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Strong quake shakes Japan

Strong quake shakes Japan

AP 2017-09-27 12:39:37

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 struck off northeastern Japan on Wednesday. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, and no risk of tsunami. The Japan Meteorological A...

Saudi to let women drive

Saudi to let women drive

Reuters 2017-09-27 12:00:00

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has issued a decree allowing women to drive for the first time, state media say.   Government ministries are to prepare reports within 30 days and the order will be i...

Car rams into Indian pilgrims, killing seven

Car rams into Indian pilgrims, killing seven

Xinhua 2017-09-27 12:00:00

At least seven people were killed and more than ten others injured in a road accident in the western Indian state of Rajasthan Wednesday, police said.  "The accident occurred when a speeding car...

US frees Singapore teen blogger

US frees Singapore teen blogger

BBC 2017-09-27 11:01:44

A Singaporean teenager has been released from jail after a government appeal against him being granted asylum was dismissed. Amos Yee, known for his political and religious criticism, sought refuge i...

Thai former PM gets five-year jail term

Thai former PM gets five-year jail term

-- 2017-09-27 04:20:01

Thailand’s ousted former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra was handed a five-year prison sentence on Wednesday after the country’s highest court found her guilty of negligence in the mana...

N Korea claim of US war declaration absurd: Washington

N Korea claim of US war declaration absurd: Washington

BBC 2017-09-26 12:28:09

The US has dismissed a statement by North Korea accusing Washington of declaring war on the country, calling the idea "absurd". The White House on Monday also warned Pyongyang to stop provocations af...

Myanmar dismisses UN 'ethnic cleansing'  allegations

Myanmar dismisses UN 'ethnic cleansing' allegations

AP 2017-09-26 12:00:00

Myanmar's UN ambassador insisted Monday that there is no "ethnic cleansing" or genocide taking place against Muslims and objected "in the strongest terms" to countries that used those words to describ...

‘Terror attack’ outside Jerusalem kills three Israelis

‘Terror attack’ outside Jerusalem kills three Israelis

AP 2017-09-26 12:00:00

A Palestinian attacker opened fire early on Tuesday at the entrance to a settlement outside Jerusalem, killing three Israeli men and critically wounding a fourth, Israeli police and medical services s...

UNSC meeting on Thursday over violence in Myanmar

UNSC meeting on Thursday over violence in Myanmar

-- 2017-09-26 12:00:00

United Nations Security Council is going to sit in a meeting on Thursday over ongoing violence in Myanmar, which was described as ethnic cleansing.   UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will...

Thousands evacuated near Bali volcano

Thousands evacuated near Bali volcano

BBC 2017-09-25 12:00:00

Nearly 35,000 people have been evacuated from their homes near an active volcano in Bali, as authorities warn it could erupt imminently.   The area around Mount Agung has seen hundreds of tremo...

Japan’s Shinzo Abe calls snap election

Japan’s Shinzo Abe calls snap election

-- 2017-09-25 12:00:00

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday announced his plan to dissolve parliament and call a snap election.   Shinzo Abe also said his decision to call a snap election would not distract h...

Kurds go to polls in independence referendum

Kurds go to polls in independence referendum

-- 2017-09-25 06:59:09

Voting has opened on Monday in a controversial independence referendum in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq, reports RT.   Neighbouring countries Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey have strongly...

Myanmar forces discover bodies of 28 Hindus

Myanmar forces discover bodies of 28 Hindus

-- 2017-09-25 05:11:52

Myanmar government forces discovered bodies of 28 Hindus, including women and children, in violence-wracked Rakhine state.   The government of the country suspected that they were killed by Mus...

Saudi Arabia condemns Myanmar

Saudi Arabia condemns Myanmar

Reuters 2017-09-24 12:00:00

Saudi Arabia on Saturday condemned the government of Myanmar’s “policy of repression” against minority Rohingya Muslims.   “My country is gravely concerned and condemns...

Afghan Taliban 'shut down' 46 clinics

Afghan Taliban 'shut down' 46 clinics

Reuters 2017-09-24 12:00:00

The Taliban has shut down dozens of clinics in the southern Afghan province of Uruzgan in the past few days, officials said, amid demands for special treatment for its fighters who control most of the...

