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Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border.Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, the deputy governor of Asir province, was returning from an inspection tour when his aircraft came down near Abha late on Sunday, the interior ministry said.

Fireworks Factory Blaze Leaves Dozens Dead in Indonesia. More than 40 others are being treated at hospitals for burns and other injuries

Communism in China: A second thought.
A new principle has been added to the constitution of the Chinese Communist Party: "Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era”. This has huge implications. Mr Xi is the first living leader to be mentioned in the party’s charter since Mao Zedong. His ideological authority is now uncontested. That could make governing smoother, but it increases the chances of bad policymaking and complicates succession

Duterte warns EU ambassadors: ‘You leave my country in 24 hours’

Thu, October 12, 2017 12:00:00 AM CDT Philippine Star
- MANILA, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday launched another profanity-laced attack against the European Union for supposedly lobbying for the Philippines’ removal from the United Nations, this time, by asking the bloc’s ambassadors here to leave the country in 24 hours. … , might "take back" his statement soon as this could only be driven by "reaction." READ:Philippines ends P13.8- B funding from….

Thousands of Israeli, Palestinian women march for peace. Arriving in Jerusalem after two-week walk ‘Women Wage Peace’ rally participants demand Israeli-Palestinian deals.

Trump says ‘only one thing will work to solve the North Korea crisis’

Kurdish Nationalism Raises War Clouds

More than 130,000 flee rumbling Bali volcano

Pakistan UN envoy commits embarrassing blunder at UN, calls Gaza war picture as face of Indian democracy

Seoul to offer North Korea $8-million in Humanitarian Aid

Afghanistan mulls plan to arm 20,000 civilians to fight insurgents. "The Afghan government’s expansion of irregular forces could have enormously dangerous consequences for civilians," said Patricia Gossman, a senior researcher at Human Rights Watch.

To shoot down or not? North Korea launch highlights intercept issues. As US lawmakers demand use of anti-missile technology, experts warn it’ll be dangerous to expose limitations of capabilities to Pyongyang.

Afghanistan mulls plan to arm 20,000 civilians to fight insurgents. "The Afghan government’s expansion of irregular forces could have enormously dangerous consequences for civilians," said Patricia Gossman, a senior researcher at Human Rights Watch.

Whether it’s fighting polio or meningitis, India has shown way in health innovation

Typhoon Doksuri batters central Vietnam with winds, rains

‘Textbook example of ethnic cleansing’ — 370,000 Rohingyas flood Bangladesh as crisis worsens Sep 12, 2017 - The Washington Post DHAKA, Bangladesh — The number of Rohingya refugees fleeing a military crackdown in Burma has now topped 370,000, a crisis that the United Nations human rights chief called “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Hundreds of thousands of the long-persecuted ethnic minority continued to stream via land and rickety boats into Bangladesh this week, arriving exhausted, dehydrated …

In this super viral tweet of Anand Mahindra on Mumbai rains show helping and never-say-die spirit of Aamchi, Mumbai

Situation Report: Afghanistan Strategy Day at Camp David, USS FItzgerald Officers Sacked After Deadly Crash

Deadly Asian floods hit 16 million people

Situation Report: Afghanistan Strategy Day at Camp David, USS FItzgerald Officers Sacked After Deadly Crash

Yemen cholera cases exceed half a million

Huge 6.6 magnitude earthquake rocks Philippines - president’s palace evacuated


‘Trump might start a war’ South Koreans fear US president MORE than Kim Jong-un

Matthew Fisher: While everyone was distracted by North Korea and Manila, China scored a major win

The Greatest Exodus of Our Time. The emptying of Syria is the biggest forced migration of humanity since the Second World War. Millions of individually shattered lives will reshape the Middle East — and the world beyond — for generations to come

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