Millions of pilgrims began bathing on the first official day of India's Kumbh Mela, billed as the world's largest religious festival where politics play an important role ahead of a general election later this year.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to meet with senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol this week, South Korean media and CNN said, citing unnamed sources.
A Chinese court sentenced Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg to death in a retrial of a drug smuggling case for which he was handed a 15-year prison sentence.
Afghan officials say militants targeted Green Village, in the east of the city where some foreign workers are based, adding at least 10 children were among the wounded.
The two-month-old Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet plunged into the Java Sea just minutes after taking off from Jakarta on Oct. 29, killing everyone on board.
The latest violence comes despite stepped-up efforts by the United States to find a negotiated end to the country’s 17-year war.
A total of 87 people were working underground in the Shaanxi province mine at the time of the accident on Saturday afternoon.
Rahaf Mohammed al Qunun was already en route to Toronto late on Friday when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the surprise announcement after officials had previously given heavy hints she was bound for Australia.
Wang Weijing, a Poland-based staffer, was "immediately" sacked because "this incident created harmful effects on Huawei's global reputation," the firm said in a statement cited by the Global Times.
The president of Japan's Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, is under formal investigation in France and was indicted over "active corruption" in connection with bribes on Japan's bid to host the Olympics.
The two Reuters journalists were convicted of violating the country's Official Secrets Act during their reporting on the country's crackdown against Rohingya Muslims.
November's election losses presented a major challenge to President Tsai Ing-wen, who faced mounting criticism at home over her reform agenda while facing renewed threats from China, which considers the self-ruled island its own.
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