Pro-Russian rebels stationed in the eastern Ukrainian city of Gorlivka, Donetsk region, launch missiles from Grad launch vehicles on Saturday. Ukrainian troops pulled out of the hotspot eastern town of Debaltseve after it was stormed by pro-Russian rebels in what the EU said was a "clear violation" of an internationally-backed truce. (AFP PHOTO / ANDREY BORODULIN)
NEW DELHI: India’s upper house of Parliament was briefly adjourned on Thursday after opposition members denounced comments by the leader of a Hindu group who said Roman Catholic missionary Mother Tere
KABUL: More than 180 people have been killed in north Afghanistan in some of the worst avalanches there for 30 years, officials said on Thursday, with heavy snow set to last for two more days after an
BEIJING: China is conducting “large scale” land reclamation and construction on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands, state-backed media reported on Thursday, in an unusual acknowledgement of its co
HONG KONG: Asia’s richest man, Li Ka-shing, said on Thursday Hong Kong people would be “big losers” if legislators reject a government proposal for limited democracy, as some have threatened to do in
KABUL: A Taleban suicide attack targeting a Turkish diplomatic vehicle belonging to the NATO mission killed two people in Kabul Thursday, highlighting the fragile security situation as the Afghan gove
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s new government on Thursday slammed the police for dragging their feet over high-profile cases including the murders of journalists and corruption under the previous regime.
WASHINGTON: The US Senate is moving forward on funding the Homeland Security Department, but it is unclear whether the House will pass legislation two days away from a partial agency shutdown as conse
PARIS: One of three Al-Jazeera journalists arrested for flying a drone in Paris will appear in court next week after pleading guilty, a judicial source said on Thursday.
ISLAMABAD: Almost every Pakistani citizen has a cellphone, but from now on, Big Brother is checking to make sure their name, number and fingerprints are on record.
SYDNEY: Two men from Malaysia and Hong Kong have been charged with smuggling more than 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine worth 65 million Australian dollars ($50 million) into Sydn
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