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41 min ago |

Reports: 8 dead, 13 missing in Hiroshima landslide

Video footage from the national broadcaster NHK showed suburban homes in the western Japanese city surrounded by streams of mud and debris, and residents picking their way over piles of rocks and dirt.


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4 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Hundreds of Taliban fighters battle Afghan forces near Kabul

Afghanistan National Army commandos demonstrate their skills at a Commando Unit Base in Rish Khor district on the outskirts of Kabul August 5, 2014.


Related Topix: Afghanistan, World News,

9 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Sri Lanka won't allow UN war crimes panel to visit

In this Nov. 17, 2013 file photo, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa speaks during a media briefing on the final day of the Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka.


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12 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Man arrested over death of Afghan in container

Northern Ireland police say they have arrested a man on suspicion of smuggling 35 Afghan immigrants into England in a shipping container, during which one man died.


Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, United Kingdom, Londonderry County, Northern Ireland

13 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Russia resists demands to cut number of stadiums

Russia is resisting demands from FIFA to reduce the number of stadiums for the 2018 World Cup from 12 to 10. FIFA President Sepp Blatter, who said last month that two of the 12 planned stadiums could be cut, was in Sochi over the weekend to discuss the issue with Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko.


Related Topix: World News, Russia,

16 hrs ago | Times Herald

Blast in China coal mine traps 27 miners

Twelve other miners were lifted out of the privately owned mine in Huainan city in Anhui province after the blast, one of whom suffered burns, the official Xinhua News Agency said.


Related Topix: World News, China,

20 hrs ago | The Straits Times

Plane unable to land in China's Wuhan airport because air traffic controllers were sleeping

A Chinese airplane was forced to delay its landing after two air traffic controllers nodded off, reports said on Tuesday, sparking a wave of online anger about airline safety.


Related Topix: World News, China, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 737, Aircraft

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Peninsula

No foreign secretary-level talks with Pakistan

New Delhi/Srinagar: In a tough move, India Monday called off the August 25 foreign secretary-level talks with Pakistan after the latter's envoy held a meeting with a separatist Kashmiri leader.


Related Topix: World News, Pakistan, India,


Nepal floods kill 101 as cholera fears...

The death toll from landslides and flooding in Nepal has risen to 101 after rescuers found four more bodies, officials said Monday, as they battled to prevent a cholera outbreak.


Related Topix: Nepal, World News, Weather, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Centre Daily Times

Russian convoy remains near Ukraine, stalled like cease-fire talks

The lack of progress on a diplomatic resolution came as the Ukrainian military continued to press its crackdown on pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine, who now retain an increasingly tenuous hold on the regional capitals of Luhansk and Donetsk, which shares a name with the smaller Russian city where the convoy is now parked.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Vladimir Putin,

New York Daily News

Former South Korea sex slaves ask Pope Francis for solace

Lee Yong-soo hopes a meeting Monday with Pope Francis will provide some solace for the pain that still feels fresh more than seven decades after Japanese soldiers forced her into prostitution during World War II.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Pope Benedict XVI,

Russian choppers in China for multinational drills

Eight transport choppers landed Sunday night at Zhurihe, China's largest and most modern training base, located in the vast grasslands of Inner Mongolia, China's official Xinhua News Agency said Monday.


Related Topix: China, World News


11:44 China finds Mercedes-Benz guilty of price manipulation

German car maker Daimler AG's luxury brand division Mercedes-Benz has been found guilty of manipulating prices for after-sales services in China, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing authorities in Jiangsu province.


Related Topix: Coupe, Wagon, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Hatchback, Convertible, Mercedes-Benz, Sedan, World News, China

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Washington Post

China says Mercedes guilty of price abuses

A regulatory agency in the eastern province of Jiangsu said in a statement carried Monday by the official Xinhua News Agency that the German company improperly used its control over supplies of replacement parts to charge excessive prices.


Related Topix: China, World News

The Washington Post

Pope wraps up Asia trip with call for Korean peace

Pope Francis is wrapping up his first visit to Asia with a Mass for peace and reconciliation in Seoul's cathedral attended by the South Korean president and a handful of North Korean defectors.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, South Korea,

Pakistan politician calls for civil disobedience

Imran Khan, who heads Parliament's third largest bloc, made the announcement at a rally in the capital calling for Sharif to step down over alleged voting fraud in the May 2013 election, the first democratic transfer of power in a country with a long history of military dictatorships.


Related Topix: World News, Pakistan,

CBS News

Pope Francis reaches out to China, eyeing ties

Pope Francis made his strongest gesture yet to reach out to China on Sunday, saying he wants to improve relations and insisting that the Catholic Church isn't coming in as a "conqueror" but is rather a partner in dialogue.


Related Topix: Pope Benedict XVI, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, South Korea, World News, Opinion

The Washington Post

Man on slashing spree in China kills 2, injures 14

A knife-wielding man in a northeastern Chinese city near the North Korean border went on a slashing spree Sunday, killing two people and injuring 14 others, a state broadcaster said.


Related Topix: World News, China, North Korea

DNA India

85 killed, 139 missing in Nepal landslide, floods

At least 85 persons have been killed and 139 gone missing in the last three days in floods and landslides triggered by incessant rainfall in various districts across Nepal.


Related Topix: Nepal, World News, Weather, India,

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

Landslides and floods in Nepal and India kill 109

Floods displace thousands: A man pushes his bicycle past a flooded road in Ashigarh village, about 70 kilometers east of Gauhati, India.


Related Topix: Nepal, World News, India,