WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama will use an Asian tour beginning next week to bolster US alliances in the region at a time of increased geopolitical tension. Obama is scheduled to visit Japan,...
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Worst-ever Mt. Everest accident takes 12 lives

KATMANDU: An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak.

Views differ of imam accused in terror case

NEW YORK: An Egyptian imam who led a London mosque more than a dozen years ago was portrayed in opening statements at his terrorism trial as an enthusiastic supporter of Al-Qaeda by a prosecutor and a

58 killed in attack on UN base in South Sudan

JUBA: The United Nations said Friday at least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in an attack against one of its bases in South Sudan sheltering thousands of civilians.

Arrest warrant for S. Korea ferry captain as divers enter ship

JINDO, South Korea: Investigators sought arrest warrants Friday for the captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized two days ago, as divers overcame strong currents and near zero visibility to en

Malaysia quarantines 64 villagers over MERS virus

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has quarantined 64 people in a southern village after one of its residents become the country's first person to die of a respiratory illness that is spreading from the Middle Ea

Chelsea Clinton,34, expecting first child

WASHINGTON: Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this fall.

Philippines asks over 400 airline passengers to check for MERS

MANILA: The Philippines on Thursday asked more than 400 passengers who shared an airline flight with a man infected with the MERS virus to check in with the health department immediately.

Ukraine OKs intl court, may probe Kiev deaths

THE HAGUE: Ukraine has accepted the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, opening the way for a possible investigation of the violent crackdown by former President Viktor Yanukovych’s go

Fate of 115 kidnapped Nigerian girls unknown

MAIDUGURI: The fate of 115 female students abducted by rebels was thrown into uncertainty Thursday when their school principal denied the Nigerian military’s report that almost all the pupils had be

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