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Top US Navy commander in Japan over destroyer crash

The Navy destroyer was badly damaged in the collision with a Philippine-flagged cargo ship off the Japanese coast early Saturday.

Philippines launches offensive in Marawi, with aim to end battle by weekend Philippines launches offensive in Marawi, with aim to end battle by weekend

Fighting in Marawi City has entered a fifth week, and nearly 350 people have been killed, according to an official count. 
 

Qatar says it will not negotiate unless neighbours lift ''blockade'' Qatar says it will not negotiate unless neighbours lift ''blockade''

Qatar has denied accusations by its neighbours that it funds terrorism, foments regional instability or has cosied up to their enemy Iran. 
 

US student dies after release from North Korea US student dies after release from North Korea

The 22-year-old was medically evacuated to the United States last Tuesday, suffering from severe brain damage.

South Korea military to conduct joint drill with US B-1B bombers today

South Korea`s military plans to conduct a joint drill with two US supersonic B-1B Lancer bombers on Tuesday as part of a scheduled exercise.

North Korea should be denuclearised by sanctions, dialogue: Seoul

Kang Kyung-wha, the country`s first female Foreign Minister, made the comments on Monday in her inaugural address here, reports Xinhua news agency.

BRICS cooperation will usher new golden decade: Xi

Xi made the remarks while meeting the heads of delegations from Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa who are in Beijing to attend the BRICS Foreign Minister meet, reports Xinhua news agency.

Hafiz Saeed's outfit to launch Kashmir 'solidarity' campaign

"The drive will continue till July 19 during which big gatherings, conferences and rallies will be held across (Pakistan)," said JuD acting chief Hafiz Abdul Rehman Makki.

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong apologies for harm caused by family feud over house Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong apologies for harm caused by family feud over house

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong apologised on Monday that a dispute with his siblings over their late father Lee Kuan Yew`s will has had an impact on citizens` confidence in the government.

US Navy probes destroyer crash that killed seven in Japan

A probe into the crash between a US navy destroyer and a Philippine-flagged cargo ship was under way Monday, as the names of seven American sailors who died were made public.

Indonesia launches patrols with neighbours in lawless waters Indonesia launches patrols with neighbours in lawless waters

Warships from Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia held manoeuvres on Monday in waters plagued by insurgency and banditry off north Borneo, launching coordinated patrols in a region where Islamic State influence is growing.

Vietnam's ambition may stir confrontation: Chinese scholar

A Chinese scholar has warned Vietnam not be incited by the US and Japan against Beijing.

Four foreign inmates escape from Bali prison: Indonesian police

An Indian is among four foreign inmates who escaped on Monday from a prison on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

Hafiz Saeed's detention case: Pakistan court defers verdict till July 3 Hafiz Saeed's detention case: Pakistan court defers verdict till July 3

Hafiz Saeed has been detained on the instruction of the federal government for their alleged involvement in activities prejudicial to peace and security of the country.

Five soldiers killed in Thailand

Five Thai soldiers were killed and four others injured on Monday in a blast in Pattani province.

Japanese PM's popularity level slides, show polls Japanese PM's popularity level slides, show polls

Japan Prime Minister has planned a cabinet reshuffle in August or September.

 

Gunmen on motorcycle kill district chief: Afghan official

An Afghan official says a district chief has been shot and killed in western Nimroz province by gunmen riding on a motorcycle.

In Myanmar, religious tensions simmer as madrassas shuttered

Chit Tin, a 55-year-old Muslim man has prayed at the same madrassa in eastern Yangon his whole adult life, most of it spent under a junta that crushed opposition, ruined Myanmar`s economy and turned it into an international pariah state.

Japan PM Shinzo Abe to reshuffle cabinet as ratings slump: Media

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will likely reshuffle his cabinet to try to bolster ratings battered by suspicions that he helped a friend get favoured treatment for his business, media reported on Monday.

US warplane downs Syrian Army in Raqqa province

The US-led coalition has in recent weeks escalated its aerial bombing campaign in northern Syria and Raqqa province.

Send troops to Pakistan, demand angry Chinese netizens over killing of two nationals Send troops to Pakistan, demand angry Chinese netizens over killing of two nationals

Social media users are demanding the Chinese government to send troops to Pakistan to seek "payback" for the killing of the two Chinese nationals, the daily said.

Sri Lankan Navy arrests five Indian fishermen

The arrested Indians will be handed over to the Jaffna Assistant Director of Fisheries for a legal action.
 

Death toll in Bangladesh landslides rises to 163 Death toll in Bangladesh landslides rises to 163

The death toll today rose to 163 in Bangladesh's landslides as five more persons, including three children, were killed due to incessant rains in two districts.

China includes CPEC in scientific expedition to Tibet

The expedition will take scientists to a pass linking to South Asia, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Iraqi forces launch final assault on Islamic State-held Mosul Old City Iraqi forces launch final assault on Islamic State-held Mosul Old City

Islamic State is also using suicide car and motorbike bombs, booby traps and sniper and mortar fire against the troops.