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Protests erupt as India pushes for religion-based citizenship bill

REUTERS December 10, 2019 12:28:39

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in India on Monday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government offered a controversial bill in parliament that would give citizenship to non-Muslim mi...

Alarms triggered as Sydney choked by bushfire smoke

-- December 10, 2019 11:58:35

Smoke from Australia’s fierce bushfires settled over Sydney in still conditions on Tuesday, setting off fire alarms, and halting ferry services as famous landmarks disappeared behind some of the...

ICJ hearing on Rohingya issue begins today

MIR MOSTAFIZUR RAHAMAN December 10, 2019 10:10:17

An order for 'Provisional Measures' from the International Court of the Justice (ICJ), that sits this (Tuesday) morning in the Hague, Netherlands to hear a case regarding the Rohingya issue, may exped...

265-yr-old stone tablet found in north China

Xinhua December 09, 2019 20:13:00

An ancient stone tablet dating back 265 years ago was found in north China's Hebei Province, local authorities said. Archaeologists believe the stone tablet was erected in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911...

S Arabia ends gender-segregated entrances for restaurants

-- December 09, 2019 19:13:24

Restaurants in Saudi Arabia will no longer need to maintain entrances segregated by sex, the authorities said on Sunday, further eroding some of the world's strictest social rules as sweeping reforms...

'Sudden' volcano eruption in New Zealand kills five

-- December 09, 2019 15:29:09

At least five people were killed, up to 20 injured and several were reported missing after a volcano suddenly erupted off the coast of New Zealand’s North Island on Monday, spewing a plume of as...

Several 'unaccounted for' after New Zealand volcano eruption

BBC December 09, 2019 12:03:13

A volcano has erupted in New Zealand with about 50 people in the vicinity - leaving "a number of them" unaccounted for, police said. Tourists were seen walking inside the rim of the White Island crat...

US bill on Xinjiang violates international law, Chinese official says

-- December 09, 2019 11:35:46

Recent US legislation on Xinjiang is a severe violation of international law and gross interference in China’s internal affairs, the governor of the far western region said on Monday, accusing t...

Lebanon's Hariri reemerges as PM candidate as Khatib withdraws

Reuters December 09, 2019 11:21:55

Lebanon’s leading Sunni Muslim politician, Saad al-Hariri, re-emerged as a candidate for prime minister on Sunday when businessman Samir Khatib withdrew his candidacy to lead a government that m...

APEC pledges to further cooperation in Chile year's closing meeting

Xinhua December 08, 2019 18:10:04

Members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) pledged to further their cooperation at the APEC Concluding Senior Officials' Meeting (CSOM) held in Singapore on Saturday. Convened by C...

At least 43 die as fire engulfs factory in Delhi

-- December 08, 2019 10:50:14

At least 43 people were killed on Sunday after a massive fire broke out at a factory at Aanaj Mandi area in Delhi, according to an ANI report run by the Times of India. 50 people have been rescued fr...

Suu Kyi departs for genocide hearings amid fanfare at home

-- December 08, 2019 10:46:17

Myanmar leader and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi departed on Sunday for the UN’s top court in The Hague to defend the country against charges of genocide of its Rohingya Muslim min...

Brucellosis cases rise in NW China’s Gansu Province

Global Times December 07, 2019 19:15:15

At least 96 people in a veterinary research institute in Lanzhou, Northwest China's Gansu Province were diagnosed with brucellosis by noon on Saturday, health authorities confirmed. As of Saturday no...

Dinosaur footprints found in ancient Chinese imperial resort

Xinhua December 07, 2019 17:23:57

Paleontologists announced Friday the discovery of numerous dinosaur footprint fossils dating back to the Jurassic period in the former royal summer resort in north China. The footprints from multiple...

Indian rape victim dies in hospital after being set ablaze

Reuters December 07, 2019 10:40:33

A 23-year-old rape victim died in a hospital in the Indian capital two days after she was set on fire by a gang of men, including her alleged rapist, Reuters partner ANI reported on Saturday. The wom...

