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Saudi-led coalition accuses UN of bias in Yemen Saudi-led coalition accuses UN of bias in Yemen

"We all know that UN bodies are under pressure by the Huthi militias ... and these reports may have come in response to that pressure," Maliki says


China plans law against sexual harassment China plans law against sexual harassment

A wide-ranging draft civil code set to be completed by 2020


Pope keeps silent on abuse claim letter at end of Irish visit Pope keeps silent on abuse claim letter at end of Irish visit

He says the pontiff knew about allegations of sex abuse by a prominent US cardinal for five years before accepting his resignation last month


Pakistan condemns planned anti-Islam cartoon contest Pakistan condemns planned anti-Islam cartoon contest

Pakistan summons the Dutch ambassador earlier this month in protest


Assad staying in power would be 'grotesque error': Macron Assad staying in power would be 'grotesque error': Macron

Macron's latest comments during a major foreign policy address to French ambassadors appeared to be a rebuke to Putin


Indonesia drops abortion charge against teen raped by brother Indonesia drops abortion charge against teen raped by brother

The case drew international headlines and was slammed by rights groups


First asylum seeker boat in 4 years reaches Australia   First asylum seeker boat in 4 years reaches Australia

Australia virtually stopped such boat arrivals by using the navy to turn them back


EU security must no longer depend on US, says Macron EU security must no longer depend on US, says Macron

Macron's comments come after a string of gestures from US President Donald Trump distancing himself from traditional NATO allies


New Iran, Russia, Turkey summit on Syria Sept 7 in Iran: Turkish TV New Iran, Russia, Turkey summit on Syria Sept 7 in Iran: Turkish TV

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan travels to Iran to meet with his Russian and Iranian counterparts Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani


Over 1,200 people killed in South Asia monsoon Over 1,200 people killed in South Asia monsoon

In Bangladesh, floods and landslides killed at least 29 people, according to official figures


US strike kills Islamic State commander in Afghanistan US strike kills IS commander in Afghanistan

The strike in Nangarhar province killed Abu Sayeed Orakzai, a senior leader in the extremist group, according to Shah Hussain Martazawi


Take action on HR violations in Rakhine: Australia to Myanmar Take action on HR violations in Rakhine: Australia to Myanmar

Australia repeated their call for justice for those who have suffered


Myanmar Reuters journalists' verdict delayed Myanmar Reuters journalists' verdict delayed

The judge postpones the verdict to September 3


8 people, 6 of them kids, killed in Chicago apartment fire 8 people, 6 of them kids, killed in Chicago apartment fire

Two other people were hospitalized in very critical condition, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt says


Gunman kills 2, then himself at Florida mall Gunman kills 2, then himself at Florida mall

Nine other people are wounded by gunfire and all were in stable condition, Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams says


Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe president Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe president

The constitutional court confirmed Mnangagwa as president in a ruling released on Friday, dismissing a challenge by the opposition leader


Japan gets first woman fighter pilot Japan gets first woman fighter pilot

First Lieutenant Misa Matsushima, 26, of Japan Air Self Defence Force, finished her training on Wednesday to fly F-15s


Rouhani's woes mount as Iran economy minister impeached Iranian economy minister impeached

Karbasian is the second cabinet minister to be sacked this month, following the impeachment of Labour Minister Ali Rabiei on August 8


Italy migrant row: Rescue ship allowed to disembark in Sicily Migrants ship allowed on land in Italy

Since 2014, more than 640,000 migrants have landed on Italy's shores. Although many have since left for other countries, some remain


Flood toll in India’s Kerala rises to 445 Flood toll in India’s Kerala rises to 445

People returning to their homes have been told to stay alert as receding waters leave behind a glut of snakes


Costa Rica march in solidarity with Nicaraguan migrants Costa Ricans march for Nicaraguans

Thousands of Nicaraguans have fled their country to escape the political crisis there


Earthquakes in western Iran kill 2, injure 241 Earthquakes in western Iran kill 2, injure 241

The US Geological Survey says two other earthquakes, measuring 4.4 and 4.2 magnitude, struck early Sunday


Pope to hold giant mass in Dublin as abuse victims rally Pope to hold giant mass in Ireland

Francis is due to speak in front of some 500,000 faithful in Phoenix Park, as abuse victims and their supporters gather in a “Stand for Truth” rally


Turkey police break up mothers' protest Turkey police break up mothers' protest

The group, called the Saturday Mothers, have met in central Istanbul since 1995 and this was to be their 700th protest


Julie Bishop resigns as Australia's foreign minister Australia's foreign minister Julie Bishop resigns

She had sought the prime minister's job after Malcolm Turnbull stood aside, but was eliminated in the first round


Colombians vote on anti-corruption referendum Colombians vote on anti-corruption referendum

The referendum seeks to slash the salaries of Colombia's Congress members and to bring laws that make public spending more efficient and transparent


Chinese police detain owner of hotel where fire killed 19 Chinese police detain owner of hotel where fire killed 19

the fire broke out at the four-story hotel in Harbin's Sun Island recreation was extinguished by a force of 105 firefighters with 30 firetrucks


Bus accident kills at least 15 in Bulgaria Bus accident kills at least 15 in Bulgaria

In 2017, road accidents killed 682 people in the Balkan country


3 earthquakes strike western Iran; 1 killed, 100 injured 3 earthquakes strike western Iran; 1 killed

In November 2017, a major 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the same region, killing over 530 people and injuring thousands in Iran alone


Floods claim 11 lives in Afghanistan Floods claim 11 lives in Afghanistan

Dozens of homes have been destroyed and livestock killed


US Senator John McCain dies aged 81 US Senator John McCain dies aged 81

The six-term senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour in July 2017


Kerala floods: Victims face snake menace as waters recede Victims face snake menace as waters recede in Kerala

More than a million others were displaced, with many of them taking shelter in thousands of relief camps across the southern state


Kofi Annan to receive state burial in Ghana on September 13 Kofi Annan to receive State burial

The announcement was made by President Nana Akufo-Addo following a meeting with Annan's family in the capital Accra


Yemen tribal leaders say senior al-Qaida leader killed Yemen tribal leaders say senior al-Qaida leader killed

The Saudi-led coalition backing the government couldn't immediately be reached for comment


Official: Suicide bomber in eastern Afghanistan kills 2 Official: Suicide bomber in eastern Afghanistan kills 2

The attack happened when supporters of a candidate for parliament who was rejected by the EC gathered to protest near the commission's offcie


Report: Iran water heater explosion downs building, kills 10 Iran water heater explosion kills 10

Five others have been injured and hospitalized in the Saturday incident


Imran Khan’s cabinet bans first-class air travel for top officials Imran Khan’s cabinet bans first-class air travel for top officials

The move comes after the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government on Friday revised working hours in government institutions


Six dead, thousands evacuated in Taiwan floods Six dead in Taiwan floods

A tropical depression has been dumping torrential rain in central and southern Taiwan since Thursday


42 Pakistani Hajj pilgrims die due to various causes in Saudi Arabia 42 Pakistani Hajj pilgrims die in S Arabia

Out of 42 deceased people, 30 were males and 12 females and they were residents of different cities of Pakistan

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