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Associated Press 05 Dec 08:42 PM

A powerful earthquake that struck in the southern Pacific Ocean on Wednesday sent jitters around the region after authorities warned of possible tsunamis, but there were no initial reports of destructive waves or major damage. Read Full Story »

US, China put brakes on their trade dispute with ceasefire

Associated Press 02 Dec 04:29 PM

The United States and China reached a 90-day ceasefire in a trade dispute that has rattled financial markets and threatened world economic growth. The breakthrough came after a dinner meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires. Read Full Story »

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush dead at 94

Reuters 01 Dec 11:28 AM

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, who presided over the end of the Cold War and routed Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi army but lost a chance for a second term after breaking a no-new-taxes pledge, died on Friday at the age of 94, a family spokesman said. Read Full Story »

Sri Lanka crisis: New PM loses confidence vote

Reuters 14 Nov 03:49 PM

Sri Lanka’s parliament passed a no-confidence motion against newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday, presenting a standoff with the opposition and throwing the country deeper into turmoil. Read Full Story »

Trump limits asylum from Mexico border, caravans head north

Reuters 10 Nov 10:15 AM

President Donald Trump on Friday effectively suspended the granting of asylum to migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, seeking fresh ways to block thousands of Central Americans travelling in caravans from entering the United States. Read Full Story »

Reuters 08 Nov 10:55 PM

A gunman opened fire in a crowded Southern California bar popular with college students, killing 12 people, including a sheriff’s deputy, police said on Thursday. Read Full Story »

Xi unveils opening-up measures

07 Nov 04:04 PM

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Reuters 03 Nov 09:28 AM

A gunman opened fire in a Florida yoga studio on Friday, shooting six people and killing two of them before class members fought back and the attacker killed himself, police and authorities said. Read Full Story »

Drunk Japanese pilot arrested at Heathrow Airport

Bbc 02 Nov 03:27 PM

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Reuters 01 Nov 04:53 PM

Indonesian divers on Thursday retrieved a black box from a Lion Air passenger jet that crashed into the shallow sea off the coast of the capital, Jakarta, killing all 189 people onboard. Read Full Story »

Afghan army helicopter crash kills 25, including a top commander

Reuters 31 Oct 03:37 PM

An army helicopter crashed in southwestern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing 25 people on board, including a top commander and the head of the provincial council key in fighting off a Taliban attack in May, officials said. Read Full Story »

Lion Air plane had airspeed problem on flight prior to crash - official

Reuters 30 Oct 05:02 PM

The Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane that crashed with 189 people on board on Monday had technical problems on its previous flight, including “unreliable airspeed”, an official of Indonesia’s national transportation safety committee said on Tuesday. Read Full Story »

Florida man charged in connection with 14 bombs sent to Trump critics

Reuters 27 Oct 10:15 AM

The man suspected of mailing at least 14 pipe bombs to some of U.S. President Donald Trump’s leading critics was arrested on Friday in Florida on federal charges in a case echoing the rancor of one of the most toxic election campaigns in decades. Read Full Story »

Sri Lanka's ex-president Rajapaksa sworn in as prime minister

Reuters 26 Oct 08:45 PM

Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as the prime minister on Friday. Read Full Story »

Reuters 26 Oct 08:32 PM

Police found two more suspicious packages on Friday addressed to U.S. Senator Cory Booker and James Clapper, the former U.S. director of national intelligence, as the hunt for the person who mailed bombs to prominent Democrats and critics of U.S. President Donald Trump focused on Florida. Read Full Story »

Reuters 22 Oct 07:43 AM

Eighteen people died and 175 were injured when a train derailed in northeastern Taiwan on Sunday, authorities said, in the island’s worst rail disaster in more than three decades. Read Full Story »

Reuters 20 Oct 11:05 AM

A commuter train travelling at high speed ran through a crowd of people on the rail tracks in northern India killing at least 59 people on Friday, state officials said, making it India’s worst rail disaster this year. Read Full Story »

11 Oct 07:15 PM

Leading officials and scholars from around the world will gather in Beijing next week for the fifth meeting of China's flagship cultural forum to discuss how to build a community with a shared future for mankind through cultural exchanges, China Daily reported. Read Full Story »

Reuters 10 Oct 06:23 PM

A Bangladesh court on Wednesday sentenced Tarique Rahman, the acting chairman of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) to life in jail, and 19 more to death, over a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 2004, lawyers said.Read Full Story »

Trump says next summit with North Korea's Kim to come after November U.S. elections

Reuters 10 Oct 05:55 PM

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Congolese Mukwege, Iraq's Murad win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

Reuters 05 Oct 04:21 PM

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U.S. withdraws from international accords, says U.N. world court 'politicized'

04 Oct 03:46 PM

The Trump administration on Wednesday pulled out of two international agreements after Iran and the Palestinians complained to the International Court of Justice about U.S. policies, the latest withdrawal by Washington from multilateral accords, Reuters reported.Read Full Story »

Wife of former Malaysian PM Najib Razak arrested by anti-graft agency

03 Oct 04:16 PM

Malaysia’s anti-graft agency arrested former first lady Rosmah Mansor on Wednesday and she will be charged with money laundering, her lawyer told Reuters. Read Full Story »

Indonesian leader says all quake victims must be found as toll rises above 1,200

02 Oct 03:27 PM

Indonesian President Joko Widodo ordered more rescuers to be sent in to find victims of a devastating earthquake and tsunami on Tuesday as the official death toll rose above 1,200 and looting raised fears of growing lawlessness, Reuters reported. Read Full Story »

Maldives says opposition wins 'peaceful' presidential election

Post Report 24 Sep 02:48 PM

Maldives opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has won the island nation’s presidential election, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Twitter on Monday, Reuters reported. Read Full Story »

21 Sep 06:50 PM

At least 136 bodies have been retrieved after a ferry sank on Lake Victoria, Tanzania’s top police official Simon Sirro said on Friday, and scores more were still feared missing as rescuers searched for survivors on the morning after the disaster. Read Full Story »

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang dies aged 61

21 Sep 11:27 AM

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has died in a military hospital at the age of 61, according to state media report. Read Full Story »

Ex-Malaysian PM Najib to face further charges in 1MDB case

19 Sep 08:55 PM

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Ousted ex-PM Sharif, daughter set to be freed during appeal

Post Report 19 Sep 08:46 PM

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18 Sep 05:35 PM

China said on Tuesday that it has no choice but to retaliate against new U.S. trade tariffs, raising the risk that President Donald Trump could soon impose duties on virtually all of the Chinese goods that America buys, Reuters reported. Read Full Story »

Trump says he will announce decision on China tariffs after market close

18 Sep 05:31 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would announce his latest plan for China tariffs after the markets close, with expectations he would levy about $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, Reuters reported. Read Full Story »

North Carolina devastated as floodwaters rise from deadly storm Florence

Post Report 17 Sep 10:10 AM

Deadly storm Florence drenched North Carolina with more downpours on Sunday, cutting off the coastal city of Wilmington, damaging tens of thousands of homes and threatening worse flooding as rivers fill to the bursting point. The death toll rose to at least 17. Read Full Story »

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