Indonesia’s chief security minister said he will fly to Papua late yesterday after violent protests, including stone-throwing and the torching of some buildings, spread to more towns in the easternmost region over perceived discrimination.
Foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea made commitments yesterday to diffuse regional tensions and make progress towards the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, although there was no sign of improving ties between Tokyo and Seoul.
The Yamuna River continued to flow above the danger mark at 206.44m yesterday. The river breached the danger mark of 205.33m on Monday night, and the authorities were expecting the level to go up to 207m by yesterday.
Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidamabram was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in a swift operation last night, minutes after he reached his Jor Bagh home following a dramatic appearance at a press conference at the Congress headquarters.
In what can be termed as a near-total revamp of the Yogi Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh, 23 new ministers were sworn in yesterday at the Raj Bhawan by Governor Anandiben Patel.
A suspected militant and a policeman were killed in the first gunbattle since New Delhi stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its autonomy, police said yesterday after US President Donald Trump offered to mediate the “explosive” situation.
After a system-wide walkout staged by students of the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City, some professors from UP, Ateneo de Manila University, University of Santo Tomas, Polytechnic University of the Philippines and Far Eastern University expressed their opposition
Donald Trump snapped back yesterday at the Danish prime minister’s “nasty” dismissal of his attempts to purchase Greenland, heightening a row which had already prompted the US president to scrap a state visit.
Only five other people live in Galina Yermolova’s tiny Siberian village Pikhtovoye, isolated from the world by the dense taiga — swampy coniferous forest — and a swamp. One of the other people is her husband.