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Rescuers begin mission to free 30 trapped in Philippines landslide

Rescuers begin mission to free 30 trapped in Philippines landslide

-- 2018-10-31 12:46:16

Philippine rescue teams worked to free at least 30 people trapped under earth and rubble on Wednesday after a typhoon dumped heavy rainfall on a mountainous region, triggering floods and deadly landsl...

Suicide blast kills six near Kabul prison

Suicide blast kills six near Kabul prison

Reuters 2018-10-31 11:27:32

A suicide bomber blew himself up near the gate of Afghanistan’s largest prison on Wednesday, killing at least six people and wounding three, officials said, but there was no immediate claim of r...

Indonesia hunts for plane crash victims, black box recorders

Indonesia hunts for plane crash victims, black box recorders

Reuters 2018-10-30 11:47:39

Indonesia on Tuesday stepped up a search for an airliner that plunged into the sea with all 189 aboard feared dead, deploying underwater beacons to trace its black box recorders and uncover why an alm...

Strong quake rattles New Zealand

Strong quake rattles New Zealand

Reuters 2018-10-30 09:52:01

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck New Zealand’s north island on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey said, a tremor felt by thousands of people although there were no immediate repor...

Sri Lanka police arrest sacked minister over shooting

Sri Lanka police arrest sacked minister over shooting

-- 2018-10-29 17:50:20

Sri Lankan police arrested deposed oil minister Arjuna Ranatunga on Monday over a shooting that killed one person a day earlier. “Colombo Crime division arrested Ranatunga over the shooting inc...

5.4 magnitude quake shakes Japan’s Torishima Island

5.4 magnitude quake shakes Japan’s Torishima Island

-- 2018-10-29 13:32:51

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 struck the Torishima Island region in southern Japan, the weather agency said on Monday. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) the offsh...

Blast near Afghanistan election commission HQ injures six

Blast near Afghanistan election commission HQ injures six

-- 2018-10-29 11:30:18

A suicide bomber detonated explosives near Afghanistan’s election commission headquarters in Kabul on Monday, injuring at least six people, officials said. At least four officials of the Indepe...

Indonesia plane crashes with 188 passengers on board

Indonesia plane crashes with 188 passengers on board

-- 2018-10-29 10:19:56

A Lion Air flight with at least 188 people on board is believed to have sunk after crashing into the sea off Indonesia’s island of Java on Monday, shortly after take off from the capital on its...

Guard of Sri Lankan 'sacked' minister opens fire

Guard of Sri Lankan 'sacked' minister opens fire

-- 2018-10-28 19:06:52

Three people were injured in Sri Lanka on Sunday when a security guard of parliamentarian Arjuna Ranatunga, former petroleum minister under ousted prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s sacked ca...

Pakistan restores ban on Indian TV channels

Pakistan restores ban on Indian TV channels

-- 2018-10-28 11:57:41

Pakistan's Supreme Court has reinstated a ban on the transmission of Indian content on local television channels, setting aside an earlier ruling by the Lahore High Court (LHC), reports the Khaleej Ti...

S Korea begins airlift of tourists trapped by Super Typhoon Yutu

S Korea begins airlift of tourists trapped by Super Typhoon Yutu

-- 2018-10-27 18:25:08

South Korea's government has started military flights to rescue nationals stranded on typhoon-hit Saipan, the main island of the Northern Marianas. The US commonwealth was devastated by Super Typhoon...

Khashoggi murder: Saudi FM describes global outcry as 'hysterical'

Khashoggi murder: Saudi FM describes global outcry as 'hysterical'

-- 2018-10-27 17:58:35

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir has said the global outcry and media focus on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi earlier this month has become “hysterical”. He...

Sri Lanka President suspends parliament amid political turmoil

Sri Lanka President suspends parliament amid political turmoil

-- 2018-10-27 16:43:34

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has suspended the country's parliament until November 16. Sirisena took the decision on Saturday hours after he sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and...

Suicide bombing claims five lives in central Afghanistan

Suicide bombing claims five lives in central Afghanistan

-- 2018-10-27 13:52:17

At least five people were killed and 15 more wounded when a suicide bomber detonated a car packed with explosives outside a police compound in central Afghan province of Wardak on Saturday, a police s...

Afghans vote in delayed Kandahar elections

Afghans vote in delayed Kandahar elections

-- 2018-10-27 12:49:01

Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar votes in parliamentary elections on Saturday, a week after 32 of the country’s 34 provinces went to the polls, a delay caused by the assassinati...

