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Sri Lanka's cabinet 'clears port deal' after security concerns addressed

Protests in India after fisherman is shot dead by Sri Lankan navy

A Tamil fisherman was allegedly shot dead by the Sri Lankan Navy triggering protests in south India, following which Delhi raised concerns over the...
China increases military budget by 7%

China increases military budget by 7%

Following a comment by the President of United States of America, Donald Trump outlining a boost to the US defence budget, the Chinese government says it...
Taiwan president vows justice for victims of 1947 massacre

Taiwan president vows justice for victims of 1947 massacre

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Tuesday vowed to ensure truth and justice for the victims of a massacre carried out seven decades ago by...
Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing more than 130

5.6-magnitude quake strikes Japan’s northeast, no tsunami warning issued

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 on Tuesday struck off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture in Japan’s northeast, although no tsunami warning...
UN says 2017 among 3 hottest on record

8,000 people escape western Mosul since offensive – UN

The UN on Tuesday said around 8,000 people have fled from western Mosul and surrounding areas since Iraqi forces launched an offensive to dislodge...
Kim Jong Nam’s body set to leave Malaysia by plane –reports

Malaysia says cause of death still unknown in killing of Kim Jong Nam

Malaysian authorities said on Tuesday they had yet to determine a cause of death in the killing of the half-brother of North Korea’s leader,...
Australian PM to be sued for $7.7 m for defamation

Australian PM to be sued for $7.7 m for defamation

A mining magnate, Clive Palmer says he plans to sue the Australian Prime Minister for 10 million Australian dollars (7.7 million dollars) for defamation,...
Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing more than 130

497 earthquakes hit North West Turkey in 3 days

A total of 497 earthquakes, mostly minor ones, have stricken Turkey’s north-western province of Canakkale over the past three days local media reported on...
Fire destroys Sokoto old market

15,000 homeless as fire hits slum area in Philippines

More than 15,000 people were left homeless and seven injured by an overnight fire that struck a slum area in the Philippine capital Manila,...
Hajj : 5,286 pilgrims from Kaduna State return home - Official

Man tries to set himself alight at Mecca Grand Mosque: police

A man tried to set himself alight with gasoline beside the Kaaba, the black-clad building towards which the world’s Muslims face to pray, inside...