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Indian sends 1,000 tonnes relief material for Rohingyas Indian sends 1,000 tonnes relief material for Rohingyas

The material was loaded on Indian Naval Ship Gharial, which will deliver it to Chittagong in Bangladesh where thousands of Rohinya refugees have come in from Myanmar.

Fearing eruption, thousands in Bali flee from Mount Agung Fearing eruption, thousands in Bali flee from Mount Agung

Authorities raised the volcano's alert status to the highest level yesterday following a "tremendous increase" in seismic activity. It last erupted in 1963, killing 1,100 people.

Women allowed into stadium as Saudi Arabia promotes national pride, part of reform push

The festivities are part of a government bid to boost national pride and improve the quality of life for Saudis.

Pyongyang mounts show of support for Kim Jong-Un Pyongyang mounts show of support for Kim Jong-Un

Students in white shirts and red ties held up the red flag of the ruling Workers` Party, with a yellow ink brush representing intellectuals, a hammer for the workers, and a sickle for the peasantry.

China slashes trade ties with North Korea China slashes trade ties with North Korea

Beijing has halted its imports of coal, iron ore, seafood and other goods, implementing UN sanctions imposed on North Korea for its provocative nuclear and missile tests.

Bangladesh says Rohingya influx grinds to a halt Bangladesh says Rohingya influx grinds to a halt

The UN says 429,000 Rohingya have sought refuge in Bangladesh since attacks by Ronhingya militants in Rakhine on August 25 sparked a major Myanmar military crackdown.

 

US-backed forces capture big gas field in Syria's Deir al Zor province: Senior commander

US-backed forces on Saturday seized a major natural gas field in Syria`s Deir al Zor province from Islamic State militants after days of fighting close to the western bank of the Euphrates River, a group commander said.

Nawaz Sharif's wife discharged from London hospital after surgery

Kulsoom was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday for the third surgery as part of her throat cancer treatment.

Turkey warns of 'security' steps in response to Iraqi Kurd vote Turkey warns of 'security' steps in response to Iraqi Kurd vote

Turkey has repeatedly voiced opposition to the Kurdistan Regional Government`s non-binding independence vote on September 25, urging it to cancel the poll.

China says North Korean quake 'suspected explosion', South Korea says likely natural

The earthquake was detected in Kilju county in North Hamgyong Province, where North Korea`s known Punggyeri nuclear site is located, the official said.

Pak senate bill paves way for Sharif's return as PML-N chief Pak senate bill paves way for Sharif's return as PML-N chief

The amendment relates to a controversial clause introduced by then president retired Gen Pervez Musharraf through the Political Parties Order 2002.

Pakistan fires anti-ship missile into Arabian Sea Pakistan fires anti-ship missile into Arabian Sea

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah witnessed the missile firing demonstration.

Magnitude 3.4-quake hits North Korea; 'caused by suspected explosion' Magnitude 3.4-quake hits North Korea; 'caused by suspected explosion'

A 3.4 magnitude earthquake has been detected in North Korea.

11 arrested in Bangladesh for terror financing

Eleven people have been arrested for their suspected links in terror financing during separate raids in the Bangladeshi capital, police said on Saturday.

Iran tests new medium-range missile, defying US warnings Iran tests new medium-range missile, defying US warnings

The launch took place a few hours after the missile was unveiled during a military parade on Friday

Bali volcano on highest alert level, thousands flee Bali volcano on highest alert level, thousands flee

Mount Agung, about 75 kilometres from the tourist hub of Kuta, has been rumbling since August and officials have recommended that people stay at least nine kilometres away from the crater.

Pakistan's anti-graft body freezes bank accounts of Nawaz Sharif, family Pakistan's anti-graft body freezes bank accounts of Nawaz Sharif, family

Sharif, 67, had stepped down as PM after the Supreme Court disqualified him on July 28 from continuing in his office for dishonesty and ruled that corruption cases be filed against him and his children.

Iran's President Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles despite US criticism Iran's President Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles despite US criticism

Tehran says that the missiles are entirely legitimate under the terms of the deal as they are not designed to carry a nuclear warhead.

North Korea may consider Hydrogen bomb test in Pacific, Kim Jon-un calls Donald Trump ''deranged'' North Korea may consider Hydrogen bomb test in Pacific, Kim Jon-un calls Donald Trump ''deranged''

Japan, the only country ever to suffer an atomic attack, described the threat as "totally unacceptable".

Bangladesh calls on UN to find permanent solution to Rohingya crisis

Raising the issue of the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis in the region, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday called on the United Nations and the international community to take immediate and effective measures to find out a permanent solution to the issue.

South Korea not seeking collapse of North Korea: Moon Jae-In to UN South Korea not seeking collapse of North Korea: Moon Jae-In to UN

Moon, a longtime dove who was elected in May, warned North Korea to end its string of nuclear and missile tests but also promised help if the communist neighbor changed course.

Myanmar mob tries to block Rohingya aid boat Myanmar mob tries to block Rohingya aid boat

The aid shipment was bound for Rakhine, where a military campaign sparked by militant attacks had forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee the country.

Six years after crash, China increases max speed of bullet train again Six years after crash, China increases max speed of bullet train again

The bullet train between Beijing and Shanghai is considered one of the fastest commercially-operated trains. Safety has been a concern though since a crash in 2011.

Will target US-backed fighters in Syria if provoked: Russia Will target US-backed fighters in Syria if provoked: Russia

Russia said on Thursday it had warned the United States it would target areas in Syria where US special forces and US-backed militia were operating if its own forces came under fire from them, something it said had already happened twice.

Turkey, Iran and Iraq warn of `counter-measures` against Kurd vote

Turkey, Iran and Iraq on Thursday urged Iraq`s Kurdistan region to abandon a planned referendum on independence, threatening unspecified "counter-measures" if it goes ahead with the vote.