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Australia's population hits 25m for first time

Australia's population hits 25m for first time

-- 2018-08-07 19:58:31

Australia's population reaches 25 million for the first time on Tuesday, according to official estimates. The milestone, driven significantly by migration, has magnified debate about the merits of a...

Thousands of earthquake victims wait for aid in Indonesia

Thousands of earthquake victims wait for aid in Indonesia

-- 2018-08-07 19:25:30

The death toll from a powerful earthquake that hit Indonesia’s tourist island of Lombok topped 100 on Tuesday. Rescuers found victims under wrecked buildings, while thousands left homeless in t...

North Korea frees South Korean man detained while crossing border

North Korea frees South Korean man detained while crossing border

-- 2018-08-07 13:30:45

North Korea released a South Korean citizen detained in July after crossing the border into the North, the South’s Unification Ministry said on Tuesday. The prisoner was a 34-year-old man surna...

Renewed US sanctions target Iran's economy, Tehran cool on talks

Renewed US sanctions target Iran's economy, Tehran cool on talks

-- 2018-08-07 12:39:04

President Donald Trump’s top security adviser on Monday urged Iran to take up an offer of talks with the United States or suffer more pain from economic sanctions, but Iran’s president sai...

Four die in China coal mine blast

Four die in China coal mine blast

Reuters 2018-08-07 10:26:13

Four workers were killed and nine went missing after an explosion at a small coal mine in China’s Guizhou province on Monday night, state-owned Xinhua News reported on Tuesday citing local autho...

Seven children among eight die in Nepal landslide

Seven children among eight die in Nepal landslide

-- 2018-08-06 14:59:29

A landslide killed a woman and at least seven children in Nepal over the weekend as officials issued warnings on Monday of the risk of more landslides and flash floods due to torrential rain. Working...

91 dead as powerful earthquake hits Indonesia

91 dead as powerful earthquake hits Indonesia

-- 2018-08-06 14:49:14

At least 91 people were killed when Indonesia’s resort island of Lombok was hit by a powerful magnitude 6.9 earthquake on Sunday, triggering widespread panic as thousands fled their homes for em...

6.9-magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia

6.9-magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia

-- 2018-08-05 21:14:04

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia on Sunday, and a series of aftershocks also shook the country, said the United States Geological Survey said. There is a "potential" for a tsunami followin...

Suicide bomber kills three NATO members in Afghanistan

Suicide bomber kills three NATO members in Afghanistan

-- 2018-08-05 14:44:37

A suicide bomber killed three NATO service members in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, the NATO Resolute Support mission said. A Resolute Support service member, an American, and two Afghan National...

Bus-tanker collision kills 14 in Pakistan

Bus-tanker collision kills 14 in Pakistan

Xinhua 2018-08-05 11:50:56

At least 14 people were killed and over 30 others injured in a deadly road crash in Pakistan's northwestern district of Kohat on Saturday evening, local media and police said. According to the repo...

North Korea, US spar over nuclear deal

North Korea, US spar over nuclear deal

-- 2018-08-05 10:08:22

North Korea and the United States on Saturday sparred over an agreement reached at a landmark summit in June for the Asian country to end its nuclear program, as Washington called for maintaining sanc...

N Korea finds US nuclear actions 'alarming'

N Korea finds US nuclear actions 'alarming'

-- 2018-08-04 19:32:09

North Korea's foreign minister on Saturday has called US actions "alarming" as tensions over the North's nuclear programme again flared. Ri Yong-ho was responding to comments by the US Secretary of S...

Extremists dread ‘girl with a book’: Malala

Extremists dread ‘girl with a book’: Malala

-- 2018-08-04 17:28:40

Pakistani activist Malala Yousufzai on Friday condemned the attack on 12 schools in Gilgit-Baltistan which took place late on Thursday night, reports ANI. She tweeted, "The extremists have shown what...

India granite quarry blast leaves 12 dead

India granite quarry blast leaves 12 dead

AP 2018-08-04 12:28:22

A powerful explosion at a granite quarry in southern India has killed at least 12 workers and injured another four, a government official said. N. Chandrababu Naidu, the top elected official of Andhr...

N Korea has not stopped nuclear programmes: UN report

N Korea has not stopped nuclear programmes: UN report

-- 2018-08-04 10:43:31

North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programmes in violation of United Nations sanctions, according to a confidential UN report seen by Reuters. The six-month report by independent exp...

