Category: Foreign News

Muslims at hajj festival

More than 717 pilgrims die in stampede in worst haj disaster in 25 years

At least 717 pilgrims were killed on Thursday in a stampede outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi authorities said, the worst disaster to strike the annual haj pilgrimage in 25 years.


Strong quake shakes Chile, tsunami warning issued

A powerful magnitude-8.3 earthquake hit off Chile’s northern coast Wednesday night, causing buildings to sway in the capital of Santiago and prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning for the Andean nation’s entire coast.

MH370 plane debris

Malaysia confirms wing part washed up on beach is from missing MH370

A piece of a wing that washed up on an Indian Ocean island beach last week was part of the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, Malaysia said on Thursday, confirming the discovery of the first trace of the plane since it vanished last year.

MH370 plane debris

Investigators probe plane wreckage for link to missing MH370

A mysterious piece of plane debris washed up on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion on Wednesday, prompting teams of international investigators to examine whether it could be part of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Abdul Kalam

Former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam Dies at 83

Former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam died on Monday at a hospital in Meghalaya, where he had gone to deliver a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management in Shillong, reports Press Trust of India. He was 83.

Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

Saudi prince to donate $32bn fortune to charity

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has said he will donate his entire $32bn fortune to charity.

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.