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa takes oath as PM

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa takes oath as PM

-- 2018-10-26 21:15:38

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as prime minister of the country on Friday. Television aired Rajapaksa swearing in before country's President Maithripala Sirisena, surround...

Japan for regional cooperation to promote safe, secure shipping

Japan for regional cooperation to promote safe, secure shipping

-- 2018-10-26 20:32:30

Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Hiroyasu Izumi has reiterated the importance of cooperation among the members of Asian coast guard agencies and organisations to promote safe and secure shipping in t...

US trade pressure brings amity between China-Japan

US trade pressure brings amity between China-Japan

-- 2018-10-26 19:35:01

Shared trade friction with the US appears to be drawing longtime Asian rivals China and Japan closer, with Chinese President Xi Jinping telling Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday that the tw...

Khashoggi’s son arrives in US from Saudi Arabia

Khashoggi’s son arrives in US from Saudi Arabia

-- 2018-10-26 19:19:17

The eldest son of the murdered Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, has arrived in the US from Saudi Arabia along with his family. Salah Khashoggi had previously been barred from leaving Saudi Arabia b...

Death toll in Jordan flood rises to 20

Death toll in Jordan flood rises to 20

-- 2018-10-26 16:24:08

The death toll from flash floods near Jordan’s shore of the Dead Sea rose to 20 on Friday. Jordan government officials said it is one of the deadliest incidents in the kingdom involving schoolc...

Myanmar court frees journalists on bail in incitement case

Myanmar court frees journalists on bail in incitement case

-- 2018-10-26 14:31:29

A Myanmar judge on Friday freed three journalists on bail from the country’s largest private newspaper detained on incitement charges after publishing an article that raised questions over gover...

Knife-wielding woman stabs 14 children in China

Knife-wielding woman stabs 14 children in China

-- 2018-10-26 14:09:21

A woman armed with a kitchen knife attacked children at the gate of a kindergarten in China’s southwestern city of Chongqing on Friday, injuring 14 of them, police said. The 39-year-old, identi...

China, Japan sign deals to strengthen cooperation

China, Japan sign deals to strengthen cooperation

-- 2018-10-26 12:01:46

China and Japan on Friday signed a broad range of agreements on strengthening bilateral ties, pledging to step up cooperation in areas from finance and trade to innovation and securities listings, acc...

Khashoggi assassination 'premeditated’:  Saudi Arabia

Khashoggi assassination 'premeditated’: Saudi Arabia

-- 2018-10-25 21:16:01

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder was "premeditated", Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor has been quoted as saying by Saudi state media. The evidence for this came from a joint Saudi-Turkish task for...

Taiwan split will be prevented at any cost: China

Taiwan split will be prevented at any cost: China

-- 2018-10-25 17:12:26

China’s military will take action “at any cost” to foil any attempt to separate the self-ruled island of Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its own, the country’s defence minister...

Saudi crown prince vows to bring Khashoggi killers to justice

Saudi crown prince vows to bring Khashoggi killers to justice

-- 2018-10-25 12:42:51

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has vowed that the killers of Jamal Khashoggi would be brought to justice, in his first public comments since the journalist’s murder sparke...

Adel Abdul Mahdi takes oath as Iraq's PM

Adel Abdul Mahdi takes oath as Iraq's PM

Xinhua 2018-10-25 12:13:02

Adel Abdul Mahdi was sworn in as new prime minister of Iraq on Wednesday after the parliament passed 14 out of his 22 cabinet members. Mahdi and his 14 cabinet members sworn in following a long parli...

Ex-Malaysian PM Najib faces criminal breach of trust charges

Ex-Malaysian PM Najib faces criminal breach of trust charges

-- 2018-10-25 10:45:24

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his top treasury official were on Thursday charged with six counts each of criminal breach of trust involving government funds of $1.58 billion. The ch...

China vows to prevent Taiwan split

China vows to prevent Taiwan split

-- 2018-10-25 10:29:40

China’s army will take action “at any cost” to foil attempts to separate the self-ruled island of Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its own, the country’s defence minister said o...

Rohingya genocide in Myanmar has not stopped: UN

Rohingya genocide in Myanmar has not stopped: UN

Associated Press 2018-10-25 10:08:39

Genocide is still taking place against Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar and the government is increasingly demonstrating it has no interest in establishing a fully functioning democracy, UN inves...