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Philippines' Duterte skipped Asean meetings to take 'power naps' Duterte 'skipped meetings for power naps'

Mr Duterte and other world leaders are in Singapore attending the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) meeting


Sri Lankan lawmakers fight in Parliament over PM dispute Sri Lankan lawmakers fight in Parliament over PM dispute

Rajapaksa says the no-confidence vote should not have been a voice vote


Brexit agreement: Theresa May faces MPs' questions UK PM faces grilling amid Brexit deal backlash

The PM secures her cabinet's backing for the deal after a five-hour meeting, although several ministers are understood to have spoken against it


Migrant caravan groups arrive by hundreds at US border Migrant caravan groups arrive by hundreds at US border

The first wave of migrants in the caravan, which became a central theme of the recent US election, began arriving in Tijuana in recent days


Woman wears wedding gown after fiance dies in Lion Air crash Woman wears wedding gown after fiance dies in Lion Air crash

Intan Syari's fiance, Dr. Rio Nanda Pratama, was among 189 people who were killed when the Boeing 737 crashed October 29


Death toll from California wildfires rises to 59 and 130 still missing Death toll from California wildfires rises to 59

Fifty-six deaths have been reported from the “Camp Fire,” mostly in Paradise, while three people have died in the “Woolsey Fire”


Trump's attack on Macron lacked 'common decency', France says Trump 'lacked decency' in Macron attack

On Tuesday, Mr Trump attacked Mr Macron over nationalism, plans for a European army and the French leader's ratings


White House aide Mira Ricardel removed after Melania Trump row White House aide removed after Melania row

Mr Trump may be preparing to remove White House Chief of Staff John Kelly or Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen


Brexit: Draft agreement a 'decisive' step forward, says Barnier Brexit draft agreement a 'decisive' step

Mr Barnier says a 585-page draft withdrawal agreement published on Wednesday represented a "crucial step in concluding these negotiations"


Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested Stormy Daniels' lawyer arrested

Michael Avenatti, lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels in her suit against President Donald Trump, has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence


California wildfires: Town of Paradise will need 'total rebuild' California fire town needs 'total rebuild'

So far 48 people have been found dead in the Camp Fire that hit the town, but more than 100 more remain missing


Trump expected to reshuffle staff in White House turmoil Trump expected to reshuffle staff in White House turmoil

"A lot of people want to come in, a lot of politicians who have had very successful careers want to come in," Donald Trump says


British PM wins cabinet backing for Brexit deal British PM wins cabinet backing for Brexit deal

May emerged from a five-hour meeting with ministers that had sent the value of the pound gyrating to announce she had full backing to move ahead


Palestinian killed by Israeli fire: Gaza ministry Palestinian killed by Israeli fire: Gaza ministry

Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza reached a ceasefire deal on Tuesday to end the worst escalation between them since a 2014 war


UAE supports 'early convening' of UN Yemen talks UAE supports 'early convening' of UN Yemen talks

Gargash says the pro-government coalition would "urge all parties to take advantage of window of opportunity to restart the political process"


Luck runs out for Sri Lanka's Lord of the Rings Luck runs out for Sri Lanka's Lord of the Rings

But the former strongman president lost his magic in his latest comeback bid


Israel's defense chief resigns over Gaza cease-fire Israel's defense chief resigns over Gaza cease-fire

He also urges the government to dissolve the parliament and go to early elections as soon as possible


Myanmar jailing of Reuters pair 'deeply troubling': Pence Myanmar jailing of Reuters pair 'deeply troubling': Pence

Pence says America placed a "premium" on "a free and independent" press and he would take the matter up with Suu Kyi in their private talks


Violence against Rohingya 'without excuse', Pence tells Suu Kyi Violence against Rohingya 'without excuse', Pence tells Suu Kyi

S Vice President Mike Pence told Aung San Suu Kyi in stinging comments on a summit sidelines Wednesday


Thais mourn boxer Anucha Kochana, 13, killed in fight Thais mourn boxer, 13, killed in fight

Anucha Thasako was pronounced dead from a brain haemorrhage two days after he fought in the charity match


Tackle poverty and birth rate to end Boko Haram: emir Tackle poverty and birth rate to end Boko Haram: emir

Nigeria's government and military maintains it has severely weakened the jihadists to the point of defeat but attacks remain a constant threat


Chaotic Sri Lankan Parliament rejects president's chosen PM Sri Lankan Parliament rejects president's chosen PM

The motion brought by the leader of an opposition party could mean that Rajapaksa will have to resign his post


Lion elected Jerusalem mayor in victory for ultra-Orthodox Lion elected Jerusalem mayor in victory for ultra-Orthodox

Lion, who was backed by much of Israel's top leadership, claimed victory over Ofer Berkovitch early Wednesday


Firefighters battle blazes on two fronts in California, 50 dead California fire death toll now at 50

Paradise, which is home to many retirees and has experienced an unusually dry fall, was virtually razed to the ground by the fast-moving


Mahathir slams Myanmar's Suu Kyi for handling of Rohingya Mahathir slams Suu Kyi for handling of Rohingya

Amnesty International announced on Monday that it has withdrawn its highest honor from Suu Kyi


UN Security Council takes no action on Gaza UN Security Council takes no action on Gaza

Kuwait and Bolivia called for the closed Security Council consultations


Japan's Abe, Pence to visit Australia amid China concerns Abe, Pence to visit Australia amid China concerns

Australian Prime Minister Morrison will meet Shinzo Abe on Friday at a summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Singapore


Italy budget: Rome rejects European Commission demands Italy government defies EU on budget plan

The EC's warning to Italy, the eurozone's third-biggest economy, is an unprecedented move with regard to an European Union member state


Trump names new US ambassador to Saudi Arabia Trump names new US ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Abizaid is a fluent Arabic speaker of Lebanese Christian descent who headed US Central Command — which covers the Middle East


Melania calls for national security aide Mira Ricardel's firing Melania calls for White House aide's firing

The first lady feuded with Mira Ricardel, the deputy national security adviser, during her tour of Africa in October


California fire death toll now at 44 California fire death toll now at 44

Countless other residents narrowly escaped with their lives


California fires: Firefighters hold containment lines in north Firefighters hold line in north California

The official death toll is 42, with dozens of people missing



Papua New Guinea: Hosting a regional summit in the least likely of locations PNG prepares for Asia-Pacific summit

Notoriously dangerous Port Moresby is hosting the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) summit this week


Hamas announces ceasefire with Israel Hamas announces ceasefire with Israel

The UN Security Council was due to meet behind closed doors later Tuesday to discuss the violence at the request of Kuwait and Bolivia, diplomats says


Britain announces draft Brexit deal with EU Britain announces draft Brexit deal with EU

The breakthrough after months of acrimonious negotiations came with fears mounting of a potentially catastrophic scenario


CNN sues Trump over barring of reporter CNN sues Trump over barring of reporter

The White House has suspended Acosta's hard pass after he sparred at a news conference with the president


US security chief Bolton vows to 'squeeze' Iran US security chief Bolton vows to 'squeeze' Iran

President Donald Trump has dramatically increased pressure on Tehran


Turkey urges Israel to 'immediately stop' Gaza strikes Turkey urges Israel to 'immediately stop' Gaza strikes

Barrages of rocket and mortar fire into Israel and Israeli air strikes on Gaza this week have threatened a new war between the two sides


Iran, feeling sanctions bite, looks for outlet in Iraq Iran, feeling sanctions bite, looks for outlet in Iraq

Iraq is Iran's second largest export market

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