Wednesday, 7th December 2016
International
  • Dutch destroy 190,000 ducks in first bird flu cull
    27th November 2016
    Some 190,000 ducks were destroyed on Saturday (Nov. 26) at six farms in the Netherlands following an avian flu outbreak, the countrys first cull of an epidemic sweeping northern Europe. Outbreaks of avian flu, primarily the ...
  • Philippines` Duterte urges Abu Sayyaf to stop kidnapping, start talks
    26th November 2016
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte appealed to Abu Sayyaf rebels on Friday to end their campaign of piracy and kidnapping and start direct talks with him, offering an olive branch towards a brutal Islamist group he previously ...
  • lBast kills two at governor`s office in southern Turkish city
    24th November 2016
    An explosion killed two people and wounded more than a dozen outside the governors office in the southern Turkish city of Adana on Thursday, weeks after the United States warned extremist groups were planning attacks. ...
  • Indonesia urges ASEAN to take role regarding Rohingya: DPR
    24th November 2016
    The Indonesian government should encourage ASEAN member countries to take an active role in resolving the conflict targeting the Rohingya ethnic group in Myanmar. "I urge the foreign affairs minister and the president to ...
  • Tokyo hits by first November snow in 54 years
    24th November 2016
    The Japanese capital of Tokyo on Thursday was hit by its first November snow in 54 years, slowing rush hour trains as residents slogged to work wearing heavy coats and boots in a city far more accustomed to earthquakes than to ...
  • Trump chooses governor Nikki Haley for U.N. ambassador
    24th November 2016
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has picked South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, who was critical of him during his election campaign and who has little foreign policy experience, to be U.S. ambassador to the United ...
  • UNHCR names Indonesian philanthropist as eminent advocate for refugees
    23rd November 2016
    The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) has named Dato Sri Tahir, an Indonesian conglomerate and philanthropist, as the first eminent advocate for refugees from East Asian region. "I am very pleased to welcome Tahir as part ...
  • Dalai Lama says will visit Trump
    23rd November 2016
    Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said on Wednesday that he would visit U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, a meeting that would infuriate Beijing which views the Nobel Peace Prize-winning monk as a dangerous ...
  • Senior Al Qaida leader killed in U.S. airstrike in Syiria: Pentagon
    23rd November 2016
    The U.S. Ministry of Defense on Tuesday confirmed that a senior al Qaeda leader was killed in a U.S. air strike near Sarmada, Syria, last week. Abu Afghan Al-Masri, an Egyptian who joined al Qaeda in Afghanistan and later ...
  • Magnitude 7.3 quake jolts Northeastern Japan, 1st tsunami wave observed
    22nd November 2016
    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 struck northeastern Japans Fukushima on Tuesday, the weather agency said. The 5:59 a.m. quake registered lower 5 on the Japanese seismic scale of 7 in northeastern Fukushima ...