Critics of South Korea’s ousted leader Park call for her arrest
Opponents of South Korea’s ousted leader, Park Geun-hye rallied in the capital, Seoul, on Saturday to demand that she be arrested, a day after she...
Dozens killed after train derails in eastern India
At least 32 people have been killed after nine coaches of a passenger train derailed in eastern India, police have said.
China says committed to peace as aircraft carrier passes near Taiwan
China said Wednesday it was committed to promoting peace and stability in Asia, even as it sent an aircraft carrier battle group through the Taiwan Strait...
US vows to ‘shoot down’ North Korean missiles
The US Defence Secretary has said North Korean missiles pose a serious threat and will be shot down if they approach American territory.
Philippines president Duterte: I threw a man from a helicopter
The president of the Philippines has claimed that he once threw a man out of a helicopter and that he would do it again.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s murder claims spark inquiry
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is to be investigated by an independent human rights group after he admitted killing three criminals years ago.
Pakistan passenger plane ‘on fire’ before crashing with 47 onboard
A plane was burning in the air before it plummeted into the ground after take-off in Pakistan, according to witnesses.
At least 67 killed in China scaffolding collapse
Rescuers in China were battling on Thursday to free a worker trapped after the collapse of a platform under construction at a power plant killed at least...
‘Thunderstorm asthma’ kills four in Australia
Four people have died from asthma attacks after a thunderstorm in the Australian city of Melbourne.
Dalai Lama has ‘no worries’ about Donald Trump becoming President
The Dalai Lama has said he has “no worries” about Donald Trump becoming the next President of the United States.
Cambodian court upholds life terms for two Khmer Rouge leaders
A top Cambodian court on Wednesday upheld the life sentences for the two most senior surviving members of the Khmer Rouge regime, which is responsible...
Tsunami hits New Zealand after powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake
A tsunami has hit New Zealand after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the country’s South Island.
Tsunami hits New Zealand after multiple powerful earthquakes
A tsunami has hit New Zealand’s South Island after a series of powerful earthquakes struck across the centre of the country.
Japanese journalist denies allegation he is an IS sympathiser
A Japanese journalist deported from Iraq denied on Thursday allegations by Kurdish officials that he is a sympathizer of the Islamic State extremist group.
Pakistan train crash kills at least 20 in Karachi
At least 20 people have been killed and 60 others were injured when two trains carrying hundreds of passengers collided in the Pakistani city of Karachi.
MH370 flight dived rapidly when it vanished, new report claims
New analysis of the final moments of doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has suggested the aircraft plunged at an increasing speed with no human intervention.
‘Rasputin’ at heart of South Korea presidential crisis to answer her critics
The woman at the heart of a lurid political scandal engulfing South Korean president Park Geun-Hye returned to the country on Sunday to face accusations...
Spectacular 25-car train crash strands thousands of rail travellers
A spectacular cargo train derailment left cars piled up like toys, blocking two busy tracks and stranding thousands of travellers on Malaysia’s busy...
Potty-mouthed president promises to stop swearing after ‘warning from God’
The foul-mouthed Philippine president, who once called the pope a “son of a bitch” and told Barack Obama to “go to hell,” says...
Duterte: I want to be friends with China and I want U.S. troops out of my country
Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte says he is ready to turn his back on America and insists he wants his country to be free of foreign troops.
One dead and three hurt in blast as ex-soldier ‘kills himself’ in Japanese park
A 72-year-old ex-soldier died after he blew himself up in a Japanese park in an apparent suicide, the country’s state broadcaster reported.
One dead and three injured as explosions rock Japanese city park
One person was killed and three injured as a series of explosions rocked a park in the Japanese city of Utsunomiya on Sunday.
Haima hammers Hong Kong after cutting deadly swathe through Philippines
The usually frenetic streets of Hong Kong were deserted on Friday as the city was battered by deadly Typhoon Haima.
Tiny island community reeling after double killer shoots himself dead
An escaped prisoner who murdered two people in the Cook Islands killed himself after a stand-off with police on Thursday, ending a crime spree that shocked...
Second ballistic missile test in a week ends in failure for North Korea
North Korea appears to have conducted another test of a powerful medium-range missile - but it ended in failure for the second time in days.
Chemical castration will wipe out paedophilia, says Indonesian president
Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo has defended his new chemical castration policy saying it could wipe out paedophilia.
Passenger crushed to death after being trapped between train and platform doors
A commuter has been crushed to death after being trapped between a subway train and the screen door on the platform.
Police van rams protesters in front of US embassy as trouble flares in Manila
A police van rammed into protesters as an anti-U.S. rally turned violent outside the American embassy in the Philippines capital Manila on Wednesday.
Jia Jia, the world’s oldest-ever captive panda, dies at 38
A Hong Kong theme park says the world’s oldest-ever panda in captivity has been euthanized because her health was deteriorating.
Suspension bridge collapse kills eight in Bali
At least eight people have died and 30 others were injured after a suspension bridge collapsed off the coast of Bali, officials have said.

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