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  • Trains collide in Germany, killing 2 and injuring 14

    8 May, 2018 6:49 AM 36

    Authorities say two people have died and 14 have been injured after a passenger train hit a stationary cargo train in southern Germany late Monday. Police said those killed were the driver of the passenger train and a female passenger. One of the injured is in a serious condition. Markus Trieb, a spokesman for northern Swabia police, said Tuesday that the passenger

  • Pakistan Interior Minister recovering

    7 May, 2018 3:24 PM 51

    Pakistan’s Interior Minister was recovering in hospital on Monday, after being shot in a suspected assassination attempt possibly linked to blasphemy, with the attack seen as an ominous sign for security ahead of nation-wide elections. Ahsan Iqbal, 59, was shot in the right arm as he prepared to leave a public meeting in his constituency in Punjab province

  • China slams U.S. criticism of its Taiwan demand

    7 May, 2018 10:25 AM 40

    China has dismissed White House criticism of its demand that foreign airlines not refer to self-ruled Taiwan as a country, saying companies operating in China must respect its sovereignty. “Whatever the U.S. says will never change the objective fact that there is only one China in the world and the Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan regions are an inalienable

  • Iraqi air strike targets IS position used by commanders of the group in Syria: PM

    6 May, 2018 7:17 AM 27

    The Iraqi air force carried out a new strike on an Islamic State position inside Syria, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's office said in a statement on Sunday. The strike targeted a position used by the commanders of the group, south of the town of Deshaisha, the statement said. The Iraqi air force has already carried out several air strikes against the group

  • North Korea: US ruining mood of detente ahead of summit

    6 May, 2018 5:16 AM 28

    After Washington claimed its policy of maximum political pressure and curbs only drove Pyongyang to negotiating table. North Korea has slammed the United States for what it calls “misleading” claims Washington’s policy of maximum political pressure and sanctions are what drove Pyongyang to the negotiating table. The North’s official news agency on Sunday

  • Malaysia busts Sri Lankan smuggling ring in operation since mid-2017

    6 May, 2018 4:32 AM 31

    Tanker carrying 131 from the island nation was believed to be headed for Australia and New Zealand Malaysian police have intercepted a tanker with 131 Sri Lankans believed bound for Australia and New Zealand, smashing a large human smuggling ring that has been operating for over a year. Authorities halted the modified tanker on Tuesday off the coast

  • UAE deploys troops in Yemeni island Socotra

    5 May, 2018 4:24 PM 11

    Did not consult exiled government, says official. Yemen’s alliance with the UAE may be coming to an end after the latter deployed forces in a Yemeni island, recognised by UNESCO as a world heritage site, without prior consultation with the exiled government, a senior Yemeni official said on Saturday. The UAE is a major pillar in a Saudi-led coalition

  • Protests break out in Paris against Macron government’s reforms

    5 May, 2018 4:06 PM 9

    Thousands of people demonstrated in central Paris on Saturday amid a heavy police presence to protest against President Emmanuel Macron’s sweeping reforms, a year after he came to office. Some 2,000 security forces, including riot police, were deployed as marchers gathered from midday in the central Opera square for a protest dubbed a “Party for Macron

  • UN says 80 killed in weeks of flooding in Kenya

    4 May, 2018 8:02 AM 45

    Says 2,44,400 people have been displaced, the majority of them in Tana River, Kilifi and Mandera counties, since the March downpour. The United Nations humanitarian agency says 80 people have been reported dead and hundreds of thousands displaced from their homes since March due to heavy rainfall in Kenya. The U.N. statement says 2,44,400 people have been displaced

  • 145 Central American migrants from ‘caravan’ have entered US: officials

    4 May, 2018 6:03 AM 41

    They were part of a group of around 1,000 people who set out from Mexico’s southern border on March 25. A total of 145 Central American migrants, who traveled as part of a “caravan” from their home countries through Mexico, have so far entered the United States to seek asylum, officials said Thursday. The migrants were part of a group of around 1,000 people