15 killed as Florence pounds US East Coast

At least 15 people have been killed in North Carolina and South Carolina in the United States as a result of Hurricane Florence which is downgraded to a tropical storm. The weakened... Read more »

Hurricane Florence makes landfall in US

Hurricane Florence made landfall on the US East Coast on Friday, knocking out power to nearly half a million homes and causing buildings to crumble. Rain and surging seas inundated coastal areas.... Read more »

South and North Korea’s open joint liaison office

South and North Korea launched their joint liaison office on Friday, securing a platform for round-the-clock communication that is expected to help foster cross-border exchange and ease tensions. The office was launched... Read more »

Russia’s massive war games in the heart of Siberia

Russia’s armed forces began the second day of its massive military exercises in the country’s far east on Wednesday with a show of strength involving anti-aircraft and missile maneuvers. The Vostok-2018 war... Read more »

White House pays tribute to 9/11 victims

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have attended an observance in Pennsylvania — the site of where a fourth plane crash had crashed on September 11, 2001. On the... Read more »

US threatens sanctions against International Criminal Court

US National Security Adviser John Bolton has announced that the US will use “any means necessary” to protect its citizens and allies from prosecution by the International Criminal Court (ICC). “The US... Read more »

China accused of ‘human rights violations’ against Muslims

A rights group on Monday accused the Chinese government of conducting a mass, systematic campaign of human rights violations against Muslims in the far western region of Xinjiang. The new Human Rights... Read more »

North Korea to stage military parade, mass games

North Korea is preparing to stage a military parade this weekend along with its first mass games in five years to mark its 70th anniversary. The parade will be closely watched for... Read more »

Jack Ma, Alibaba’s co-founder plans to step down & pursue philanthropy in education

Jack Ma, Alibabas co-founder and executive chairman, has said that he plans to step down from the Chinese e-commerce giant on Monday to pursue philanthropy in education, a changing of the guard... Read more »

34 arrested in Philippines for sitting through national anthem

┬áPolice in the Philippines have arrested 34 people for not standing while the national anthem was being played at a movie theatre, an official report said on Friday. The report said the... Read more »