Category: Foreign News

George H.W. Bush dead at 94

Former US President George H.W. Bush has died at age 94 in Houston, according to his spokesperson.

South Korea jails former president Lee Myung-bak for 15 years

A Seoul court on Friday (Oct 5) jailed former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak for 15 years, making him the latest in a string of high-profile political and business leaders ensnared by corruption charges.

Indonesia tsunami: At least 48 dead after quakes hit Sulawesi

Rescuers scrambled Saturday searching for survivors and carrying bodies away from the debris after a series of earthquakes and a tsunami struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

We will only give foreign aid to “those who respect us and frankly our friends” : Trump

President Trump said the US is “taking a hard look” at the foreign aid it sends to other countries and the financial support it provides to international organizations.

Maldives challenger Ibrahim Mohamed Solih wins presidency

Maldivian presidential challenger Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has beaten incumbent Abdulla Yameen according to provisional results, the country’s Elections Commission says.

Stalin, Karunanidhi’s son and political heir, elected DMK chief unopposed

MK Stalin has been elected as DMK president, a post which has been lying vacant since the demise of M Karunanidhi, at the party’s General Council meeting today. The 65-year-old leader had filed his nomination papers at Anna Arivalayam, the party headquarters, in Chennai on Sunday.

Scott Morrison sworn in as Australia’s new PM

Treasurer Scott Morrison has been sworn in as Australia’s prime minister to replace Malcolm Turnbull after a Liberal Party coup.

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dead at age 80

Former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan has died at age 80, his foundation confirmed Saturday.

Atal Behari Vajpayee: Former India PM dies at 93

Former Indian prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee has died aged 93.

At least 91 dead after quake strikes Lombok and Bali

A powerful quake which struck the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok has killed 91 people and wounded hundreds, national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said early on Monday (Aug 6), with thousands of buildings left damaged.

Wary of China’s rise, Pompeo announces U.S. initiatives in emerging Asia

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced $113 million in new technology, energy and infrastructure initiatives in emerging Asia on Monday, at a time when China is pouring billions of dollars in investments into the region.

133 killed, over 125 injured in twin election-related blasts in Pakistan

At least 133 people, including a top nationalist leader, were killed and more than 125 others injured today in a powerful suicide blast and a targeted attack on separate election rallies in Pakistan, the deadliest in a series of assaults on candidates ahead of the July 25 polls.

All 12 members and coach of Wild Boar soccer team rescued

After more than two weeks trapped inside a cave complex in northern Thailand, all 12 boys and their soccer coach have finally been rescued.

5 dead in shooting at newspaper building in Maryland

Five people were killed Thursday in a shooting at a local newspaper building in Maryland, and several others were wounded, officials in Annapolis said. A law enforcement official tells CBS News the suspect has been identified as Jarrod Ramos, 38, of Laurel, Maryland.

Divers search Indonesian lake for 192 missing after sinking

Distraught relatives slammed Indonesia’s government for not enforcing basic safety measures on passenger boats and pleaded Wednesday for a bigger search effort for more than 190 people presumed drowned after a ferry sank on a picturesque Sumatran lake early this week.

U.S. quits U.N. human rights body, citing bias vs. Israel, alarming critics

The United States withdrew from a “hypocritical and self-serving” United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday over what it called chronic bias against Israel and a lack of reform, a move activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult.