Vietnam Parliament elects Communist Party chief as president
Vietnam's rubber stamp National Assembly elected Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong as the country's president on Tuesday, consolidating his influence as the most powerful man in the Southeast Asian nation, according to The Associated Press ...
UK, France, Germany condemn Khashoggi's 'violent death'
The U.K., France and Germany have condemned the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggy in a joint statement issued on Sunday, according to Anadolu Agency. The statement by British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt ...
Croatians protest over government plan to raise retirement age
Several thousand people protested in Croatia’s capital on Saturday over government plans to raise the retirement age to 67 and cut pensions for those who retire early, according to Reuters. This week the government asked parliament to pass legislation lifting ...
19 killed as buses collide in Pakistan
Nineteen passengers died and 35 others were injured when two speeding buses collided head-on near the Ghazi Ghat area, Pakistan, local The Express Tribune newspaper reported. The injured include three children and one woman. 10 of the passengers ...
At least 18 dead, 164 injured in Taiwan train derailment
At least 18 people died and another 164 injured as of 11 p.m. Sunday, after a passenger train derailed in Taiwan earlier in the afternoon, according to the island's railway authority, Xinhua reported. The Puyuma Express No. 6432 bound for Taitung from Shulin ...
Arab League welcomes Saudi investigations into Khashoggi case
The General Secretariat of the Arab League welcomed the Royal Orders issued by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, and the statement issued by the Attorney General regarding the case of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the UAE-based Khaleej Times newspaper reported ...
Attacks kill 15, leave 110 people wounded on election day in Afghanistan, says agency
At least 15 people were killed and 110 wounded in Saturday attacks on the day of parliamentary elections in Afghanistan, the Pajhwok Afghan News wrote on its Twitter account, TASS reported. The state-run agency did not specify what attacks are in question ...
Death toll from West Nile virus in Greece rises to 41
The list of victims who have succumbed to the West Nile Virus in Greece continues to grow, according to the international Greek news network Greek Reporter. An announcement by the Hellenic Center for Disease Control & Prevention said the number of ...
Death toll rises to 61 in India train disaster
At least 61 people were killed and over 70 others injured in northern Indian state of Punjab after a train ran into a crowd watching festivities of a Hindu festival on the railway tracks, according to Xinhua ...
India: Dozens feared dead after train runs over people
Dozens of people are feared dead and several injured after a train ran over people in the Indian state of Punjab on Friday evening, according to police and local media, Anadolu Agency reported ...
China to launch ‘artificial moon’ to illuminate city streets
China is planning to launch its own ‘artificial moon’ by 2020 to replace streetlamps and lower electricity costs in urban areas, state media reported on Friday, according to AFP ...
Quadrilateral summit on Syria to be held in Istanbul
A quadrilateral summit on Syria between Turkey, Russia, Germany and France will be held in Istanbul on Oct. 27, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Friday, Anadolu Agency reported ...
This card-sized smartphone may be world's thinnest and lightest ever made
While Apple, Google and other major handset makers are packing smartphones with ever more bells and whistles, a Japanese company is releasing a phone that latches onto another trend: the rise of the smaller, simpler smartphone ...
World population set to grow another 2.2 billion by 2050: UN survey
The world’s population is set to grow by 2.2 billion between now and 2050, the UN said, and more than half of that growth - 1.3 billion - is likely to be in sub-Saharan Africa, where women’s rights are hampered by limited access to healthcare and education ...
Japanese ships on Indo-Pacific mission stop in Singapore
Two Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force ships are in Singapore — where a major meeting of defense ministers is underway — as the last stop of a two-month deployment through the Indo-Pacific region, Kyodo news agency reported ...
Death toll from Crimea college attack climbs to 21
The death toll from an explosion and shooting at a college in the Crimean city of Kerch has reached 21, according to TASS. "A girl has died. The death toll has thus climbed to 21," the source said. ...
Senior PKK terrorist killed in southeast Turkey
A senior terrorist of the PKK was killed on Wednesday in an operation carried out by security forces in southeastern Turkey, Anadolu Agency reported. ...
SoftBank robot Pepper testifies before British Parliament
SoftBank Group Corp.`s “Pepper” humanoid robot testified on Tuesday at the Education Committee of Britain’s House of Commons, according to the www.japantimes.co.jp. It was the first time in the long history of the British Parliament ...
Saudi, Turkish officials arrive at consul's residence
Eleven Saudi officials on Wednesday arrived at the Saudi consul general's residence in Istanbul for investigation on the missing Saudi journalist, according to Anadolu Agency ...