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World 25 Jun 2017 | 7:24 PM

Car bomb in Syria's Idlib province kills 10 - war monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A car bomb killed 10 people in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, reported on Sunday.

World 25 Jun 2017 | 8:18 PM

Iran says arrests 50 suspected of links to militant groups

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian authorities have rounded up at least 50 people suspected of links to militant groups in a Western province, a prosecutor said on Sunday, the latest in a wave of arrests following twin bomb and gun attacks in Tehran in early June.

World 25 Jun 2017 | 9:07 PM

More than 1,500 evacuated due to forest fires in southern Spain

(Reuters) - Major forest fires in southern Spain has forced the evacuation of more than 1,500 people from homes, campsites and hotels, a government official said on Sunday.

World 25 Jun 2017 | 10:42 PM

Colombia boat wreck death toll jumps to nine (Updated)

Bogota (AFP) - At least nine people were dead and 28 missing after a tourist boat sank for unknown reasons in a reservoir in Colombia Sunday, authorities said, sharply raising an earlier toll.

World 25 Jun 2017 | 11:03 PM

Chad's Deby warns tight cash could limit fight against terrorism

PARIS (Reuters) - Chad's president, Idriss Deby, an important Western ally in the fight against Islamist militants, warned in an interview that cash-strapped Chad could be forced to withdraw some of its troops from the fight if it does not get financial help.

Pakistan 25 Jun 2017 | 11:05 PM

139 dead, more than 100 injured in Pakistan oil tanker fire

Ahmedpur East (Pakistan) (AFP) - An overturned oil tanker exploded in a huge fireball in Pakistan Sunday, killing at least 139 people and injuring scores as crowds scavenging for fuel ignored warnings to stay clear, officials and witnesses said.

China 25 Jun 2017 | 11:54 PM

Hopes dim in search for 93 missing in China landslide

Diexi (China) (AFP) - Rescuers kept digging through rocks and earth for more than 90 people still missing Sunday after a huge landslide entombed a village in southwest China, but some relatives lost hope of finding them alive.

AseanPlus News 26 Jun 2017 | 12:15 AM

'Girls as dessert': Thai sex scandal exposes grim tradition

Bangkok (AFP) - When senior bureaucrats visited the remote Thai province where local official Boonyarit worked, the routine was often the same: welcome them with the finest food and drink and then bring out the teen girls, often referred to as "dessert".

AseanPlus News 26 Jun 2017 | 12:24 AM

Facing ruin, India's ancient glass artists blame the Taj

Firozabad (India) (AFP) - Hanuman Prasad Garg doesn't blame rising fuel prices or pressure from cheap knock-offs for the slow demise of the glass industry where Indian artisans have forged bangles for centuries. He blames the Taj Mahal.

China 26 Jun 2017 | 12:29 AM

China drone king turns to farming

Shenzhen (China) (AFP) - China drone-maker DJI is betting on flying machines that shoot pesticide instead of photos to fend off growing competition in the global remote-controlled aircraft market.