Philippines picks up pieces after floods leave five dead

MANILA: Thousands of people displaced by floods triggered by tropical storm Fung-Wong returned to their mud-caked homes in the Philippine capital Saturday, as the death toll from the disaster rose to

Earthquakes destroy houses

MANILA: A series of earthquakes destroyed 17 houses and damaged 66 others Saturday in a southern Philippine town, slightly injuring three people, officials said.

Taiwan readies to brave tropical storm Fung-Wong

TAIPEI: Taiwan on Saturday readied nearly 50,000 troops in preparation for tropical storm Fung-Wong as it churns toward the island with threats of downpours and powerful winds after claiming five live

Two hurt in Quetta military plane crash

QUETTA, Pakistan: A Pakistan Army aircraft crashed in the southwestern city of Quetta on Saturday injuring two pilots, the military said.

Long-awaited Afghan vote result today

KABUL: The final results of the country’s presidential election will be released on Sunday following a weeks-long audit for fraudulent ballots, says a spokesman for Afghanistan’s election commission.<

Soldier, three militants killed in Pakistan clash

ISLAMABAD: A soldier and three militants have been killed in fighting in restive northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border, the military said on Saturday.

China President Xi is a better person: Dalai Lama praises

NEW DELHI: The Dalai Lama praised Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday for being “more realistic” and principled than his predecessors, a day after Xi’s three-day visit to India ended.

Sierra Leone faces criticism over Ebola shutdown

FREETOWN/BERLIN: Sierra Leone began the second day of a 72-hour nationwide shutdown aimed at containing the spread of the deadly Ebola virus on Saturday amid criticism that the action was a poorly pla

Kiribati leader visits Arctic on climate mission

STOCKHOLM: Fearing that his Pacific island nation could be swallowed by a rising ocean, the president of Kiribati says a visit to the melting Arctic has helped him appreciate the scale of the threat.<

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