Over 100 dead in southern India's worst flood in almost a century

Over 100 dead in southern India's worst flood in almost a century

The death toll of rain-related incidents in southern Indian state of Kerala has touched more than 100, with as many as 40 deaths being reported in the past 24 hours, officials said Friday (August 17). (17 hours ago)

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World News in Brief: August 17

  24 hours ago
A Boeing 737-800 passenger plane of China's Xiamen Airlines landed on its belly early Friday (August 17) at the Manila international airport, an airport official said. "The passengers are being evacuated now. An emergency evacuation is ongoing," the source said, adding that so far no casualties have been reported. 

Cambodian PM's party wins all 125 parliamentary seats in recent election: official results

  Aug 16, 2018 16:58:25
The ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) of Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen won all 125 parliamentary seats in the recent general election, according to the National Election Committee (NEC) official results released on Wednesday (August 15) evening. 

Death toll soars to 48 in Kabul education center bomb blast

  Aug 16, 2018 16:58:14
Up to 48 students were killed and 67 others injured in a suicide bomb blast targeting a private educational center in Dasht-e-Barchi locality of Afghan capital Kabul on August 15, the Public Health Ministry said. 

World News in Brief: August 16

  Aug 16, 2018 16:50:26
The UN Security Council (UNSC) on August 15 condemned the attack targeting an education center in Kabul that killed at least 48 people, calling it a "heinous and cowardly terrorist attack." 

Cambodian PM says country very stable after recent general election

  Aug 15, 2018 14:15:49
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said Wednesday (August 15) that the country is very stable after a recent general election that handed victory to his ruling party. 

Search for survivors after deadly Italy bridge collapse

  Aug 15, 2018 14:08:40
Italian rescuers searched through the night Wednesday (August 15) for any survivors under the shattered remains of a motorway bridge in Genoa as investigators probed what could have caused such a catastrophic collapse. 

US sanctions risk triggering a new “economic war”

  Aug 15, 2018 12:48:21
NDO – An “economic war” could possibly take shape after US President Donald Trump banned companies who do business with Iran. A number of large foreign companies have recently fled Iran in order to avoid punishment from the US. However, both Iran and some of its partners, including Europe, remain determined to uphold the Iranian nuclear deal and use technical barriers to safeguard their economic interests from the threat of US sanctions.  

US, RoK discuss Peninsula denuclearization, vow close coordination

  Aug 15, 2018 11:08:35
US State Department said on August 14 that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo earlier spoke with the Republic of Korea (RoK)'s foreign minister by phone to discuss the denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, and they vowed to keep close coordination on the issue. 

Myanmar, Thailand reach cooperation agreements

  Aug 15, 2018 09:59:45
Myanmar and Thailand have reached an air service agreement and a memorandum of understanding on development of shrimp culture in Rakhine state, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Wednesday (August 15). 

World News in Brief: August 15

  Aug 15, 2018 09:11:43
The Morandi Bridge, west of the northern Italian port city of Genoa, collapsed during a violent storm around noon local time Tuesday (August 14) with around 30 vehicles on it. The police reported at least 30 dead, though the number could continue to rise as search and rescue operations continue. 

New US sanctions on Russia – a move of surprise

  Aug 14, 2018 11:55:08
NDO – Following the historic summit between US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, the analysts were expecting a new page in the US-Russia relations. However, Washington has decided to impose new sanctions against Moscow and the two sides have repeatedly criticised each other in recent days, thus pushing their bilateral ties back into a state of tension. 

Australian farmers hit by worst drought in generations: PM

  Aug 14, 2018 11:20:14
Australia is in the grips of its worst drought in 50 years, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said. 

Russian FM, UN chief discuss Syria, Ukraine by phone

  Aug 14, 2018 11:07:43
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres discussed the situations in Syria and Ukraine in a telephone conversation Monday (August 13), the Russian Foreign Ministry said. 

APEC members look to improve trade by digitizing customs procedures

  Aug 14, 2018 11:04:47
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies will go ahead with implementing a more streamlined digital process for import and export clearances, making trade easier, cheaper and more feasible for businesses in the Asia-Pacific.