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June 25, 2017 9:38 am gmt |
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Muslims in the southern Philippines celebrated Eid al-Fitr on today as fighting between government troops and Islamist militants in Marawi City continued for the 35th day. Filipino Muslims bought clothes and food to prepare for Eid celebrations on today, although some shopkeepers like Fatima Fahad sa...
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June 25, 2017 6:01 am gmt |
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At least 123 people were killed when a lorry transporting oil burst into flames in the Pakistani city of Bahawalpur, local officials say. A crowd had gathered reportedly to collect fuel leaking from the overturned vehicle when it caught fire. Dozens are being treated in hospital. Unconfirmed reports ...
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June 22, 2017 9:45 am gmt |
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At least 20 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a car bomb explosion outside a bank in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, officials say. Armed attackers have entered the bank and a gun battle is going on with security forces, Tolo News reports. Civilians and members of the security fo...
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June 12, 2017 8:30 am gmt |
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Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will appear before a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in connection with the Panama Papers probe into his family’s assets, Pakistani media reported today. Sharif on Thursday (June 15) will become the first sitting Pakistani Prime Minister to appear before an i...
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June 8, 2017 6:20 am gmt |
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The Burmese army says debris and bodies have been found after a military plane went missing with 122 people on board. Dispersed wreckage was found in the Andaman Sea, the military said in a statement on its Facebook page. The aircraft, a Y-8 transporter made in China, was carrying 14 crew members as ...
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June 7, 2017 11:49 am gmt |
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The plane with 116 people on board left the southern coastal town of Myeik in the early afternoon and was bound for Myanmar’s largest city of Yangon, but it lost contact about 20 miles west of the town of Dawei and has been declared missing, the military said. A major search and rescue effort has [&h...
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June 1, 2017 6:21 am gmt |
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Death toll due to the huge suicide bomb that ripped through a secure area of Kabul at the height of the Wednesday morning rush hour has reached 90 while wounding 400, Afghan officials said. The blast, which came a few days into the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, was one of the deadliest to hit [&helli...
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May 31, 2017 9:55 am gmt |
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told China’s top diplomat on Wednesday (May 31) that he would like to work with China to try to rein in North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes. Abe was meeting with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi, who in return said he hoped relevant countries...
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May 31, 2017 7:05 am gmt |
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Latest media reports highlight the death toll due to the blast in the capital of Afghanistan has reached 80. Blast in Afghan capital of Kabul: 49 killed, 320 injured A powerful vehicle bomb has struck the diplomatic area of the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least 49 people and injuring 320. A pow...
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May 30, 2017 4:51 am gmt |
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Bangladeshi authorities have evacuated up to a million people before a powerful cyclone makes landfall. Cyclone Mora is likely to hit the eastern coast early on today (May 30), the meteorological department said. Port cities in the south-east have been asked to display the highest warning system know...
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May 24, 2017 10:29 am gmt |
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Wednesday that he’ll be harsh in enforcing martial law in his country’s south as he abruptly left Moscow to deal with a crisis at home sparked by a Muslim extremist siege on a city, where militants burned buildings overnight and are feared to ha...
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May 11, 2017 6:16 am gmt |
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Eight people have been confirmed dead and 11 others were injured after a 5.5-magnitude earthquake jolted Taxkorgan County in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at 05:58 on Thursday. Witnesses said frequent tremors have been felt after the quake. The search and rescue work is und...
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April 14, 2017 12:23 pm gmt |
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Catholic devotees in the northern province of Pampanga were nailed to wooden crosses in a re-enactment of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion on Good Friday (April 14). Actors wearing costumes of Roman soldiers attached devotees on the cross by hammering two-inch nails soaked in alcohol through their ha...
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March 6, 2017 12:48 pm gmt |
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The North Korean Ambassador in Malaysia left the country on Monday (Mar 6) following an expulsion order by the Malaysian government. Malaysia and North Korea are embroiled in an acrimonious dispute over the murder of Mr Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of Pyongyang’s leader Kim Jong Un, at Ku...
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March 3, 2017 7:38 am gmt |
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Ten people died and 38 others were injured when a cement tanker crashed into a bus Thursday night in southwest China’s Yunnan Province, the local government said. The accident happened at 23:33 on a highway in Yunxian County of Lincang City, the city government’s press office said in a st...
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March 1, 2017 10:49 am gmt |
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The suspects of the assassination of Kim Jong Nam, an Indonesian and a Vietnamese, were produced at a Malaysia court on Wednesday (Mar 1) where they were charged with murder over the killing of North Korean leader’s estranged half-brother. Duan Thi Huong from Vietnam and Indonesian Siri Aishah ...
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February 27, 2017 5:22 am gmt |
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A small bomb exploded in a park in the Indonesian city of Bandung on Monday (Feb 27). Exchange of gunfire continued between the attacker and police fleeing into government offices. No one was reported wounded in the assault in the major city on Java island, which police said was linked to a “terroris...
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February 21, 2017 12:53 pm gmt |
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At least six people were killed and wounded 20 when suicide bombers attacked a court complex in Pakistan on Tuesday (Feb 21). All three of the attackers were carrying hand grenades and AK-47 assault rifles, Ijaz Khan, police chief in the northwestern district of Charsadda, told Reuters. One attacker ...
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February 14, 2017 8:43 am gmt |
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At least 32 people were killed and 12 others injured after a tour bus overturned near Taipei in Taiwan late Monday (Feb 13). Thirty of them were declared dead at the scene and two died in the hospital. Twelve are still receiving treatment. A preliminary investigation of the police shows the tour bus,...