Scrolling news:

Iraq: US seeks verification of ‘Islamic State’ beheading of journalist James Foley

Japan: Torrential rains unleash deadly landslide killing a dozen people in Hiroshima

Palestine: Three Palestinians killed, incl 3 year-old child, in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City

Palestine: Dozens Palestinians abducted by Israeli forces in West Bank, Jerusalem

Palestine: Israeli army demolishes cave housing family near Bethlehem

Palestine: Several Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces in West Bank, Israeli settlers attack cars

Palestine: Israel bombs Gaza, withdraws negotiators from Cairo

Pakistan: 18 suspected militants killed in fresh NWA, Khyber airstrikes

US: Ferguson curfew lifted, Obama appeals for restraint

Iraq: Obama says Mosul Dam retaken from extremists with US help

Palestine: Palestinian female detainee denied family visits since her arrest in 2012

Palestine: Nine Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli soldiers from West Bank, Jerusalem

Palestine: Israeli army detonates two homes in Hebron, seals one with concrete blocs

Palestine: Six Palestinians kidnapped by Israeli forces in West Bank

Syria: Airstrikes kill 31 terrorists in Raqqa city

Palestine: Body recovered in Shujaiyya a month after ‘massacre’ by Israel

Palestine: Hamas says Israel stalling on agreement as Gaza death toll hits 2016

US: Curfew imposed for second night in Ferguson, Missouri

Palestine: Palestinian arrested filming Israeli settlers throwing stones in W Bank

Israel: 5 of 64 Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza invasion were killed by ‘Friendly Fire’

29th Mar 2013

North Korea issues US threat after stealth bombers arrive

North Korean state media have reported that leader Kim Jong-un has ordered his top generals to put missile units on stand-by. The claim follows the deployment of two US B-2 stealth bombers to the region.   The report from the … Continued

18th Oct 2013

Australia: Man dies defending home from fires in NSW

  Devastation … There are scenes of disaster across the state. Picture: The Daily Telegraph Source: NewsComAu RFS Fire fighters try to control a bushfire on the Mariah River road between Port Macquarie and Crescent Head Source: News Limited TWENTY-SEVEN … Continued

17th Oct 2013

China: Two dead, 25 injured in Chinese building explosion

HARBIN, (Xinhua): At least two people were killed and another 25 were injured after an explosion early Thursday morning in a residential building in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, local authorities said. Police in the province’s Jixi City received reports at … Continued

16th Oct 2013

Philippines: Death toll of Philippine earthquake rises to 99

MANILA, (Xinhua): At least 99 people have been confirmed dead in the magnitude 7.2 earthquake in central Philippines, the country’s disaster relief agency said Wednesday. The Philippine National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said in a report released … Continued

Japan: Typhoon Wipha kills several, but misses Tokyo and Fukushima
16th Oct 2013

Japan: Typhoon Wipha kills several, but misses Tokyo and Fukushima

A typhoon has killed at least 13 people in Japan. Wipha packed gusts of up to 180 kilometers per hour, but stayed offshore in the Pacific Ocean. Authorities evacuated 20,000 residents on the island of Izu Oshima, 120 kilometers (75 … Continued

15th Oct 2013

Tibet: All 86 tourists evacuated from Mount Qomolangma camp

LHASA, (Xinhua): Rescuers have evacuated the 86 tourists from a base camp on Mount Qomolangma and a nearby monastery where they had been stranded amid heavy snow on Monday, local authorities said. The government of Tibet Autonomous Region said 78 … Continued

Philippines: Deadly quake kills 20 people
15th Oct 2013

Philippines: Deadly quake kills 20 people

  A 7.2-magnitude earthquake in central Philippines has killed at least 20 people. The quake downed buildings, cracked roads and damaged some of the county’s oldest Catholic churches. The tremor occurred Tuesday morning 33 kilometers (20 miles) south-east of Carmen … Continued

9th Oct 2013

China: Typhoon Fitow-triggered downpours lash E. China

  HANGZHOU, (Xinhua): Torrential rains caused by Typhoon Fitow continued to lash Shanghai City and Zhejiang Province in eastern China, inundating roads, houses and causing river dike breaches. From Saturday to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Zhejiang saw average precipitation of 201 … Continued

3rd Oct 2013

Philippines: Soldier killed, 6 wounded in clash with leftist rebels in S. Philippines

