Category: Foreign News

Malaysia airline

Malaysia Airlines flight MH148 makes emergency landing at Melbourne airport

A Malaysia airlines Airbus A330 made an emergency landing at Melbourne’s Tullamarine airport on Friday after the failure of its starboard engine shortly after take-off.

Julie Bishop

Australia denies officials paid refugee smugglers

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has denied claims by Indonesian police that Australian Customs officials paid thousands of dollars to people smugglers to take asylum seekers back to Indonesia, ABC News reported.


Jayalalithaa takes oath Tamil Nadu CM

AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa on Saturday was sworn in for the fifth time as Tamil Nadu chief minister, nearly eight months after she was forced to quit over corruption charges.


Jayalalitha: India leader set to form Tamil Nadu government

Jayaram Jayalalitha is set to return as the chief minister of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu after the state governor invited her to form a new ministry.

Rajiv Gandhi

Rajiv Gandhi’s death anniversary observed

Former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s death anniversary was on Thursday observed as “anti-terrorism day” to generate awareness about the danger of terrorism.

Gunmen kill 43 in attack on Shiite minority in Pakistan

Gunmen kill 43 in attack on Shiite minority in Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan — Gunmen killed more than 40 people on Wednesday aboard a bus in southern Pakistan bound for a Shiite community center, in the latest attack targeting the religious minority.

Nepal earthquake

Nepal Hit By Another Powerful Earthquake

Six people have been killed and many more injured as another powerful earthquake hit Nepal, flattening buildings 30 miles away.


Jayalalitha: India court clears ex-Tamil Nadu leader of corruption

An appeals court in India has cleared former chief minister of the southern state of Tamil Nadu Jayaram Jayalalitha of involvement in a corruption scandal.

Nepal earthquake

Nepal seeks help, death toll seen rising after devastating quake

Nepal urged countries to send aid to help it cope with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake that killed nearly 1,400 people, a toll predicted to rise as rescuers used their hands to dig for survivors among the rubble on Sunday.

Up to 700 feared dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya

Up to 700 feared dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya

As many as 700 people were feared dead after a fishing boat packed with migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, in what may be one of the worst disasters of the Mediterranean migrant crisis, officials said on Sunday.

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Clinton Announces 2016 Presidential Bid

Ending two years of speculation and coy denials, Hillary Rodham Clinton announced on Sunday that she would seek the presidency for a second time, immediately establishing herself as the likely 2016 Democratic nominee.

Germanwings Airbus A320

Germanwings Airbus crashes in France, 148 feared dead

An Airbus operated by Lufthansa’s Germanwings budget airline crashed in a remote area of southern France on Tuesday and all 148 on board were feared dead.

Lee Kuan Yew

Modern Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, dies at 91

Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister, died on Monday aged 91, triggering a flood of tributes to the man who oversaw the tiny city-state’s rapid rise from a British colonial backwater to a global trade and financial center.

The U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was attacked in Seoul - South Korea

Ambassador slashed in South Korea

The U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was attacked in Seoul, and is in stable condition, receiving treatment at a local hospital, according to the U.S. embassy.

Bill Gates

Bill Gates is named world’s richest person again

Bill Gates has been declared the richest man in the world for the 16th time by Forbes magazine’s annual ranking of global billionaires. The Microsoft founder once again beat Mexican businessman Carlos Slim to the top spot.

Transasia plane crash

TransAsia crash: Twelve dead as plane crashes into Taiwan river

At least 12 people have died after a TransAsia Airways plane clipped a bridge and crashed into a river near the Taiwanese capital, Taipei.