Six dead, dozens hurt in fire at Saudi oil giant housing complex

 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AFP) - At least six people were killed and 206 injured in Saudi Arabia Sunday when a fire broke out at a residential complex housing employees of oil giant Saudi Aramco, authorities said.  The fire start...

[Graphic News] Son Heung-min joins Tottenham Hotspur

South Korean soccer player Son Heung-min joined Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League on Friday, becoming the 13th South Korean to play in Premier League. The 23-year-old wing forward from Bayer Leverkusen, Germany, sign...

Myanmar approves first-ever national minimum wage

YANGON, Myanmar (AFP) – Myanmar‘s government has approved the country’s first-ever national minimum wage, state media reported on Saturday, August 29, after months of bitter negotiations with labour groups and employers.  The...

The Latest: Jamaica advances fastest in both 4x100 relays

The Latest from the IAAF world championships (all times local): ———  12:40 p.m.  The Jamaican teams advanced fastest in both men‘s and women’s 4x100-meter relay heats at the world championships on Saturday.  Usain Bolt...

Malaysia braces for protests against embattled PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AFP) – Malaysia‘s capital braced for possible confrontations Saturday, August 29 between demonstrators seeking the premier’s ouster over corruption allegations and police who have declared their planned ...

7 killed, 2 injured in China paper mill accident

Authorities in central China authorities say seven workers were killed and two injured after exposure to poisonous gasses at a paper mill. A statement from the Anxiang county government in Hunan province say the accident occurred...

Storm kills at least 20 in Dominica, menaces Haiti

ROSEAU, Dominica (AFP) - Tropical Storm Erika left at least 20 people dead when it swept over the tiny island nation of Dominica, officials reported, as the system barreled through the Caribbean threatening Haiti.  While crews r...

China denies reports of mobilizing forces to border during Korean tensions

China's defense ministry on Thursday denied reports that it sent additional tanks to a border with North Korea when tensions surged on the Korean Peninsula last week. Some media reports said China might have sent additional tanks ...

US reporter, cameraman killed on air; gunman dies

A TV reporter and cameraman were shot to death during a live television interview Wednesday by a gunman who recorded himself carrying out the killings and posted the video on social media after fleeing the scene.Authorities identi...

Amid jeers, Merkel vows ‘no tolerance’ of far-right hatred

Angela Merkel urged Germans to stand up against hatred and vowed zero tolerance for attacks against refugees, even as more than a hundred far-right protesters booed her visit to a shelter for asylum-seekers Wednesday.Merkel had tr...

Philippines seeks U.S. help to protect troops in disputed sea

The Philippine defense chief said he asked the visiting U.S. Pacific commander on Wednesday to help protect the transport of fresh Filipino troops and supplies to Philippine-occupied reefs in the disputed South China Sea by deploy...

China probing brokers, regulators for possible stock crimes

Employees of one of China’s biggest securities firms and one current and one former employee of its market regulator are under investigation on suspicion of illegal stock trading, state media reported Wednesday, amid the collapse...

[Graphic News] Oil picks up after rout, but U.S. crude still below $40

Due to China’s economic shock, international oil prices have dipped to the lowest point in 6 1/2 years. In Monday’s trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange, crude oil for October delivery fell as low as $38.24 per barrel, do...

Japan delivers whiskey to space station ― for science

A cargo ship from a Japanese company is bolted into place on the International Space Station on Monday. (NASA)CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) ― Spirits arrived at the International Space Station on Monday. Not the ghostly ones, but ...

China said to halt stock support amid intervention debate

China’s decision to halt intervention in the stock market this week reflects a debate at the heart of the country’s leadership on the role of markets in the world’s second-largest economy.Authorities have refrained from interve...