SDAVAO CITY, (Xinhua): A Philippine government soldier was killed and six others got wounded as a clash broke out anew between government troops and leftist rebels in southern Philippines on Wednesday, the military said on Thursday. The latest clash occurred … Continued

China: 58 fishermen remain missing after Typhoon Wutip
2nd Oct 2013

China: 58 fishermen remain missing after Typhoon Wutip

[Photo: Some fishermen rescued after fishing boats sank due to Typhoon Wutip]   TAISHAN, Guangdong Province, (Xinhua): Rescue work continued on Wednesday as 58 fishermen remain missing in the South China Sea after three fishing boats sank due to Typhoon … Continued

23rd Sep 2013

CHina: Typhoon Usagi kills 25 upon landfall in Guangdong

Pedestrians travel in the rain with umbrellas in Guangzhou, capital of south China’s Guangdong Province, Sept. 23, 2013. Typhoon Usagi made a landfall in Guangdong Sunday evening, bringing rainfall to the province. (Xinhua/Liu Dawei)   GUANGZHOU, (Xinhua): Typhoon Usagi has … Continued

22nd Sep 2013

Philippines: 4 killed, 3 wounded as leftist rebels launch attack in S. Philippines

MANILA, (Xinhua): Four Philippine government troopers died while three others got injured as members from the leftist rebel group of New People’s Army (NPA) attacked a military detachment in Balingasag, a town in Southern Philippine province of Misamis Oriental on Sunday. … Continued

22nd Sep 2013

China: Typhoon alert closes schools in southeast China

XIAMEN, Fujian,  (Xinhua): A powerful typhoon hit China’s southeastern coast on Sunday, leaving school classes suspended and disrupting air traffic. Super Typhoon Usagi was monitored 404 km southeast of Hong Kong at 8 a.m. Sunday, packing winds of 48 meters … Continued

After Philippines, Typhoon Usagi heads for China, Taiwan and Hong Kong
21st Sep 2013

After Philippines, Typhoon Usagi heads for China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

Super Typhoon Usagi has hit the Philippines, uprooting trees, cutting off electricity and forcing hundreds to seek shelter. The storm is headed for southern China next. Usagi weakened as it made landfall over the southern part of Itbayat town in … Continued

17th Sep 2013

Japan: Three dead, 5 missing after typhoon makes landfall

TOKYO, (Xinhua): A powerful typhoon made a landfall in Japan with torrential rain and gusts hitting wide parts of the country, leaving three people dead and five others missing, according to local media on Tuesday. Man-yi, the 18th typhoon of … Continued

16th Sep 2013

Philippines: Security forces press offensive against MNLF liberation movt

  Security forces have killed or captured nearly 100 guerrillas who are holding scores of hostages in the Philippines. Four villagers have been killed, as well as six policemen and soldiers. On Sunday, security forces regained ground and pressed their … Continued

14th Sep 2013

Philippines: Shaky ceasefire hopes as MNLF holds out against government in Philippines

The vice president of the Philippines has headed to Zamboanga to discuss a truce with Muslim rebels. The standoff began on Monday when about 200 fighters stormed several coastal communities, taking residents hostage.   Vice President Jejomar Binay announced Saturday … Continued

9th Sep 2013

Philippines: At least one killed, 30 abducted in military-rebel clash in S. Philippines

MANILA, (Xinhua): A heavy firefight erupted near Zamboanga City in southern Philippines between the military and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebels early Monday morning, killing at least two civilians, wounding four others, local media reported. More than 300 … Continued

9th Sep 2013

China sends work team to investigate fatal blast

BEIJING, (Xinhua): The Ministry of Public Security dispatched a work team on Monday to look into a fatal blast in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The explosion has killed two people and injured another 17, including 10 students, when … Continued

2nd Sep 2013

Japan: Heavy rainfall forces 5,000 to evacuate in western and southwestern Japan

OSAKA, (Xinhua): More than 5,000 people in western and southwestern Japan were advised on Monday to evacuate due to threats of flooding caused by heavy rain, local press reported. In the western Japanese prefecture of Hyogo, parts of which saw … Continued

1st Sep 2013

Japan: High radiation readings found at Fukushima water tank

  The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant says radiation readings near one of the site’s water tanks have increased 18-fold. The find follows the discovery of a large and serious leak last week. The operator of the plant, … Continued

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