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No entry for EU lawmakers at Gaza

Five European parliamentarians said Wednesday that Israeli authorities had prevented them from entering the Gaza Strip. "The refusal of access to Gaza by the Israeli...

Plane crash into shopping mall in Melbourne, Australia

A small plane carrying five people crashed into a shopping centre near an airport outside Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city, on Tuesday and officials said...

Jong-nam’s murder in Malaysia shows North Korea reckless, bolder – South Korean PM

The killing of North Korea leader Kim Jong-un's estranged half- brother in Malaysia last week shows the brutality of isolated North Korea and its...

Trump administration drafts plan to raise asylum bar, speed deportations

The Department of Homeland Security has prepared new guidance for immigration agents aimed at speeding up deportations by denying asylum claims earlier in the...

US carrier group patrols in tense South China Sea

A United States aircraft carrier strike group has begun patrols in the South China Sea amid growing tension with China over control of the...

Expect more fake news from Russia, top NATO general says

Russia was behind a false report of a rape by German soldiers in Lithuania that was intended to undermine support for NATO's new eastern...

After night in cell, Samsung scion taken for questioning

Handcuffed and tied with white rope, the scion of one of the world's biggest conglomerates, Samsung Group, was taken on Saturday for questioning by...

Thousands of Filipino Catholics march against death penalty, war on drugs

Thousands of Roman Catholics marched in the Philippines capital Manila on Saturday in the biggest gathering denouncing extra-judicial killings and a government plan to...

Captive Islamic State militant says mass rapes were ‘normal’

Islamic State militant Amar Hussein says he reads the Koran all day in his tiny jail cell to become a better person. He also...

Sufi shrine bomb blast killed over 70 people, wounded hundreds in Pakistan

At least 70 people were killed and hundreds wounded on Thursday when a bomb ripped through a revered Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan, officials...

Donald Trump to issue new presidential order to impose US travel ban

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will issue a new executive order to replace his controversial directive suspending travel to the United...

Policemen jailed for assault on anti-government activist in Hong Kong

A Hong Kong court sentenced seven policemen to two years jail on Friday for beating a handcuffed a street activist during anti-government mass protests...

Cops surround scandal-hit Buddhist temple in Bangkok

Soldiers and police surrounded a scandal-hit Buddhist temple on Bangkok's outskirts today in a bid to arrest the sect's spiritual leader after Thailand's junta...

Britain seeks viable alternatives to print fat-free currency notes

The Bank of England is testing alternatives such as palm or coconut oil, and plans to delay signing contracts for its first plastic 20...

Myanmar, Bangladesh reopens border gate as peace restores

Myanmar has reopened No 1 border gate with Bangladesh which was temporarily closed following terrorist attacks on some three border posts on Oc. 9...

Philippines starts to repair damage in quake-hit southern province

Philippine authorities have begun to restore electricity and water supply to areas hit by a powerful earthquake in the south that killed six and...

Heritage tree crashes at Singapore Botanic Gardens, killing 1 and injuring 4

What began as a stroll in the Singapore Botanic Gardens yesterday took a horrific turn when a 40m tembusu heritage tree crashed onto unsuspecting...

North Korea tests first ballistic missile since election of Trump

North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast early on Sunday, South Korea's military said, the first time the...

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