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Afghan suicide bombing toll climbs to 55

Afghan suicide bombing toll climbs to 55

Reuters 2018-11-21 12:39:05

Afghan authorities were struggling on Wednesday to identify the group behind a suicide bomb attack that killed at least 55 people attending a gathering of religious scholars in Kabul after the Taliban...

India to start additional route endorsement service tomorrow

India to start additional route endorsement service tomorrow

-- 2018-11-21 12:01:34

Indian High Commission in Dhaka will start additional route endorsement service at all Indian Visa Application Centres(IVAC) in Bangladesh from tomorrow(Thursday).All the requests for additional route...

Dead whale found in Indonesia with 6kg of plastic in stomach

Dead whale found in Indonesia with 6kg of plastic in stomach

-- 2018-11-20 20:57:27

A dead sperm whale that washed ashore in a national park in Indonesia had nearly 6kg (13 lbs) of plastic waste in its stomach, park officials say. Items found included 115 drinking cups, four plastic...

Australia police arrest three over 'mass' terror attack plot

Australia police arrest three over 'mass' terror attack plot

Reuters 2018-11-20 13:14:59

Australian police on Tuesday said they arrested three men who were allegedly preparing to attack the public in Melbourne, less than two weeks after a man was killed in the country’s second-large...

Hong Kong activists on trial for  'Umbrella' protests

Hong Kong activists on trial for 'Umbrella' protests

-- 2018-11-19 23:37:12

Nine pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong have pleaded not guilty in a trial seen as a test of judicial independence from Beijing, reports BBC. They have been charged with "public nuisance" over the...

Hong Kong activists plead not guilty in ‘Umbrella’ movement trial

Hong Kong activists plead not guilty in ‘Umbrella’ movement trial

-- 2018-11-19 12:58:06

Nine pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong have pleaded not guilty in a trial seen as a test of judicial independence from Beijing. They have been charged with "public nuisance" over the 2014 "Umbrell...

Vietnam landslides claim lives of 13

Vietnam landslides claim lives of 13

-- 2018-11-19 10:31:42

Landslides due to rains from a tropical storm have killed 13 people and left four others missing in south-central Vietnam. A disaster official in Khanh Hoa province says some 600 soldiers have been m...

US-led airstrikes kill 40 in Syria, IS says

US-led airstrikes kill 40 in Syria, IS says

-- 2018-11-18 11:01:38

At least forty people, mostly women and children were killed in the latest wave of US-led coalition airstrikes on Saturday against the last remaining Islamic State-held pocket in Syria near the border...

Australia man, who tried to stop knife-attacker, faces charges

Australia man, who tried to stop knife-attacker, faces charges

-- 2018-11-17 17:30:15

A homeless man who used his shopping trolley to try to ram a knife-wielding attacker in Melbourne has been charged with offences including burglary and theft. Michael Rogers, dubbed "Trolley Man" onl...

UN report exposes atrocities against Rohingya children in Myanmar

UN report exposes atrocities against Rohingya children in Myanmar

-- 2018-11-17 14:38:40

The United Nations has said most of some 669 children killed and 39 maimed reportedly in Myanmar were Rohingyas. Spokesman for the UN Secretary‑General Stephane Dujarric came up with the data flaggin...

Cyclone 'Gaja' hits southern India, killing 13

Cyclone 'Gaja' hits southern India, killing 13

-- 2018-11-17 10:48:16

A cyclone hit the coast of southern India, killing at least 13 people, damaging homes and forcing the evacuation of more than 80,000 residents on Friday. Cyclone 'Gaja' blew ashore in Tamil Nadu stat...

Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of Cambodia genocide

Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of Cambodia genocide

-- 2018-11-16 17:33:00

For the first time, two leaders of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia have been found guilty of genocide. Nuon Chea, 92, was the deputy of regime leader Pol Pot, and Khieu Samphan, 87, was hea...

Powerful 6.6 quake strikes Solomon Islands

Powerful 6.6 quake strikes Solomon Islands

Reuters 2018-11-16 11:44:39

An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck east of a provincial capital in the Solomon Islands on Friday, the United States Geological Survey said. There was no immediate tsunami threat or reports of da...

China offers Myanmar support over Rohingya issue after US rebuke

China offers Myanmar support over Rohingya issue after US rebuke

Reuters 2018-11-16 10:16:58

China supports the Myanmar government’s efforts to protect domestic stability and approach to resolving the Rohingya issue, Premier Li Keqiang told the country’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a...

Sri Lankan MPs fight in parliament as power struggle deepens

Sri Lankan MPs fight in parliament as power struggle deepens

-- 2018-11-15 19:41:19

Sri Lankan MPs have brawled on the floor of parliament, putting one in hospital, in the latest escalation of the political turmoil that has left the country without an agreed prime minister or cabinet...

