PHOENIX: First lady Michelle Obama has emerged as perhaps the most effective Donald Trump critic in the Democrats’ lineup, and she’s done it without ever uttering two key words: Donald Trump.
JAKARTA: Indonesian authorities on Friday said an Islamic State-inspired militant who injured three police officers this week on the outskirts of the capital, Jakarta, had prepared several pipe bombs and owned live ammunition and weapons.
KIRKUK: Suicide attackers stormed the site of a power plant being built by an Iranian company in Dibis in northern Iraq on Friday, killing at least 16 people, the mayor and security officials said.
TOKYO: A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 shakes western Japan, but there is no danger of a tsunami being caused.
QAYYARAH: Just months after its recapture from the Islamic State group, the sprawling Qayyarah base in north Iraq has become a hub for operations to retake Mosul from the jihadists.
BANGKOK: Thailand’s ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra said the military junta that overthrew her has ordered her assets seized and fined her 35 billion baht (US$996.87 million) over a rice subsidy scheme critics say haemorrhaged billions of dollars.
MANILA: The Philippines will maintain its trade and economic ties with the United States, Trade Minister Ramon Lopez said on Friday, a day after President Rodrigo Duterte announced its “separation” from Washington.
SEOUL: Police said Thursday they have arrested a suspect in the killing of three South Koreans in the Philippines earlier this month, adding they will continue efforts to track down accomplices, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported.
BRUSSELS: France warned British Prime Minister Theresa May at her maiden European Union summit that she would face a tough, unyielding bloc if she sought too many concessions during the negotiations to leave the 28-nation EU.
SAN FRANCISCO: The rupture of a recalled airbag made by the Japanese company Takata has been linked to an 11th US death, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday.
HONG KONG: The usually frenetic streets of Hong Kong were deserted Friday as the city went into lockdown for Typhoon Haima, which has killed at least eight people in the Philippines.
KARACHI: Pakistan will ban all Indian content on television and radio channels from Friday, its media regulator said, stepping up media tit-for-tat bans that followed a spike in tension between the nuclear-armed neighbours.
MADRID: Spain’s top court has overruled a local ban against bullfighting in the powerful northeastern region of Catalonia, saying it goes against a national law protecting the spectacle.
ILAGAN: One of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit the Philippines killed at least four people as it destroyed houses, tore roofs off schools and uprooted giant trees on Thursday.
PAGUDPUD: Super Typhoon Haima, the strongest storm to hit the Philippines in three years, ripped through major rice growing regions, damaging crops and houses, and forced more than 90,000 people to flee to safer ground, officials said on Thursday.
CELLE: A teenage girl stands trial from Thursday in Germany for stabbing a police officer, an assault allegedly “ordered” by the Islamic State organisation but which was not claimed by the jihadist group.
WASHINGTON: Sometimes, the answer to a debate question seems obvious.
MANILA: Millions of people in the Philippines were on high alert Wednesday as one of the strongest typhoons ever hit the disaster-battered country with authorities warning of giant storm surges and destructive winds.
SPARKS: As a tumultuous campaign nears an end, undecided voters across the country watched the final debate of the US presidential race with a mix of skepticism and rapt attention Wednesday night.
LAS VEGAS: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump began the third and final debate of the 2016 US presidential campaign Wednesday, with the stakes high for the Republican challenger, who has faltered in the polls.
PORTLAND: A powerful natural gas explosion rocked a busy Portland, Oregon, shopping district Wednesday, injuring eight people and igniting a fire that sent a huge plume of smoke over the heart of the city.
A California man convicted of attempting to help a friend travel to the Middle East to fight on behalf of Islamic State was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Wednesday, federal prosecutors said.
NEW YORK: Ivanka Trump, arguably her father’s most influential surrogate, suggested Wednesday that the Republican nominee will honor the results of the election if he loses.
ROME: Italy has moved to crack down on the widespread exploitation of farm workers with tough new penalties for abuses to which immigrants from Africa and South Asia are particularly vulnerable.
MANILA: Millions of people in the Philippines were on high alert Wednesday for one of the strongest typhoons to ever hit the disaster-battered country, with authorities warning of giant storm surges and destructive winds.
MADRID: A 62-year-old Spanish woman has given birth to a healthy girl and encourages women in their later years to imitate her if they want to.
SEOUL: A passenger was crushed to death Wednesday after getting stuck between a subway train and a platform screen door in South Korea.
BERLIN: A man opened fire at police in the southern state of Bavaria on Wednesday, injuring four policemen before he was arrested, police said in a statement.
BANGKOK: Wincing slightly as the tattoo gun punches holes in the nape of her neck, Ohm says getting inked in memory of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died last week, is the greatest tribute she can pay.
MANILA: The Philippines ordered the evacuation of northern coastal, low-lying and mountainous areas on Wednesday as the strongest typhoon to threaten in three years was due to make landfall later in the day.
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