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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


S Korean ex-president Park’s sentence extended S Korean ex-president Park’s sentence extended

Park was convicted in April of receiving or demanding more than $20 million from conglomerates, sharing secret state documents


Hurricane Lane: Hawaii hit by flooding and landslides as storm nears Hawaii hit by flooding and landslides

President Donald Trump earlier declared a state of emergency for Hawaii


Scott Morrison to be Australian PM as Malcolm Turnbull ousted Australia gets new PM in brutal party coup

Mr Turnbull had been under pressure from poor polling and what he described as an "insurgency" by conservative MPs


Ex-Argentina president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's homes raided Argentine police raid ex-president's houses

Forensic scientists, dogs and firefighters helped carry out the raids on two houses in Patagonia and one apartment in Buenos Aires


Malcolm Turnbull: Australia PM's leadership on a knife edge Australia PM's leadership on knife edge

Mr Turnbull is fighting to retain his position amid a push by senior colleagues to replace him as leader


Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Iran grants temporary release UK mum with family after Iran jail release

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been jailed for five years in 2016 after being convicted of spying, which she denies


Paris knife attack: 2 killed, assailant dead

Paris knife attack: 2 killed, assailant dead

The Islamic State group claims responsibility for the attack but offered no proof


Pak PM Imran Khan offers humanitarian assistance for flood-affected Kerala Imran Khan offers aid for flood-affected Kerala

New Delhi’s refusal to accept foreign aid has angered the state government which has accused the centre of standing on false prestige


Duterte says buying US F-16 jets 'utterly useless' Duterte says buying US F-16 jets 'utterly useless'

Duterte says the Philippines doesn't need the F-16s "and yet they dangled (them) before us after they humiliated us"


2 typhoons weaken after pounding South Korea and Japan 2 typhoons weaken after pounding S Korea, Japan

Rain from Soulik also fell in North Korea's capital Pyongyang throughout the morning, but the impact appeared to be mild


Jeff Sessions: US attorney general hits back at Trump US attorney general hits back at Trump

The apparent rebuke of Mr Trump has come after the president said Mr Sessions was not in control of his department


22 children, 9 women killed in Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen's Hodeidah: Houthi media 22 children, among 31 killed in Saudi-led airstrike in Yemen

Saudi is leading an Arab military coalition that intervened in the Yemeni war in 2015 to support the government of exiled President Mansour Hadi

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