14 feared dead in collapse at South Korea pop concert

SEOUL: Fourteen people were feared dead after a ventilation grate collapsed on Friday during a concert by a popular girls’ band in Seongam near South Korea’s capital, rescuers said.

Manila issues summons to US Marine in murder case

MANILA: A US Marine accused of killing a transgender sex worker has been summoned on Friday to appear before a prosecutor on Monday after police called for him to be charged with murder, the Foreign D

France blocks chess legend Kasparov from testifying in extradition case

PARIS: A French appeals court on Friday blocked chess legend Garry Kasparov from testifying against the extradition of Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov to Russia, which he says will endanger his life.

Search teams rescue dozens of trapped climbers; many still missing

KATMANDU: Search teams in Nepal on Friday rescued about dozens of hikers trapped for days on a Himalayan pass after blizzards and avalanches killed at least 29 people in one of the world’s worst mount

Calm urged after disputed Mozambique poll

MAPUTO: International observers urged Mozambique’s opposition Renamo party to pursue its electoral grievances by peaceful and legal means on Friday, amid fears of post-vote unrest.

Six killed in Mali ahead of peace talks

BAMAKO: Clashes between armed groups and pro-government militias killed at least six people in northern Mali, Tuareg rebels said on Friday, stoking tensions ahead of a new round of peace talks later t

Lesotho MPs dance as Parliament re-opens after coup

MASERU: Lesotho’s King Letsie III re-opened Parliament on Friday amid tight security, the first step in a peace deal aimed at ending a crisis sparked by an attempted military coup.

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