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Myanmar journos demonstrate against jailing of Reuters reporters

Myanmar journos demonstrate against jailing of Reuters reporters

-- 2018-09-16 22:15:02

At least 100 Myanmar youth activists and journalists called for the release of two jailed Reuters journalists on Sunday, warning that the seven-year prison terms handed to the pair this month threaten...

Deadly typhoon batters China after killing 36 in Philippines  

Deadly typhoon batters China after killing 36 in Philippines  

-- 2018-09-16 17:10:53

Typhoon Mangkhut is lashing China's most populous province, bringing winds of up to 100 mph (162 kph). Guangdong is on its highest alert for the storm, which swept in from Hong Kong where it swayed s...

China tells Taiwan to stop spying, sabotage activities immediately

China tells Taiwan to stop spying, sabotage activities immediately

-- 2018-09-16 13:58:15

China on Sunday accused Taiwan’s spy agencies of stepping up efforts to steal intelligence with the aim of “infiltration” and “sabotage”, and warned the island against fu...

Event on 'Engaging CSOs in Advancing the SDGs'  begins in Tokyo on Sept 26

Event on 'Engaging CSOs in Advancing the SDGs' begins in Tokyo on Sept 26

FE Online Desk 2018-09-16 13:57:20

A three-day long knowledge-sharing event on 'Engaging CSOs in Advancing the SDGs'  begins in Tokyo on September 26, according to ADBI. The main objective of the forum is to discuss the contr...

Typhoon havoc kills 25 in Philippines

Typhoon havoc kills 25 in Philippines

-- 2018-09-16 10:38:37

At least 25 people have been killed in the Philippines in a trail of devastation left by Typhoon Mangkhut, mostly in landslides in mountainous areas, a presidential adviser said on Sunday. Twenty dea...

Military chopper crashes in Afghanistan, killing all five aboard

Military chopper crashes in Afghanistan, killing all five aboard

-- 2018-09-15 12:26:24

A helicopter carrying security forces crashed in western Afghanistan, killing all five people on board, including the pilot, officials said on Saturday, but ruled out a militant attack. A wave of ass...

Super Typhoon 'Mangkhut' batters northern Philippines

Super Typhoon 'Mangkhut' batters northern Philippines

-- 2018-09-15 10:43:38

A strong typhoon packing winds of more than 200 kph (124 mph) tore across the northern tip of the Philippines on Saturday, bringing heavy rain and causing widespread power and communications outages....

13 die as bus plunges 300ft in India

13 die as bus plunges 300ft in India

-- 2018-09-14 15:35:35

At least 13 people died and 13 others were injured, seven of them seriously after a minibus plunged 300 feet into a deep gorge near the Chenab river in the mountainous Kishtwar district of Jammu and K...

India bans production, sale of 328 drugs

India bans production, sale of 328 drugs

-- 2018-09-14 12:28:38

The Indian government has banned 328 combination drugs in a blow to both domestic and foreign pharmaceutical firms, but the ban has been cheered by health activists worried about growing antibiotic re...

'Mangkhut' set to hit Philippines by Saturday

'Mangkhut' set to hit Philippines by Saturday

-- 2018-09-14 11:59:45

Thousands of people have begun evacuating from coastal areas of the Philippines as a super typhoon heads towards the country. Typhoon Mangkhut, which is currently a Category 4 hurricane, is due to ma...

ICC decision on crimes against Rohingyas offers real hope: UN  

ICC decision on crimes against Rohingyas offers real hope: UN  

-- 2018-09-13 17:55:31

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said the decision by the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) offers real hope for accountability for the crimes committe...

Suu Kyi defends jailing of Reuters journalists

Suu Kyi defends jailing of Reuters journalists

-- 2018-09-13 16:26:33

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has defended the jailing of two Reuters journalists, despite international condemnation, reports BBC. She said Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo had broken the law and their convict...

Sri Lanka to ban animal sacrifice at Hindu temples

Sri Lanka to ban animal sacrifice at Hindu temples

-- 2018-09-13 13:19:59

Sri Lanka's government has agreed to ban the ritual sacrifice of animals and birds at Hindu temples after growing protests from the country’s Buddhist majority and moderate Hindus. The cabinet...

Rakhine issue could have been handled better: Suu Kyi

Rakhine issue could have been handled better: Suu Kyi

-- 2018-09-13 10:31:03

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday said in hindsight her government could have handled the situation in Rakhine state better. Some 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Rakhine after government troo...