As India eases citizenship path for Hindus, Rohingya Muslims fear expulsion

As India eases citizenship path for Hindus, Rohingya Muslims fear expulsion

-- 2018-11-15 18:34:01

Nar Singh can vividly recall the day in 2014 when Narendra Modi promised to provide refuge to Hindus suffering around the world. The 39-year-old shop owner sat awestruck inside his two-bedroom house i...

Taliban attacks kill 30 security forces in western Afghanistan

Taliban attacks kill 30 security forces in western Afghanistan

-- 2018-11-15 15:41:43

Major assaults by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan’s western province of Farah bordering Iran, mounted with the aim of weakening the government’s grip on the region, have killed at least...

16 die in Afghanistan gun battle

16 die in Afghanistan gun battle

-- 2018-11-15 15:16:20

Fighting between security forces and Taliban militants have left 16 fighters from both sides dead in Qala-e-Zal district of Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province, an army spokesman in the north...

Malaysia charges wife of former PM Najib with two counts of corruption

Malaysia charges wife of former PM Najib with two counts of corruption

Reuters 2018-11-15 14:27:47

Malaysia on Thursday accused Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former Prime Minister Najib Razak, on charges of soliciting and receiving bribes involving a sum of 189 million ringgit ($45.12 million) from a...

Lion Air crash victim's fiancée takes wedding photos alone

Lion Air crash victim's fiancée takes wedding photos alone

-- 2018-11-14 22:07:31

An Indonesian woman whose fiancé was on a Lion Air flight which crashed into the sea has gone ahead with her wedding pictures alone, reports BBC. Intan Syari and Rio Nanda Pratama were due to...

Mike Pence expresses strongest condemnation over Rohingya issue

Mike Pence expresses strongest condemnation over Rohingya issue

-- 2018-11-14 18:03:34

US Vice President Mike Pence expressed the Trump administration’s strongest condemnation yet of Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims on Wednesday. Pence also told Myanmar leader Aung S...

Mike Pence urges Suu Kyi to pardon Reuters journos

Mike Pence urges Suu Kyi to pardon Reuters journos

-- 2018-11-14 14:04:02

US vice president Mike Pence pressed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi “multiple times” on Wednesday to pardon two Reuters journalists jailed in her country, a senior White House official sa...

Sri Lankan parliament passes no-confidence motion against PM

Sri Lankan parliament passes no-confidence motion against PM

-- 2018-11-14 12:43:59

Sri Lanka’s parliament passed a no-confidence motion against newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa amid raucous opposition on Wednesday, throwing the country deeper into crisis. Raja...

Singapore PM Lee hints at early election next year

Singapore PM Lee hints at early election next year

-- 2018-11-11 11:33:07

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong suggested on Sunday a general election may be called next year, more than a year before his government’s mandate ends, as the city-state braces for growi...

Heavy rains, flooding kill 12 in Jordan

Heavy rains, flooding kill 12 in Jordan

-- 2018-11-10 18:44:28

Twelve people died in heavy rains and flooding in parts of Jordan on Friday and authorities evacuated foreign tourists from the ancient city of Petra and other popular destinations, officials said on...

China coalmine disaster leaves 21 dead

China coalmine disaster leaves 21 dead

-- 2018-11-10 17:35:56

Twenty-one miners, who were trapped after a coalmine accident that occurred a month ago in China’s Shangdong province, have died. Rescuers managed to rescue only one of the 22 miners trapped, r...

Sri Lankan president dissolves parliament

Sri Lankan president dissolves parliament

-- 2018-11-10 17:19:23

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved the country's parliament on Friday night and called for snap polls on January 5 in a move that will likely deepen the country’s political cris...

Rains, floods claim eight lives in Jordan

Rains, floods claim eight lives in Jordan

-- 2018-11-10 12:04:51

Heavy rains and flooding killed at least eight people in Jordan and forced authorities to evacuate more than 3,700 tourists from the ancient city of Petra on Friday, officials said. The visitors were...

Philippine court orders arrest of ex-first lady Imelda Marcos for graft

Philippine court orders arrest of ex-first lady Imelda Marcos for graft

-- 2018-11-09 17:13:20

The Philippines’ anti-corruption court on Friday ordered the arrest of former first lady Imelda Marcos after finding her guilty on seven counts of graft during the two-decade rule of her husband...

Seven die, 11 suffer injuries in South Korea fire

Seven die, 11 suffer injuries in South Korea fire

-- 2018-11-09 14:05:19

At least seven people were killed and 11 others injured on Friday in a fire that broke out at a dormitory-style housing facility in South Korea, where each rented room stands side by side. The blaz...