Manila, Aug 16 (IANS) At least 32 suspected drug dealers were killed in shootouts across one province in the Philippines in a bloody 24 hours for the country's war on drugs, the police said.
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for appearing to back down on his threat to launch missiles towards the US territory of Guam.
Freetown, Aug 16 (IANS) At least 400 people have been confirmed dead and 600 people are still missing following a mudslide and flooding in the Sierra Leone capital, officials said on Wednesday.
Wellington, Aug 16 (IANS) An Indian man was seriously assaulted in New Zealand and police are seeking the public's help to identify the man.
Naypyidaw, Aug 16 (IANS) The death toll in Myanmar in swine flu cases has climbed to 25, the media reported on Wednesday.
Accra, Aug 16 (IANS) Describing terrorism as the "gravest threat the world has faced since World War Two", Indian Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar has blamed the UN for the growth of international terrorism because of its inability to agree on its definition for the last two decades.
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chief Asif Ali Zardari said on Wednesday that he has no interest in establishing contact with ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, media reports said.
Baghdad, Aug 16 (IANS) At least 10 security personnel were killed on Wednesday in three attacks by Islamic State (IS) militants on military bases in Iraq's Salahudin province, an official said.
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) The US on Wednesday said it wishes to continue the "key partnership" with Pakistan in the South Asian region.
Nairobi, Aug 16 (IANS) The UN human rights chief has called on Kenyan leaders to act responsibly by calming the volatile political climate peacefully amid reports of police brutality that has led to deaths and injuries, the media reported on Wednesday.
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS) Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday described the threats of a military intervention in Venezuela made by US President Donald Trump as "unacceptable".
London, Aug 16 (IANS) The UK government has said it does not want any border posts between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic in its new position paper on Brexit.
Vladivostok, Aug 16 (IANS) The area affected by wildfire in Russia's Far East increases by 25,000 hectares per day, out of which 18,000 hectares is non-forested, the forestry department said on Wednesday.
Bogota, Aug 16 (IANS) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos oversaw the final withdrawal of weapons handed over by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels, the media reported on Wednesday.
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS) Russia's consumer safety watchdog Rospotrebnadzor has in the past five years detected over 23,000 websites which promote suicide or contain information on how to commit suicide, the media reported on Wednesday.