CAIRO: A bomb next to a police checkpoint killed six people in Cairo on Friday, state media and officials said.
ACEH: Doctors in earthquake-hit Aceh are running on empty, having forgone sleep for the last two days in their bid to treat the never-ending stream of victims.
JAKARTA: A soldier aboard a military helicopter that crashed in remote Indonesian jungle more than two weeks ago has miraculously been found alive, an army spokesman said Friday.
SEOUL: The South Korean parliament’s successful impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye on Friday will do little, in the short term, to alleviate the deep sense of political uncertainty that has gripped the nation for months.
SEOUL: South Korean lawmakers on Friday voted overwhelmingly to impeach President Park Geun-hye over an influence-peddling scandal, setting the stage for her to become the country’s first elected leader to be pushed from office in disgrace.
YANGON: The UN has urged Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to visit northern Rakhine state, where the army is accused of carrying out a brutal crackdown on the Muslim Rohingya minority.
PIDIE JAYA: Despite being without any electricity for the last three days, the Muslim community in Aceh have remained steadfast and are still making their way en masse to the mosque to perform their 'subuh' prayers.
WELLINGTON: Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin paid tribute Friday to pioneer astronaut John Glenn, describing the first American to orbit the Earth as a world icon.
LA PAZ: The head of the Bolivian company whose plane crashed in Colombia last month, killing dozens of Brazilian football players, will be held on manslaughter and other charges until the investigation is complete, authorities said on Thursday.
JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo today visited the victims of Wednesday’s earthquake in Aceh province that claimed the lives of 102, injured over 1,000 and left more than 10,000 homeless.
WASHINGTON: Some 99 million years ago, a juvenile dinosaur got its feathery tail stuck in tree resin, a death trap for the small creature. But its misfortune is now giving scientists unique insight into feathered dinosaurs that prospered during the Cretaceous Period.
SEOUL: South Korean President Park Geun-hye entered what could be her last day in power Friday, as lawmakers geared up for what’s widely expected to be a successful impeachment vote amid a corruption scandal that has left her isolated and loathed.
COLUMBUS: John Glenn, who made history twice as the first American to orbit the Earth and the first senior citizen to venture into space, died Thursday at the age of 95.
SYDNEY: A major 7.7-magnitude quake struck Friday off the Solomon Islands triggering severe shaking and a tsunami warning, but there were no reports of any serious damage, officials said.
Kuta Pangwa, Indonesia: When the earthquake struck before dawn, Marthonis and his family had no time to run out of their home before it collapsed into ruins around them.
PHNOM PENH: Home-brewed toxic rice wine is believed to have killed 10 people and hospitalised 50 others from a Cambodian village in recent weeks, officials said Thursday.
JAKARTA: An aftershock of 3.9-magnitude struck the Pidie Jaya regency of Aceh Province in Indonesia's Sumatra island at 8am Thursday, as people were picking up the pieces following Wednesday's earthquake that left 102 dead, 252 injured and one missing.
BANGKOK: Thailand on Thursday said peace talks with Muslim separatists would resume in Malaysia next week after a round in Sept ended without progress.
GUG: Pakistani authorities have opened a probe into the deadly plane crash in the country’s northwest the previous day that killed all 47 passengers and crew, a spokesman said Thursday.
SHANGHAI: A shallow 5.9-magnitude earthquake shook China’s remote far-western Xinjiang region on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, with pictures on social media showing food knocked from store shelves and students evacuated from schools.
BEIJING: China should “significantly” increase military spending and build more nuclear weapons as a response to US President-elect Donald Trump, an editorial in the nationalistic Global Times newspaper said Thursday.
PIDIE JAYA, Indonesia: Rescue efforts resumed in Indonesia's Aceh province on Thursday after a strong earthquake killed more than 100 people, while medical teams struggled to treat the hundreds of injured as supplies trickled slowly into the area.
WASHINGTON: He’s not yet finished picking, but President-elect Donald Trump already has named three retired generals to top posts, raising questions as to why there will be so much military brass in cabinet-level jobs.
WASHINGTON: The giraffe, the tallest land animal, is now at risk of extinction, biologists say.
MEUREUDU: Rescue workers, soldiers and police combed through the rubble of a devastated town in Indonesia’s Aceh province early Thursday, resuming a search for earthquake survivors that was halted at night by rain and blackouts.
NEW YORK: Nine years ago Donald Trump shaved off her husband’s hair after a wrestling match on live television.
MEXICO CITY: Millions of people have accepted an invitation to a coming-out party for a girl in rural northern Mexico after the invite went viral.
OMAHA: If Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad becomes the next US Ambassador to China, he may want to leave any Masonic symbols at home.
DHAKA: Bangladeshi child labourers who live in slums work for an average of 64 hours a week, many of them in textile factories making clothes for top world brands, a major study said Wednesday.
WELLINGTON: A New Zealander of Asian descent had his passport photo rejected because it was wrongly believed his eyes were closed, but government officials Thursday said it was a computer error and not discrimination.
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