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S Korea, US, Japan start joint military exercise

S Korea, US, Japan start joint military exercise

-- 2017-10-25 07:52:43

South Korea, the United States and Japan started a two-day missile tracking drill jointly in preparation for any missile or nuclear threats from North Korea. The exercises are going on in waters off...

Thailand prepares for five-day royal funeral

Thailand prepares for five-day royal funeral

BBC 2017-10-25 01:28:51

Big crowds are gathering for a five-day funeral ceremony for Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died last October aged 88. The monarch will be cremated in Bangkok on Thursday, in a royal...

CPC ends with Xi on par with Mao

CPC ends with Xi on par with Mao

BBC 2017-10-24 12:00:00

China's Communist Party has voted to enshrine Xi Jinping's ideology in its constitution, elevating him to the same level as founder Mao Zedong. The unanimous vote to incorporate "Xi Jinping Thought"...

UN extends ban on sale to N Korea

UN extends ban on sale to N Korea

-- 2017-10-24 12:00:00

A UN committee has added 32 items that have both civilian and military uses to a list of prohibited goods and technologies banned from sale or transfer to North Korea. The committee that monitors san...

Melbourne man charged with funding IS

Melbourne man charged with funding IS

-- 2017-10-24 11:45:06

An Australian man has been charged with sending money to a US citizen fighting for so-called Islamic State in Syria. Isa Kocoglu, 43, was arrested at his Melbourne home on Tuesday after a 16-month in...

Abe threatens N Korea after landslide win

Abe threatens N Korea after landslide win

-- 2017-10-23 12:00:00

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has promised to "deal firmly" with North Korea after exit polls suggested he won a clear victory in Sunday's election. Mr Abe had called an early election for an in...

Myanmar Buddhists protest against Rohingya return

Myanmar Buddhists protest against Rohingya return

AP 2017-10-23 12:00:00

Hundreds of hard-line Buddhists protested Sunday to urge Myanmar's government not to allow in the nearly 0.60 million (600,000) minority Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh since late August...

Returning Rohingyas may lose land

Returning Rohingyas may lose land

Reuters 2017-10-23 12:00:00

Rohingya Muslims who return to Myanmar after fleeing to Bangladesh are unlikely to be able to reclaim their land, and may find their crops have been harvested and sold by the government, according to...

Typhoon Lan batters Japan killing two

Typhoon Lan batters Japan killing two

BBC 2017-10-23 10:50:28

Two people have died and more than 10 injured after a typhoon struck Japan. Typhoon Lan made landfall at Shizuoka, 175km (110 miles) south-west of Tokyo, at about 03:00 local time on Monday (18:00 GM...

Philippines declares end of battle with IS

Philippines declares end of battle with IS

-- 2017-10-23 10:14:02

MARAWI CITY/CLARK, Philippines, Oct 23 (Reuters): The Philippines on Monday announced the end of five months of military operations in a southern city held by pro-Islamic State rebels, after a fierce...

Israel defies arms embargo to empower Myanmar!

Israel defies arms embargo to empower Myanmar!

-- 2017-10-23 09:31:03

Human rights activists are stepping up efforts to expose Israel's long and covert history of supplying weapons and military training to regimes while they actively commit massacres, ethnic cleansing a...

Japan goes to polls in snap election

Japan goes to polls in snap election

BBC 2017-10-22 12:00:20

A typhoon has been drenching parts of Japan as the country heads to the polls after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a snap election in the face of the rising threat from North Korea. Mr Abe called t...

Indian army kills militant in Kashmir gunfight

Indian army kills militant in Kashmir gunfight

Xinhua 2017-10-22 12:00:00

Indian army Sunday said it killed a militant in gunfight in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir. The gunfight broke out in Handwara area of frontier Kupwara district, about 90 km northwest of Srinagar...

Australian airport staff to undergo random security screening

Australian airport staff to undergo random security screening

Reuters 2017-10-22 12:00:00

Australia will introduce random searches of workers entering and inside its airports as it increases security after a recent foiled terrorism plot, officials said. “These measures strengthen ex...

Eight insurgents killed in Karachi shootout

Eight insurgents killed in Karachi shootout

Xinhua 2017-10-22 12:00:00

Troops in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi killed eight militants during a successful overnight operation, officials said Sunday. Paramilitary troops Rangers and the counter terrorism d...

