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  World   Asia  17 Dec 2016

World, Asia, 17 Dec 2016

Papua New Guinea: Small tsunami after earthquake

The quake knocked items off shelves and caused a blackout in the town of Kokopo in northeastern Papua New Guinea.

17 Dec 2016 5:34 PM

'Bye-bye America': Philippines Duterte to US over aid issue

US scrapped a major aid package to Philippines over human rights concerns.

17 Dec 2016 2:19 PM

Gunmen kill 5 female airport workers in Afghan

The women were concerned about their security after receiving death threats from people who disapproved of their career.

17 Dec 2016 1:58 PM

Will not accept any modifications to Indus Water Treaty: Pakistan

Tariq Fatemi's remarks came after India strongly pitched for bilateral redressal of differences with Pakistan while implementing the IWT.

17 Dec 2016 1:12 PM

Over 1 tonne narcotics worth $57 million destroyed in China

The traditional outdoor burning can emit a large amount of pollutants, so the drugs were incinerated in furnaces.

17 Dec 2016 12:01 PM


China upset as Dalai Lama meets Pranab Mukherjee

While the Dalai Lama has had private meetings with Indian leaders, Sunday's conference was the first public event.

17 Dec 2016 11:28 AM

Philippines' President Duterte admits he killed to set an example

People in the 6,500-strong crowd cheered as Duterte used his trademark strong language promising his drug war would continue.

17 Dec 2016 11:05 AM

Pak double Oscar winner hails bill on honour killings

Now a pardon can only save a killer from the death penalty, but not from life imprisonment.

17 Dec 2016 6:16 AM

Islands still a thorn as Putin, Abe end meet

Abe concurred, but said the effort would continue despite the “difficult path ahead”.

17 Dec 2016 6:06 AM