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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


Scott Morrison sworn in as new Australian PM after bitter coup

Scott Morrison sworn in as new Australian PM

Dutton, who Turnbull accused of bullying and intimidation in the move to knife him, pledged “absolute loyalty” to Morrison


Trump Organization financial chief Weisselberg 'given immunity' Trump financial chief 'given immunity'

He was summoned to testify earlier this year in the investigation into Cohen, Donald Trump's longtime former lawyer


Fire kills 19 at resort hotel in China's northeast Fire kills 19 at resort hotel in China's northeast

The fire breaks out at the four-story Beilong Hot Spring Hotel in Harbin's Sun Island recreation area


Indian PM Modi to visit Nepal for BIMSTEC Summit Indian PM Modi to visit Nepal for BIMSTEC Summit

BIMSTEC is a regional organisation comprising seven countries lying in the littoral and adjacent areas of the Bay of Bengal constituting a contiguous


US cuts more than $200 million in aid to Palestinians US cuts more than $200 million in aid to Palestinians

The funding previously allocates for programs in the West Bank and Gaza will “now address high-priority projects elsewhere


Venezuela migration nears 'Mediterranean crisis point'

Venezuela nears 'Mediterranean crisis point'

The warning comes as neighbouring countries try to stem the flow of Venezuelans looking to escape the country's dire economic situation


Senator John McCain discontinuing cancer treatment John McCain halts brain cancer treatment

Mr McCain, 81, was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour in July 2017 and had been undergoing medical treatment


Kerala floods: Victims face snake menace as waters recede Flood victims face snake alert in Kerala

Several snake-catching teams have been deployed to affected areas


Mexico: 6 civilians, soldier dead in Guerrero state shootout 6 killed in Mexico shootout

Six civilians and one soldier died in the town of El Naranjo when soldiers came under fire Friday morning


US to cut $200m aid to Gaza and West Bank US to cut $200m aid to Gaza and West Bank

It has already withheld $65m from the UN relief agency for the Palestinians


North Korea visit: Trump calls off Pompeo's trip Trump calls off Pompeo's North Korea trip

The UN's nuclear agency (IAEA) has says North Korea is continuing with its nuclear programme


7.1-magnitude quake hits Peru: USGS 7.1-magnitude quake hits Peru: USGS

The epicenter was 135 kilometers west of the Peruvian village of Inapari, and 226 kilometers west of the Bolivian city of Cobija


UK urges Myanmar to grant UN access to northern Rakhine Grant UN access to northern Rakhine, UK to Myanmar

The UK, which is holding the presidency of the UN Security Council this month, is expected to call a session on Myanmar on August 28


Australia's 'accidental prime minister' promises stability New Australia PM promises stability

Morrison has been dubbed the "accidental prime minister" because he had no plans to nominate until Thursday


Indonesian earthquake death toll reaches 555 Indonesian quake death toll reaches 555

Indonesia's disaster agency says Friday most of the deaths occured in the northern part of Lombok


Drug tunnel ran from old KFC in Arizona to Mexico bedroom 'KFC drug tunnel' ran from US into Mexico

The 600ft (180m) passageway was in the basement of the old restaurant in San Luis

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