Category: Asia

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staffAugust 19, 2018

Fresh quake shakes Indonesia’s Lombok

The Indonesian island of Lombok has been shaken by another strong earthquake, after weeks of tremors that have killed more ...

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staffAugust 18, 2018

Khan sworn in as PM, taking power in Pakistan

Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan was sworn in at a ceremony in Islamabad Saturday, ushering in a new political ...

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staffAugust 17, 2018

Hundreds dead in India monsoon floods

At least 324 people have been killed in flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala in what local officials ...

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staffAugust 16, 2018

India monsoon floods kill 73 in Kerala

Flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains in the southern Indian state of Kerala has killed at least 73 people, shut ...

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staffAugust 16, 2018

North Korean murder case to go to trial

Two women accused of killing the half-brother of North Korea’s leader have been told there is sufficient evidence for them ...

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staffAugust 12, 2018

Boy 12, sole survivor of plane crash

A 12-year-old boy has been found alive in the wreckage of a plane crash which killed eight people in Indonesia. ...

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staffAugust 11, 2018

Indonesia earthquake: Death toll jumps to 387

The death toll from the major earthquake that hammered the Indonesian island of Lombok rose to 387 on Saturday. The ...

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staffAugust 10, 2018

UN: China detains one million Uighurs

A UN human rights committee has heard there are credible reports that China is holding a million Uighurs in “counter-extremism ...

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staffAugust 10, 2018

City under assault in Afghanistan

The Taliban have launched a major night-time assault on the Afghan city of Ghazni, a provincial capital on the key ...

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staffAugust 10, 2018

North Korea lashes out at US over sanctions

North Korea’s foreign ministry has lashed out at the US for not lifting sanctions against the country. It said it ...