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At least 34 killed as quake rocks Indonesia

Rescuers were searching for more than a dozen patients and staff trapped beneath the rubble of the levelled Mamuju hospital

15 Jan 2021 11:00 AM

Japanese Health Ministry finds new virus variant

Japan was working with other nations, the WHO and other medical experts to analyze the new version of the virus

11 Jan 2021 11:37 AM

Indonesian plane feared crashed after losing contact

Authorities and the airline gave no immediate indication as to why the plane suddenly went down

09 Jan 2021 8:44 PM

Mumbai attack mastermind and LeT commander Lakhvi gets 5-year jail term

The US had welcomed Lakhvi's arrest last week but said Pakistan should try him for the Mumbai attacks also

09 Jan 2021 4:11 AM

South Korea reports record virus surge on Christmas Day

The nation has been held up as a model of how to combat the virus, but Friday saw a record 1,241 new infections

25 Dec 2020 1:11 PM


Pharma chief urges transparency in virus vaccine rollout

Takeda inked a deal with the Japanese government and US firm Moderna Therapeutics to import and distribute 50 million doses of its vaccine

20 Dec 2020 12:32 PM

Azerbaijan captures key Karabakh town of Shusha; Armenia vows to fight on

Clashes broke out in late September between Azerbaijan and Armenia-backed separatists over control of Karabakh

08 Nov 2020 5:00 PM

Kabul University attack: Aghanistan in mourning after Islamic State strike kills 22

Outside Kabul University Tuesday a small group of demonstrators gathered demanding a cease-fire

03 Nov 2020 3:52 PM

Thailand cancels emergency decree in bid to calm protests

Wednesday marked the eighth straight day of demonstrations by a movement that was launched in March

22 Oct 2020 2:27 PM

The underground 'Parthenon' protecting Tokyo from floods

In Tokyo alone there are 10 other underground reservoirs and three flood tunnels, and more flood-protection structures are being built

12 Oct 2020 12:03 PM


Taiwan claims entrapment after China shows spy 'confession'

China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory, has repeatedly denounced Taipei for offering support to Hong Kong’s protests

12 Oct 2020 10:51 AM

South Korea eases social distancing curbs amid COVID-19 downtrend

Daily infections have fallen largely into the double-digit range in the past two weeks

11 Oct 2020 5:19 PM

Nagorno-Karabakh truce under severe strain as both sides allege violations

Both sides accused one another of breaking the ceasefire almost immediately on Saturday

11 Oct 2020 5:10 PM

North Korea unveils 'monster' new intercontinental ballistic missile at parade

The parade featured North Korea’s ballistic missiles for the first time since Kim began meeting with international leaders, including Trump

11 Oct 2020 1:16 PM

Kyrgyzstan president calls in military as protesters clash in streets

Earlier the president had said he was ready to resign once a new cabinet was appointed - which could happen on Saturday

10 Oct 2020 10:51 AM


Armenia, Azerbaijan agree on cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh

The announcement follows 10 hours of talks between the diplomats in Moscow, which were sponsored by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

10 Oct 2020 9:12 AM

China tells Indian media not to call Taiwan a country, Taiwan says 'get lost'

China, which claims Taiwan and regards it as a wayward province, made its displeasure evident in an e-mail to journalists in India

09 Oct 2020 10:29 AM

Protests in Indonesia against new jobs law enter third day

Met with cautious optimism by financial analysts, the bill has sparked outcry, with labour unions, students and academics criticising it

08 Oct 2020 2:42 PM

India, Japan finalise pact for cooperation in 5G tech, AI

External affairs minister S. Jaishankar met his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi for a bilateral meeting in Tokyo on Wednesday

08 Oct 2020 1:06 PM

Locks, chains: Coronavirus puts Indonesia's mentally ill back in shackles

Padlocks, shackles and chains are used to cover for a lack of proper mental health provision in the world's fourth most-populous nation

07 Oct 2020 9:47 AM