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South Korean prosecutors sought an arrest warrant yesterday for ousted president Park Geun-Hye, they said, days after questioning her

Military campaign in Rakhine defended

Myanmar's army chief defended a military crackdown in Rakhine State on Monday after the UN pledged to probe claims

US-backed forces battle IS around north Syria town

US-backed forces battled the Islamic State group around a key Syrian town on Monday; hours after the capture of

50 decisions in 150 hours, without first cabinet meet

A week after assuming office and without a single cabinet meeting, chief minister Aditya Nath Yogi has taken 50

Pak starts fencing Afghanistan border

Pakistan has begun building a fence on its disputed 2,500 km (1,500 mile) border with Afghanistan to prevent incursions

HK activists to be charged

Police cracked down on Hong Kong democracy activists yesterday saying they would be charged over the Umbrella Movement mass

8 school children feared dead in Japanese avalanche

8 Japanese high school students are feared dead, after they were caught in an

Syria rebels 'take control' of IS-held airbase

US-backed Syrian rebels say they have taken full control of a key airbase held

Hong kong to choose chief executive by election

A new leader for Hong Kong will be elected today, amid growing calls for democracy and the protection of

UN fears 200 died in airstrike on Mosul

The United Nations has raised grave concerns about reports of high civilian casualties in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

'India on par with US, China because of Modi'

Former Congress leader S M Krishna, who joined the BJP on Wednesday, showered fulsome praise on Prime Minister Nare-ndra

Air strike kills 16 in Syrian prison

At least 16 people died after a Friday night air strike on a prison in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province

North Korea ready to conduct nuclear test, says US officials

Specific intelligence indicators now show that North Korea is ready for its sixth underground nuclear test at any time,

'PTI to block next polls without reforms'

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf  (PTI) chairman Imran Khan says he will use "street power" to block the next general elections if

Nepal PM stresses Asia's role in globalization

Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal yesterday has stated that Asia, as a hub of trade and innovation, would

Gunmen kill Hamas official in Gaza

Gunmen in the Gaza Strip on Friday shot dead a Hamas official who was freed by Israel in a

Singapore teen blogger granted US asylum

Singapore teen blogger Amos Yee, who was jailed twice in his homeland for posting

Abe redoubles efforts to defuse cash scandal

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Friday again rebuffed allegations that he made a donation to an educator at the

Something fishy, says Mamata on BJP's victory

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed serious doubt over the massive mandate won by the BJP in the

Singapore and Vietnam to strengthen air links

Vietnam and Singapore will look at ways to strengthen air links between the two countries and beyond, and this

Taliban denies talks with Pakistan

Afghanistan's Taliban disputes media reports that its representatives recently visited neighboring Pakistan and discussed with officials there the prospect

Taiwan court hears gay marriage case

Taiwan's constitutional court heard a landmark case Friday that could make the island the first place in Asia to

Emirates offers laptop handlers to cope with US ban

Emirates airline will let passengers take their laptops past security gates at Dubai International Airport and collect the devices

UN to probe 'killings and rapes' of Rohingya

The United Nations human rights council

South Korean divers remove dangling ramp from sunken ferry

South Korean efforts to bring a sunken, 6,800-ton ferry back to land cleared an

Cambodian activist killer sentenced to life

A Cambodian court has sentenced a man to life in prison, for the murder of a prominent activist and