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Nepal earthquake: People flee as landslide blocks river

Nepal earthquake: People flee as landslide blocks river

(BBC) – Thousands of people have fled to safety following a landslide in western Nepal which blocked the flow of a river. 00    Read More »

Malaysia sends four ships to look for stranded migrants

Malaysia sends four ships to look for stranded migrants

Malaysia has sent four navy ships to look for stranded migrants at sea, while a Thai official has said Myanmar has agreed to attend an emergency conference on the crisis. 00    Read More »

Aruna Shanbaug: Brain-damaged India nurse dies 42 years after rape

Aruna Shanbaug: Brain-damaged India nurse dies 42 years after rape

(BBC) – An Indian nurse who spent 42 years in a persistent vegetative state after being raped and strangled has died. 00    Read More »

Iran-backed militias ‘ordered to recapture Iraq’s IS-held Ramadi’

Iran-backed militias ‘ordered to recapture Iraq’s IS-held Ramadi’

Iran-backed Shia militias have been ordered to recapture the Iraqi city of Ramadi seized by Islamic State (IS) militants on Sunday, reports say. 00    Read More »

Fresh earthquake brings panic, damage and death to Nepal

Fresh earthquake brings panic, damage and death to Nepal

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake killed at least 37 people and spread panic in Nepal on Tuesday, bringing down buildings already weakened by a devastating tremor less than three weeks ago and unleashing landslides in Himalayan valleys near Mount Everest. 00    Read More »

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un executed 15 senior officials this year

South Korea’s spy agency says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered the execution of 15 senior officials this year who were accused of challenging his authority. 00    Read More »

Indonesia executions: Australia recalls ambassador

Indonesia executions: Australia recalls ambassador

(BBC) – Australia has recalled its ambassador from Indonesia after two Australian men were executed for drug smuggling. +350    Read More »

Indonesia dismisses graft claim as executions loom

Indonesia dismisses graft claim as executions loom

Indonesia appears likely to press ahead with the executions of nine drug criminals on Tuesday, despite last-ditch appeals by Australia’s foreign minister for a stay of execution so claims of corruption during the trials of the two Australian prisoners could be investigated. +4-1    Read More »

Nepal earthquake: Death toll rises above 3,000

Nepal earthquake: Death toll rises above 3,000

At least 3,218 people are now known to have died in a massive earthquake which hit Nepal on Saturday, say officials. +30    Read More »

Nepal declares state of emergency after killer quake

Nepal declares state of emergency after killer quake

The government of Nepal has declared a state of emergency after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck the country and killed hundreds of people, and touched off a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. 0-8    Read More »

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