November 21, 2017

Bangkok removes seats on MRT train in trial to reduce overcrowding

BANGKOK, Nov 21: Bangkok’s train operator has launched a trial to remove seats from the middle carriages of a train to allow more space for commuters […]
November 21, 2017

Noises detected in Argentine sub search disappoint

MAR DEL PLATA, Nov 21: Experts ruled out Monday the possibility that noise detected at sea could have come from an Argentine submarine missing with 44 […]
November 21, 2017

India’s Rahul Gandhi set to take over as Congress party chief

NEW DELHI, Nov 21: India’s opposition Congress party will hold leadership elections next month, an official said on Monday (Nov 20), amid growing speculation Rahul Gandhi […]
November 21, 2017

Trump declares North Korea state sponsor of terror

WASHINGTON, Nov 21: President Donald Trump on Monday (Nov 20) declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, returning Kim Jong-Un’s nuclear-armed pariah regime to a […]
November 21, 2017

Army appeals for calm as Mugabe faces impeachment test

HARARE, Nov 21: Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe came under increasing pressure to quit on Monday (Nov 20) as his ruling party said it would move to […]
November 20, 2017

Indonesia parliament speaker taken into custody by anti-graft agency

JAKARTA, Nov 20: Indonesia’s parliament speaker Setya Novanto has been taken into custody by the country’s anti-corruption agency after being arrested over his alleged role in […]
November 20, 2017

Mugabe dashes resignation hopes in TV speech

HARARE, Nov 20: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe clung to the vestiges of office on Sunday (Nov 19), using a TV address to maintain he was still […]
November 20, 2017

I should have left UCLA players in jail: Trump

WASHINGTON, Nov 20: Donald Trump on Sunday (Nov 19) said he was sorry for helping secure the release of three college basketball players caught shoplifting in […]
November 20, 2017

Syria army, allies retake Albu Kamal from Islamic State

DEIR EZZOR, Nov 20: Syria’s army and loyalist militiamen on Sunday (Nov 19) ousted the Islamic State group from its last urban stronghold in the country […]
November 20, 2017

Rescuers battle waves, wind in hunt for missing Argentine submarine

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 20: A multinational armada of aircraft and vessels battled high winds and big seas on Sunday (Nov 19) as they intensified their search […]
November 19, 2017

‘We will remember forever’: Inside the search for Singapore’s drowned dragonboaters

Nov 19: With his weather-beaten tan and rugged, stocky frame, Mat Kry Ya resembles most of his fellow river-dwelling, free-diving Cham people. But something else rests […]
November 19, 2017

Indian medical student wins Miss World beauty pageant

SANYA, Nov 19: An Indian medical student was crowned Miss World at a glitzy event in a Chinese resort on Saturday (Nov 18), making her country […]
November 19, 2017

Duterte says Philippine police to return to drugs war if problem worsens

MANILA,Nov 19: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Saturday (Nov 18) that the police would reassume their lead role in implementing his war on drugs if […]
November 19, 2017

China, North Korea envoys talk up ties despite nuclear tensions

SHANGHAI, Nov 19: A senior Chinese envoy has met an aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, the two sides said on Saturday […]
November 19, 2017

US nuclear general says would resist ‘illegal’ Trump strike order: CBS

WASHINGTON, Nov 19: The top U.S. nuclear commander was quoted as saying on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an “illegal” […]
November 19, 2017

Ecstatic Zimbabweans celebrate expected Mugabe downfall

HARARE, Nov 19: Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans flooded the streets of Harare on Saturday, singing, dancing and hugging soldiers in an outpouring of elation at […]
November 18, 2017

Lebanon’s Hariri expected in France after ‘Saudi hostage’ rumours

RIYADH, Nov 18: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri was expected to fly to France from Saudi Arabia on Friday (Nov 17), in a move aimed at […]
November 18, 2017

Belgian prosecutors ask court to extradite Catalan ex-leader

BRUSSELS, Nov 18: Belgian prosecutors asked a judge on Friday (Nov 17) to extradite axed Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont to Spain to face sedition charges […]