India issues flooding alerts as monsoon death toll surpasses 1,000

Flood warnings were sounded in parts of northern India on Sunday as the nationwide death toll in monsoon rains surpassed 1,000, dpa reported. India's monsoon season from June to September brings rains that support the...

10,000 homeless after fire razes Bangladesh slum

At least 10,000 people are homeless after a massive fire swept through a crowded slum in the Bangladesh capital and destroyed thousands of shanties, officials said Sunday. The fire broke out at in Dhaka’s Mirpur...

N. Korea fires missiles, rejects further talks with South

North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles into the sea on Friday and launched a scathing attack on "foolish" calls for dialogue from South Korean President Moon Jae-in, rejecting further peace...

23 injured after Russian passenger plane makes emergency landing

Twenty-three people were injured early Thursday after a Russian passenger plane carrying more than 230 people conducted an emergency landing after a collision with birds, Russian news agency Interfax reported, according to dpa. Most of...

Man stabbed outside UK interior ministry

A man was taken to hospital after being stabbed on Thursday outside Britain's Home Office interior ministry in London. One man was arrested at the scene, the city's Metropolitan Police said. The Home Office is responsible...

China slams HK airport protesters as ‘terrorist-like’

China reacted furiously Wednesday to "terrorist-like" attacks on its citizens by pro-democracy protesters during a second day of mass disruptions at Hong Kong's airport that turned violent. The rallies, which had paralysed one of the...

Canadian man freed from detention by Syria authorities

A Canadian man has been freed after being held for eight months by the Damascus authorities in war-torn Syria, the former detainee and Lebanon's security chief said on Friday. British Columbia native Kristian Lee Baxter...

Mozambique rivals hail ‘new era’ as they sign landmark peace deal

Mozambique's government and the ex-rebel group Renamo completed a long-awaited peace pact on Tuesday, inking a final deal aimed at ending years of conflict. President Filipe Nyusi and Renamo leader Ossufo Momade embraced after signing...

Federal Network Agency: Germany needs fourth electricity highway

Germany's wind energy is to be transferred from the north to the south via a fourth electricity highway, the Federal Network Agency said on Tuesday. A direct current connection between the far northern state of...

Clashes, travel chaos in Hong Kong as leader warns city on brink

Hong Kong riot police clashed Monday with pro-democracy protesters for a third straight day, as the city's leader warned the global financial hub was nearing a "very dangerous situation" and a rare strike caused...

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