Marawi (Philippines) (AFP) - An Australian television journalist was shot in the neck on Thursday as he reported from a southern Philippine city where Islamist militants are battling government troops, but he did not suffer major injuries. Adam Harvey, a...
Chittagong (Bangladesh) (AFP) - Emergency workers in Bangladesh on Thursday stepped up the search for victims of the country's worst ever landslides, with mounting claims that the disaster was made worse by unchecked development. Rescuers found two more bodies, including...
Washington (AFP) - North Korea allowed an American student who fell into a coma while imprisoned in a labor camp to be flown home on Tuesday as Washington stepped up efforts to halt Pyongyang's nuclear program. The release of Otto...
Chittagong (Bangladesh) (AFP) - Heavy monsoon rains and landslides have killed at least 134 people in southeast Bangladesh, burying many in their homes as they slept, authorities said Tuesday. Three young children from the same family were among those killed...
Beirut (AFP) - A spokesman for the Islamic State group praised jihadist attacks in the Philippines and Iran, in an audio recording broadcast Tuesday. The recording broadcast by jihadist accounts on social networks was part of a general appeal to...
Tokyo (AFP) - A Japanese court Tuesday gave the green light to switch on two more nuclear reactors despite heavy public opposition, in the latest victory for the government's pro-atomic push. Local residents lost their bid for an injunction to...
Beijing (AFP) - Panama and China announced on Tuesday they were establishing diplomatic relations, as the Central American nation became the latest to dump Taiwan for closer ties with the world's second-largest economy. The move prompted an angry response from...
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Malaysian officials who launched a controversial video contest offering $1,000 cash prizes to explain how to "prevent" homosexuality have agreed to remove offending wording after widespread opposition, a LGBT activist said Friday. The competition sparked a...
Manila (AFP) - The Philippine military on Friday asked Facebook to close dozens of accounts linked to Islamist militants who attacked a southern city, saying they were being used for propaganda. Military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jo-ar Herrera said the armed...
Sydney (AFP) - An Australian Islamic council has called for taxpayer-funded "safe spaces" so young Muslims can express "inflammatory" views without fear in a move slammed Thursday as troubling and wrong. News of the request comes just days after a...
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