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Over 57,000 flee home as volcano may erupt in Bali

Over 57,000 flee home as volcano may erupt in Bali

The number of evacuees has risen to more than 57,000 as a volcano in Bali resort island is potential to erupt, China’s Xinhua news agency reported a senior official of disaster agency as saying on Tuesday. That compares to over 48,000 as of Monday as seismic activity of Gunung Agung in Karang Asem district is […]

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North Korea says Trump has declared war

North Korea says Trump has declared war

Seoul – North Korea’s foreign minister on Monday accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war against his country and said Pyongyang was ready to defend itself by shooting down US bombers. The White House dismissed the claim as “absurd”. Speaking to reporters outside his New York hotel, Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho responded to […]

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Teen charged over London bomb bought components on Amazon – Prosecutor

Teen charged over London bomb bought components on Amazon – Prosecutor

A teenager accused of planting a bomb on a London Underground train last week allegedly bought components on Amazon, packing the device with shrapnel, a prosecutor said Friday. Ahmed Hassan, 18, appeared in court on Friday on charges of attempted murder a week after the attack at Parsons Green station which injured 30 people a […]

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Kim vows to make Trump ‘pay dearly’ for threatening North Korea

Kim vows to make Trump ‘pay dearly’ for threatening North Korea

Pyongyang – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Friday mocked Donald Trump as “mentally deranged” — and warned he will make the US president “pay dearly” for threatening the destruction of his country at the United Nations. Kim lashed out after Trump stunned the world on Tuesday when he used his maiden UN General Assembly […]

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Thousands rally in Philippines, warn of Duterte ‘dictatorship’

Thousands rally in Philippines, warn of Duterte ‘dictatorship’

Thousands of Filipinos rallied on Thursday to denounce Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and warn of what they called an emerging dictatorship, in a major show of dissent against the controversial but hugely popular leader. Politicians, indigenous people, priests, businessmen, and left-wing activists held marches and church masses accusing Duterte of authoritarianism and protesting at policies […]

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Another quake: 5.7 tremblor strikes near Surabaya

Another quake: 5.7 tremblor strikes near Surabaya

New York – An undersea earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale struck off the north coast of Java, Indonesia on Thursday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake, at a depth of 588km, was 125km northeast of Surabaya, Java. The quake was initially measured at 6.0 magnitude. – Reuters

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Miss Honduras World’s killer sentenced to 45 years

Miss Honduras World’s killer sentenced to 45 years

The Supreme Court on Wednesday sentenced a man convicted of killing Miss Honduras World and her sister to 45 years in prison. Plutarco Ruiz, 31, was convicted and sentenced for manslaughter in the case of Miss Honduras World Maria Jose Alvarado Munoz, in 2014. He was also convicted of murdering Sofia Trinidad Alvarado, whom he […]

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Strong 6.1 quake off Japan’s east coast

Strong 6.1 quake off Japan’s east coast

A strong magnitude 6.1 quake hit off the east coast of Japan early Thursday but authorities did not issue a tsunami warning. It struck 281 kilometres (175 miles) east of the city of Kamaishi on Honshu, the largest Japanese island, at a shallow depth of just 10 kilometres, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. […]

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi denies going “soft” on military

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi denies going “soft” on military

Yangon – Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has rejected a suggestion she is soft on the military, which the United Nations has accused of ethnic cleansing, saying her relationship with the generals was normal and her objective was national reconciliation. San Suu on Tuesday condemned rights abuses in Rakhine State, where conflict that began […]

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Louisiana man held for two ‘racially motivated’ murders

Louisiana man held for two ‘racially motivated’ murders

A suspect has been arrested in the US state of Louisiana for the murders of two black men, which authorities said were “racially motivated”. Baton Rouge police have also charged Kenneth Gleason with attempted murder after shots were fired at an African-American family’s home. Investigators say they discovered the 23-year-old’s DNA on pistol shell-casings found […]

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