Bangkok blast kills 20, 11 foreigners among dead
Bangkok blast kills 20, 11 foreigners among dead

The death toll from a bombing in the Thai capital rose to 20 on Tuesday with 123 wounded, police said, with at least 11 foreigners from China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore among those killed.

Factfile: Foreigners executed by ISIS
Factfile: Foreigners executed by ISIS

Below is a list of executions of foreigners by militants or movements linked to the Islamic State jihadist group.​

2014

Foreigners join mega Yoga day event in Delhi

 A number of foreign nationals, including diplomats, on Sunday rolled out their yoga mats at Rajpath adding an international flavour to the mega Yoga Day event that is likely to set a world record.

Australia widens probe into illegal home buying by foreigners

 Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey on Tuesday widened a probe into the illegal buying of residential property by foreigners, with almost 200 sales being investigated for breaching investment rules.

Luxembourg referendum could give foreigners voting rights

Luxembourg could blaze a trail in the EU when it votes Sunday on whether to grant full voting rights to foreigners who make up nearly half of the population, as part of an unprecedented triple referendum.

All India Badtameez: Social experiment on tourists' safety in India

This episode of All India Badtameez features a social experiment on tourists' safety in India.

Singapore orders shutdown of 'anti-foreigner' portal

Singapore Sunday ordered a local man and an Australian woman facing jail time for articles seen as hostile to foreigners to shut their website down, saying it threatens "public order and national harmony".

38 Indians among 50 foreigners killed in Nepal earthquake

At least 38 Indians were killed and 10 injured in the devastating earthquake that jolted Nepal last week, leaving over 6,600 people dead and more than 16,500 injured till Saturday, the government said.

Decision to execute foreigners sets Indonesia apart

 ​While there are foreigners languishing on death row across Asia, where several countries impose the death penalty for drugs offences, it is rare for authorities to execute them.

Foreigners tell of being `hunted like dogs` in South Africa

Foreigners fleeing xenophobic violence in South Africa told Tuesday of how they escaped marauding death mobs and vowed never to return to the country where they had sought a new life.

Smriti Irani spots hidden camera in Goa Fabindia's trial room

Trying on clothes at an outlet of a reputed garment brand at Candolim village near here, a vigilant Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani today spotted a hidden camera positioned to record inside the small room, raising an alarm after which Goa Police registered a case against the staff for voyeurism.

Smriti Irani spots hidden camera in Goa Fabindia's trial room- Part 2

Trying on clothes at an outlet of a reputed garment brand at Candolim village near here, a vigilant Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani today spotted a hidden camera positioned to record inside the small room, raising an alarm after which Goa Police registered a case against the staff for voyeurism.

UN slams North Korea for 'systematic' abductions of foreigners

The UN Human Rights Council on Friday harshly criticised North Korea for the "systematic abduction" of foreigners, after a UN investigation found the country had snatched up to 200,000 foreign nationals.

Govt liberalises policy for adoption by foreign couples

 In a bid to simplify adoptions by foreign nationals in India, the External Affairs Ministry has asked all its passport department offices to accept the date of birth of the child mentioned in the court order and not insist for a birth certificate.

North Korea bars foreigners from Pyongyang marathon

Further restricting travel to the already isolated country, North Korea barred foreigners from one of its most popular tourist events the annual Pyongyang marathon because of concerns over the Ebola virus, travel agencies said on Monday.

Thailand bans surrogacy for foreigners after scandals

Thailand has passed a law banning foreign couples from using Thai women as surrogates after a series of high-profile scandals tainting the image of the unregulated industry.

Indonesia moving 2 Aussies, 5 other foreigners for execution

Indonesian officials on Monday said that eight convicted drug smugglers, including seven foreigners, would be transferred to a prison island this week for imminent execution despite international appeals for clemency.

Indonesia to execute 8 for drugs, including 7 foreigners

Indonesia's government is preparing to execute eight drug smugglers, including seven foreigners, an official said on Tuesday.

Indians largest foreign voter group in UK

 Over six lakh India-born migrants form the UK's largest foreign-born voter population and they could play a decisive role in certain constituencies in the general election in May.

'Indonesia executes 6 drug convicts, including 5 foreigners'

Indonesia today executed six people convicted of drugs offences, including five foreigners, a spokesman for the attorney general's office said.