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Six Filipino soldiers die in militant attack

Six Filipino soldiers die in militant attack

-- 2017-11-10 01:08:27

Pro-Islamic State militants killed six soldiers and wounded four others on a southern Philippine island, the military spokesman said on Friday, as the army focused on the remaining rebel groups after...

Australian senator faces racial abuse at pub

Australian senator faces racial abuse at pub

-- 2017-11-09 12:06:13

An Australian senator has criticised "the rise of the radical right" after he was racially abused by a group of men at a pub in Melbourne. Senator Sam Dastyari, who was born in Iran, was harassed wit...

Trump, Xi begin talks in China

Trump, Xi begin talks in China

BBC 2017-11-09 12:00:00

US President Donald Trump has begun talks with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Beijing, following his lavish welcome to the Chinese capital. Mr Trump is expected to raise how China can rein in North Kor...

New Delhi residents offered masks

New Delhi residents offered masks

-- 2017-11-09 11:32:10

Volunteers have taken to the streets of India's capital and fitted green pollution masks over the mouths of willing residents to make a statement about the city's choking smog. Not everybody wanted t...

UN warns of largest Yemen famine

UN warns of largest Yemen famine

-- 2017-11-09 09:55:00

Yemen faces the world's largest famine in decades "with millions of victims" if aid deliveries are not resumed, a senior UN official has warned. Mark Lowcock, the UN under-secretary general for human...

Saudi anti-corruption probe finds $100b was embezzled

Saudi anti-corruption probe finds $100b was embezzled

-- 2017-11-09 09:46:03

Saudi Arabia's attorney general says at least $100 billion has been misused through systemic corruption and embezzlement in recent decades. Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb said 199 people were being held for qu...

Trump strikes warmer tone with China

Trump strikes warmer tone with China

-- 2017-11-09 03:16:02

US President Donald Trump has lavished praise on Chinese leader Xi Jinping, a marked contrast to his previous criticism of China on the flashpoint issues of North Korea and trade. But he also urged M...

UN move may scuttle Rohingya talks: Myanmar

UN move may scuttle Rohingya talks: Myanmar

-- 2017-11-08 12:00:00

Myanmar said on Wednesday that the UN Security Council’s statement on the Rohingya refugee crisis could “seriously harm” its talks with Bangladesh over repatriating more than 0.60 mi...

Malaysia for extraditing Zakir Naik

Malaysia for extraditing Zakir Naik

FE Online Desk 2017-11-08 12:00:00

Malaysia has said it will send back controversial televangelist Zakir Naik upon the request from Indian government. Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said this on Wednesday amid reports that...

Myanmar seems in early repatriation stage: US

Myanmar seems in early repatriation stage: US

-- 2017-11-08 12:00:00

The Myanmar government appears committed to starting a repatriation programme but it is still in its early stages, the US State Department said. The department’s Population, Refugees and Migrat...

China rolls out lavish Trump reception

China rolls out lavish Trump reception

-- 2017-11-08 12:00:00

With lavish pageantry and an uncharacteristic personal flourish, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday rolled out a red carpet welcome for US President Donald Trump at the Forbidden City, the anci...

Four die as copter crashes in Japan

Four die as copter crashes in Japan

-- 2017-11-08 02:34:45

Four people were killed when a helicopter crashed in Gunma Prefecture in the northwest corner of Japan's Kanto region, Xinhua reported on Wednesday citing local media reports. According to local poli...

IndiGo issues apology for passenger altercation

IndiGo issues apology for passenger altercation

-- 2017-11-08 01:04:43

India's biggest airline IndiGo apologised to a passenger after video emerged of him being tackled by staff. The video released on Monday allegedly shows IndiGo staff manhandling the passenger on the...

Stop excessive military force: UNSC to Myanmar

Stop excessive military force: UNSC to Myanmar

-- 2017-11-07 12:00:00

The United Nations Security Council urged the Myanmar government on Monday to “ensure no further excessive use of military force in Rakhine state,” where violence has forced more than 0.60...

'Casualties' as gunmen storm Kabul TV station

'Casualties' as gunmen storm Kabul TV station

-- 2017-11-07 12:00:00

A private television station in the Afghan capital came under attack on Tuesday by a number of gunmen who broke into the building after an explosion, officials said. A tweet from the station’s...

