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World News

New Zealand PM makes secret visit to Iraq

WELLINGTON, Oct 7: New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has just completed a secret visit to New Zealand troops in Iraq and met with Iraqi leaders to discuss the fight against Islamic State insurgents, reports China’s Xinhua news agency. Key said in a statement from his office Wednesday that he had visited Camp Taji, north of Baghdad, where New ...Full Article

Hazy conditions persist in Singapore despite downpour

SINGAPORE, Oct 7: Hazy conditions still persist in Singapore Wednesday despite some improvements following a downpour earlier this morning. As of 9 am, the pollutant standard index (PSI) read was ...Full Article

NATO accuses Russia of deliberately violating Turkey air space

ISTANBUL, Oct 7: The secretary general of NATO on Tuesday (Oct 6) accused Russia of deliberately violating Turkish air space in its bombing campaign in Syria, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ...Full Article

Abbas says does not want violence with Israel to escalate

JERUSALEM, Oct 7: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said on Tuesday (Oct 6) he wanted to avoid a violent escalation with Israel, his most direct comments since unrest has spread and provoked ...Full Article

Former UN General Assembly president arrested for corruption

NEW YORK, Oct 7: A former president of the UN General Assembly, John Ashe, was arrested on Tuesday (Oct 6) and charged with taking US$1.3 million in bribes from Chinese ...Full Article

Singapore’s air quality remains unhealthy

SINGAPORE, Oct 6: Singapore’s air quality remains at an unhealthy level due to the haze. As at 10 am today, the 24-hour pollutants standard index (PSI) readings across the island ...Full Article

Missing Aviastar twin otter found; no survivors

JAKARTA, Oct 6: The Twin Otter aircraft owned by Aviastar Airlines which was reported missing on Friday has been located at Bukit Pajaja, Kampung Ulu Salu, Luwu district, South Sulawesi. ...Full Article

More than 1,800 migrants rescued from 6 boats adrift off Libya

ROME, Oct 6: More than 1,800 migrants were rescued Monday (Oct 5) from six vessels found adrift in the Mediterranean, off the coast of Libya, Italy’s coast guard said. ...Full Article

Record floods kill nine in US state of South Carolina

COLUMBIA, Oct 6: The death toll from record floods in the US state of South Carolina jumped from three to nine on Monday (Oct 5), as tens of thousands were ...Full Article

California becomes fifth US state to allow euthanasia

LOS ANGELES, Oct 6: California became the fifth US state to allow physician-assisted suicide, after the governor on Monday (Oct 5) signed a controversial bill letting terminally-ill patients seek a ...Full Article