World

Tunisia president declares re-election bid

Saturday, 20 September 2014.

TUNIS: Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki announced Saturday he will stand for re-election in November, in a key vote almost four years after a revolt that sparked the Arab Spring uprisings.

Explosion at north India fireworks factory kills 5

Saturday, 20 September 2014.

LUCKNOW, India: An explosion ripped through a makeshift fireworks factory in northern India on Saturday, killing at least five people who were making the pyrotechnics for a popular festival to be held next month, police said.

Quakes destroy or damage 83 houses in Philippines

Saturday, 20 September 2014.

MANILA, Philippines: A series of earthquakes have destroyed 17 houses and damaged 66 others in a southern Philippine town, slightly injuring three people.

Police chief warns residents to be vigilant

Saturday, 20 September 2014.

NAIROBI, Kenya: Kenya’s police chief is asking residents to be “extra vigilant” of attacks in the week following Sunday’s anniversary of the Westgate Mall attack.

Rival Ukraine forces ready pullback under new peace plan

Saturday, 20 September 2014.

KIEV: Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian militias were due Saturday to pull back their troops from a demilitarised zone created under a new peace plan agreed in marathon overnight talks.

Taiwanese tourist dies in Pakistan mountain accident

Saturday, 20 September 2014.

ISLAMABAD: A Taiwanese tourist has plunged to her death in a popular mountaineering area in northern Pakistan, officials said on Saturday.

Pope's Albania visit prompts long-awaited facelift for Tirana square

Saturday, 20 September 2014.

TIRANA: Pope Francis has worked a small miracle in Albania even before his arrival here on Sunday – spurring bitter political foes to join forces to spruce up the rundown square where he will celebrate Mass.

Indians rally against climate change ahead of UN talks

Saturday, 20 September 2014.

NEW DELHI: Hundreds of demonstrators rallied in New Delhi on Saturday, calling on the Indian government and world leaders to take urgent steps against climate change at a high-stakes UN summit next week.

Indonesia names four foreigners as terror suspects

Saturday, 20 September 2014.

JAKARTA: Four foreign men detained in Indonesia for allegedly planning to take part in militant training were officially named suspects for breaking counter-terrorism and immigration laws, police said Saturday.

Afghan presidential vote result to come Sunday

Saturday, 20 September 2014.

KABUL, Afghanistan: Afghanistan’s drawn-out presidential election may finally be coming to an end.