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Kuwait on Thursday halted flights at its international airport after heavy rains flooded the Gulf state's capital, diverting

Naps keep Duterte away from Asean

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte missed several meetings at a regional summit because he was taking "power naps", said

'Sri Lanka has no PM or cabinet now'

The Speaker of Sri Lanka's parliament, Karu Jayasuriya, on Thursday said that in his view the country did

Gun battle kills 16 in Afghanistan

Fighting between security forces and Taliban militants have left 16 fighters from both sides dead in Qala-e-Zal district

Malaysia to tighten rules on child marriages

Malaysia will introduce laws to protect the interest and well-being of those involved in child marriages. Malaysia Deputy

African swine fever spreads in China

African swine fever has spread rapidly to more than half of China's provinces despite measures to contain it,

Duterte defends need to 'power nap' after summit no-shows

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday made light of his penchant for daytime dozes

Shh...! S. Korea hushes for crucial exam

South Korea dialled down the volume on Thursday as more than half a million

Sri Lankan lawmakers fight in Parliament over PM dispute

Rival lawmakers exchanged blows in Sri Lanka's Parliament on

Woman wears wedding gown after fiance dies in Lion Air crash

An Indonesian woman whose fiance died on a Lion

Japanese, S. Korean trawlers collide in Sea of Japan, 13 rescued

A South Korean trawler and a Japanese fishing boat collided in the Sea of

Robocop on patrol at East Asia summit

Hi-tech Singapore has deployed an autonomous robot with a swiveling camera for a head and flashing lights to

'North Korean missile sites are nothing new'

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday criticized what he called inaccurate media reports that said North Korea had

Myanmar people back Suu Kyi after Amnesty pulls award

Myanmar authorities and citizens leapt to the defence of de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday after

Netanyahu defends Gaza ceasefire

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday defended his decision to accept a ceasefire after the worst escalation

Sri Lanka votes against Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka's parliament passed a motion of no-confidence in the controversially appointed government of Mahinda Rajapaksa Wednesday, a

Beijing's worst air in over a year

Beijing's air quality deteriorated to the worst in a year-and-a-half on Wednesday, with the authorities forecasting it would

Gaza-Israel frontier calms as enemies warily cease fire

Palestinian militants and Israel held their fire late on Tuesday following an Egyptian mediation

Geek bliss: Japanese man pledges to have, hold and cherish a hologram

When newlywed Akihiko Kondo returns from work at a middle school in a Tokyo

Sri Lanka parliament sacks Rajapakse, leaving power vacuum

Sri Lanka's parliament on Wednesday voted out the bitterly disputed government of former strongman

Chaotic Sri Lankan Parliament rejects president's chosen PM

Sri Lanka's Parliament passed a no-confidence vote against the

Asian leaders push for progress on South China Sea pact

Southeast Asian leaders and China are touting progress in

Mahathir slams Myanmar's Suu Kyi for handling of Rohingya

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed sharply criticized Myanmar leader

'North Korea hiding missile bases'

Heavy Gaza-Israel fire traded overnight

NATO chief concerned about Chinese missiles

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday voiced concern

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