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30 police dead in Egypt militant gunfight

30 police dead in Egypt militant gunfight

Reuters 2017-10-21 12:00:00

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...

Landslide hits Malaysian construction site, up to 20 feared buried

Landslide hits Malaysian construction site, up to 20 feared buried

Xinhua 2017-10-21 12:00:00

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...

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

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

Reuters 2017-10-21 12:00:00

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...

India ready for stronger US ties after Tillerson speech

India ready for stronger US ties after Tillerson speech

Reuters 2017-10-21 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

10 die as goods truck overturns in India

Xinhua 2017-10-21 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...

Japan's Abe getting easy victory: media polls

Japan's Abe getting easy victory: media polls

-- 2017-10-21 09:07:39

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...

Rohingya children in dire straits: UNICEF

Rohingya children in dire straits: UNICEF

Reuters 2017-10-20 12:00:00

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...

Incoming New Zealand govt to cut migration

Incoming New Zealand govt to cut migration

-- 2017-10-20 12:00:00

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...

Kobe Steel losing clients as it slips deeper into crisis

Kobe Steel losing clients as it slips deeper into crisis

-- 2017-10-20 09:38:23

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

Explosion inside Shi’ite mosque leaves 30 dead in Kabul

-- 2017-10-20 09:03:04

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...

Festive glitter brightens India gold demand

Festive glitter brightens India gold demand

Reuters 2017-10-20 02:26:15

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...

One dies as fire guts Myanmar luxury hotel

One dies as fire guts Myanmar luxury hotel

AP 2017-10-19 12:00:00

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...

UN undecided whether to call Myanmar crisis genocide

UN undecided whether to call Myanmar crisis genocide

Reuters 2017-10-19 12:00:00

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...

Labour newcomer to head NZ government

Labour newcomer to head NZ government

BBC 2017-10-19 12:00:00

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...

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

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

-- 2017-10-19 12:00:00

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

Sharif indicted on corruption charges

-- 2017-10-19 05:58:25

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...

Six cops die as suicide blast hits SW Pakistan

Six cops die as suicide blast hits SW Pakistan

Xinhua 2017-10-18 12:00:00

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...

Myanmar uses terror campaign against Rohingyas: Amnesty

Myanmar uses terror campaign against Rohingyas: Amnesty

-- 2017-10-18 12:00:00

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...

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

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

Reuters 2017-10-18 11:29:40

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

Saudi-led airstrike kills six in Yemen

Xinhua 2017-10-18 11:06:58

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...

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

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

-- 2017-10-18 07:00:10

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...

Suicide bomber, gunmen attack Afghan police HQ

Suicide bomber, gunmen attack Afghan police HQ

Reuters 2017-10-17 12:32:43

At least one suicide car bomber and a number of gunmen attacked a provincial police headquarters in Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility. An exact casualty toll...

Pakistan EC suspends 261 MPs for concealing assets

Pakistan EC suspends 261 MPs for concealing assets

PTI 2017-10-17 11:39:06

More than 260 lawmakers in Pakistan, including ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif's son- in-law, were on Monday suspended by the country's election commission for not providing details of their assets...

SDF takes 'control' of Raqqa

SDF takes 'control' of Raqqa

-- 2017-10-17 06:09:11

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) says they now control so-called Islamic State's one-time capital of Raqqa, with only a few dozen militants remaining in the city. The US-backed forces said they had...

New satellite image shows mass destruction in Rakhine

New satellite image shows mass destruction in Rakhine

-- 2017-10-17 02:28:54

Newly released satellite images revealed that at least 288 villages were destroyed by fire in northern Rakhine State in Myanmar since August 25. According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), the destruction...

Five die in Bengaluru building collapse

Five die in Bengaluru building collapse

Reuters 2017-10-16 12:34:20

A multi-storey building collapsed in the south Indian city of Bengaluru on Monday, killing at least five people and injuring several, officials said. The accident occurred in a densely populated resi...

Vietnam braces for typhoon Khanun

Vietnam braces for typhoon Khanun

Reuters 2017-10-16 12:00:00

Vietnam braced for typhoon Khanun on Monday after destructive floods battered the country’s north and centre last week, killing 72 people, the disaster prevention agency said. Last week’s...

‘IS’ kill seven soldiers in Egypt

‘IS’ kill seven soldiers in Egypt

-- 2017-10-16 10:49:16

At least seven soldiers were killed and 37 others injured as suspected Islamic State (IS) militants attacked six checkpoints in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt on Sunday, officials...

China's Communist party congress Wednesday

China's Communist party congress Wednesday

Xinhua 2017-10-16 03:48:23

The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) is scheduled to open at 9:00am Wednesday at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, the media centre of the congress announced Monday....

11 feared dead as boat capsizes in India

11 feared dead as boat capsizes in India

Xinhua 2017-10-16 01:38:49

At least 11 people were feared killed, while six others swam to safety Monday after a boat capsized in eastern Indian state of Bihar, local officials said. The boat capsized in River Gandak in Panapu...