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South Asia

 At least 153 men, women and children were killed, with dozens more in critical condition, hospital and rescue officials said. (Photo: AP)

Police officer recalls horror of Pak fuel truck explosion, death toll rises to 153

Many of the dead were burned beyond recognition, said Dr. Mohammad Baqar, a senior rescue official in the area.

 There were 142 tourists in the village around the time the landslide hit, and all were alive, said Xu Zhiwen, executive deputy governor of Aba prefecture. (Photo: AP)

China landslide: Rescuers retrieve 10 bodies, 93 still missing

The landslide carried an estimated 18 million cubic metres of earth and rock when it slid down from steep mountains.

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain (File Photo)

Pak deploys 15,000-strong force for Chinese security working on CPEC

Authorities were going to all possible efforts to arrest those responsible for kidnapping, Pakistan President Hussain said.

The Taliban have steadily expanded their reach across Afghanistan. (Photo: AFP)

10 Afghan policemen killed in Taliban attack near India-made Salma dam

Official said the Taliban attacked late Saturday, setting off a gunbattle in which five insurgents were killed.

Other parents branded the decision absolutely disgusting and insensitive (Photo: Pixabay) (Representational Image)

UK teacher asks teen students to write suicide note for homework

The decision caused outrage among parents, some of whom claimed their children had been personally affected by the issue.


Eight other vehicles were destroyed, officials said. (Photo: Youtube grab)

Over 120 killed as overturned oil tanker catches fire in Pak's Punjab province

The tanker flipped over Sunday and the fire from the oil spill engulfed scores of residents who had rushed to collect leaking fuel.

Emergency personnel and local people work at the site of a landslide in Xinmo village in Maoxian County in southwestern China's Sichuan Province. Dozens of people are feared buried by a landslide that unleashed huge rocks and a mass of earth that crashed into their homes, a county government said. (Photo: AP)

China: 15 killed, over 120 missing in Sichuan Province landslide

Nearly 2,000 rescuers, including soldiers, frantically scoured through the mud and rocks to find survivors. 

Farzana Jan, president of the Alliance, has become the first transgender person in the Khyber Pakhtunkhaw province to be issued a passport encompassing the third gender category. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Pakistan starts issuing third gender passports

Earlier, the Pakistani passport had a gender category with either ‘male’ or ‘female’ options.

Silvio Berlusconi

‘Bunga bunga boss’ gets bowled over by Melania

But regarding Donald Trump, I can say, like many men and women, I like Melania For her beauty, says Silvio Berlusconi.

Middle East

 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. (Photo: AFP)

Iran seeks stronger ties with Qatar: President Rouhani

Hassan Rouhani added that threats and sanctions were not the correct way of solving problems between countries.

 Turkey's president said his country 'admires and embraces' Qatar's attitude, while slamming the demands by arguing they contradict international law. (Photo: AP)

US calls Arab nations’ demands for Qatar ‘difficult’, Turkey rejects them

Turkey shipped suppliers and food via cargo planes to Qatar after its neighbours closed down air, land and sea routes.

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the United Arab Emirates. (Photo: AP)

Arab nations don’t seek to force out Qatar’s leadership: UAE official

The four countries presented a 13-point list of demands to Qatar through mediator Kuwait on Thursday and gave it 10 days to comply.

Smoke from an explosion rises during fighting against Islamic State militants in the old city of Mosul, Iraq. (Photo: AP)

At least 3 killed in suicide bombing attacks in Mosul

A second bomber managed to enter a shopping arcade and blew himself up among civilians, killing at least 2 and wounding 9, police said.

 Qatar's Ambassador to the United States Meshal bin Hamad Al Thani. (Photo: Twitter)

Qatar dismisses Saudi, allies demands; says they 'infringe upon our sovereignty'

Qatar is also reportedly preparing an official document responding to the list of demands put forth by the 4 Arab nations.


The violence erupted just a day after the CAR government and rebel groups agreed to an immediate ceasefire. (Photo: Representational/AP)

40 dead, clashes in Central Africa republic despite ceasefire deal

The violence in the central town of Bria was between members of Christian 'anti-balaka' militias and ex-Seleka fighters, the sources said.

Suicide car bomber has detonated at a district headquarters in Somalia’s capital, killing 7 people. (Photo: Representational/File)

At least 15 killed in suicide car bombing in Somalia

Captain Mohamed Hussein said the bomber posing as a milk delivery van sneaked into the Wadajir district headquarters in Mogadishu.