Thailand detains wife, children of Arakan Army leader

Reuters December 06, 2019 19:40:53

The Thai authorities have detained the wife and children of a top commander of Arakan Army, an insurgent group who are fighting for greater autonomy in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, Thai officials sa...

Indonesia's airline boss to lose job over smuggled motorbike

Reuters December 06, 2019 17:27:35

The boss of Indonesia's national airline will be dismissed on suspicion of smuggling a motorbike into the country on a new plane. Indonesia's State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir announced t...

Indian police kill four men suspected of gang rape, murder

Reuters December 06, 2019 15:42:21

Indian police shot dead four men on Friday who were suspected of raping and killing a 27-year-old veterinarian in the city of Hyderabad, a police official told Reuters news agency, drawing applause fr...

Rohingya 'genocide': Myanmar faces hearings at The Hague

REUTERS December 06, 2019 10:06:31

In a wood-panelled hall of the ornate Peace Palace at The Hague, lawyers pressing a case against Myanmar for alleged genocide against its Muslim Rohingya minority will next week ask judges to order im...

Suu Kyi receives waves of support ahead of genocide case

REUTERS December 06, 2019 09:57:51

The last time Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi travelled to western Europe, she was feted as the freshly elected civilian ruler of a fledgling democracy who had brought an end to half a century of mili...

Nepal for strengthening cooperation to boost tourism

-- December 05, 2019 18:06:11

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) Deepak Raj Joshi has underscored the need for strengthening cooperation among the concerned tourism boards in this region for mutual bene...

China urges US to stop double standards on anti-terrorism

Xinhua December 05, 2019 17:53:33

China warned Wednesday if the United States continues to play with double standards on anti-terrorism or even try to infringe upon other countries' sovereignty and security, it will end up swallowing...

Xinjiang’s peace, prosperity unnerve US

Global Times December 05, 2019 17:18:31

The US House of Representatives passed the so-called Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019 on Wednesday morning Beijing time. The bill requires the Trump administration to publicly denounce China's p...

Three-day international conference in Dhaka on December 10-12

FE Online Report December 04, 2019 19:48:41

A three-day international conference on financing for inclusive and sustainable development will be held in Dhaka on December 10-12 this year. Titled ‘Asia-Pacific Conference on Financing Inclu...

 500 Syrian refugees return to homeland from Lebanon

Xinhua December 04, 2019 18:24:48

More than 500 Syrian refugees returned on Tuesday to their homeland from Lebanon, the National News Agency reported. Syrian refugees from different areas in Lebanon, including Burj Hammoud, Tripoli,...

President calls for trade, investment promotion

FE REPORT December 04, 2019 17:02:39

President Md Abdul Hamid has urged the country's business leaders to create new entrepreneurs and explore new business areas for the sake of the country's economy and the people. Terming trade and in...

Six including Japanese NGO head killed in Afghan gun attack

-- December 04, 2019 14:03:55

Six people including the head of a Japanese NGO were killed on Wednesday after unknown gunmen attacked their vehicle in Jalalabad, the capital city of Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province, o...

Death toll in Philippine typhoon rises to 10

-- December 04, 2019 12:57:05

The death toll from a typhoon that hit provinces south of the Philippine capital rose to 10, disaster agencies said on Wednesday, pointing to precautions and compulsory evacuations as key in preventin...

Mahathir prepares to host his second APEC summit

-- December 04, 2019 12:51:56

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad formally launched on Wednesday preparations to host next year’s APEC summit, recalling with pride how his country hosted the event more than 20 years ag...

China to improve service, support system for military retirees

Xinhua December 03, 2019 20:29:07

The Central Military Commission has issued an official document calling for greater efforts to ensure that China's military retirees are well taken of. Titled "Guideline on Strengthening Work on Mili...