Dozens killed and injured in Taiwan gas blastA series of powerful gas blasts killed at least 24 people and injured up to 271 in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, officials said Friday.
Scores feared dead in India landslideRescuers continued a desperate search despite heavy rains on Thursday for the victims of a landslide in western India that buried dozens of homes, with fears the death toll could r...
Scores trapped as landslide hits Indian villageA landslide hit a village in western India following torrential rains Wednesday, sweeping away scores of houses and burying more than 150 people, an official said.
Washington Post reporter and his wife arrested in IranIran confirmed on Friday that four journalists, including Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian, had been arrested and were being held for questioning although authorities fa...
Two foreign women shot dead in western AfghanistanTwo Finnish women were shot and killed by unknown gunmen while riding in a taxi in the western Afghan city of Herat on Thursday, local officials said. The attack came the same day...
TransAsia Airways Taiwan crash leaves dozens deadA TransAsia Airways plane crashed while making an emergency landing in Taiwan on Wednesday, killing at least 47 people, officials have said.
Widodo wins Indonesian presidential electionJoko Widodo, the governor of Jakarta in Indonesia, has won the country’s presidential race with 53 percent of the vote, election officials said on Tuesday.
China steps up communist education to guard against ‘moral decline’China’s Communist Party will step up the ideological education of its officials to strengthen their faith in communism and guard against the influence of Western moral standards, a...
Afghan Taliban conduct brazen attack on Kabul airportHeavily-armed Taliban militants attacked the Kabul International Airport in the Afghan capital early Thursday, firing rockets and occupying two unused buildings before they were gu...
Philippines’ first typhoon of season turns deadlyTyphoon Rammasun slammed into large swathes of the Philippines on Wednesday, killing at least one and forcing hundreds of thousands to take shelter in evacuation centres.
Deadly suicide blast rips through crowded Afghan marketA suicide bomber drove an explosives-laden car into a busy market in southeastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing 89 people and injuring more than 40 others, according to an Afghan...
Major differences remain as deadline looms in Iran nuclear talksUS Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday major differences remain between Iran and six world powers in talks over the country’s controversial nuclear programme, an opinion s...