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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...

Briton dies while taking photos at Indian temple

Briton dies while taking photos at Indian temple

BBC 2017-10-15 12:00:00

A British man has fallen to his death while taking photos at a temple in India during a year-long world trip. Roger Stotesbury, 56, was visiting Orchha, in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, with hi...

Egypt frustrates North Sinai militant attack, killing two

Egypt frustrates North Sinai militant attack, killing two

Xinhua 2017-10-15 11:20:01

The Egyptian armed forces on Saturday frustrated a terrorist attack that was targeting a security check point in the North Sinai city of Arish, killing at least two militants, the army said in a state...

Get refugees home, Kofi Annan urges Myanmar

Get refugees home, Kofi Annan urges Myanmar

-- 2017-10-14 12:00:00

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged Myanmar on Friday to make sure the half-million Rohingya Muslim refugees who have fled in the last two months can go home, and not go to camps. Myanmar's...

At least 30 die from pesticide poisoning in India

At least 30 die from pesticide poisoning in India

Reuters 2017-10-14 11:38:11

India's second-biggest cotton producing state has stepped up seizures of "unauthorised pesticides" after chemical poisoning killed at least 30 farmers in three months, a government minister told Reute...

100 IS fighters surrender in Syria: US

100 IS fighters surrender in Syria: US

Reuters 2017-10-14 03:21:48

Around 100 Islamic State fighters have surrendered in Syria’s Raqqa in the last 24 hours and were “removed from the city”, a spokesman for the US-led coalition against Islamic State...

Indian SC bars Rohingya deportation till next hearing

Indian SC bars Rohingya deportation till next hearing

-- 2017-10-13 12:00:00

The Indian Supreme Court on Friday said no Rohingya refugee should be deported till the next hearing in the case on November 21. The top court of the country posted the matter for further hearing on...

54 dead, 39 missing in Vietnam floods and landslides

54 dead, 39 missing in Vietnam floods and landslides

-- 2017-10-13 12:00:00

Floods and landslides killed at least 54 people in Vietnam and left another 39 missing since a tropical depression hit the country earlier this week. The heavy rain in the central and northern region...

Turkish troops move into Syrian Idlib province

Turkish troops move into Syrian Idlib province

-- 2017-10-13 12:00:00

Turkish armored vehicles rolled into northwestern Syria to impose a “de-escalation zone” in a province dominated by al-Qaida-linked militants, an incursion that the Turkish leader said was...

'Suu Kyi wants to solve Rohingya crisis'

'Suu Kyi wants to solve Rohingya crisis'

-- 2017-10-13 05:30:06

Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi is “appalled” at the Rohingya refugee crisis in her country and is determined to solve it. An adviser to Suu Kyi also said quoting her on Friday, r...

Triple car bomb attack kills 50 in Syria

Triple car bomb attack kills 50 in Syria

Reuters 2017-10-13 01:27:57

Islamic State suicide attackers killed at least 50 people in a triple car bomb attack on Thursday among a group of refugees in northeast Syria, a medical source in the Kurdish Red Crescent said. A la...

Vietnam flash floods kill dozens

Vietnam flash floods kill dozens

Reuters 2017-10-12 12:44:54

Floods in Vietnam killed 37 people and another 40 were missing as a tropical depression caused heavy rain in northern and central provinces, the Southeast Asian nation's disaster prevention agency sai...

UN recalls its top official in Myanmar

UN recalls its top official in Myanmar

BBC 2017-10-12 12:00:00

The United Nations has announced that its top official in Myanmar is being recalled to headquarters in New York. Renata Lok-Dessallien was the focus of a BBC investigation last month in which she was...

Aarushi Talwar murder: Parents acquitted of charge

Aarushi Talwar murder: Parents acquitted of charge

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

An Indian couple accused of murdering their daughter Aarushi Talwar and their Nepalese servant, Hemraj Banjade, have been acquitted on appeal, reports BBC. Dentists Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were convi...

Pakistani troops free American family held hostage by Taliban

Pakistani troops free American family held hostage by Taliban

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

Pakistani soldiers have freed a North American family of five who were being held hostage by the Afghan Taliban, Pakistan's military says, reports BBC. They were rescued after a US tip-off during an...

Suu Kyi urges unity, creates new aid committee

Suu Kyi urges unity, creates new aid committee

-- 2017-10-12 11:19:24

Aung San Suu Kyi Thursday called for national unity and said she has created a committee that will coordinate all international and local assistance in violence-struck Rakhine state. Suu Kyi acknowle...

Aung Hlaing claims Rohingya’s not natives, refugee numbers exaggerated

Aung Hlaing claims Rohingya’s not natives, refugee numbers exaggerated

-- 2017-10-12 06:43:43

Myanmar army chief claimed that Ronhingyas are not natives of the country in a meeting with US ambassador. He also accused the media of exaggerating the number of refugees fleeing, according to a rep...

Palestinian rivals Hamas and Fatah 'reach deal'

Palestinian rivals Hamas and Fatah 'reach deal'

Reuters 2017-10-12 02:43:40

Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have reached a deal over political reconciliation, Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh said in a statement on Thursday, without providing further details about the ac...

India rules sex with minor bride is rape

India rules sex with minor bride is rape

BBC 2017-10-11 03:38:11

India's Supreme Court has struck down a legal clause that permits men to have sex with their underage wives. The clause, which was part of India's law on rape, said intercourse between a man and his...

Asia Cup Hockey begins  in city tomorrow

Asia Cup Hockey begins in city tomorrow

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

Bangladesh is ready to host the eight-nation Hero 10th Men's Asia Cup Hockey 2017, a quadrennial prestigious event of Asia, beginning at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium in the city tomorr...