 Three foreigners, a Malian civilian and a Malian soldier were killed in the latest high-profile assault in north and west Africa targeting locals and tourists, including in neighbouring Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast. (Photo: AP)

Mali resort attack: Al-Qaeda-linked group claims responsibility; 5 dead

The Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimeen, said the attackers were from the Fula ethnic group and battled for ‘many hours’ at the resort.

Suspected jihadists attacked the hotel resort Sunday in Mali's capital, taking hostages at a spot popular with foreigners on the weekends. (Photo: AP)

4 ‘jihadist’ suspects dead, 5 arrested after Mali resort attack

A minister said that 36 hostages were freed after the incident at the Kangaba Le Campement resort on Sunday, most of them French and Malian.


Judges found that companies could legally ban employees from wearing the Islamic headscarf. (Photo: (Photo: Representational/File)

UK woman sues employer for ordering her to remove ‘terrorist looking’ black hijab

The woman had been working for Harvey Dean in Bury for almost a year when her managers took issue with the hijab.

A view of an apartment in the Grenfell Tower after fire engulfed the 24-storey building, in London. (Photo: AP)

Post Grenfell horror, 34 high-rise buildings in UK discovered with unsafe cladding

Hundreds of residents hastily packed their bags and sought emergency shelter, with many angry and confused about the chaotic situation.

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Photo: AP)

Turkey president Erdogan backs Qatar, says demand to shut base 'disrespectful'

Qatar had said that the ultimatum by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain was unreasonable.

 Before leaving for Lisbon, Modi had said during his meeting with Costa, the two leaders will build on their recent discussions and review the progress of various joint initiatives and decisions. (Photo: AP)

Modi discusses ways to improve bilateral ties with Portuguese PM Costa

Departing from protocol, Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva received Narendra Modi at the airport earlier in the day.

 Prime Minister Modi is the second Indian Prime Minister to visit Portugal. (Photo: PIB Twitter)

Modi arrives in Portugal, will share ‘Indian connection’ with PM Costa

Amicable relations between India and Portugal began in 1947 and diplomatic relations were established in 1949.


External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (Photo: PTI)

EAM has set best example of using Twitter for govt work: Modi praises Sushma

Modi said the External Affairs Ministry is now connected with the poorest of the poor in the country.

People who survived the capsizing of a ferry, cry as they wait for more information about their missing friends and relatives. (Photo: AP)

Colombian tourist boat sinks; 9 dead, 28 missing

An official said that the boat was carrying 170 people, most of who were rescued by other boats or escaped by themselves.

Cynthia Marie Randolph was arrested in connection with the deaths of her two young children in Texas. (Photo: Larry Fizer/Facebook)

2 US children die from heat after mom punishes, locks them up in car

Cynthia Randolph, 24, was being held on Saturday on $200,000 bail for the deaths of her 16-month-old son and 2-year-old daughter last month.

PM Narendra Modi arrives at Joint Base Andrews, Washington DC for 1st meeting with President Trump (Photo: PMO, Twitter)

Modi must raise H-1B visa issue with Trump: Indians in US

Trump will host Modi at the White House on Monday and the two leaders would spend about five hours together in various settings.


Federal Court Judge Michael Jarrett fined Saandeep Chokhani 30,000 dollars and imposed a further 150,000 dollars penalty against the company he and his wife owned over the unlawful cash-back arrangement, Australian Associated Press reported. (Photo: File/Representational)

Australia: Former café owners force Indian worker to return pay; fined

The worker, an Indian national in his late 20s, was threatened with visa cancellation if he didn’t pay back 18,000 dollars.

Online lodgement for visitor visa applications is a significant enhancement that will benefit Indian applicants seeking to visit Australia. (Photo: File)

Australia announces online visa application facility for Indians

In the first four months of 2017, Australia granted more than 65,000 visitor visas to Indian nationals.

 An unnamed passenger on board said that he could smell something burning. (Photo: AP/Representational)

China Eastern plane makes emergency landing in Australia due to faulty engine

Terrified passengers described a massive din soon after flight MU736 took off from Sydney Airport at 8.30 pm (local time) on Sunday.

Gavel loved meeting strangers and would much rather play with someone than help arrest them. (Photo: Facebook)

Overly sociable dog fails to make final cut for Queensland Police Service

The over-friendly canine was offered a new job working for the Governor of Queensland, where he holds the official title of Vice-Regal Dog.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. (Photo: AP)

Australia facing 'growing threat' from islamist terrorism: PM Malcolm Turnbull

This terrorist attack by a known criminal a man who was only recently released on parole is a shocking, cowardly crime', said PM Turnbull.