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Asia Pacific

MH370 search teams find shipwreck

  (CNN)Search teams scouring the floor of the Indian Ocean for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have come across some wreckage — just considerably older than the airliner which disappeared in March 2014. Startlingly clear images of a previously uncharted wreck, most likely from the 19th century, emerged after underwater drones were dispatched to investigate […]

Asia Pacific

AFGHANISTAN: Military and police battle Taliban for region

Afghanistan forces have launched a major fight against Islamist militant group, Taliban in a battle for the north-eastern provincial capital of Kunduz. The fight reportedly includes the Afghan army and police, but there is no substantial help from foreign troops. North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces have also reportedly turned down several requests to assist […]

Asia Pacific

Govt orders execution process for Nigerian, Ghanaian, others

Ten persons imprisoned for drug trafficking – from Nigeria, Australia, France, Brazil, the Philippines, Ghana and Indonesia are to face firing squad simultaneously, after their appeal for presidential leniency was denied. The government of Indonesia ordered their execution despite pressure and criticism from the international community, calling for the convicts not to be killed. The […]