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Major earthquake hits Iran-Iraq border killing 129 people in Iran access_timeकात्तिक २७, २०७४

TEHRAN-A huge earthquake measuring 7.3 magnitude struck near the Iran-Iraq border area on Sunday, killing 129 and injuring over thousands, according to Iran's official media Monday.  The quake's epicenter was located approximately 32 km...

S.Korea, U.S. agree to expand rotational deployment of U.S. strategic military assets access_time2017/10/29

SEOUL (Xinhua) - Defense chiefs of South Korea and the United States agreed Saturday to expand rotational deployment of U.S. strategic military assets to the Korean Peninsula to counter the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s threats...

N. Korea nuclear weapon use would meet 'massive military response': Mattis access_time2017/10/29

SEOUL (AFP) - US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis warned Saturday that North Korea would face a "massive military response" if Pyongyang ever used its nuclear weapons. "Make no mistake -- any attack on the United States or our allies...

Daughter of jailed Vietnamese blogger calls on Melania Trump for help access_time2017/10/29

HANOI (AFP) - The 10-year-old daughter of Vietnamese dissident blogger "Mother Mushroom" has written a letter calling on the US First Lady to push for her mother's release from prison ahead of President Donald Trump's visit to the com...

Madrid fires Catalonia's regional police chief access_time2017/10/29

MADRID - Madrid on Saturday dismissed the chief of Catalonia's regional police, the Mossos d'Esquadra, a day after imposing direct control on the region over a bid to break away from Spain.  The firing of Josep Lluis Trapero, Catalonia&...

Trump Congratulates after Chinese leader tightens grip on power access_time2017/10/26

WASHINGTON (AFP) - President Donald Trump congratulated Xi Jinping on Wednesday, after the Chinese leader solidified his grip on power at a landmark Communist Party Congress.  "Spoke to President Xi of China to congratulate him on his extr...

Brazil's lower house votes again to reject Temer corruption case access_time2017/10/26

BRASILIA (Xinhua) - Brazil's lower house on Wednesday voted not to pursue corruption charges against President Michel Temer. It's the second time lawmakers have voted to absolve the president of wrongdoing.  By a vote of 251 to 233, the...

Modi congratulates Xi, hopes to promote India-China ties access_time2017/10/26

Beijing - Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated Chinese President Xi Jinping for securing a second term as the head of the ruling Communist Party, saying he looks forward to further promote India-China ties together.  "Congratul...

Kaspersky Lab to open anti-virus software to outside review access_time2017/10/24

NEW YORK (AP) - Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab will open up its anti-virus software for review by outside parties.  The move comes a month after the U.S. government barred agencies from using the company's anti-virus products, citing security c...

UN, AU chiefs call for peaceful repeat polls in Kenya access_time2017/10/24

NAIROBI (Xinhua) - The United Nations and Africa Union on Monday called for peaceful repeat elections in Kenya and urged political leaders to refrain from acts of violence.  In a joint statement, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Chairp...

Israel arrests 51 Palestinians in east Jerusalem raid access_time2017/10/24

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israeli police raided a Palestinian neighbourhood in annexed east Jerusalem overnight and arrested 51 people accused of violent protests against security forces, authorities said Monday.  The 51 Palestinian suspects from Issaw...

Suspects of hotel murder arrested in California, U.S. access_time2017/10/24

SAN FRANCISCO (Xinhua) - Three people suspected of being involved in a deadly shooting of a man were arrested by local police on Sunday in the city of Fremont in western California's San Francisco Bay Area.  The victim, a 48-year-old Fremon...

Top U.S. diplomat Rex Tillerson likely to arrive in Pakistan on Tuesday: media access_time2017/10/24

ISLAMABAD (Xinhua) - The U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is likely to pay a stopover visit to Pakistan on Tuesday to discuss joint efforts against terrorism and expanding economic ties between the two countries, local media reported Monday. ...

Russian journalist stabbed, assailant held: editor access_time2017/10/24

MOSCOW  (AFP) - An unknown assailant on Monday forced his way into the office of a Russian radio station that is critical of the Kremlin and stabbed a presenter in the neck before he was detained, the chief editor told AFP.  "He broke...

Japan's ruling camp wins two-thirds majority in lower house election amid opposition splitting-up access_timeकात्तिक ६, २०७४

TOKYO- Japan's ruling camp grouped by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its junior partner, the Komeito Party, has won a two-thirds "super majority" in Sunday's lower house election, according to vote ...

Pakistan court indicts ex-PM Sharif for corruption: official access_timeकात्तिक ३, २०७४

ISLAMABAD- A Pakistani court indicted ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif on corruption charges spiralling from the Panama Papers leak, a senior government official said Thursday, in a case that could ultimately see the former leader jailed.  &q...

India celebrates Diwali, Hindu festival of lights access_timeकात्तिक ३, २०७४

NEW DELHI- India Thursday celebrated Diwali, with people across the country lighting earthen lamps in their homes, bursting firecrackers and distributing sweets to mark the Hindu festival of lights.  The three-day festival began Tuesday with Dh...

Cholera death toll rises to 2,151 in war-torn Yemen: WHO access_time2017/10/8

SANAA (Xinhua) - The death toll of the Cholera epidemic in war-ravaged Yemen has risen to 2,151 since it broke out in late April, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Saturday.  A total of 800,626 people from 22 provinces out of total 23 ha...

Cambodian PM condemns mass shooting in Las Vegas access_time2017/10/5

PHNOM PENH (Xinhua) - Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Wednesday condemned Sunday's deadliest shooting in Las Vegas, the United States, that killed at least 59 people and wounded 527 others.  "This is the biggest trage...

Trio takes chemistry Nobel for 'cool' method to study molecules access_time2017/10/5

STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Scientists Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson were awarded the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for cryo-electron microscopy, a simpler and better method for imaging tiny, frozen molecules.  Thanks to thei...