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January 22, 2018
The North Korean suspect questioned in connection with the death of Kim Jong-nam has said he was the victim of a conspiracy by the Malaysian authorities. Ri said he wasn't at the airport the day Kim was killed but that police accused him of being a mastermind and presented him with "fake evidence." "These men kept telling me to admit...
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered government agencies in the Philippines to ensure free access to contraceptives for an estimated six million women who cannot obtain them, officials said on Wednesday. President Rodrigo Duterte says he wants to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies, especially among the poor. President’s executive order (a move) expected to face fierce be opposed by...
Suspected Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) gunmen killed at least six Afghan employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, a spokesman for the aid group said, adding that two other workers were missing. The attack took place as the eight-person (three drivers and five field officers) team was distributing livestock materials to a remote...
India is in negotiations with Vietnam to seal the first ever defence deal with the Southeast Asian nation. The deal is for short range surface-to-air Akash missiles, the head of India's defence research agency S. Christopher said on Wednesday. "We are talking to countries, one of them is Vietnam," he told a news conference on the sidelines of an air...
At least 32 people were killed and 13 wounded when a tour bus with local people aboard overturned on a highway (an exit ramp connecting two national freeways) in Nangang District in Taipei City on Monday night. The bus was carrying 44 local people, including a tour guide and the driver. Most of the passengers were seniors, although the...
The United Nations said in a statement late Monday that terrorism and other acts of violence claimed the lives of at least 6,878 Iraqis and wounded another 12,388 civilians in the country throughout 2016. According to the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq Jan Kubis noted in the UNAMI statement that civilian casualty figures for December are...
Jayalalithaa Jayaraman, Tamil Nadu chief minister, passed away on Monday at 11.30 p.m. from a massive cardiac arrest at the Apollo Hospital in Chennai. She was 68. AIADMK and the hospital management confirmed her death. “It is with indescribable grief, we announce the sad demise of our esteemed Honourable Chief Minister, Puratchi Thalaivi Amma at 11.30 PM today (05.12.2016)”- Apollo...
An air strike in northern Syria today killed at least 25 members of former Al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front (a prominent jihadist group) including senior figures and dozens of others wounded on Tuesday. When warplanes targeted a head office of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham rebels, formerly known as Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, in the northern Syrian Idlib Province, the...
At least 10 people were killed and 14 others injured in a major fire that broke out on Saturday morning at the four-storey HNA Platinum Mix Hotel in Nanchang, the capital of China’s eastern Jiangxi Province, the official Xinhua news agency said in a post on its official microblog on Saturday. According to the reports published by Chinese media, the...
The talk between Syria and its rebel factions did not go very well and both the parties were giving cold glances and tension was evident in the room. The hour long session did not end with prominent decisions being made. This was the first time the parties had a face to face meeting in an attempt to end the...