MANILA: A monthlong Philippine offensive against hard-line rebels ended Monday after 139 insurgents were killed, 12 others were captured and bomb-making strongholds were seized by troops, the military
KATMANDU: A wild rhino rampaged through a town in central Nepal on Monday, killing a woman, injuring several others and chasing panicked people through the main market and a hospital, an official said
SYDNEY: A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea Monday, US seismologists said, with “hazardous” tsunami waves possible in areas near the epicenter although no major damage
DHAKA: Another blogger was hacked to death in the Bangladesh capital on Monday, with police arresting two suspects after the latest attack targeting independent writers.
ABUJA: The United States and Britain said there were worrying signs of political interference in the counting of Nigeria’s votes on Monday as results from the closest election since the end of militar
PARIS: French Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced Monday he was canceling a trip to Germany in the wake of his party’s drubbing in local polls.
BERLIN: The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps last week had been treated in the past for suicidal tendencies, German state prosecutors said on Monday.<
HONG KONG: The president and CEO of The Associated Press has called for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage.
LONDON: Prime Minister David Cameron arrived at Buckingham Palace for an audience with Queen Elizabeth that signals the official start of Britain’s election campaign.
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s new government has warned that defeated Tamil Tiger rebels could regroup and orchestrate another conflict, six years after their defeat in the island’s separatist war.
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