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Australian PM faces resignation calls as bushfires fuel climate debate

Reuters December 24, 2019 13:29:05

Calls for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to resign have littered social media platforms after it was revealed he was holidaying in Hawaii while the country battled a bushfire emergency and h...

Nepal detains 122 Chinese for suspected cyber crime

-- December 24, 2019 12:58:09

Police in Nepal have detained 122 Chinese nationals in its biggest crackdown on crime by foreigners entering the country on tourist visa, officials said on Tuesday. The chief of police in the capital...

Why India's new citizenship plans stirring protests

REUTERS December 24, 2019 12:52:43

Thousands of Indians have been protesting against a new citizenship law as well as possible plans for a National Register of Citizens (NRC), alleging the measures are an attack on a secular constituti...

25 die as bus plunges into ravine in Indonesia

-- December 24, 2019 12:07:34

Twenty-five people were killed when a passenger bus plunged into a ravine on Indonesia’s Sumatra island after its brakes apparently malfunctioned, police said Tuesday. At least 14 other people...

Saudi sentences five to death over Khashoggi murder

REUTERS December 24, 2019 11:08:48

Saudi Arabia on Monday sentenced five people to death and three to jail over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but a UN investigator accused it of making a “mockery” of justi...

CPC, Chinese govt to pursue friendly ties with all nations

S M Jahangir From Beijing, China December 24, 2019 10:32:17

The major policies of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and its government are to pursue shared mutual understanding and friendly relations with all nations, a senior international committee leader o...

BJP concedes defeat in Jharkhand in state polls

Reuters December 23, 2019 18:58:38

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) appears to lose control of the state of Jharkhand in state poll results out on Monday. That means more political troubles for India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi....

Five get death sentence over Khashoggi killing

Reuters December 23, 2019 16:31:18

Five people were sentenced to death and three more to jail terms totalling 24 years in Saudi Arabia over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi that occurred in Istanbul in October last...

11 dead, 300 treated after drinking coconut wine in Philippines

-- December 23, 2019 10:50:16

At least 11 people have been killed and more than 300 treated in hospital after drinking coconut wine in the Philippines, including some who were celebrating at a Christmas party, health and local aut...

Delhi building fire claims lives of nine

-- December 23, 2019 10:20:32

At least nine people, including four women and three children, died in Delhi in a fire that broke out in a residential building early on Monday, confirmed an official in the city's Fire Department. T...

Violence threatens livelihood of Hong Kong families

Xinhua December 22, 2019 18:02:02

Continued violent activities targeting shops and passersby have disrupted business order and led to job losses, threatening the livelihood of numerous families in Hong Kong, the financial chief said o...

'Citizenship law not anti-Muslim'

Reuters December 22, 2019 16:56:07

Following days of violent, sometimes deadly protests across India against a new citizenship law critics say discriminates against Muslims, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi led a rally on Sunday for...

Modi to address rally as protests rage across India

Reuters December 22, 2019 14:11:27

Following days of violent, sometimes deadly protests across India against a new citizenship law critics say discriminates against Muslims, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead a rally later today (S...

North Korea threat looms as China, Japan, South Korea leaders meet

REUTERS December 22, 2019 11:26:34

The spectre of new confrontation between Pyongyang and Washington hangs over meetings between China, Japan and South Korea this week, with growing risks North Korean actions could end an uneasy detent...

Australia PM sorry for Hawaii holiday during bushfire crisis

-- December 22, 2019 10:50:54

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has apologised for going on holiday while the country struggled with a mounting wildfire crisis. Mr Morrison cut short his trip to Hawaii as criticism of him...

'China emerges stronger from trade war with US'

Global Times December 21, 2019 18:14:31

China has manifested growing strength in China-US competition, and that the essence of the trade war initiated by the US is targeted toward the economy and high technology, a Global Times' survey show...

Phase-one China-US trade deal benefits whole world: Xi Jinping

XINHUA December 21, 2019 18:04:10

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said the phase-one economic and trade deal between China and the United States benefits both sides and the whole world. In a phone conversation on Friday with his US...

'Saudi threatened to send back Pakistanis, reemploy Bangladeshis instead'

-- December 21, 2019 17:45:41

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has alleged that Pakistan skipped Kuala Lumpur summit as Saudi Arabia threatened to recruit Bangladeshi people after sending back Pakistanis. Erdogan made the a...

Muslim nations consider gold, barter trade to beat sanctions

REUTERS December 21, 2019 14:16:17

Iran, Malaysia, Turkey and Qatar are considering trading among themselves in gold and through a barter system as a hedge against any future economic sanctions on them, Malaysian prime minister Mahathi...

Travel warnings issued as fires ravage Australia

-- December 21, 2019 13:15:14

Catastrophic fire warnings are in place across the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW), where firefighters are tackling more than 100 blazes. Authorities have urged Christmas travellers to dela...

Modi summons ministers to discuss security situation following protests

REUTERS December 21, 2019 11:45:47

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi called a meeting with his council of ministers on Saturday to discuss the security situation in the country following protests against a controversial citize...

Curfew in Indian city, internet shut in parts

Reuters December 20, 2019 20:57:29

Authorities shut down the internet in parts of northern India on Friday and imposed a curfew in a southern city after two people died in clashes between police and stone-throwing protesters angered...

6.1 magnitude earthquake rattles Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir

-- December 20, 2019 19:06:13

An earthquake shook some buildings in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Kashmir State in India on Friday, witnesses said. The magnitude 6.1 quake was centred in mountainous Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan,...

Protesters chant 'Remove Modi' after prayers at historic Indian mosque

-- December 20, 2019 18:09:07

Chants of 'Remove Modi' filled the air after Friday prayers at the historic Jama Masjid as protesters gathered to march toward New Delhi’s center, one of many demonstrations across India over a...

Mobile internet ban lifted in Assam

-- December 20, 2019 14:37:48

Authorities in India’s Assam state have resumed mobile internet services, 10 days after it was suspended in the wake of violent protests over the controversial new citizenship law, officials sai...

Three die in protests against new citizenship law in India

REUTERS December 20, 2019 12:04:23

Three people died of injuries sustained in intensifying protests against a new citizenship law in India on Thursday with thousands taking to the streets nationwide in defiance of temporary bans on pub...

Hang corpse for three days if Musharraf dies before execution: Pak court

-- December 19, 2019 21:15:28

A Pakistan special court issued a bizarre but apparently symbolic order for former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Thursday, saying his corpse should be dragged to parliament and hang for three day...

Iran calls for transport insurance for Muslim nations

-- December 19, 2019 15:42:17

Hit by US sanctions that make it difficult to get Western insurers from covering Iranian exports, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday proposed setting up a transport insurance mechanism exclu...

India police ban protests against citizenship law

-- December 19, 2019 13:14:53

Police have banned protests against a controversial new citizenship law in several parts of India. The ban has been imposed in parts of the capital Delhi, Uttar Pradesh state, and some areas of Karna...

Pakistan’s Musharraf calls death sentence a ‘personal vendetta’

-- December 19, 2019 12:21:43

Speaking from his hospital bed in Dubai, Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf said a special court’s decision to sentence him to death in a high treason case was the result of...