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  • Police arrest man over drone landing at Japan PM office

    Japanese police arrested a man who admitted to landing a drone with low level radioactive sand on the roof of the prime minister's office to protest the government's nuclear energy policy, officials said Saturday.

  • Insurgent mortar attack kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

    An Afghan provincial official says that at least five members of a family have been killed after an insurgent mortar struck their house in the country's east.

  • Magnitude-7.9 quake hits Nepal, causing big damage, injuries

    A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said.

  • Study and enjoy nature: NZ promotes its education

    Gorgeous landscapes, with thick forests and wonderful wildlife, are added values that can be enjoyed by students going to New Zealand to pursue their studies.

  • France still undecided about delivery of warship to Russia

    French President Francois Hollande says he has still not decided on whether France will deliver a Mistral-class warship to Russia amid growing speculation that he could choose to refund it.

  • US appeals court upholds dismissal of suit by Abbas' son

    A US appeals court has upheld a decision to throw out a US$10 million libel suit by the son of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

  • Hostage deaths a reminder of risk of 'deadly mistakes'

    US investigators took months to piece together evidence that led to the conclusion that a drone strike had killed two Western hostages and two Americans who worked for al-Qaida, US officials said Friday.

  • EU doubles emergency aid to nations dealing with migrants

    The European Union has doubled the emergency aid to frontline member states Italy, Greece and Malta which have to deal with the massive influx of migrants coming across the Mediterranean to 50 million euros (US$54 million) a year.

  • UN rights chief accuses British tabloids of hate speech

    The United Nations' human rights chief on Friday accused Britain's tabloid newspapers of hate speech against immigrants.

  • Man turns self in, says he landed drone at Japan PM office

    Japanese police are investigating a man claiming responsibility for landing a drone on the roof of the Japanese Prime Minister's Office this week.

  • Kazakhstan votes for continuity while keeping eye on Ukraine

    As oil-rich Kazakhstan votes for a president Sunday, the governing elite is pounding home a mantra of stability as fears percolate about the country's massive Russian minority taking inspiration from the Moscow-backed insurgency in Ukraine.

  • Palestine will never walk alone: Egyptian PM

    Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehlab displayed his passion for Palestinian independence when delivering his speech before state leaders during the commemoration ceremony of the 1955 Asian-African Conference in Bandung on Friday.

  • Mugabe, Kim skip historical walk in Bandung

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and the chairman of North Korea’s Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly Kim Yong-nam, two of the oldest state leaders attending the 60th Asian-African Conference Commemoration (AACC), did not participate in the Bandung Historical Walk in the West Java capital on Friday.

  • Foreign diplomats summoned to Nusakambangan ahead of executions

    The government has summoned foreign embassy officials to the prison island where nine convicted foreign drug smugglers and one Indonesian are due to be executed.

  • Jokowi wins support for foreign policy speech

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s opening speech at 60th Asian-African Conference Commemoration was met with applause from the audience, which included legislators who are often very critical of the President. However, there was also concern that Indonesia’s foreign policy under Jokowi’s government may swing in a new direction and away from the government’s traditional “free and active” platform.

  • Experts urge strong follow-up initiatives on Palestine

    Experts and civil society groups have lauded President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s strong opening remarks at the 60th Asia-Africa Conference Commemoration (AACC) to rally support for an independent and sovereign Palestine.

  • Asia, Africa ready to play greater global roles

    As the 2015 Asian-African summit concluded on Thursday, nations of both continents have expressed their commitment to working together to craft influential power links in a bid to challenge the current world order blamed for world's injustice and inequality.

  • Indonesian arrested in Thailand with 5.2 kg of cocaine

    Jemani Ikhsan, 63, an Indonesian citizen, has been arrested by Thai authorities in the resort island of Phuket after attempting to smuggle in 5.2 kilograms of cocaine.

  • Bandung breaks 'angklung' world record

    The Indonesian World Record Museum declared on Thursday that a new record on playing the angklung had been created when some 20,000 people, mostly students, played the bamboo musical instrument at the Siliwangi Stadium in Bandung, West Java.

  • India says Ford Foundation funding must have govt oversight

    The Indian government is requiring the Ford Foundation to get clearance from the Home Ministry before spending funds inside the country.

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