UN finds evidence of rape in Rohingya 'cleansing'

UN finds evidence of rape in Rohingya 'cleansing'

Reuters 2017-09-24 12:00:00

Doctors treating some of the 429,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in recent weeks have seen dozens of women with injuries consistent with violent sexual attacks, UN clinic...

Three die in China landslide

Three die in China landslide

Xinhua 2017-09-24 11:33:37

A landslide in southwest China has killed three people and left another three missing, authorities said Sunday. Ten people were at the spot when the landslide struck a highway in Libo county, Guizh...

Peace Council asks Lankan govt to lift ban on Rohingyas

Peace Council asks Lankan govt to lift ban on Rohingyas

-- 2017-09-24 06:16:01

The National Peace Council (NPC) of Sri Lanka has appealed to the Sri Lankan government to lift the ban on the entry of Rohingya refugees, taking into account the “intensity of atrocities agains...

Philippines hit by strong quake

Philippines hit by strong quake

-- 2017-09-24 01:13:47

An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale jolted four km Northwest of Kadingilan, the Philippines at 4:47pm EST (20:47 GMT) on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.   The epicentre, w...

China slashes trade ties with North Korea

China slashes trade ties with North Korea

BBC 2017-09-23 12:04:40

China has moved to limit North Korea's oil supply and will stop buying textiles from the politically isolated nation, it said on Saturday.   China is North Korea's most important trading partne...

Bali volcano alert raised to highest level

Bali volcano alert raised to highest level

-- 2017-09-23 12:00:00

Indonesia has issued its highest level alert for a volcano on Bali, warning that an eruption on the popular tourist island could be imminent.   About 10,000 people have already been evacuated,...

Iran tests missile despite Trump pressure

Iran tests missile despite Trump pressure

BBC 2017-09-23 12:00:00

Iran says it has successfully tested a new-medium range missile, in defiance of US President Donald Trump.   The launch of the Khoramshahr missile, which has a range of 2,000 km (1242 miles), w...

North Korean quake 'suspected explosion', China says

North Korean quake 'suspected explosion', China says

-- 2017-09-23 12:00:00

Earthquake administration of China detected a magnitude 3.4 earthquake in North Korea and the Chinese government said it was a “suspected explosion.”   China made the announcement r...

SL won’t allow Rohingya refugees to enter

SL won’t allow Rohingya refugees to enter

-- 2017-09-23 12:00:00

Saying visitors need to follow immigration procedures to enter the country, Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Rohingya refugees won’t be allowed in his country, as per a...

NZ's ruling party takes lead in general election

NZ's ruling party takes lead in general election

-- 2017-09-23 05:24:55

New Zealand’s ruling National Party enjoyed a wide lead over the Labour Party with 70 per cent of results counted in the country’s general election on Saturday after the most hotly contest...

Nine killed in eastern Afghan clash

Nine killed in eastern Afghan clash

Xinhua 2017-09-23 01:24:37

One Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel and eight Taliban militants were killed and eight people wounded in a clash in Laghman, eastern Afghanistan on late Friday, the provincial government said on Sa...

India using chilli sprays, stun grenades to stop Rohingya influx

India using chilli sprays, stun grenades to stop Rohingya influx

-- 2017-09-22 12:00:00

India has stepped up security along its largely porous eastern border with Bangladesh and is using “chilli and stun grenades” to block the entry of Rohingya Muslims fleeing from violence i...

Myanmar guilty of genocide: Peoples' Tribunal

Myanmar guilty of genocide: Peoples' Tribunal

-- 2017-09-22 12:00:00

Myanmar has been committed genocide against Rohingyas and its other Muslim minorities, according to the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal.   The seven-strong panel of the international opinion tribun...

Philippines president threatens to kill own son over drugs

Philippines president threatens to kill own son over drugs

-- 2017-09-22 12:00:00

The President of the Philippines has threatened to have his own son killed if he is found guilty of drug trafficking allegations, reports mirror.co.uk.   President Rodrigo Duterte 's son is acc...

N Korea lashes 'deranged' Trump, threatens H-bomb detonation

N Korea lashes 'deranged' Trump, threatens H-bomb detonation

Reuters 2017-09-22 11:28:33

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un blasted US President Donald Trump as "mentally deranged" on Friday and vowed to make him pay dearly for threatening to destroy his country, hours after Trump ordered fr...