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Eight dead, 100 missing in Indonesian landslide: official

JAKARTA (AFP) - A landslide triggered by torrential downpours has killed at least eight people and left 100 missing on Indonesia's main island of Java, an official said Saturday.Hundreds of rescuers were digging through mud and rubble after the landslide buried scores of houses in Jemblung...

Updated : 2014.12.13 13:37

U.S. Congress passes legislation requiring report on N.K. political prison camps

The U.S. Congress has passed legislation that requires the government to submit a report on North Korea's political prison camps amid mounting international pressure on Pyongyang over its human rights violations, sources said Friday. The bill, H.R.4681, passed through the House of Represen...

Updated : 2014.12.13 11:18

Another cockroach found in Japan processed food

Days after a cockroach in frozen pasta sparked a mass recall in Japan, a noodle maker has shuttered its operations after claims a cooked bug was found inside a meal.Maruka Foods Corp said it was recalling two types of instant fried noodles, after "a claim from a customer that a foreign obj...

Updated : 2014.12.12 16:33

Hong Kong 'revolution' defeated, say China media

Chinese state-run media Friday triumphantly declared the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement "defeated", warning domestic and foreign "hostile forces" against destabilising the city."The defeat of the 'umbrella revolution' has also sent a clear message to hostile forces -- both local and over...

Updated : 2014.12.12 15:30

Hong Kong protesters to rebuild 'Lennon Wall'

Pro-democracy protesters have vowed to rebuild the famous "Lennon Wall" which sat at the heart of Hong Kong's main protest camp, after it was swept clear by police.The wall at the centre of the camp became a patchwork of thousands of multi-coloured sticky notes carrying messages of support...

Updated : 2014.12.12 14:11

UN voices 'serious concern' after Taliban attacks hit Kabul

The UN voiced "serious concern" about the Taliban's persistent threat after the group killed seven people in two suicide attacks in Kabul Thursday, including one targeting a play at a French-financed high school.The warning comes with the Afghan capital having been hit by a series of deadl...

Updated : 2014.12.12 13:37

Al-Qaeda kills hostages as US tries dramatic rescue bid

Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen killed two hostages -- an American and a South African -- during a pre-dawn gunfight as US special forces came agonisingly near to springing them free during a rescue attempt.American photojournalist Luke Somers and South African teacher Pierre Korkie were both ...

Updated : 2014.12.07 14:56

Typhoon tears down homes in disaster-weary Philippines

Typhoon Hagupit tore apart homes and sent waves crashing through coastal communities across the eastern Philippines on Sunday, creating more misery for millions following a barrage of deadly disasters.The typhoon roared in from the Pacific Ocean and into remote fishing communities of Samar...

Updated : 2014.12.07 14:00

Riot after US jury fails to indict Ferguson policeman

(Yonhap) Protesters set buildings ablaze and looted stores in the US town of Ferguson on Monday after a grand jury chose not to press charges against a white officer who shot dead a black teen.Preside...

Updated : 2014.11.25 15:39

Hong Kong's chief executive to visit Seoul next week

Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying plans to make a three-day visit to South Korea next week to discuss ways to promote bilateral cooperation in business, culture and other sectors, Seoul's foreign ministry said Friday.Leung, chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Re...

Updated : 2014.11.21 13:39

Teargas fired inside Nigeria parliament before key vote

ABUJA (AFP) -- Nigerian security forces fired teargas on Thursday inside the parliament complex as opposition lawmakers, including the speaker of the lower house, arrived for a key vote on emergency rule in the northeast. The leader of the Senate, David Mark, later ordered the immediate cl...

Updated : 2014.11.20 21:04

Pope demands just distribution of world's bounty

ROME (AP) -- Pope Francis demanded a more just distribution of the world's bounty for the poor and hungry Thursday, telling a U.N. conference on nutrition that access to food is a basic human right that shouldn't be subject to market speculation and quests for profit."We ask for dignity, n...

Updated : 2014.11.20 20:28

WHO: Ebola transmission 'intense' in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP)  -- The World Health Organization says the transmission of Ebola remains ``intense'' and widespread in Sierra Leone, even as some improvements are being seen in the two other countries worst hit by the crisis.Nearly 200 new cases were confirmed in Sierra Leone'...

Updated : 2014.11.20 20:25

FMs may discuss Seoul-Beijing-Tokyo summit: official

Top diplomats from South Korea, China and Japan may discuss the arrangement of a trilateral summit if they hold a meeting within this year, a Seoul official said Thursday."If the foreign ministers' meeting is held by year-end, the issue of holding trilateral summit talks among South Korea,...

Updated : 2014.11.13 16:49

Development banks back G20 global infrastructure hub

The world's top development banks on Thursday threw their support behind G20 plans for a global infrastructure hub to spur growth and create jobs, saying it is key to helping tackle poverty.The Group of 20 of the world's biggest developed and emerging economies agreed in September to estab...

Updated : 2014.11.13 10:49