Philippines police kill 32 drug suspects in raids

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:50

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.


400 dead, 600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslide

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:12

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.


M.J. Akbar: UN inaction allowed terrorism to grow

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:40

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.


Don't want to be in contact with Sharif, says Zardari

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:18

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.


10 security personnel killed in IS attacks in Iraq

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:04

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.


UN rights chief urges Kenya to calm political climate peacefully

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:26

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.


UK's Brexit paper opposes Irish border posts

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:18

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.


Russian watchdog detects over 23,000 websites promoting suicide

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:38

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.