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Taiwan bus bursts into flames, killing 26, including 24 tourists from China

Agencies, Taipei A Taiwan tour bus carrying tourists from China crashed into a highway railing en route to the airport today and burst into flames, killing all 26 on board, Taiwanese authorities said today. The bus was carrying 24 tourists...

NKorea fires three ballistic missiles in show of force

Agencies, Seoul North Korea fired three ballistic missiles early today which flew between 500 and 600 kilometres into the sea off its east coast, South Korea’s military said, the latest in a series of provocative moves by the isolated...

Trump’s wife seeks to soften his image at raucous Republican convention

Agencies, Cleveland Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, in her first major political speech, portrayed her husband as a talented, compassionate and unrelenting leader who would unify rather than divide the country if elected to the White House....

People in Pakistan will celebrate if Army takes over : Imran Khan

Agencies, Islamabad Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said people in Pakistan will celebrate and distribute sweets if the military takes over in the country. Addressing a rally, Mr Khan said,” People will celebrate the...

Brother admits “honour killing”

Agencies, Karachi/Islamabad The brother of Qandeel Baloch, whose risqué social media posts both titillated and appalled conservative Pakistan, today admitted to strangling her in a crime that reignited debate about so-called “honour killings”...
Police officers block off a road after a shooting of police in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge shooter was ex-Marine who denied ties to any group

Agencies, Washington/Kansas City, Mo, The gunman who killed three police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana was a former US Marine sergeant who served in Iraq and made the dean’s list in college, government officials with knowledge of...
A civilian beats a soldier after troops involved in the coup surrendered on the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul

2,839 members of military detained : Turkish PM Yildirim

Agencies, Istanbul A total of 2,839 members of Turkey’s military have been detained in connection with an attempted coup overnight, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said today, adding that those detained included ordinary soldiers and high-ranking...
A crowd gathers near a wrecked police vehicle at military headquarters in Ankara

Turkey detains 754 members of armed forces after coup attempt : official

Agencies, Istanbul Turkish authorities have detained 754 members of the armed forces after an overnight coup attempt by a faction within the military that used tanks and attack helicopters to try to overthrow the government, a senior official...