• Wed, Sep 20, 2017
  • UN chief urges Myanmar to halt military campaign against Rohingyas UN chief urges Myanmar to halt military campaign against Rohingyas
    Updated: Sep, 19, 201710:35 PM

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today urged Myanmar to halt its military campaign against Rohingya Muslims, just hours after Aung San Suu Kyi failed to quell an international outcry in a...

  • Australians not game for same-sex marriage Australians not game for same-sex marriage
    Updated: Sep, 19, 201710:07 PM

    Latest opinion poll shows public support for legalising gay marriage has dropped four per cent in the past fortnight in Australia.

  • Hong Kong leader warns against call for freedom from China Hong Kong leader warns against call for freedom from China
    Updated: Sep, 19, 201709:57 PM

    Hong Kong’s leader urged an immediate end to independence debates in the Chinese-ruled global financial hub on Tuesday, warning that the issue was harming the city’s relationship with Beijing.

  • UN team: Suu Kyi words 'bode well' for bid for Myanmar probe UN team: Suu Kyi words 'bode well' for bid for Myanmar probe
    Updated: Sep, 19, 201709:05 PM

    The leader of a team of UN human rights investigators said today that comments by Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi bode well for its so-far unsuccessful efforts to gain access to the country now...

  • At UN, Trump says US may have to 'totally destroy' North Korea At UN, Trump says US may have to 'totally destroy' North Korea
    Updated: Sep, 19, 201708:42 PM

    US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the United States will be forced to “totally destroy” North Korea unless Pyongyang backs down from its nuclear challenge, mocking North Korean leader Kim...

  • Israel says shot down Iranian-made, Hezbollah-operated drone Israel says shot down Iranian-made, Hezbollah-operated drone
    Updated: Sep, 19, 201708:25 PM

    Israel's military fired a Patriot missile today to bring down what it said was an Iranian-made drone operated by Hezbollah on a reconnaissance mission over the Golan Heights.

  • World afraid of nuclear war with North Korea: UN chief Guterres World afraid of nuclear war with North Korea: UN chief Guterres
    Updated: Sep, 19, 201707:59 PM

    Global anxieties about a nuclear war are at their highest level in decades, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said today as he opened a gathering of world leaders dominated by the crisis with...

  • Bangladesh government keeping vigil on Rohingya refugees: Bangla PM advisor Bangladesh government keeping vigil on Rohingya refugees: Bangla PM advisor
    Updated: Sep, 19, 201706:36 PM

    The Bangladesh government was keeping an eye on the Rohingya refugees and getting them registered to ensure that militants did not enter the country, HT Imam, Political Adviser to Bangladesh Prime...

  • Pakistan Court issues fresh summons to Sharif after he skips hearing Pakistan Court issues fresh summons to Sharif after he skips hearing
    Updated: Sep, 19, 201704:36 PM

    A Pakistani court today issued fresh summons to ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his children, currently in London, to appear before it next week after they failed to turn up at a hearing in...

  • Calls to ban Ganesha ad dismissed by Australia bureau Calls to ban Ganesha ad dismissed by Australia bureau
    Updated: Sep, 19, 201701:25 PM

    Australia's advertising watchdog has dismissed complaints filed by Hindu groups against a controversial advertisement which featured Lord Ganesha in a lamb roast along with several other deities and...