Myanmar: Four killed, 190 pagodas destroyed in 6.8 magnitude earthquake

Published on Aug 25 2016 // World
A 6.8-magnitude powerful earthquake, which shook Myanmar on Wednesday, killed at least four people and damaged 190 ancient famous pagodas in Bagan-Nyaung Oo region and Rakhine state, official report said on Thursday. A man and a women died in Pakkoku township in Magway region when a tobacco processing...

North Korea’s Kim praises submarine launch test as a success

Published on Aug 25 2016 // World
SEOUL, South Korea: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Thursday that his country had achieved the “success of all successes” in launching a missile from a submarine, saying it effectively gave the country a fully equipped nuclear attack capability and put the US mainland within striking...

Assange promises to leak more on Clinton, Dems

Published on Aug 25 2016 // World
WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange on Wednesday night promised to leak “thousands” of document pages pertaining to Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee and the presidential election. Speaking to Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, the mysterious Assange claimed an upcoming leak would have...

American University siege ends as Afghan forces gun down attackers, 12 dead

Published on Aug 25 2016 // World
Twelve people, including seven students, three police and two security guards,were killed and 30 injured after armed militants attack American University in Kabul. The siege ended nearly 10 hours after the gunmen stormed the complex, reported AP, quoting a senior police official. “We have ended our...

Scorpène submarine leaks highlight coming of age of information war against India

Published on Aug 25 2016 // World
The Australians uncovered it. The French are investigating it. The Japanese may have been responsible for it. The Chinese and Pakistanis — the Chinese more likely — may have already got their hands on it. And India is still looking for answers. That’s the story in short, of the massive data...

MQM chief calls Pak `cancer for world’, ousted

Published on Aug 24 2016 // World
ISLAMABAD: In a stunning reversal for founder of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain, the party broke away on Tuesday from its chief exiled in London, following his anti-Pakistan tirade in which he called the country “cancer for the entire world”. Addressing a press conference at...

Japan, China, South Korea ministers slam North Korea missile test

Published on Aug 24 2016 // World
The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea criticized North Korea’s latest submarine missile test on Wednesday during their annual talks that were held amid lingering frictions over territorial disputes and wartime history. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, who chaired the meeting...

Turkey strikes Islamic State to free Syrian border town

Published on Aug 24 2016 // World
Istanbul: Turkey on Tuesday vowed to give full support to efforts to free a key Syrian border town from the control of Islamic State (IS) jihadists as anticipation grew of a major Ankara-backed offensive against the group. Turkish forces also pounded jihadists in Syria with new artillery strikes after...

10 killed as 6.1-magnitude quake rattles Rome, central Italy

Published on Aug 24 2016 // World
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 struck early Wednesday morning. Severe damage was reported in the town of Amatrice, where the mayor said “half the town no longer exists.” Ten people were killed in a strong earthquake that struck central Italy early Wednesday, levelling buildings...

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong for ensuring minority representation

Published on Aug 22 2016 // World
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Monday asked the majority Chinese community to support constitutional changes that would allow the election of a non-Chinese as President from time to time to represent the minority community in the city state. “I hope the Chinese community will support the...

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