11 die as car deliberately ploughs into China crowd

11 die as car deliberately ploughs into China crowd

-- 2018-09-13 10:19:31

At least 11 people were killed and 44 others injured after a car plowed into a crowded square in southern China and the driver attacked people with a knife and spade seeking “revenge” on...

Philippines braces for most powerful typhoon  this year

Philippines braces for most powerful typhoon this year

-- 2018-09-12 19:08:31

Philippine officials say they plan to evacuate thousands of villagers, shut down schools and offices and scramble to harvest rice and corn as the most powerful typhoon so far this year menacingly roar...

Suicide attack kills six, wounds 42 in Iraq

Suicide attack kills six, wounds 42 in Iraq

-- 2018-09-12 18:43:45

At least six people were killed and 42 wounded in a suicide bombing near the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Wednesday. A suicide bomber detonated a car full of explosives at a restaurant on a highway, polic...

India nabs man suspected of killing 33 truck drivers, helpers

India nabs man suspected of killing 33 truck drivers, helpers

-- 2018-09-12 15:53:04

Indian police have arrested a 48-year-old man who they say has confessed to killing 33 truck drivers and their helpers over the past decade, then selling the vehicles and the goods they were carryin...

Nine miners die in coalmine blast in Pakistan

Nine miners die in coalmine blast in Pakistan

-- 2018-09-12 14:21:24

At least nine miners were killed in an explosion in a coal mine near the northwestern town of Kohat in Pakistan on Wednesday, a government official said. Senior government official Khalid Ilyas sai...

Pakistan releases ex-PM Sharif, daughter for wife's funeral

Pakistan releases ex-PM Sharif, daughter for wife's funeral

-- 2018-09-12 13:47:01

Pakistani authorities on Wednesday temporarily released former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter from prison to attend funeral services for his wife, Kulsoom, who died of cancer the day bef...

Pro-whaling nations block South Atlantic sanctuary proposal

Pro-whaling nations block South Atlantic sanctuary proposal

-- 2018-09-12 12:03:29

A proposal to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic Ocean has been defeated at an International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Brazil. Japan and several other pro-whaling countries vote...

UN accuses Myanmar of silencing journalism

UN accuses Myanmar of silencing journalism

Reuters 2018-09-12 11:50:12

Military and government officials in Myanmar have waged a “political campaign” to quash independent journalism, arresting and prosecuting many through the use of vague and overly broad law...

Kim wants another meeting with Trump

Kim wants another meeting with Trump

-- 2018-09-11 20:40:57

US President Donald Trump received a “very warm, very positive” letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un asking for a second meeting and the White House is looking at scheduling one, Wh...

Nawaz Sharif's wife passes away in London

Nawaz Sharif's wife passes away in London

-- 2018-09-11 19:19:18

Begum Kulsoom, the wife of Pakistan's jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, died on Tuesday in London after a long battle with cancer. Kulsoom had been undergoing treatment at London's Harley St...

Hanoi urges residents to stop eating dog meat

Hanoi urges residents to stop eating dog meat

-- 2018-09-11 19:08:00

Authorities in Vietnam's capital are urging residents to stop eating dog meat because it hurts the city's image and improper raising and slaughtering of the animals could spread rabies, reports AP. F...

Over 100 migrants drown off Libyan coast

Over 100 migrants drown off Libyan coast

-- 2018-09-11 18:53:37

More than 100 migrants died in a shipwreck off the Libyan coastline earlier this month, an aid agency says. Two rubber boats set off on 1 September but one of the vessels deflated and sank, Medecins...

India court rejects appeal to save tigers

India court rejects appeal to save tigers

-- 2018-09-11 18:11:39

India's Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal to stop forest rangers from killing a "man eating" tigress in the western state of Maharashtra. The court said it would not interfere if forest rangers a...

Over 40 die in bus accident in India

Over 40 die in bus accident in India

-- 2018-09-11 16:39:15

Over 40 people, including six children, have died in a bus accident in Telangana, a southern state India. A state-owned commercial bus carrying 70 people skidded off the ghat road near in Jagtiyal di...

Quake-hit Hokkaido's power supply remains tight

Quake-hit Hokkaido's power supply remains tight

Reuters 2018-09-11 11:58:40

Japanese trade minister Hiroshige Seko said on Tuesday that electricity supply will remain tight in Hokkaido in the wake of last week’s powerful earthquake until Friday, when the northern island...

Kim writes to Trump for another summit

Kim writes to Trump for another summit

-- 2018-09-11 10:35:41

US President Donald Trump received a “very warm, very positive” letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un asking for a second meeting and the White House is looking at scheduling one, Wh...