Tillerson puts new light on Gulf crisis

Tillerson puts new light on Gulf crisis

-- 2017-10-22 09:11:45

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed in Saudi Arabia on Saturday for the start of his Middle East tour as he looks for a fresh push to end the Gulf crisis. Upon his landing, the top US diplomat...

72 killed in Afghan mosque attacks

72 killed in Afghan mosque attacks

Reuters 2017-10-21 12:00:00

Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 72 people including children, officials and witnesses said. One bomber walked into a Shia Muslim mosque in the capital...

30 police dead in Egypt militant gunfight

30 police dead in Egypt militant gunfight

Reuters 2017-10-21 12:00:00

Armed militants killed at least 30 policemen in a shootout during a raid on a suspected militant hideout in Egypt's Western desert, security sources said on Friday. A number of suspected militants we...

Landslide hits Malaysian construction site, up to 20 feared buried

Landslide hits Malaysian construction site, up to 20 feared buried

Xinhua 2017-10-21 12:00:00

Between 15 to 20 workers are feared to have been buried after a landslide hit a building construction site in the northwestern Malaysian state of Penang on Saturday morning. The state news agency Ber...

Foreign interference does not work: China official says on Rohingya crisis

Foreign interference does not work: China official says on Rohingya crisis

Reuters 2017-10-21 12:00:00

Experience shows that foreign interference in crises does not work and China supports the Myanmar government’s efforts to protect stability, a senior Chinese official said on Saturday, amid ongo...

India ready for stronger US ties after Tillerson speech

India ready for stronger US ties after Tillerson speech

Reuters 2017-10-21 11:34:40

India stood ready to further strengthen ties with the United States, the government said on Friday, after US Secretary of State Tillerson vowed to dramatically expand cooperation as a way to counter C...

10 die as goods truck overturns in India

10 die as goods truck overturns in India

Xinhua 2017-10-21 11:09:34

At least 10 people were killed and 12 others injured Saturday after a goods truck carrying tiles overturned in western Indian state of Maharashtra, police said. The accident took place near Tasagoan...

Japan's Abe getting easy victory: media polls

Japan's Abe getting easy victory: media polls

-- 2017-10-21 09:07:39

Media polls indicate Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition is going to win the general election to be held on Sunday. The coalition may keep its two-thirds majority in the more...

Rohingya children in dire straits: UNICEF

Rohingya children in dire straits: UNICEF

Reuters 2017-10-20 12:00:00

Nearly 340,000 Rohingya children are living in squalid conditions in Bangladesh camps where they lack enough food, clean water and health care, the United Nations Children's Fund or UNICEF said on Fri...

Incoming New Zealand govt to cut migration

Incoming New Zealand govt to cut migration

-- 2017-10-20 12:00:00

Temporary workers and foreign students previously drawn to New Zealand on the promise of gaining residency will start leaving en masse, migration agents say, as the incoming coalition government promi...

Kobe Steel losing clients as it slips deeper into crisis

Kobe Steel losing clients as it slips deeper into crisis

-- 2017-10-20 09:38:23

TOKYO, Oct 20 (Reuters): Kobe Steel Ltd sank deeper into crisis on Friday as the embattled company said it had lost some customers to competitors because of widespread data falsification that had exte...

Explosion inside Shi’ite mosque leaves 30 dead in Kabul

Explosion inside Shi’ite mosque leaves 30 dead in Kabul

-- 2017-10-20 09:03:04

A suicide bomber detonated his explosives inside a Shi‘ite mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday night, a security official said. A senior security official said security forces at the s...

Festive glitter brightens India gold demand

Festive glitter brightens India gold demand

Reuters 2017-10-20 02:26:15

Demand for gold jumped in India this week on account of Dhanteras and Diwali, but high prices took some sheen off the yellow metal’s lure during the key festival period this year. Demand in the...

One dies as fire guts Myanmar luxury hotel

One dies as fire guts Myanmar luxury hotel

AP 2017-10-19 12:00:00

A fire has nearly destroyed a luxury hotel popular with foreigners in Myanmar’s biggest city of Yangon. A body bag was carried out of the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel on Thursday morning and firefigh...

UN undecided whether to call Myanmar crisis genocide

UN undecided whether to call Myanmar crisis genocide

Reuters 2017-10-19 12:00:00

The United Nations has yet to determine whether violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar meets the legal definition of genocide, Jyoti Sanghera, Asia Pacific chief at the Office of the High Commis...