Sunday, November 19, 2017

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1,700-year-old sleeping Buddha found in Pakistan

HARIPUR: Pakistan unveiled the remains of a 1,700-year-old sleeping Buddha image on Wednesday, part of an initiative to encourage tourism and project religious harmony...

7.3 magnitude quake hits Iran-Iraq border, 129 people killed

TEHRAN: A huge earthquake measuring 7.3 magnitude struck near the Iran-Iraq border area on Sunday, killing 129 and injuring over thousands, China's Xinhua news...

For now, Singapore has no plans to introduce reciprocal VEP charge

SINGAPORE: There are no plans to introduce a reciprocal charge for now for the vehicle entry permit (VEP) which will be implemented by Malaysia...

Philippines hunts for Malaysian militant, said to be new IS head in SE Asia

KUALA LUMPUR: Philippine authorities are on the lookout for a Malaysian who could be the new leader of pro-Islamic State groups in South-east Asia,...

27 dead as Typhoon Damrey batters Vietnam

DANANG, Vietnam: At least 27 people have died and nearly two dozen are missing after Typhoon Damrey barrelled into Vietnam, authorities said Sunday, damaging...

Texas church massacre death toll now 26

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS (Texas): A gunman massacred at least 26 worshipers and wounded 20 others at a white-steepled church in southeast Texas yesterday, carrying out...

Saudi Arabia in sweeping purge as prince cements power

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia pursued a sweeping purge of the kingdom’s upper ranks on Sunday, saying it would freeze the accounts of dozens of princes,...

Report: Singapore police probe Goldman’s role in 1MDB deals

SINGAPORE: Singaporean prosecutors and police are examining Goldman Sachs Group Inc’s relationship with the Malaysian state investment fund at the centre of global money...

UK minister quits as Westminster sexual harassment scandal deepens

LONDON: British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon quit the government Wednesday, stepping down from ministerial office in a developing scandal over sexual harassment at Westminster. “A...

Saudi women upset country grants citizenship to fembot

BEIRUT: Women in Saudi Arabia have scorned the government's decision to grant citizenship to a female robot who, unlike them, does not need a...

Sex allegations mount in British politics

LONDON: Westminster came under further scrutiny of its handling of sexual harassment yesterday after a Labour activist said she was raped by a party...

Eight dead in suspected terrorist truck attack on Manhattan bike path

NEW YORK: A driver in a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists on a bike path alongside the Hudson River in New...

Japan Inc.’s safety failures point to deeper malaise

TOKYO: A series of safety scandals at Japanese companies have put the country's lionised factory floor under scrutiny as manufacturers struggle with increased pressure on...

Their caliphate in ruins, IS militants melt into the desert

BEIRUT: Islamic State militants, routed from one urban stronghold after another in Syria, have recently been moving deeper into Syria’s remote desert, where experts...

23 dead, more than 30 wounded in Mogadishu hotel attack

MOGADISHU, Somalia: A suicide truck bomb exploded outside a popular hotel in Somalia’s capital on Saturday, killing at least 23 people and wounding more...

Mattis says threat of nuclear attack by N Korea accelerating

SEOUL: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday the threat of nuclear missile attack by North Korea is accelerating. In remarks in Seoul with South...

First charges filed in US special counsel’s Russia investigation

WASHINGTON: A federal grand jury on Friday approved the first charges in the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election,...

Indonesia fireworks factory blast death toll at 47

JAKARTA: The number of deaths has risen to 47 from Thursday’s blast at a fireworks factory on the outskirts of Indonesia’s capital of Jakarta,...

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