Militants torch 12 schools in Pakistan

Militants torch 12 schools in Pakistan

-- 2018-08-03 22:52:05

Twelve schools - eight girls and four boys schools - were attacked by bombs and set on fire overnight in a northern Pakistani district where Taliban-linked militants opposed to girls’ education...

Assam registration not targeting Muslims: Indian officials

Assam registration not targeting Muslims: Indian officials

-- 2018-08-03 19:47:39

Indian officials leading a charge to identify illegal migrants in the north-eastern state of Assam have said that the process "is not targeting Muslims". Opposition parties have accused the ruling Hi...

Suicide bomb blast kills 25 in Afghan Shia mosque

Suicide bomb blast kills 25 in Afghan Shia mosque

-- 2018-08-03 18:24:07

A suicide bomber attacked a Shia mosque in eastern Afghanistan during Friday prayers, killing 25 people and wounding 40, police said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, bu...

Woman guilty of attempted murder in Sydney axe attack

Woman guilty of attempted murder in Sydney axe attack

-- 2018-08-03 17:06:32

A woman who attacked two people with an axe in an Australian convenience store has been convicted of attempted murder. Evie Amati, 26, carried out the unprovoked attack in Sydney last year. After en...

Assailants burn down 11 schools in Pakistan

Assailants burn down 11 schools in Pakistan

-- 2018-08-03 14:32:02

Assailants in apparently coordinated attacks burnt down 11 schools for boys and girls in Pakistan's north before fleeing, a local police officer and residents say. Police officer Mohammad Bashir says...

India sends extradition request to UK for fugitive billionaire

India sends extradition request to UK for fugitive billionaire

-- 2018-08-03 13:12:43

India has asked Britain to extradite billionaire jeweler Nirav Modi, one of the main accused in the $2 billion loan fraud at state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB). Modi’s whereabouts have been u...

Power outage hits New Zealand parliament, courts

Power outage hits New Zealand parliament, courts

-- 2018-08-03 11:53:05

Parts of New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington, ground to a halt on Friday after a substation fault cut off power to the nation’s parliament, shut down traffic signals and plunged busines...

Imran Khan invites former Indian cricketers to oath-taking ceremony

Imran Khan invites former Indian cricketers to oath-taking ceremony

-- 2018-08-02 21:44:16

Imran Khan, Pakistan's prime minister-to-be, has invited former Indian cricketers Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Navjot Singh Sidhu and actor Aamir Khan to his oath-taking ceremony on August 11, report...

Imran Khan invites former cricketers to oath ceremony

Imran Khan invites former cricketers to oath ceremony

-- 2018-08-02 17:23:10

Imran Khan, Pakistan's prime minister-to-be, has invited former cricketers Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Navjot Singh Sidhu and actor Aamir Khan to his oath-taking ceremony on August 11. Pakistan Teh...

Militants kill three foreigners in Afghan capital: Police

Militants kill three foreigners in Afghan capital: Police

-- 2018-08-02 14:34:55

Militants killed three foreign nationals working for an international company in the Afghan capital, Kabul, two security officials said on Thursday. “An Indian, a Malaysian and a Macedonian cit...

‘Shoot’ Bangladeshi immigrants: BJP leader

‘Shoot’ Bangladeshi immigrants: BJP leader

-- 2018-08-01 14:28:24

Bangladeshi and other illegal Rohingyas settlers should be shot if they did not return to their countries, an Indian political party leader has said. Telangana Legislative Assembly representing the G...

North Korea working on new missiles, claims US officials

North Korea working on new missiles, claims US officials

-- 2018-07-31 19:05:11

North Korea appears to be building new ballistic missiles despite recent warming ties with the Trump administration and pledges to denuclearise, BBC says citing reports. Unnamed US officials on Tuesd...

North Korea 'working on new missiles'

North Korea 'working on new missiles'

-- 2018-07-31 12:15:12

North Korea appears to be building new ballistic missiles despite recent warming ties with the Trump administration, media reports say. Unnamed US officials told the Washington Post that spy satellit...

10 die as van explodes at Philippine military checkpoint

10 die as van explodes at Philippine military checkpoint

-- 2018-07-31 12:06:43

An explosion inside a van killed at least 10 people at a military checkpoint in the restive southern Philippines on Tuesday, in what officials said may have been a bombing by militants with ties to th...

Indonesia invites North Korea's Kim Jong Un to Asian Games

Indonesia invites North Korea's Kim Jong Un to Asian Games

-- 2018-07-31 11:41:40

Indonesia has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to attend the opening ceremony of the Asian Games in Jakarta in August following a similar invitation to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, offic...