An earthquake in China on the weekend triggered landslides that have blocked rivers and created rapidly growing bodies of water that could unleash more destruction on survivors of the disaster that killed 410 people, state media reported.
China has shut 214 factories for safety risks in a city where an explosion at an auto parts factory last week killed 75 people, state media said on Wednesday.
Lebanon’s army chief General Jean Kahwaji urged France on Tuesday to speed up the delivery of weapons under a Saudi-financed deal, as his troops battle jihadists on the Syrian border.
8211; Israel pulled its ground forces out of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday and started a 72-hour ceasefire with Hamas mediated by Egypt as a first step towards negotiations on a…
About 730,000 people have left Ukraine for Russia this year due to the fighting in eastern Ukraine, UNHCR’s European director Vincent Cochetel said on Tuesday.
A second American aid worker infected with Ebola in West Africa is due to arrive in Atlanta on Tuesday in serious medical condition, while a New York hospital completes tests on a man for the deadly virus.
8211; The preliminary findings of a probe into an explosion at an auto parts factory that killed 75 people on Saturday show that the company bears the main responsibility for…
Malaysian experts were to visit the site of the downed flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine for the first time on Monday, joining Dutch and Australian police as they continued combing the area for remains.
Kiev urged separatist rebels in war-torn eastern Ukraine on Monday to allow civilians to flee besieged cities in the face of a looming humanitarian crisis, with major power and water shortages.
A Singapore Airlines (SIA) plane was just minutes away when Flight MH17 was blown out of the sky in eastern Ukraine, Singapore’s government confirmed Monday.
Eight Lebanese soldiers were killed in clashes with Islamist militants that began on Saturday in and around the town of Arsal near the Syrian border and continued overnight, the army said on Sunday.
Although the streets outside are nearly empty, business has been brisk at Oksana Vsevolodova’s grocery store Donetsk as residents prepare for what could be a long siege.
A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck southwestern China on Sunday, killing at least 150 people in a remote mountainous area of Yunnan province, causing some buildings, including a school, to collapse.
Smoke rises following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike on a house in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Reuters.
The U.S Congress approved $225 million in emergency funding for Israel’s “Iron Dome” missile defense system on Friday, sending the measure to President Barack Obama to be signed into law.
American tourist Jeffrey Fowle was arrested by North Korean authorities for leaving a bible under a bin in the toilet at a club for foreign sailors, a source familiar with Fowle’s case told Reuters.
China suffered its worst industrial accident in a year on Saturday when an explosion killed at least 68 people and injured more than 120 at a factory in China that makes wheels for U.S
Hamas acknowledged responsibility on Saturday for a deadly Gaza Strip ambush in which an Israeli army officer may have been captured, but said the incident likely preceded and therefore had not violated a U.
8211; Japan will give six navy boats to Vietnam to boost its patrols and surveillance in the South China Sea, Japan’s foreign minister said on Friday, in the latest sign of…
8211; Pro-Russian separatists killed at least 10 Ukrainian paratroopers in an overnight ambush in the region of east Ukraine where a Malaysian airliner was brought down, government forces said on Friday.…
China has acknowledged the existence of a new intercontinental ballistic missile said to be capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads as far as the United States, state-run media reported Friday.
Israeli shelling killed eight people in Gaza on Friday just hours into a three-day truce, medics said, as a diplomatic push for a more durable end to the bloodshed gained pace.
Air quality around Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur and on Borneo island was “unhealthy” this week, with one town reaching “very unhealthy” levels as haze, mostly from forest fires in Indonesia, obscured skies.
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Ukraine’s army has reportedly seized control of part of the vast site where Malaysian airliner MH17 crashed, insurgents said, as the United Nations announced the downing of the plane could constitute a war crime.
The United States has found that Russia violated a 1987 arms control treaty by testing a ground-launched cruise missile, a senior US official said earlier in the week, calling the matter “very serious.”
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Mining magnate Gina Rinehart said that high costs were hurting resources investment in Australia, as a study found that only the country’s agriculture sector was strongly competitive compared with the United States.
8211; “Big Tiger” is gone. “Master Kang” has disappeared. The various euphemisms Chinese media have used to describe a once powerful domestic security tsar are no longer necessary, after the…
Heavy rain triggered a landslide in India on Wednesday burying up to 150 people and rescuers were struggling through mud to try to reach them, a disaster official said.