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US air strike kills top Iranian commander Soleimani

REUTERS January 03, 2020 10:19:58

Iranian major-general Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, was killed early on Friday in a US air strike on his convoy at Baghdad airport, the Pentagon said. Top Iraqi militia commander Ab...

Australian residents berate PM Morrison in blaze-ravaged town

-- January 02, 2020 18:26:07

Australia's PM Scott Morrison had to cut short a visit to a town ravaged by fire after angry locals heckled him over the government's response. Locals said he had done very little to help Cobargo in...

317 people killed in Thai road crashes during New Year festival

Xinhua January 02, 2020 17:04:58

A total of 317 people have been reportedly killed and 3,160 others injured due to road accidents during New Year festival in Thailand, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) said...

Taiwan military chief among eight dead as chopper makes forced landing

-- January 02, 2020 13:52:37

Taiwan’s top military official was among eight people killed on Thursday after the helicopter carrying them made a forced landing in a mountainous area near the capital Taipei, the defence minis...

Indonesia flood death toll rises, tens of thousands evacuated

-- January 02, 2020 13:02:59

Tens of thousands of people were evacuated in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on Thursday after flash floods and landslides in the area killed up to 21 people, with more heavy rain forecast, authori...

Rock-throwing Iraqi militias quit US Embassy after protests

REUTERS January 02, 2020 12:17:56

Supporters of Iranian-backed Iraqi paramilitary groups who stormed the US Embassy’s perimeter and hurled rocks in two days of protests withdrew on Wednesday after Washington dispatched extra tro...

Netanyahu asks for immunity from prosecution

-- January 02, 2020 11:11:41

The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has decided to seek parliamentary immunity from prosecution over corruption charges. The move would likely delay a trial until after fresh elections ne...

NK's new strategic weapon targets US

Global Times January 01, 2020 18:10:37

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said the world will witness a new strategic weapon from his country in the near future, and Chinese analysts said Washington should take responsibility for the backward...

India approves third moon mission, months after landing failure

Reuters January 01, 2020 16:28:09

India has approved its third lunar mission months after its last one failed to successfully land on the moon, its space agency said on Wednesday, the latest effort in its ambitions to become a low-cos...

Six die on New Year's Eve as lift falls in India

-- January 01, 2020 13:39:25

At least six people were killed and several others injured after an elevator at a private property crashed in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, police said Wednesday. The accident took plac...

Twelve die as Australia counts the cost of bushfires

Reuters January 01, 2020 12:31:26

A third person was confirmed dead on Wednesday in devastating bushfires that engulfed Australia’s southeast coast this week and a fourth was missing and feared dead, as navy ships rushed to prov...

Kim says North Korea to show ‘new strategic weapon’

-- January 01, 2020 11:19:55

North Korea’s leader plans to further develop nuclear programmes and to introduce a “new strategic weapon” in the near future, state media said on Wednesday, but he left room for dia...

Protesters burn security post at US Embassy in Iraq

Reuters January 01, 2020 10:15:20

Protesters angry about US air strikes on Iraq hurled stones and torched a security post at the US Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday, setting off a confrontation with guards and prompting the United States...

Protesters storm US embassy compound in Baghdad

AL JAZEERA December 31, 2019 20:46:49

Dozens of Iraqi protesters broke into the US embassy compound in Baghdad on Tuesday, smashing a main door and setting fire to a reception area, prompting tear gas and sounds of gunfire. Witnesses rep...

Air pollution kills 17 in Kabul in a week

-- December 31, 2019 15:08:29

At least 17 people have been killed by the extreme air pollution in Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan, over the past one week, an official with the Public Health Ministry Fida Mohammad Paikan sai...

Indian capital reels from coldest day in more than a century

-- December 31, 2019 14:59:36

India's capital Delhi has recorded its chilliest day in more than a century amid a severe cold wave across the northern part of the country. Thick fog blanketed the city on Monday as the maximum day...

Thousands flee to the sea as Australia bushfire hits town

BBC December 31, 2019 11:11:11

Thousands of people in Australia have fled to the seafront to seek shelter from massive bushfires racing to the coast. One blaze moved into the Victorian town of Mallacoota on Tuesday morning, throwi...

Hong Kong to end year with multiple protests

Reuters December 30, 2019 17:01:37

Hong Kong will end 2019 with multiple protests planned for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day aimed at disrupting festivities and shopping in the Asian financial hub, which has seen a rise...

Kim calls for 'positive and offensive' security policy

-- December 30, 2019 12:11:02

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called at a ruling party meeting for “positive and offensive measures” to ensure security ahead of a year-end deadline he has set for denuclearisation talks...

Missile hits military parade in Yemen, at least five dead

-- December 29, 2019 18:44:10

A missile fired by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group struck a military parade in Yemen's southern separatist-held town of al-Dhalea, killing at least five people and injuring others, Yemen's Security...

Saudi Arabia sentences man for stabbing three concert performers

Reuters December 29, 2019 17:18:21

A Saudi Arabian court sentenced on Sunday a man accused of stabbing three performers at a live show in the capital Riyadh in November to death, state television said. Another man on trial for the sam...

Iraqi protesters shut down southern Nassiriya oilfield

REUTERS December 29, 2019 11:06:23

Protesters broke into Iraq’s southern Nassiriya oilfield on Saturday and forced employees to cut off electricity from its control station, taking the field offline until further notice, a securi...

Thai cave rescuer dies

-- December 28, 2019 20:00:05

A member of the rescue team that saved 12 boys and their football coach from a flooded cave in Thailand last year has died from an infection he picked up during the operation, officials said. Petty O...

Resolution on Myanmar adopted at UNGA with overwhelming majority

-- December 28, 2019 10:47:20

A resolution on ‘Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar’ has been adopted at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly with an overwhelming majorit...

India tightens security for protests after Friday prayers

REUTERS December 27, 2019 15:01:57

Indian authorities stepped up security in major cities on Friday and suspended mobile data services in some places in an effort to maintain order ahead of protests planned against a new citizenship la...

The runaway husbands

REUTERS December 27, 2019 11:08:14

In a pink-walled room of a government office at the foot of the Himalayas, Indian women spend their days cancelling the passports of runaway husbands. Midday on a Monday, the father of a woman who ma...

Plane crashes in Kazakhstan shortly after takeoff, at least 14 dead

Reuters December 27, 2019 10:48:26

A Bek Air plane with 93 passengers and five crew members on board crashed near the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan on Friday shortly after taking off, killing at least 14 people, authorities in the Centr...

Muslim fury grows after protest deaths in India

REUTERS December 27, 2019 10:30:24

Zaheer Ahmed had just returned home from work in northern India last Friday afternoon and stepped out for a smoke before lunch. Minutes later, he was dead, shot in the head. His death, and the killi...

China adds 8,000 km of railways in 2019

-- December 26, 2019 17:02:43

China is expected to add about 8,000 km of railways this year, with its investment in fixed assets in the transport sector estimated at over 3.2 trillion yuan (about 457.5 billion US dollars) in 2019....

Nuclear risks in Marshall Islands expose US moral flaw

Global Times December 26, 2019 16:52:29

The Los Angeles Times recently published a lengthy investigative report revealing that the US conducted several nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands between 1946 and 1958. The damage inflicted on the...