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Deadly smog returns to Delhi

Deadly smog returns to Delhi

-- 2018-11-08 14:23:22

Air pollution in the Indian capital Delhi has risen to hazardous levels after firecrackers were set off to celebrate Diwali despite a court ban. Residents awoke on Thursday to find the city blanketed...

At least 13 die in Tajik prison riot

At least 13 die in Tajik prison riot

-- 2018-11-08 14:20:58

Security forces in Tajikistan have killed at least 13 inmates at a prison in the city of Khujand where a riot broke out late on Wednesday, three security sources told Reuters news agency on Thursday....

Australia launches $1.5 billion Pacific fund to counter China's influence

Australia launches $1.5 billion Pacific fund to counter China's influence

-- 2018-11-08 13:59:09

Australia will offer Pacific countries up to A$3 billion ($2.18 billion) in grants and cheap loans to build infrastructure, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, as Canberra seeks to counter...

Pakistan frees Asia Bibi after blasphemy acquittal

Pakistan frees Asia Bibi after blasphemy acquittal

-- 2018-11-08 12:39:45

A Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row has been freed from prison, her lawyer says. Some reports say Asia Bibi has boarded a plane but its destinat...

Eight Afghan policemen die in Taliban attack

Eight Afghan policemen die in Taliban attack

-- 2018-11-07 16:02:24

An Afghan official says the Taliban killed eight policemen and wounded three in an attack on two checkpoints in western Farah province. A member of the provincial council, Dadullah Qani, says the att...

Crashed Indonesia jet was cleared to fly despite airspeed problems

Crashed Indonesia jet was cleared to fly despite airspeed problems

-- 2018-11-06 19:28:08

Indonesian accident investigators said an airspeed indicator of a Boeing Co 737 MAX plane that crashed last week was damaged for its last four flights, but US authorities responded cautiously to sugge...

ADB Knowledge Forum kicks off in Manila

ADB Knowledge Forum kicks off in Manila

-- 2018-11-06 18:41:35

The first ADB Knowledge Forum kicked off on Tuesday at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) headquarters in Manila with participation of more than 150 representatives from multilateral organisations, fina...

5.5 magnitude quake batters southern Philippines

5.5 magnitude quake batters southern Philippines

-- 2018-11-06 13:50:35

An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 rattled the southern Philippine Davao Occidental province on Tuesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The institute said the ear...

Philippine police colonel on Duterte drug list dies in 'shootout'

Philippine police colonel on Duterte drug list dies in 'shootout'

-- 2018-11-06 12:14:27

A police colonel on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s wanted list for alleged drug links was killed in a reported shootout with police during an anti-drug operation, a senior police officia...

Facebook should do more to help prevent violence in Myanmar: Report

Facebook should do more to help prevent violence in Myanmar: Report

-- 2018-11-06 10:15:50

Facebook said Monday that an independent report it commissioned found the company hasn't always done enough to prevent its platform from being used to spread hate speech that has fuelled deadly violen...

Indonesia jet crash: Tearful relatives of victims demand answers

Indonesia jet crash: Tearful relatives of victims demand answers

-- 2018-11-05 17:00:20

Relatives of the victims of recent Indonesia jet crash have demanded answers as to why the plane was passed fit to fly and called for no let up in the search for loved ones. They raised the questions...

Jailed Reuters reporters lodge appeal against conviction

Jailed Reuters reporters lodge appeal against conviction

-- 2018-11-05 15:36:15

Lawyers for two Reuters reporters jailed for seven years in Myanmar lodged an appeal on Monday against their conviction on charges of breaking the country’s Official Secrets Act. The appeal cit...

Iran will sell oil despite US sanctions, says Rouhani

Iran will sell oil despite US sanctions, says Rouhani

Reuters 2018-11-05 12:49:22

Iran will sell its oil and break sanctions reimposed by the United States on its vital energy and banking sectors, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told economists at a meeting broadcast live on state...

Suu Kyi's party suffers setback in Myanmar by-elections

Suu Kyi's party suffers setback in Myanmar by-elections

Reuters 2018-11-05 10:52:50

Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) expects to have won only seven of 13 seats up for grabs in by-elections, a spokesman said on Sunday, conceding that Myanmar’s ruling...

Oil prices fall as US grants Iran sanction waivers to major importers

Oil prices fall as US grants Iran sanction waivers to major importers

-- 2018-11-05 10:36:53

Oil prices fell on Monday as the start to US sanctions against Iran’s fuel exports was softened by waivers that will allow major buyers to still import Iranian crude, at least temporarily. Fron...

