Death toll from Indonesia quake climbs over 320

10 Aug 08:12 PM

The death toll from a huge 6.9 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia’s Lombok island has climbed to more than 320, officials said on Friday, even as relief efforts picked up pace, Reuters reported. Read Full Story »

Malaysia's Najib pleads not guilty to money laundering as charges pile up

08 Aug 03:15 PM

Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak pleaded not guilty to money laundering charges slapped on him on Wednesday, as the country’s new government looked for answers to how billions of dollars went missing from a state fund 1MDB during his term, Reuters reported. Read Full Story »

Veteran Indian politician M Karunanidhi dies at 94

07 Aug 07:32 PM

Veteran Indian politician Muthuvel Karunanidhi has died at the age of 94. Read Full Story »

Several hundred stranded on Lombok volcano after earthquake

30 Jul 10:37 AM

Efforts were underway on Monday to rescue several hundred trekkers stranded on Mount Rinjani on Indonesia’s Lombok Island, a day after a powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the popular tourist destination, a disaster agency official said, Reuters reported. Read Full Story »

Pakistan's Imran Khan declares victory amid rigging claims

27 Jul 10:55 AM

Pakistani cricket legend Imran Khan declared victory on Thursday in a divisive general election, and said he was ready to lead the nuclear-armed nation despite a long delay in ballot counting and allegations of vote-rigging from his main opponents. Read Full Story »

Nineteen dead, more than 3,000 in need of rescue, after Laos dam collapse - media

25 Jul 03:59 PM

Nineteen people have been confirmed dead and more than 3,000 need to be rescued after a dam collapsed in a remote part of land-locked Laos, local media reported on Wednesday, Reuters reported.Read Full Story »

South Korean court sentences president Park Geun-hye to another eight years in jail

20 Jul 04:23 PM

A South Korean court sentenced former president Park Geun-hye to eight more years in prison on Friday after finding her guilty on charges of causing loss of government funds and interfering in a 2016 parliamentary election, Reuters reported. Read Full Story »

'It was magical': Thai boys relive moment of discovery by divers during cave ordeal

18 Jul 08:18 PM

The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand recounted details of their ordeal on Wednesday, at their first public appearance, during which they waved, smiled and offered traditional “wai” greetings on a national broadcast, Reuters reported. Read Full Story »

Lecturers envision new steps by BRICS

18 Jul 03:32 PM

Leaders of the BRICS countries are expected to coordinate as they cope with the challenges of the-globalization, unilateralism and protectionism while shaping their consensus in further boosting economic growth, speakers said on Tuesday at an event organized by China Daily, Chinadaily .com.cn reported. Read Full Story »

Asia News Network elects Chon Shi-yong as chairman

Ann 17 Jul 04:12 PM

Chon Shi-yong, the chief editorial writer of The Korea Herald, has been elected as the new chairman of the Asia News Network (ANN), an alliance of 24 leading media organisations in 21 countries across Asia. Read Full Story »

Ousted Pakistan PM arrested on return, as bomber kills scores

Post Report 14 Jul 10:50 AM

Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam, both facing lengthy prison terms, were arrested minutes after landing in the country on Friday as they returned seeking to revitalize their flagging party ahead of a July 25 election, Reuters reported. Read Full Story »

All 13 rescued from flooded Thai cave: navy SEAL unit

10 Jul 04:22 PM

In a successful end to a perilous mission that has gripped the world, all 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for more than two weeks deep inside a flooded Thai cave have been rescued, Reuters reported on Tuesday, quoting a Thai navy SEAL unit said on Tuesday. Read Full Story »

Turkey election: Erdogan wins re-election as president

25 Jun 01:04 PM

Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan emerged victorious on Monday from his biggest electoral challenge in a decade and a half, giving him the sweeping, executive powers he has long sought and extending his grip on the nation of 81 million until at least 2023. Read Full Story »

Saudi women take victory lap as driving ban ends

Agencies 25 Jun 12:59 PM

Women in Saudi Arabia hit the roads on Sunday, ushering in the end of the world’s last ban on female drivers, long seen as an emblem of women’s repression in the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom. Read Full Story »

Agencies 24 Jun 12:35 PM

The U.S. Homeland Security Department said late Saturday the government has reunited 522 children separated from adults as part of a “Zero Tolerance” initiative and plans to reunite another 16 children over the next 24 hours, Reuters report said. Read Full Story »

Trump, Kim sign 'comprehensive' document (with joint statement)

Post Report 12 Jun 12:42 PM

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a “comprehensive” document on Tuesday following a historic summit in Singapore aimed at the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, reported Reuters. Read Full Story »

 Trump, Kim hold historic talks in Singapore

Post Report 12 Jun 08:56 AM

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met at a luxury hotel in Singapore becoming the first sitting leaders of US and North Korea to meet. Read Full Story »

Trump Kim summit: North Korea eyes 'new relationship' with US

11 Jun 02:57 PM

North Korean state media have raised the possibility that the isolated country could "establish a new relationship" with the United States. Read Full Story »

NKorean leader Kim arrives in Singapore for historic summit with Trump

Post Report 10 Jun 03:39 PM

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Singapore's Gurkha Contingent likely to guard Trump-Kim summit

Post Report 05 Jun 12:18 PM

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04 Jun 11:14 AM

At least 48 migrants were killed when their boat sank off Tunisia’s coast and 67 others were rescued by the coast guard, officials said on Sunday, one of the worst migrant boat accidents in recent years, according to Reuters. Read Full Story »

Guatemala's Fuego volcano eruption kills 25, injures hundreds

Post Report 04 Jun 10:32 AM

An estimated 25 people, including at least three children, were killed and nearly 300 injured on Sunday in the most violent eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano in more than four decades, officials said. Read Full Story »

Syria's Assad to become first head of state to visit NKorea

03 Jun 08:40 PM

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad plans to make a state visit to North Korea, the North's state news agency says. Read Full Story »

Trump cancels summit with North Korea scheduled for next month

24 May 09:00 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called off a planned historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, even after North Korea followed through on a pledge to blow up tunnels at its nuclear test site, Reuters reported. Read Full Story »

British Prince Harry marries American Meghan Markle

Post Report 19 May 07:10 PM

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Over 100 killed in Cuba plane crash

19 May 12:55 PM

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18 May 08:38 PM

As many as 11 persons died and 19 others were injured when a speeding truck hit a group of Hindu pilgrims in Champawat district of Uttarkhand in India on Friday. The pilgrims were heading towards Purnagiri Temple to offer worship, according to The Times of India. Read Full Story »

Gaza violence: Dozens die as US embassy opens in Jerusalem

15 May 02:57 PM

At least 52 Palestinians have been killed and 2,400 wounded by Israeli troops on the deadliest day of violence since the 2014 Gaza war, reported BBC quoting Palestinian officials. Read Full Story »