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Blaze guts historic teak wood Yangon hotel  

2017-10-19 13:23:10

One person died when a fire tore through a luxury teak wood hotel in Myanmar's main city Yangon on Thursday, destroying the iconic resort which is popular with foreign visitors.

Suicide bombers, gunmen kill 32 in attack on Afghan police  

2017-10-17 13:35:32

An ongoing suicide and gun attack on a police training centre in a southeast Afghan city has killed at least 15 people and wounded over 40, a hospital official said Tuesday.

N Korea talks 'until first bomb drops'  

2017-10-16 17:56:46

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has insisted President Donald Trump wants to resolve the confrontation with North Korea through diplomacy.

Philippines military 'kills Islamist Isnilon Hapilon'  

2017-10-16 16:39:17

Philippine troops say they have killed Isnilon Hapilon, the Abu Sayyaf militant who is seen as Islamic State group's leader in southeast Asia.

Hundreds dead in Mogadishu blast  

2017-10-16 14:12:28

A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday is now known to have killed at least 230 people, police say.

Australia skydiving: Three dead after 'mid-air collision'  

2017-10-13 15:15:16

Three skydivers have died in Queensland after they apparently collided mid-air, say Australian authorities. Paramedics and police were called to Mission Beach, a popular skydiving spot about 140km (87 miles) south of Cairns.

23 dead in 'catastrophic' California wildfires  

2017-10-12 15:42:46

More than 200 fire engines and firefighting crews from around the country were being rushed to California on Wednesday to help battle infernos which have left at least 23 people dead and thousands homeless.

India's top court says sex with child is always rape  

2017-10-11 16:20:06

Sex with a minor amounts to rape even if the couple are married, India's top court ruled on Wednesday, closing a legal loophole that had allowed some perpetrators to escape punishment.

California fires: Scores missing as death toll rises to 15  

2017-10-11 10:38:19

More than 150 people are missing in wildfires that have ravaged northern California's wine region, police say.

Deadly fires hit California wine country  

2017-10-10 10:15:57

Parts of California's wine region are being ravaged by fast-spreading fires that have killed at least 10 people.

At least 12 dead as Rohingya refugee boat sinks off Bangladesh  

2017-10-09 15:50:57

"We set off at around 6pm. We did not have any choice but to leave our village," he said, telling how the overloaded boat overturned when it hit a shoal and sank in rough water.

Storm Nate kills 22 in Central America  

2017-10-06 13:37:31

Tropical Storm Nate has killed at least 22 people in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras before it moves north towards the US.

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