UNITED NATIONS: US Ambassador Samantha Power to UN called on Myanmar’s government Thursday to take urgent steps to stop the violence in the western region where thousands of Rohingya Muslims have...
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16 die as huge fire engulfs Chile city; disaster declared

VALPARAïSO, Chile: Sixteen people have died in a fire raging in Chile, whose President Michelle Bachelet has declared a disaster area as the conflagration threatens the port city of Valparaiso, autho

6 killed, many missing in Tajikistan mudslide

DUSHANBE: Six children have been killed and at least seven people are missing and presumed dead as a result of a mudslide in south Tajikistan, an Emergency Ministry spokesman told Reuters on Sunday.

Pro-Russians seize more Ukrainian buildings

SLAVYANSK: Kalashnikov-wielding gunmen on Saturday seized a police station and a security building in Ukraine’s restive eastern industrial heartland amid spreading protests to press for the heavily

Cyclone batters Australia’s Barrier Reef coast

SYDNEY: A tropical cyclone battered Australia’s Barrier Reef coast Saturday, knocking out power and phone lines for thousands of people and threatening floods, despite weakening as it headed south t

Nigerian arrested for tweeting attack pictures freed

LAGOS: Nigeria has released a man who was arrested for tweeting pictures of an attempted jail break at the headquarters of the intelligence agency in Abuja, a family friend told AFP Saturday.

Malaysians still hopeful as prayers for MH370 continue

The Malaysian government is still in hopes to find the 239 passengers aboard the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 alive despite failures in all the search operations so far to obtain any evidence of the

Maoist attacks kill 14 in Chhattisgarh

NEW DELHI: Maoist rebels killed 14 people in two poll-related blasts Saturday in an insurgency-hit region of central India, police said, highlighting security worries in the nation’s marathon electi

Toll hits 12 in Philippines rebel clashes

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines: The death toll in fighting between Muslim rebels and soldiers in the southern Philippines has risen to 12, officials in the area said Saturday after the prolonged shootout had

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