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Blast in granite quarry kills 12 in southern India 12 killed in India's granite quarry blast

The victims were breaking stones and loading them in trucks at the time of the blast.


Record-breaking heatwave leaves 29 dead in South Korea 29 dead in South Korea heatwave

The unrelenting global heat wave is consistent with predictions for the effects of climate change, experts say


At least 29 Shia worshippers killed in Afghan mosque attack At least 29 Shia worshippers killed in Afghan mosque attack

The militant group Islamic State has previously claimed responsibility for attacks on Shia mosques and other locations around Afghanistan


China threatens new tariffs on $60 bn worth of US goods China threatens new tariffs on $60 bn worth of US goods

The commerce ministry issued a statement saying the new duties would be applied if Washington pulled the trigger on President Donald Trump


21 die in northern Nigeria boat capsize: emergency services 21 die in northern Nigeria boat capsize: emergency services

The vessel carrying 50 passengers overturned in strong currents in a river in the Gandi district of Sokoto state


Twin suicide blasts kill at least 20 inside Afghan Shiite mosque Twin suicide blasts kill 20 in Afghanistan

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack


Zimbabwe opposition says 'fake' results give Mnangagwa win Zimbabwe opposition says 'fake' results give Mnangagwa win

The military appears to have vanished from Harare's streets on Friday


China urges Zimbabweans to 'respect' vote result China urges Zimbabweans to 'respect' vote result

The narrow margin is just enough to avoid a run-off against opposition leader Nelson Chamisa


Indian woman bites off chunk of husband's penis Indian woman bites off chunk of husband's penis

Villagers rushed the bleeding husband along with the severed part of the penis to hospital and informed police


China, ASEAN navies stage 1st emergency drills amid feud China, ASEAN navies stage 1st emergency drills amid feud

Singapore's navy hosted the drills at a training center at Changi naval base


TMC delegation leaves Assam after overnight detention

TMC delegation leaves Assam after overnight detention

The delegation including six Members of Parliament and two MLAs, who were confined to a room at the airport on the ground that Section 144 CrPC



Exiled Hamas leaders enter Gaza to discuss truce with Israel Exiled Hamas leaders enter Gaza to discuss truce with Israel

The Hamas website Safa says Friday this marks the first time all members of the political bureau have come together in Gaza


Turkey FM says told Pompeo threats and sanctions won't work Turkey FM says told Pompeo threats and sanctions won't work

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says he told US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that threats and sanctions will not work


Trump thanks Kim for handing over remains of war dead Trump thanks 'kind' Kim for war remains

The repatriation of US remains was agreed by Mr Trump and Mr Kim after their June summit in Singapore


Zimbabwe opposition leader rejects 'unverified fake results' Zimbabwe opposition leader rejects 'unverified fake results'

Chamis charges that the ZEC had denied his Movement for Democratic Change party access to the results


More than 130,000 evacuated as tropical storm hits China's Shanghai Over 130,000 evacuated as tropical storm hits China

Downgraded from a typhoon, Tropical Storm Jongdari arrived in the Chinese financial hub on Friday morning packing powerful winds


Imran Khan gets MQM-P support to form government Imran Khan gets MQM-P support to form government

The PTI also seeks the support of Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M)


In Syria, civil registers disclose hundreds of prison deaths Hundreds of prison deaths disclosed in Syria

Rights groups say Syria's security agencies used arrests and torture to terrorize population as Arab Spring-styled protests against President Assad


UN experts condemn President Trump's media criticism

UN experts condemn Trump media attacks

The comments follow hours after Mr Trump's daughter Ivanka distanced herself from her father's attacks


Myanmar floods leave 12 dead, 132,000 displaced

Myanmar floods leave 12 dead

The highest death toll was in Bago region north of Yangon, where four people died and more than 94,000 others took refuge in 186 camps


OAS human rights body counts 317 dead in Nicaragua unrest 317 dead in Nicaragua unrest: OAS

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said the toll included 23 minors and 21 police officers


Yemeni officials say Saudi-led airstrikes kill 28 in Hodeida Saudi-led airstrikes kill 28 in Yemen

The airstrikes takes place close to the city's main public hospital, al-Thawra, and near a popular fish market


Zimbabwe election: Emmerson Mnangagwa wins election

Incumbent Mnangagwa wins Zimbabwe vote

With all 10 provinces declared, Mr Mnangagwa won 50.8% of votes to 44.3% for opposition leader Nelson Chamisa


Pope declares death penalty inadmissible Pope declares death penalty inadmissible

The Catholic Church's teaching on the death penalty has slowly evolved since the time of Pope John Paul II, who served from 1978 to 2005


Aid group: Thousands of Yemeni children fleeing fighting Thousands of Yemeni children fleeing fighting

The Saudi-led coalition, backing Yemen's internationally recognized government, seeks to retake rebel-held areas along the country's western coast


Israel halts fuel supplies to Gaza over incendiary balloons Israel halts fuel supplies to Gaza

Fuel shortages have left Gaza with limited electricity supply


Top Pakistan court bars former minister from holding office Top Pakistan court bars former minister from holding office

Sharif's party — the Pakistan Muslim League — was defeated in general elections last month


Illinois lawmaker Nick Sauer quits after 'catfishing' claim US lawmaker quits after 'catfishing' claim

Catfishing refers to creating fake personas to trick others into bogus online conversations


High-ranking Chinese monk accused of sexually harassing nuns Chinese monk accused of sexually harassing nuns

He is the head of the Buddhist Association of China, the youngest person to ever hold the position, and a political advisor to the government


Andrew Brunson: US hits Turkey with sanctions over jailed pastor US sanctions Turkish ministers over pastor

he evangelical from North Carolina has been held for nearly two years over alleged links to political groups


Korea remains: US finds one 'dog tag' among war dead returned by North Korea Remains of Korean War dead arrive in US

North Korea has returned 55 boxes believed to contain the remains of US troops killed during the Korean War


Australia senator sues opponent over 'sexist slurs'

Australia senator sues opponent over 'sexist slurs'

The Greens senator, 36, is the first Australian sitting politician to sue another for defamation


14 die in rain-related incidents in northern India 14 die in rain-related incidents in northern India

Apart from these deaths, over 100 people have also sustained injuries and some 600 houses destroyed


Afghanistan to hold presidential elections in April next year Afghanistan to hold presidential elections in 2019

Almost 14 percent, or 56 of more than 400 districts, are fully controlled by the Taliban while another 30 percent are contested


New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern returns from maternity leave NZ PM Ardern returns from maternity leave

Ms Ardern, 38, gave birth to her first child in June, making her only the second world leader to give birth while in office


Zimbabwe election: International calls for restraint International calls for restraint in Zimbabwe

The UN and former colonial power the UK both express concern about the violence, in which three people were killed after troops opened fire


Diocese names 71 accused of child sex abuse Diocese names 71 accused of child sex abuse

Gainer becomes the second of six dioceses under investigation by the state to get out in front of a pending grand jury report on clergy sex abuse


US hits Turkey with sanctions over jailed pastor US hits Turkey with sanctions over jailed pastor

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Sanders says: "We've seen no evidence that Pastor Brunson has done anything wrong"


Trump demands Russia probe end 'right now' Trump demands Russia probe end 'right now'

US media say some Trump aides believe that Mueller will report soon on the findings of his 14-month investigation as they relate to the president

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