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More than 70,000 homeless after deadly Lombok quake

Published On: August 8, 2018 11:00 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

More than 70,000 people have been left homeless in the deadly earthquake that hit Lombok island, forced to sleep in makeshift shelters and lacking food, medicine and clean water, authorities said Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador and recalls its envoy over 'interference'

Published On: August 6, 2018 09:35 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

SAUDI ARABIA, Aug 6: Saudi Arabia announced Monday it was expelling the Canadian ambassador and had recalled its envoy while freezing business ties with Ottawa, over what it called "interference" in its internal affairs.

At over 3 million liters for a $1, how far can Venezuela go in raising price of world’s cheapest gas?

Published On: August 5, 2018 02:00 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

CARACAS, Aug 5: In Venezuela’s inflation-hit economy, a single U.S. dollar can buy 3.5 million liters of gasoline — an absurdity that the government says it will tackle with a hike in the cost of state-subsidized fuel.

Made in Fukushima: Japan farmers struggle to win trust

Published On: August 1, 2018 10:30 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

The pumpkin is diced, the chicken carved and the eggs beaten into an omelette, but the people preparing the food are not chefs -- they are scientists testing produce from Japan's Fukushima region.

Alexis Sanchez, Ander Herrera Score As Manchester United Beat Real Madrid 2-1

Published On: August 1, 2018 09:39 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

Jose Mourinho was finally given something to smile about as a tempestuous trip to the United States ended with a 2-1 victory over former club Real Madrid thanks to first-half strikes from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera.

Chile to restrict tourists and non-locals on Easter Island

Published On: July 30, 2018 10:30 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

Easter Island is known for its unique Moai monumental statues carved by the Rapa Nui people, believed to have arrived on the remote landmass in the southeastern Pacific Ocean in around the 12th century.

Palestinian teenager jailed for slapping soldiers leaves prison

Published On: July 29, 2018 11:25 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi left prison Sunday after an eight-month sentence for slapping two Israeli soldiers, an episode captured on video that made her a symbol of resistance for Palestinians, a prison service spokesman said.

Record drought grips Germany's breadbasket

Published On: July 29, 2018 11:00 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

GERMANY, July 29: Withered sunflowers, scorched wheat fields, stunted cornstalks -- the farmlands of northern Germany have borne the brunt of this year's extreme heat and record-low rainfall, triggering an epochal drought.

Qatar used secret 'black operations' campaign to sabotage rival bids for 2022 World Cup, claims report

Published On: July 29, 2018 09:20 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

Qatar's World Cup team used a secret "black operations" propaganda campaign to undermine rival bids in violation of FIFA rules, a British Sunday broadsheet has reported.

Ronaldo to make Serie A debut for Juventus at Chievo

Published On: July 28, 2018 09:43 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

ROME: Cristiano Ronaldo will kick his first ball in Serie A at troubled Chievo on the weekend of August 18/19 when new club Juventus begin their bid for a record eighth straight league title.

Cricket Australia shake-up national selection process

Published On: July 27, 2018 02:00 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

SYDNEY, July 27: Australia coach Justin Langer was handed more power on Friday in a shake-up of the national cricket selection process following the resignation of Mark Waugh.

When fake news sparks violence: India grapples with online rumours

Published On: July 16, 2018 01:54 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

NEW DELHI, July 16: India has been shaken by a spate of mob killings sparked by a hoax about child kidnappers spread on WhatsApp.

Climate change wreaking havoc with Colombia's glaciers: government

Published On: July 13, 2018 02:04 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

Climate change has helped melt nearly a fifth of Colombia's mountaintop glacier cover in just seven years, the government said Thursday.

57 dead as Japan scrambles to rescue flood victims

Published On: July 8, 2018 03:09 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

JAPAN, July 8: Earlier Sunday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned of a "race against time" to rescue flood victims as there were still many people whose safety has yet to be confirmed.

Turkey fires 18,500 state employees for alleged terror links

Published On: July 8, 2018 02:56 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

TURKEY, July 7: Turkish authorities ordered the dismissal of more than 18,500 state employees including police officers, soldiers and academics, in a decree published on Sunday.

Over 270,000 displaced by southern Syria fighting: UN

Published On: July 3, 2018 09:34 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

AMMAN, July 3: A regime offensive in southern Syria has forced more than 270,000 people from their homes, the United Nations said on Monday.

'Unnecessary rescues' soar in Nepal on profits from insurance payouts

Published On: June 28, 2018 12:30 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

Tourists hiking in Nepal's Himalayan mountains are being pressured into costly helicopter evacuations at the first sight of trouble by guides linked to powerful brokers who are making a fortune on "unnecessary rescues", industry insiders say.

Spain, Portugal target last 16 as Russia ride momentum

Published On: June 25, 2018 11:26 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

World Cup heavyweights Spain and Portugal can lock down spots in the last 16 on Monday, as hosts Russia ride a wave of national euphoria into their clash with Uruguay.

Saudi Arabia gears up to end women driving ban

Published On: June 22, 2018 09:34 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive from Sunday, ending the world's only ban on female motorists, a historic reform marred by what rights groups call an expanding crackdown on activists.

Mount Everest, the high-altitude rubbish dump

Published On: June 17, 2018 01:00 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

Decades of commercial mountaineering have turned Mount Everest into the world's highest rubbish dump as an increasing number of big-spending climbers pay little attention to the ugly footprint they leave behind.