwart's funeral procession was joined...

Indonesia police kill dozens in Asian Games clean-up drive: Amnesty

Indonesia police kill dozens in Asian Games clean-up drive: Amnesty

-- 2018-08-17 18:10:50

Police in the Indonesian capital have killed dozens of people as part of an escalating crackdown against petty criminals ahead of the Asian Games, in a campaign Amnesty International has described as...

I am ready to step down: Duterte

I am ready to step down: Duterte

-- 2018-08-17 17:03:48

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte could step down if the son of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos succeeds in overturning his 2016 vice presidential election defeat. Duterte’s single term end...

Kerala floods: Death toll rises to 164

Kerala floods: Death toll rises to 164

-- 2018-08-17 16:23:58

The worst floods in a century in the Indian state of Kerala have killed 164 people and forced more than 200,000 into relief camps. Government officials said on Friday that the situation may worsen fu...

US welcomes Saudi Arabia's pledge of $100 million for Syria

US welcomes Saudi Arabia's pledge of $100 million for Syria

-- 2018-08-17 13:36:33

The United States on Thursday welcomed Saudi Arabia’s contribution of $100 million to help stabilize parts of Syria no longer held by Islamic State, which comes as the Trump administration looks...

S Arabia contributes $100m for northeast Syria

S Arabia contributes $100m for northeast Syria

-- 2018-08-17 13:30:54

Saudi Arabia says it has contributed 100 million US dollar to northeast Syria for "stabilisation projects" in areas once held by the Islamic State group. The money "will save lives, help facilitate...

Former India PM Atal Behari Vaypayee dies aged 93

Former India PM Atal Behari Vaypayee dies aged 93

-- 2018-08-16 18:36:17

Former Indian prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee has died on Thursday aged 93. He was being treated for age-related illnesses in Delhi's AIIMS hospital. Vajpayee was one of the founding members of...

Kerala monsoon floods take 73 lives

Kerala monsoon floods take 73 lives

-- 2018-08-16 15:25:27

Flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains in the southern Indian state of Kerala has killed at least 73 people, shut down an airport and displaced more than 85,000 people, officials have said. The state...

Thailand to ban imports of scrap electronics

Thailand to ban imports of scrap electronics

-- 2018-08-16 14:43:39

Thailand will ban imports of 432 types of scrap electronics within six months, an environment ministry official said on Thursday, the latest country to respond to China’s crackdown on imports of...

New Zealand bans selling homes to foreigners

New Zealand bans selling homes to foreigners

-- 2018-08-16 12:11:06

New Zealand's parliament has banned many foreigners from buying existing homes in the country - a move aimed at making properties more affordable. The ban only applies to non-residents. Australians a...

Iran Supreme Leader admits  mistake over nuclear talks

Iran Supreme Leader admits mistake over nuclear talks

-- 2018-08-16 10:00:49

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has admitted he made a mistake in allowing the country’s foreign minister to speak to his US counterpart during negotiations that led to a 2015 inte...

Indian oil tanker explodes off coast of Oman, three crew missing

Indian oil tanker explodes off coast of Oman, three crew missing

-- 2018-08-15 15:19:02

An Indian shipping company says one of its crude oil tankers suffered an explosion off the coast of Oman and three of its sailors are missing. The Shipping Corporation of India says the explosion str...

New Zealand teachers go on strike over low pay

New Zealand teachers go on strike over low pay

-- 2018-08-15 11:55:14

New Zealand school teachers went on strike on Wednesday for the first time in more than 20 years, challenging the Labour government’s plans to balance promised fiscal responsibility against grow...

India to launch first manned space mission by 2022

India to launch first manned space mission by 2022

-- 2018-08-15 11:26:05

India will launch its first manned space mission by 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday, which could make it the fourth nation to do so after the United States, Russia and China. In...

Suu Kyi's failure over Rohingya crisis disappoints Mahathir

Suu Kyi's failure over Rohingya crisis disappoints Mahathir

-- 2018-08-14 17:45:12

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has said Myanmar must accept Rohingyas because they are their citizens as they have lived in Myanmar for generations. Mahathir blasted Myanmar's treatment of...

Taliban attack at Afghan army base kills 17 soldiers

Taliban attack at Afghan army base kills 17 soldiers

-- 2018-08-14 15:29:05

The spokesman for the Defence Ministry in Kabul says the Taliban have overrun a military base in northern Afghanistan, killing 17 soldiers and wounding at least 19 troops. Ghafor Ahmad Jawed says the...

Israeli minister confirms Netanyahu met Sisi over Gaza

Israeli minister confirms Netanyahu met Sisi over Gaza

-- 2018-08-14 14:48:53

Israel’s finance minister confirmed on Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt in May to discuss a long-term ceasefire in the Gaza Str...

Koreans divided by war find  little peace 65 years later

Koreans divided by war find little peace 65 years later

-- 2018-08-14 13:21:06

Retired South Korean farmer Hwang Rae-ha would love to see his mother again, but nearly 70 years after he last set eyes on her, he says he would settle for a photograph. “Too much time has pa...

Australian archbishop begins home detention for concealing child abuse

Australian archbishop begins home detention for concealing child abuse

-- 2018-08-14 13:09:19

A former Australian archbishop, the most senior Catholic cleric in the world convicted of concealing child sex abuse, was spared jail on Tuesday when he was ordered to serve his one-year sentence at h...

Fire hits Myanmar hospital

Fire hits Myanmar hospital

-- 2018-08-14 12:49:41

A fire broke out in a hospital in Myanmar’s largest city of Yangon late on Monday, forcing staff to evacuate patients on stretchers and in wheelchairs, rescuers said. There were no immediate re...

Khamenei rejects Trump offer of talks, chides govt over economy

Khamenei rejects Trump offer of talks, chides govt over economy

-- 2018-08-13 22:18:57

Iran's Supreme Leader on Monday rejected US President Donald Trump's offer of unconditional talks to improve bilateral ties and he also accused the Iranian government of economic mismanagement in the...

Two Korean leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September

Two Korean leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September

-- 2018-08-13 22:17:13

North and South Korea agreed on Monday to hold a summit in the North in September, another step towards boosting cooperation between the old rivals, even as doubts grow over efforts to end the North's...

North, South Korea agree on third summit

North, South Korea agree on third summit

-- 2018-08-13 14:43:07

North and South Korea have agreed to hold a summit in Pyongyang in September, the latest step forward in cross-border ties this year after more high-level talks on Monday, the South’s Unificatio...

Syria arms depot blast leaves 39 dead

Syria arms depot blast leaves 39 dead

-- 2018-08-13 11:36:45

At least 39 people, including 12 children, have been killed in a blast that brought down a building in Syria's mainly rebel-held north-western province of Idlib, reports say. The building in the Sarm...