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India to begin deportations of Rohingyas to Myanmar

India to begin deportations of Rohingyas to Myanmar

An estimated 40,000 Rohingya have taken refuge in various parts of India


UK accuses Russia's GRU military intelligence of cyber attacks UK accuses Russian spies of cyber attacks

The National Cyber Security Centre says targets included firms in Russia and Ukraine; the US Democratic Party; and a small TV network in the UK


Republicans deplore Trump mocking Brett Kavanaugh accuser Republicans deplore Trump mocking accuser

Senators Jeff Flake and Susan Collins, both key votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, called Mr Trump's remarks "appalling" and "just plain wrong"


South Carolina: Seven officers shot, suspect in custody Seven US police shot in deadly stand-off

Over 15,000 people have been killed by guns in the United States in 2017, according to a list compiled by tracking website Gun Violence Archive


US to end Treaty of Amity with Iran after ICJ ruling

US 'to terminate' 1955 treaty with Iran

Iran took the US to court after it re-imposed sanctions on the back of abandoning a nuclear deal in May


Two men arrested over India Ganges 'rape video' Two men arrested over India Ganges 'rape video'

Scrutiny of sexual violence has grown in India since the 2012 gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old student on a bus in the capital Delhi


Frustration in remote areas waiting for aid Aid yet to reach Tsunami hit remote areas

Singapore, South Korea, the UK, India and Japan have all offered C-130 military transport planes to help deliver supplies and help with evacuations


Exiled Maldives leader vows to return home Exiled Maldives leader vows to return home

Nasheed was the country's first democratically elected president but left in 2016, after being jailed for terrorism in a trial


Trio win Nobel Chemistry Prize for evolution research Trio win Nobel Chemistry Prize for evolution research

Frances Arnold wins one half of the nine million Swedish kronor prize, while George Smith and Gregory Winter share the other half


Maldives strongman leader ‘received $1.5 million’ Maldives strongman leader ‘received $1.5 million’

Beijing has been competing with New Delhi for influence in the region


Volcano erupts on same Indonesian island as earlier quake Volcano erupts on same Indonesian island as earlier quake

The eruption status was raised from an alert to standby 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from the summit and up to 6.5 kilometers to the west-southwest


Push Myanmar to force return of Rohingyas, UN chief tells India Push Myanmar to force return of Rohingyas, UN chief tells India

“I have never seen a community so discriminated in the world as the Rohingya,” says Guterres


Indonesian quake: Death toll climbs to 1,407 Indonesian quake toll climbs to 1,407

The magnitude 7.5 earthquake and the tsunami it generated devastated the city of Palu and nearby communities in Central Sulawesi province


'Tampon tax' scrapped in Australia after 18-year controversy Australia ends controversial 'tampon tax'

Currently, tampons and sanitary pads are sold with a 10% goods and services tax (GST) because they are categorised as non-essential items


Trump taxes: New York authorities examine president's tax affairs NY to examine Trump tax affairs in 1990s

The paper has alleged that the president was involved in "dubious tax schemes during the 1990s, including instances of outright fraud"


Nearly 250 patients evacuated in hospital fire in India Nearly 250 patients evacuated in hospital fire in India

Ten fire engines brought the fire under control, but the smoke is still billowing from the building in Kolkata


Indonesian President Joko arrives in hard-hit city to see damage Indonesian President arrives in hard-hit city to see damage

And the official toll of 1,234 dead is expected to grow as more bodies are recovered in the damaged areas


Kurdish moderate Barham Saleh elected Iraq president

Barham Saleh elected Iraq president

The vote for an Iraqi president was scheduled for Monday before being postponed due to the lack of a quorum


Wife of Malaysian ex-PM Najib Razak grilled a third time over graft Wife of Najib Razak grilled over graft

Najib has pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of money laundering, corruption, abuse of power and criminal breach of trust over the 1MDB scandal


Fire at Calcutta medical college, 250 patients moved to safety Fire at Calcutta medical college

There are no reports of any casualties


Canada revokes Myanmar leader Suu Kyi's honorary citizenship Canada revokes Suu Kyi's honorary citizenship

The Senate voted unanimously to strip Suu Kyi, Myanmar's civilian leader, of the symbolic honor bestowed on her in 2007



Trump: 'Scary and difficult time for young men' in US Trump: 'Scary time for young men'

Mr Trump's remarks came as he reiterated his support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who is battling sexual misconduct


Spanish group: 34 migrants feared dead in waters off Morocco

34 migrants feared dead in waters off Morocco

According to the International Organization for Migration, more than 36,600 migrants arrived in Spain by sea during the first nine months of the year


Indonesia tsunami: Death toll rises to nearly 1,350 Indonesia tsunami: Death toll rises to nearly 1,350

The death toll jumped on Tuesday from a previously confirmed figure of 844


Ethnic clashes kill 44 in restive western Ethiopia Ethnic clashes kill 44 in restive western Ethiopia

The clashes between rival ethnic youths armed with rocks and knives reportedly forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes


34 bodies found in church buried by landslide in Indonesia 34 bodies found in church buried by landslide in Indonesia

At a collapsed seven-storey hotel in Palu, rescuers are still hunting for survivors


Trio win Nobel Physics Prize for laser physics work Trio win Nobel Physics Prize for laser physics work

Arthur Ashkin of the US wins one half of the prize, while Gerard Mourou of France and Donna Strickland of Canada share the other half


Bomb kills child, injures 9 in India's Kolkata Bomb kills child, injures 9 in India's Kolkata

Eyewitnesses described a "powerful explosion" to local media and said that it shattered the windows of nearby buildings


Landmines new scourge in war-torn Yemen Landmines new scourge in war-torn Yemen

Rights groups say both sides have committed potential war crimes in the conflict


Clashes at Indian farmers protest Clashes at Indian farmers protest

Elections are due in India next year and ahead of previous votes


240 Afghan civilians killed in September: Report 240 Afghan civilians killed in September: Report

CPAG in its latest monthly report says that nearly 123 civilians were suffered casualties in 12 provinces of the country


Twin quakes hit off Indonesian island of Sumba: USGS Twin quakes hit off Indonesian island of Sumba: USGS

A shallow and moderately strong 5.9 quake struck at 2359 GMT, around 40 kilometres (25 miles) off Sumba, an island of some 750,000 people


2 plane crashes in southern California in 24 hrs 2 plane crashes in southern California in 24 hrs

The two crashes occurred about 100 yards (91.4 meters) away near the Brackett Field Airport in La Verne


North Korea estimated to have 20-60 nuclear weapons North Korea estimated to have 20-60 nuclear weapons

The North entered talks with the United States and South Korea earlier this year


UK passengers stranded as airline collapses UK passengers stranded as airline collapses

Most of the airline's business involved taking Scandinavian holidaymakers to destinations such as Spain, Greece, Italy, Egypt and Turkey


North Korea says peace treaty no bargaining chip for denuclearisation N. Korea says peace treaty no bargaining chip for denuclearisation

It flatly described that as only the "most basic... process" to restore ties, not a point for negotiation


Catalan protests: Separatists clash with police in Barcelona Separatists clash with police in Barcelona

More than 180,000 demonstrators marched in Barcelona


Sierra Leone military truck flips over, killing 13

Sierra Leone military truck flips over, killing 13

The open-air truck was carrying more than 40 soldiers from their barracks to a funeral in Freetown when its brakes failed as it descended a steep hill


Wife of ex-Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt dies at 89 Wife of ex-Guatemalan dictator dies

The late dictator has beeconvicted in 2013 of genocide and crimes against humanity for the massacre of 1,771 indigenous Ixil Mayans

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