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At least 140 killed in tanker fire near Bahawalpur

Fire broke out after a fuel tanker tipped over on a main highway in the Punjab. Photo - Shazia Bhatti : Al Jazeera

Local residents collecting fuel from overturned vehicle on national highway in Ahmed Pur Sharqia burnt alive. At least 140 people have been burnt alive and dozens of others injured after an oil tanker caught fire and exploded near Bahawalpur in Pakistan’s Punjab province. The incident occurred on Sunday morning as a large number of people […]

The Doctor Will See You (on Television) Now

Superheroine Burka Avenger brings messages of gender equality and health to Pakistan in the form of a television cartoon. Image - Next City

Two years ago, a television cartoon in Pakistan made waves for its star, a superheroine named “Burka Avenger,” who promotes positive social change while clad in the titular billowing black silk outfit. With the tagline “don’t mess with the lady in black,” the show presents plotlines promoting gender equality, environmentalism and health. The idea that […]

Philippine Fighting Leaves 18 Soldiers, 5 Militants Dead

Basilan, Philippines. Image Credit: VOA

The Philippine military said Sunday that 18 of its soldiers were killed and more than 50 others were wounded in a 10-hour firefight with Abu Sayyaf extremists in the southwestern island province of Basilan. A military spokesman said at least five militants died and 20 others were wounded in Saturday’s fighting. He said the dead […]

Why the South China Sea could be the next global flashpoint

A naval soldier of the Chinese People's Liberation Army aboard the aircraft carrier Liaoning. Photo Credit: REUTERS/XINHUA

When China earlier this week began operating the new lighthouse it has built on one of the artificial islands it has constructed in the South China Sea, it probably did not realise it would also illuminate the deepening tensions its policy of maritime expansion is creating in the region. For, at a time when the […]

G7 foreign ministers gather in Hiroshima to discuss nuclear, maritime issues

Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, left, and Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida, right, talk during their meeting on the sidelines of meetings by foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized countries, in Hiroshima, western Japan Sunday, April 10, 2016. (Yuta Omori/Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT,

In a city obliterated by a U.S. atom bomb more than 70 years ago, Japan kicked off a gathering of foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) advanced economies with a call to end nuclear weapons. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, who presides over the two-day annual meeting this year, said on Sunday that […]

North Koreans Rely on Smuggled Cellphones to Connect to the Outside World

Choi Hyun-joon, a North Korean defector, on the streets of Seoul, the capital of South Korea. Calls made using a Chinese cellphone helped facilitate the defection of his daughter. Photo Credit: Jean Chung for The New York Times

The man drove Ju Chan-yang to a mountain overlooking North Korea’s border with China. He looked around, making sure they were alone. Then he dialed his Chinese cellphone and handed it to her. On the other end was Ms. Ju’s father in South Korea. It was the first time they had heard each other’s voice […]

Thousands of refugees stranded at Greece-Macedonia border

Men hold ‘open the borders’ banners in a protest by the Idomeni crossing from Greece to Macedonia. Photograph: Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP/Getty Images

Men hold ‘open the borders’ banners in a protest by the Idomeni crossing from Greece to Macedonia. Photograph: Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP/Getty Images More than 5,000 people have been left stranded at the Idomeni camp on Greece’s border with Macedonia after four Balkan countries announced a daily cap on refugee arrivals. The buildup began last week after […]

Tsai Ing-wen – Taiwan elects first female president

It was the second time Tsai Ing-wen had run for the presidency. Photograph - Ashley Pon:Getty Images

Tsai Ing-wen wins historic victory as voters express dissatisfaction with economy and outgoing leader Taiwan’s first female president has vowed to build a new era of politics after sealing a historic landslide election victory that is expected to strain the state’s relationship with China. With more than half of the votes counted, the Democratic Progressive […]

Man accused of being captain of capsized migrant ship on trial in Italy

Mohammed Ali Malek, who was 27 years-old at the time of his arrest. Photograph: Antonio Parrinello/Reuters

Mohammed Ali Malek, who was 27 years-old at the time of his arrest. Photograph: Antonio Parrinello/Reuters The criminal trial of a man accused of being the captain of a migrant ship that capsized last year, killing up to 800 people, is due to begin today in the Sicilian city of Catania, in what officials say […]

Syrian regime to allow aid into besieged, starving town

The United Nations says the Syrian government has agreed to allow aid delivery to the besieged town of Madaya, where residents have said they are starving to death under a blockade by troops loyal to Bashar al-Assad. “The UN welcomes today’s approval from the government of Syria to access Madaya, Fua and Kefraya and is […]

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