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18 feared dead in landslide at Myanmar jade mine

-- July 28, 2019 13:18:46

A landslide at a Myanmar jade mine killed 14 people including at least one policeman in the early hours of Sunday as earth and mud engulfed a guard post, and four people were missing and feared dead,...

Attacks on Pakistan security forces kill 10

-- July 28, 2019 12:36:03

At least 10 soldiers have been killed in separate attacks within hours on Pakistan security forces. A military vehicle was ambushed and six soldiers were killed in the country’s mountainous nor...

Rohingyas should be citizens or be given own state: Mahathir

FE Online Desk July 28, 2019 11:57:31

The Rohingyas should be treated as Myanmar nationals or be given a chance to form their own state, said Malaysian prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He said even though Malaysia generally does n...

Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes near south coast of Japan’s Honshu

-- July 28, 2019 11:25:49

An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck near the south coast of Japan's island of Honshu early on Sunday, the European earthquake monitoring service EMSC reported. The estimated population of the area...

Hong Kong protesters obstruct international airport

Global Times July 27, 2019 20:19:29

Apart from inciting social conflict in Hong Kong and bowing to Western countries, Hong Kong opposition forces on Friday targeted international passengers to spread their accusations about the governme...

Xinjiang letter signatories blast West’s bias

Global Times July 27, 2019 20:10:18

Government officials, scholars and religion experts from Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region defended the country's counter-terrorism and de-radicalisation policies in the region again...

Rescuers evacuate passengers from flood-stuck train near Mumbai

-- July 27, 2019 16:45:54

Rescuers in India have evacuated more than 500 passengers from a train after it got stuck in Monsoon floodwaters between two stations near Mumbai. A statement by India's disaster management office in...

Thousands march in Hong Kong defying police warnings

-- July 27, 2019 16:15:42

Defying police warnings, thousands of protesters were marching Saturday in a Hong Kong neighborhood where six days earlier a mob apparently targeting demonstrators brutally attacked people in a train...

Two die after nightclub floor collapses in South Korea

-- July 27, 2019 10:37:32

An upper floor of a nightclub collapsed on top of dancing revelers in South Korea on Saturday, killing two South Koreans and injuring several foreign athletes competing at the World Aquatics Champions...

Eight dead as earthquake, aftershocks hit Philippines

-- July 27, 2019 10:18:27

An earthquake and aftershocks struck islands off the north of the Philippines on Saturday killing eight people and injuring 60, disaster officials said. An initial quake of magnitude 5.4 that struck...

Saudi Arabia suspends visas to people from Congo over Ebola

-- July 26, 2019 17:40:17

Saudi Arabia has stopped issuing visas to people from Congo while citing the Ebola outbreak there, even as the World Health Organization recommends against travel restrictions. Some Muslims in Congo...

Missile launch a warning to South Korea: Kim

-- July 26, 2019 14:18:10

North Korea said on Friday its latest missile launch was a warning to South Korean “warmongers” to stop importing weapons and conducting joint military drills, a message that analysts said...

Pakistan has 30,000-40,000 terrorists: Imran Khan

-- July 25, 2019 17:08:04

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said about "30,000 to 40,000" terrorists who had trained and fought in "some part of Afghanistan or Kashmir" are in his country, reports bdnews24.com. At an eve...

15 dead in multiple blasts in Afghan capital

-- July 25, 2019 13:23:20

Three bombs rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 15 people, officials said, as the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff was meeting top US and NATO officials in the cit...

Filmmakers, historians urge Modi to stop mob attacks

Reuters July 25, 2019 13:15:58

A group of Bollywood filmmakers, historians, and citizens have written to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to stop mob attacks on minority Muslims and others at the bottom of society. H...

Government employees among five dead in Kabul blast

-- July 25, 2019 11:08:01

At least five people were killed and 10 wounded when a magnetic bomb attached to a bus carrying government employees exploded in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, officials said. Interior Ministr...

N Korea fires missiles into sea, nuclear talks in doubt

-- July 25, 2019 10:18:33

North Korea fired at least two projectiles early on Thursday from its eastern coast, which Japanese government sources confirmed were short-range ballistic missiles, said Kyodo news. The projectiles...

China warns of war in case of move toward Taiwan independence

-- July 24, 2019 12:57:25

China’s defence ministry warned on Wednesday that it was ready for war if there was a move toward Taiwan’s independence, accusing the United States of undermining global stability and deno...

Kim inspects new submarine

-- July 23, 2019 21:27:23

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has inspected a newly built submarine and ordered officials to further bolster the country's military capabilities, state media reported on Tuesday, as the North increa...

India denies seeking US help over Kashmir

-- July 23, 2019 13:03:45

India denied that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked US President Donald Trump to help mediate with Pakistan over the disputed territory of Kashmir, saying there could be no talks until Pakistan e...

S Korea fires hundreds of warning shots at Russian military plane

Reuters July 23, 2019 11:55:44

The South Korean military fired hundreds of warning shots at a Russian military aircraft that entered South Korean airspace on Tuesday, defence officials in Seoul said, with Chinese military aircraft...

Arrested 17 CIA spies, sentenced some to death: Iran

-- July 22, 2019 21:58:06

Iran says it has arrested 17 spies who it says were working for the CIA, and sentenced some of them to death. The intelligence ministry said the suspects had been collecting information in vital sect...

NZ plans firearm register, tighter licencing amid gun law reforms

Reuters July 22, 2019 15:08:23

New Zealand on Monday said it aims to establish a national register for firearms, tighten licencing rules and ban visitors from buying guns, in a second set of reforms introduced in response to a mass...

Lightning strikes kill 32 in India's Uttar Pradesh

-- July 22, 2019 10:55:29

At least 32 people were killed and thirteen others injured in Uttar Pradesh of India due to lightning on Sunday, said officials. The victims included seven each in Kanpur and Fatehpur, five in Jhansi...

Death toll from flood reaches 152 in Nepal, India, Bangladesh

-- July 20, 2019 19:51:40

The death toll in monsoon flooding in South Asia has risen to 152 as millions of people and animals continue to face the brunt in Nepal, India and Bangladesh. At least 90 people have died in Nepal an...

Pakistan aims to bring religious schools into mainstream

-- July 20, 2019 18:10:23

Pakistan has agreed on a plan to overhaul instruction at madrasas or religious schools to bring the institutions closer into line with conventional schools and curb extremist teaching, Education Minis...

Kyoto arson suspect believes studio stole his novel

-- July 20, 2019 11:26:07

A man suspected of torching an animation studio and killing 33 people in Japan's worst mass killing in two decades had been convicted of robbery and carried out the attack because he believed his nove...

Iran denies seizure of second British ship

-- July 20, 2019 10:15:13

Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday and told Tehran to return the vessels or face consequences in the latest confrontation to ratchet up tension along a vital international...

Powerful explosion outside Kabul University kills eight

-- July 19, 2019 19:52:49

A powerful bomb exploded outside the gates of Kabul University in the Afghan capital on Friday, killing at least eight people and wounding 33, according to police and health officials. Several of the...

Six killed in blasts near Afghan university

-- July 19, 2019 19:52:40

An explosion on Friday near a gate to the campus of Kabul University in the Afghan capital killed six people and injured at least 27 as students waited to take an examination, officials said, reports...