Sons of slain Saudi journalist appeal for return of his body

Sons of slain Saudi journalist appeal for return of his body

-- 2018-11-05 10:18:08

The sons of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Sunday issued an appeal for the return of their father’s body and said they wanted to return to Saudi Arabia to bury him. In an interview w...

Iranians mark 1979 US embassy seizure

Iranians mark 1979 US embassy seizure

-- 2018-11-04 22:24:21

Thousands of Iranians held rallies in Tehran on Sunday to mark the 39th anniversary of the seizure of the former US embassy in the capital city, reports Xinhua. The demonstrators took to the streets...

Bahrain opposition leader gets life sentence over Qatar scheme

Bahrain opposition leader gets life sentence over Qatar scheme

-- 2018-11-04 17:50:48

Bahrain's opposition leader, Sheikh Ali Salman, has been handed a life sentence after the Court of Appeal found him guilty of spying for Qatar. The ruling comes just months after the Bahraini High Co...

5.1 magnitude quake shakes China’s Xinjiang

5.1 magnitude quake shakes China’s Xinjiang

-- 2018-11-04 13:04:31

An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 jolted the city of Artux in Kizilsu Kirgiz Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at 5:36 am Sunday (Beijing Time), according...

Myanmar by-elections a test for leader buffeted by crises

Myanmar by-elections a test for leader buffeted by crises

-- 2018-11-04 11:08:31

Asked what Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has changed since becoming Myanmar’s leader two years ago, most residents of Kachin state in the far north say the roads: new tarmac smoothes the path...

Pakistan blasphemy case: Asia’s husband pleads for asylum

Pakistan blasphemy case: Asia’s husband pleads for asylum

-- 2018-11-04 10:30:08

The husband of a Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after eight years on death row has pleaded for asylum from the UK, US or Canada. Asia Bibi's husband, Ashiq Masih, said they were in...

World opposes Trump's decisions: Khamenei

World opposes Trump's decisions: Khamenei

-- 2018-11-03 19:27:30

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said the world opposes every decision made by US President Donald Trump. “The world opposes every decision made by Trump,” Khamenei said d...

Philippine deports nun for enraging Duterte

Philippine deports nun for enraging Duterte

-- 2018-11-03 16:56:30

An Australian nun who angered the Philippine president by joining anti-government protests used her final hours in the country Saturday to call on Filipinos to unite and fight human rights abuses. Si...

Peace talks between Russia, Afghan leaders and Taliban soon

Peace talks between Russia, Afghan leaders and Taliban soon

-- 2018-11-03 16:43:23

Russia said on Saturday that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had agreed to send a group of senior politicians to peace talks in Moscow, at which a delegation representing the Taliban would be present....

Iran starts producing local fighter jet for its air force

Iran starts producing local fighter jet for its air force

-- 2018-11-03 15:08:20

Iran has started production of the locally-designed Kowsar fighter plane for use in its air force, state television reported, as tensions mount with the United States after the reimposition of US sanc...

Floods, landslides kill two in Indonesia

Floods, landslides kill two in Indonesia

-- 2018-11-03 14:30:07

Two people were killed and about 300 others were forced to take shelter at higher grounds as floods and landslides struck West Sumatra province of western Indonesia, a disaster agency official said on...

India’s man-eating tigress shot dead after major hunt

India’s man-eating tigress shot dead after major hunt

-- 2018-11-03 12:49:09

A tigress in India who is said to have killed 13 people has been shot dead after a major hunt, officials say. The six-year-old tigress had evaded capture in the jungles of the western state of Mahara...

Now US-based  journalist accuses  MJ Akbar of rape

Now US-based journalist accuses MJ Akbar of rape

-- 2018-11-02 21:28:58

Editor-turned-politician MJ Akbar, who had to resign as union minister over sex harassment allegations against him, has now been accused of rape by a US-based journalist who worked with him over two d...

Asia-Pacific home to half billion undernourished people

Asia-Pacific home to half billion undernourished people

-- 2018-11-02 19:36:07

The Asia-Pacific region, with the world's highest rate of urbanisation, is also the home to more than half the world's 821 million undernourished people, said United Nations officials on Friday. Hund...

Saudi prince terms Khashoggi dangerous Islamist

Saudi prince terms Khashoggi dangerous Islamist

-- 2018-11-02 17:43:15

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told the US he considered murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi to be a dangerous Islamist, media reports say. Prince Mohammed's reported phone call to the White...