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Strong 5.9 magnitude quake jolts Indonesia’s Lombok

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 23:33
A strong aftershock struck Indonesia’s Lombok on Thursday, causing panic among evacuees sheltering after a devastating earthquake killed more than 160 on the holiday island ...

Set of teeth from ancient mega-shark found in rock on Australian beach

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 22:14
A rare set of teeth from a giant prehistoric mega-shark twice the size of the great white have been found on an Australian beach by ...

Indonesia quake toll jumps to 164, survivors wait for aid

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 22:06
The devastating earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok was “exceptionally destructive” and wiped out entire villages in the worst-hit regions, relief agencies warned as ...

U.S. Army medic missing from Korean War identified by dog tag returned by North Korea

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 21:29
The lone military identification tag that North Korea provided with 55 boxes of human remains last month belonged to Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel, a ...

Boys rescued from cave get Thai citizenship

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 21:25
Three young soccer players and their coach, who were rescued with other teammates after almost three weeks in a flooded cave, were granted Thai citizenship ...

Bangladesh court accepts murder charges for 2016 terrorist attack on Dhaka eatery

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 14:48
A special tribunal on Wednesday accepted murder and other charges against eight suspected Islamic militants in a grisly attack on a restaurant two years ago ...

Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales, entirely in drought

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 00:08
Australia’s most populous state was declared entirely in drought on Wednesday and struggling farmers were given new authority to shoot kangaroos that compete with livestock ...

More than 70,000 homeless after deadly Lombok quake

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 22:01
More than 70,000 people have been left homeless in the deadly earthquake that hit Lombok island, forced to sleep in makeshift shelters and lacking food, ...

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak pleads not guilty to new graft charges

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 21:11
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak pleaded not guilty Wednesday to three new money-laundering charges related to the alleged multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment ...

Myanmar not addressing concerns of over 1 million displaced Rohingya, Bangladesh tells UNSC

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 17:17
Bangladesh is accusing Myanmar of failing to tackle the concerns of over 1 million Rohingya Muslims who fled the country and is urging the U.N. ...

Retrieving the dead proving challenge in earthquake-slammed Indonesia

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 14:38
The rescue team had done everything it could to locate the body of man, who had been killed instantly when a massive earthquake collapsed his ...

Australia’s population to hit 25 million, a decade earlier than forecast

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 02:58
Australia’s population will hit a record 25 million Tuesday, almost a decade earlier than projected, as it attracts hundreds of thousands of migrants each year, ...

North Korea releases South Korean man detained in July

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 02:38
North Korea released a South Korean citizen detained in July after crossing the border into the North, the South’s Unification Ministry said Tuesday.The prisoner was ...

Christian heartland of Henan offers window into fight for China’s soul

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 01:47
A 62-year-old shopkeeper had waited nearly his entire adult life to see his dream of building a church come true — a brick house with ...

Australia presses North Korea on return of war dead

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 01:04
Australia has pressed North Korea over the remains of 43 soldiers still missing after the Korean War in a rare encounter between the two nations, ...

‘Strong possibility’ of second Trump-Kim summit before year’s end: report

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 18:49
Momentum for a second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly gained steam, with a source close ...

Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen seeks $11 billion defence budget as China threat grows

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 06:10
Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen said Monday she is seeking to ramp up spending on the armed forces, as relations with China deteriorate.Her proposal to increase ...

Cambodia strongman Hun Sen swears on his life that vote numbers not inflated, says he will address U.N.

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 05:23
Cambodia’s strongman Premier Hun Sen Monday rejected claims the results from last month’s widely criticized election had been falsified, saying he would stake his life ...

North Korea says it is demonstrating good faith, urges U.S. to drop sanctions

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 01:19
North Korean state media called on Monday for the United States to drop sanctions, saying Pyongyang had demonstrated good faith by ending its nuclear weapons ...

Three decades after Myanmar uprising, dissidents fear their struggle is forgotten

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 00:04
Ko Shell had his teeth knocked out during torture sessions and spent 14 years in six jails, but as the 30th anniversary looms of the ...

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