Car crashes into Sydney classroom, killing two

Car crashes into Sydney classroom, killing two

-- 2017-11-07 10:55:36

Two eight-year-old boys were killed and another three children badly hurt after a car crashed into a classroom in Sydney on Tuesday, Australian police said. A sports utility vehicle smashed through t...

Iran’s action ‘act of war’: Saudi  

Iran’s action ‘act of war’: Saudi  

-- 2017-11-07 07:33:15

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has accused Iran of an act of "direct military aggression" by supplying missiles to rebels in Yemen. This "may be considered an act of war", state medi...

Vietnam typhoon death toll nears 50

Vietnam typhoon death toll nears 50

-- 2017-11-06 12:49:21

The death toll from the typhoon that struck Vietnam at the weekend has risen to at least 49, the government said on Monday. After Typhoon Damrey’s winds tore off roofs, felled trees and ripped...

Saudi prince dies in chopper crash

Saudi prince dies in chopper crash

BBC 2017-11-06 12:00:00

A Saudi prince has been killed when the helicopter he was travelling in crashed near the border with Yemen, state television reported. Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, the deputy governor of Asir province,...

Saudi princes held in anti-graft sweep

Saudi princes held in anti-graft sweep

BBC 2017-11-05 12:00:00

A new Saudi anti-corruption body has detained 11 princes, four sitting ministers and dozens of former ministers, media reports say. The detentions came hours after the new committee, headed by Crown...

Saudi forces intercept missile targeting airport

Saudi forces intercept missile targeting airport

-- 2017-11-05 11:29:27

Saudi Arabia said its forces intercepted a ballistic missile fired Saturday by rebels in from Yemen toward one of the kingdom’s major international airports on the outskirts of the capital, Riya...

Typhoon Damrey strikes Vietnam, killing 20

Typhoon Damrey strikes Vietnam, killing 20

Xinhua 2017-11-05 10:42:39

Typhoon Damrey has claimed 20 human lives and left 17 people missing after hitting Vietnam's central region on Saturday morning, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Cont...

Trump in Japan as Asia tour begins

Trump in Japan as Asia tour begins

-- 2017-11-05 10:09:27

US President Donald Trump arrived in Japan on Sunday at the start of a 12-day trip to Asia with South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines also on his itinerary. It will be the longest tour of A...

Saudi authorities detain billionaire prince for corruption

Saudi authorities detain billionaire prince for corruption

-- 2017-11-05 07:52:11

Saudi authorities detained a billionaire global investor and the head of the National Guard as part of an anti-corruption purge that consolidates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s hold on power...

Car bomb hits Yemen, killing five soldiers

Car bomb hits Yemen, killing five soldiers

-- 2017-11-05 01:24:43

A suicide car bomber killed at least five soldiers in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on Sunday, residents and a security official said. The attack took place at a checkpoint outside the main securi...

Syria declares victory over IS in Deir al-Zor city

Syria declares victory over IS in Deir al-Zor city

-- 2017-11-04 12:20:34

DEIR AL-ZOR, Nov 03 (Agencies): The Syrian government declared victory over Islamic State in the eastern city of Deir al-Zor on Friday, a big blow to the jihadists as their last stronghold in Syria cr...

Trump begins Asia tour

Trump begins Asia tour

Reuters 2017-11-04 10:11:21

President Donald Trump arrived in Hawaii on Friday as he set out on the longest trip to Asia by an American president in more than a quarter century, looking for help to pressure North Korea to stand...

Promote peace, China's Xi tells soldiers at first overseas base

Promote peace, China's Xi tells soldiers at first overseas base

Reuters 2017-11-04 10:05:23

Troops serving at China’s first overseas military base, in the Horn of Africa country of Djibouti, should help promote peace and stability, President Xi Jinping told them in a video chat, encour...

Lebanon PM resigns fearing Hezbollah assassination plot

Lebanon PM resigns fearing Hezbollah assassination plot

-- 2017-11-04 09:02:03

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has resigned, saying in a televised broadcast he feared for his life, while also fiercely criticising Iran. Hariri's father, former prime minister Rafik al-Hari...

Tillerson to visit Myanmar

Tillerson to visit Myanmar

Reuters 2017-11-03 11:13:54

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is visiting Myanmar on Nov 15 to discuss the situation in Rakhine State that has forced over 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee and take refuge in Bangladesh. The St...