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Reuters 18 Mar 11:58 AM

Flash floods and landslides triggered by torrential rain in Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua have killed at least 58 people, injured dozens and displaced more than 4,000, authorities said on Sunday. Read Full Story »

Forty killed, more than 20 injured in NZ mosque shootings [Update]

Reuters 15 Mar 09:41 AM

Forty people were killed and more than 20 seriously wounded in mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch on Friday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. Read Full Story »

Ethiopian Airlines says flight has crashed with 149 passengers and eight crew members

Reuters 10 Mar 03:03 PM

An Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashed early on Sunday with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard, a spokesman for the airline told Reuters. Read Full Story »

Reuters 23 Feb 01:59 PM

At least 41 Indian tea plantation workers have died from drinking toxic bootleg liquor after receiving their weekly wages, and 20 are critically ill in hospital, a government minister said on Friday. Read Full Story »

Venezuela's Maduro starts shutting borders to block humanitarian aid

Reuters 22 Feb 05:49 PM

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro threatened to close the border with Colombia on Thursday as opposition leader Juan Guaido and some 80 lawmakers ran a gauntlet of roadblocks trying to get to the frontier to receive humanitarian aid. Read Full Story »

Bangladesh building fire kills at least 70, toll could climb

Reuters 21 Feb 01:06 PM

A fast-moving fire killed at least 78 when it swept through a historic district of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka.Read Full Story »

Ten soccer players killed as fire sweeps through Flamengo lodging in Rio

Reuters 09 Feb 12:28 PM

Fire swept through an unlicensed lodging at the training center of Rio de Janeiro soccer club Flamengo on Friday, killing 10 members of the club’s youth team and injuring three more, one of them seriously, firefighters and news reports said. Read Full Story »

In stunning move, Thai king's sister running for PM in March polls

Reuters 08 Feb 03:59 PM

The sister of Thailand’s king entered the race to become prime minister on Friday as the candidate of a populist party, an unprecedented foray into politics by a royal that instantly upended the first election since a 2014 military coup. Read Full Story »

Don't deal in Venezuelan gold, White House says, in anti-Maduro push

Reuters 31 Jan 05:47 PM

The White House warned traders on Wednesday not to deal in Venezuelan gold or oil following its imposition of stiff sanctions aimed at forcing socialist President Nicolas Maduro from power. Read Full Story »

Philippines vows to crush 'terrorists' after church bombs kill 20

Reuters 28 Jan 10:02 AM

The Philippines vowed to destroy those behind twin bombings that killed 20 people during a Sunday church service in the country’s restive south, six days after a referendum on autonomy for the mainly Muslim region returned an overwhelming “yes” vote. Read Full Story »

Maduro rival Guaido claims Venezuela presidency with U.S. backing

Reuters 24 Jan 04:14 PM

Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president on Wednesday, winning backing from Washington and parts of Latin America and prompting socialist Nicolas Maduro, the country’s leader since 2013, to break relations with the United States. Read Full Story »

Trump, North Korea's Kim to hold second summit in late February

Reuters 19 Jan 04:51 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late February but will maintain economic sanctions on Pyongyang, the White House said on Friday after Trump met Pyongyang’s top nuclear negotiator. Read Full Story »

Britain's May faces defeat in parliament over Brexit plan

Reuters 15 Jan 03:18 PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced the prospect of defeat in a historic vote in parliament on her Brexit deal on Tuesday, leaving the country in limbo about its membership of the world’s biggest trading bloc, which has shaped its economy for decades. Read Full Story »

15 killed as Military cargo plane crashes in Iran

Reuters 14 Jan 06:13 PM

A Boeing 707 military cargo plane crashed in bad weather on Monday west of the Iranian capital, killing 15 out of the 16 people on board, the Iranian army said. Read Full Story »

Indonesian divers find crashed Lion Air jet's second black box

Reuters 14 Jan 02:38 PM

Indonesia has found the cockpit voice recorder from a Lion Air plane more than two months after the Boeing Co (BA.N) 737 MAX jet crashed into the sea near Jakarta, killing all 189 on board, an official said on Monday. Read Full Story »

Reuters 04 Jan 05:50 PM

China and the United States will hold vice ministerial level trade talks in Beijing on Jan. 7-8, as the two sides look to end a dispute that is inflicting increasing pain on both economies and roiling global financial markets. Read Full Story »

China's Xi threatens Taiwan with force but also seeks peaceful 'reunification'

Reuters 02 Jan 04:22 PM

China reserves the right to use force to bring Taiwan under its control but will strive to achieve peaceful “reunification” with the self-ruled island that has a bright future under any future Chinese rule, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday. Read Full Story »

Bangladesh PM Hasina wins third straight term despite vote-rigging claims

Reuters 31 Dec 01:04 PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s alliance won Bangladesh’s election with a thumping majority, the country’s Election Commission said on Monday, giving her a third straight term following a vote that the opposition rejected as rigged. Read Full Story »

Krakatau-triggered tsunami in Indonesia kills at least 62, over 580 injured

Bbc 23 Dec 10:55 AM

At least 62 people have been killed and 584 injured after a tsunami hit the coast on Indonesia's Sunda Strait, government officials say. Read Full Story »

U.S. defense chief Mattis quits after clashing with Trump on policies

Reuters 21 Dec 07:07 PM

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis abruptly said he was quitting on Thursday after falling out with President Donald Trump over his foreign policies, including surprise decisions to yank troops from Syria and start planning a drawdown in Afghanistan. Read Full Story »

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