SYDNEY: A major 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, with a tsunami alert issued for the Pacific island nation and neighbouring countries.
NEW DELHI: In the darkened offices of a tech start-up, a handful of computer engineers sifts through a mountain of intelligence data that would normally be the work of a small army of Indian security agents.
SYDNEY: Australian police said on Sunday a baby boy has become the fifth person to die after a 26-year-old man drove a car into a crowd of pedestrians on a busy street in Melbourne.
PUMANQUE: Authorities declared a state of catastrophe in central Chile as crews Saturday fought vast forest fires described as the worst in decades.
LOS ANGELES: More than two million people flooded the streets of US cities on Saturday in a peaceful day of women-led protests a day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, according to estimates from march organisers.
NEW DELHI: At least 23 people were killed and around 100 injured after an express train derailed in southeast India Saturday night in the latest disaster to hit one of the world’s largest rail networks.
RIYADH: Two suspects blew themselves up on Saturday during a firefight with security forces in the Red Sea city of Jeddah in western Saudi Arabia, officials said.
LONDON/VIENNA: Thousands of women took to the streets of European capitals to join “sister marches” in Asia against newly installed U.S. President Trump ahead of a major rally in Washington expected to draw nearly a quarter of a million people.
SEOUL: South Korea's culture minister resigned after being arrested Saturday for allegedly creating a "blacklist" of nearly 10,000 artists who voiced criticism of impeached President Park Geun-Hye.
WASHINGTON: Hundreds of thousands of protesters spearheaded by women's rights groups are set to converge on Washington Saturday to send a defiant message to America's new president, Donald Trump.
MANILA: Three Indonesian fishermen have gone missing in waters off the southern Philippines, Manila said Saturday, an area that has seen repeated kidnappings for ransom by Islamist militants.
PESHAWAR: At least 13 people were killed and 47 wounded when a bomb exploded in a market on Saturday in a mainly Shiite area of Pakistan’s northwestern tribal belt, officials said.
ROME: At least seven people are dead after a Hungarian bus carrying children crashed on a motorway in northern Italy, Italian media said Saturday.
CARACAS: Venezuelan consumer prices rose 800 per cent in 2016 while the economy shrank 18.6 percent, according to preliminary central bank figures seen by Reuters, the sharpest economic contraction in 13 years and the worst inflation reading on record.
WASHINGTON: The new US administration of President Donald Trump said on Friday its trade strategy to protect American jobs would start with withdrawal from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact.
TOULON: A French court on Friday ordered German safety certifier TUV to pay 60 million euros (US$64 million) in compensation to 20,000 women who received defective breast implants that the group had approved.
WASHINGTON: Shortly after US President Donald Trump was sworn into office Friday, the newly updated White House website said the new administration will eliminate the Climate Action Plan, the centerpiece of former President Barack Obama’s climate legacy, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.
WASHINGTON: One of the biggest cheers President Donald Trump received from supporters watching his inaugural address on Friday was his call to “buy American and hire American.”
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump signed his first executive order on Friday in the Oval Office shortly after his inaugural parade ended, directing agencies to ease the regulatory burdens associated with Obamacare as the US Congress determines how to repeal and replace the health care law.
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump vowed in his inaugural address Friday that every US decision would be guided by a vision that puts “only America first.”
WASHINGTON: Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, succeeding Barack Obama and taking control of a divided country in a transition of power that he has declared will lead to “America First” policies at home and abroad.
WASHINGTON: Police fired gas to disperse protesters after stones were thrown and windows broken in Washington on Friday ahead of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration.
WASHINGTON: Outgoing US President Barack Obama on Friday left the Oval Office for the last time, before welcoming his successor Donald Trump to the White House.
PENNE: Two young children were among eight people pulled alive today from the ruins of an Italian mountain hotel, nearly two days after it was buried under a devastating avalanche.
WASHINGTON: Donald Trump will be sworn in today as the 45th president of the United States, taking power over a divided country after a savage campaign and setting the country on a new, uncertain path at home and abroad.
TEHRAN: A desperate search was underway Friday for around 20 firefighters trapped for 24 hours under the rubble of a Tehran high-rise that collapsed following a fire.
JAKARTA: Indonesia’s anti-corruption agency said on Thursday it was treating the former chief executive of airline PT Garuda Indonesia Tbk as a suspect in a bribery case.
PENNE: Rescuers have vowed to keep looking for survivors of a devastating avalanche that buried an Italian mountain hotel, as they begin a second day of searching.
WASHINGTON: Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday – capping his improbable journey to the White House and beginning a four-year term that promises to shake up Washington and the world.
NEW YORK: Mexican drug baron Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, one of the world’s most notorious criminals, was extradited to the United States on Thursday to face charges on the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration.
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