- March 18, 2018
35 miners were working underground when the gas explosion ripped through the mine in the morning and just two managed to escape
The Federal Government will soon move to ban refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru from ever coming to Australia, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says
Turkey has formally arrested more than 37,000 people and has already sacked or suspended 100,000 civil servants, judges, prosecutors, police and others in an unprecedented crackdown
Police have interviewed a 48-year-old man with no apparent motive who allegedly killed the driver by setting alight at a stop in suburban Brisbane, leaving morning commuters and onlookers horrified.
Myanmar authorities have said they are looking into reports of a plane crash in the sea near their west coast
Penalties under the new law include chemical castration, implanting electronic tagging chips in violators, the death sentence, mandatory 10 year imprisonment, and state-sponsored rehabilitation
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said his country could join naval exercises with Japan, but repeated there would be no more war games with long-time ally United States.
The explosion occurred in the early afternoon in the town of Xinmin in Shaanxi province, damaging dozens of buildings including the local hospital
Two men and two women died in the Thunder River Rapids ride at Dreamworld on Queensland’s Gold Coast, a park spokeswoman said.
Another 409 people, said to be fugitives, have been detained overseas this year.
The presidency is currently limited to a single five-year term, which Park Geun-hye plans to change
The Sixth Plenum, as the meeting is known, comes as the party, which has more than 88 million members, faces a period of tectonic change
The explosion injured two men aged 64 and 58, who were being treated for shrapnel wounds. The third victim was a 14 year-old school boy
Somali pirates have freed 26 Asian hostages held for nearly five years after the hijacking of their fishing vessel, the last commercial ship seized at the height of the country’s piracy scourge, negotiators said Saturday.
Typhoon Haima has forced the evacuations of more than 50,000 people in southern China after hammering the northern Philippines with ferocious wind and rain, triggering flooding, landslides and power outages and killing at least 13 people, reports AP.
The Philippines is one of the most disaster-hit countries in the world, suffering an average of 20 major typhoons each year. Haima is the 12th typhoon to hit the Southeast Asian nation this year
Different technical and thematic sessions on reporting and humanitarian issues will be tabled in the programme.
King Bhumibol’s death coincides with faltering momentum in Obama’s signature policy of rebalancing the US diplomatic and security focus to the Asia-Pacific region in the face of China’s rapid rise
King Bhumibol, who ascended the throne on June 9, 1946, was seen as a force for unity, and there have long been concerns that the political tensions that have riven Thailand over the past decade could worsen after his death.
Antonio Guterres will replace South Korea’s Ban Ki-moon