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China says N Korean quake 'suspected explosion', S.Korea says likely natural

China says N Korean quake 'suspected explosion', S.Korea says likely natural

China's earthquake administration said on Saturday it had detected a magnitude 3.4 earthquake in North Korea that was a ‘suspected explosion’, raising fears the isolated state ...

Trump, Republicans to showcase tax cut for businesses

Trump, Republicans to showcase tax cut for businesses

US President Donald Trump and top Republicans in Congress are about to show how aggressively they intend to cut the corporate tax rate, while trying to avoid the appearance of favoring the wealthy.

Bangladesh grants bail to two detained Myanmar journalists

Bangladesh grants bail to two detained Myanmar journalists

Two journalists from Myanmar, who had been detained in Bangladesh while reporting on the influx of thousands of Rohingya Muslims, have been released on bail, a police official said on Saturday.

France's far-left to take to the streets against Macron

France's far-left to take to the streets against Macron

French far-left opposition leader Jean-Luc Melenchon‏ is rallying his supporters in Paris on Saturday against Emmanuel Macron's labour reforms, in a test for both men ...

Fires rage in Rakhine as Myanmar army blames Rohingya for mosque blast

Fires rage in Rakhine as Myanmar army blames Rohingya for mosque blast

Myanmar's army chief on Saturday blamed Rohinyga militants for an explosion outside a mosque in Rakhine state, as a rights group accused the military of starting fires in the region to prevent refugees from returning.

New Zealand polls close after nail-biting race, record numbers vote in advance

New Zealand polls close after nail-biting race, record numbers vote in advance

New Zealanders went to the polls on Saturday after the most hotly contested race in recent history, with changes to the country's openness to migration and trade and the central bank's approach ...

China confirms will limit oil exports to North Korea

China confirms will limit oil exports to North Korea

China will limit exports of refined petroleum products to North Korea starting October 1, its commerce ministry said, confirming Beijing's participation in new UN sanctions intended to rein in its rogue neighbour.

Dam fails in Puerto Rico, 70,000 told to evacuate

Dam fails in Puerto Rico, 70,000 told to evacuate

Some 70,000 people were ordered to evacuate their homes Friday after a rain-swollen dam in Puerto Rico failed in the latest disaster caused by Hurricane Maria.

North Korea 'more opaque' after YouTube propaganda ban: monitors

North Korea 'more opaque' after YouTube propaganda ban: monitors

North Korea has become ‘more opaque’ to the outside world following a decision by YouTube to silence an official propaganda channel, a monitoring group has warned ...

Trudeau triggers ‘spat’ with Chewbacca socks

Trudeau triggers ‘spat’ with Chewbacca socks

Justin Trudeau’s choice in socks sparked a light-hearted Twitter competition between the stars of Star Wars and Star Trek after the Canadian prime minister sported Chewbacca hosiery during high-profile appearances in New York City this week.

Trump is ‘preparing’ to replace travel ban

Trump is ‘preparing’ to replace travel ban

President Donald Trump is planning to replace his soon-to-expire travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries with a new one tailored on a country-by-country basis and affecting slightly more nations, US media reported yesterday.

Hurricane Maria leaves 25 dead in Caribbean

Hurricane Maria leaves 25 dead in Caribbean

Hurricane Maria lashed the Turks and Caicos Islands yesterday after destroying homes, causing widespread flooding, crippling economies and killing at least 25 people on Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands.

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