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South Korea Supreme Court allows conscientious objection to military service in landmark ruling South Korea Supreme Court allows conscientious objection to military service in landmark ruling

South Korea's Supreme Court said on Thursday that conscientious objection is a valid reason to refuse mandatory military service, a la...

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Lion Air crash: 'Ping' getting clearer in hunt for jet's black box Lion Air crash: 'Ping' getting clearer in hunt for jet's black box

JAKARTA: A "ping" sound believed to be emitted by the black box of an Indonesian jet that crashed into the sea this week w...

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Indonesia protests Saudi execution of domestic worker Indonesia protests Saudi execution of domestic worker

Jakarta has filed an official protest with Saudi Arabia after the oil-rich kingdom executed an Indonesian domestic worker without notifyin...

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Man who killed daughter released after 14 months Man who killed daughter released after 14 months

A man who killed his 2-year-old daughter will be released on parole after only 14 months in prison. Esme Kinraid was suffocated after her ...

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What to look for when buying headphones What to look for when buying headphones

If you can, try before you buy. In 2018, most people are listening to music or a podcast at some point during the day. And in order to av...

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All Blacks: Eight players set to debut against Japan All Blacks: Eight players set to debut against Japan

The All Blacks have named a new look side for their match against Japan in Tokyo on Saturday, with eight players making their debut. Th...

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Influencer Luka Sabbat sued for not shilling Spectacles on Instagram Influencer Luka Sabbat sued for not shilling Spectacles on Instagram

2018, amirite? Luka Sabbat, a social media influencer with 1.4 million Instagram followers, is being sued for failure to, well, influence...

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Sex abuse by officials 'endemic' in North Korea - rights group Sex abuse by officials 'endemic' in North Korea - rights group

Sexual abuse by officials in positions of authority in North Korea appears to be "endemic", a watchdog group reported on Thursday...

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Will Nevada elect the US's first female-majority legislature? Will Nevada elect the US's first female-majority legislature?

After winning record number of primary races, Nevada female candidates set their sights on making history on November 6. Patricia Ackerman...

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Hundreds of security firms vie for contracts at Qatar convention Hundreds of security firms vie for contracts at Qatar convention

Milipol Qatar hosts hundreds of companies hoping to sign defence and intelligence contracts for World Cup 2022. Doha, Qatar - More than 20...

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Sirisena, Jayasuriya fail to break Sri Lanka deadlock Sirisena, Jayasuriya fail to break Sri Lanka deadlock

Colombo, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's president and speaker of parliament failed to resolve a crisis over the abrupt sacking of the country&...

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Sroubek returned to Europe, court ruling confirms Sroubek returned to Europe, court ruling confirms

The Czech drug smuggler granted residency by the Immigration Minister did return to Europe in 2009, court documents show. Immigration Mini...

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Shia group says Nigeria security forces killed scores in protests Shia group says Nigeria security forces killed scores in protests

IMN says security forces opened fire on its members calling for the release of their leader, as 400 are arrested. A jailed Nigerian Shia l...

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‘Fortnitemares’ ends Sunday with a live in-game event ‘Fortnitemares’ ends Sunday with a live in-game event

All we have to go on so far is an ominous tweet. Fortnite really got into the Halloween spirit with its Fortnitemares special event. Sadl...

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Saudi pilot speaks about how she hit the glass ceiling Saudi pilot speaks about how she hit the glass ceiling

JEDDAH: Hanadi Al-Hindi hasn’t flown for five years, but her name will be remembered as the first Saudi woman to fly with a Saudi commercia...

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Demand for home loans tip BNZ's profit over $1b again Demand for home loans tip BNZ's profit over $1b again

The Bank of New Zealand's annual profit has tipped over $1 billion for the second time, reflecting an uptake in loans for homes and bus...

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Australia to remove children from Pacific detention centres - diplomat Australia to remove children from Pacific detention centres - diplomat

Australia will remove child refugees from its remote Pacific detention centres within weeks, a senior diplomat says. Canberra's hard-l...

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One dead in car and tourist bus crash near Kingston One dead in car and tourist bus crash near Kingston

One person is dead and 10 injured after a crash between a car and a tourist bus near Kingston in the South Island this morning. Police con...

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UN welcomes moves to restart negotiations on Western Sahara UN welcomes moves to restart negotiations on Western Sahara

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council has approved a resolution welcoming stepped up efforts to try to restart negotiations to end the 4...

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Egypt reaches agreement with IMF on next $2 bn loan payment Egypt reaches agreement with IMF on next $2 bn loan payment

WASHINGTON: Egypt has reached an agreement with the International Monetary Fund on release of the next $2 billion loan installment, the fi...

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As 7 Filipinos in Nigeria freed, 10 kidnapped in Gulf of Guinea As 7 Filipinos in Nigeria freed, 10 kidnapped in Gulf of Guinea

MANILA: After seven abducted Filipino seafarers were freed in Nigeria, 10 others have been kidnapped in the Gulf of Guinea. The Department...

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Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect charged with 44 counts Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect charged with 44 counts

PITTSBURGH: Federal prosecutors added more charges against the man accused of killing 11 Jews in a Pittsburgh synagogue, according to an i...

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US calls for end to Yemen hostilities and resumption of peace talks US calls for end to Yemen hostilities and resumption of peace talks

DUBAI: The United States has called for a cessation of hostilities in Yemen and the resumption of vigorous efforts for a political solution...

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Spain’s economy grows but braces for slowdown Spain’s economy grows but braces for slowdown

MADRID: Spanish economic growth remained steady in the third quarter, expanding at a similar rate as a quarter earlier, although weaker ex...

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Don’t clash with state, Pakistan’s PM Khan warns protesters Don’t clash with state, Pakistan’s PM Khan warns protesters

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday, warned protesters not take the law into...

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In unveiling statue, Modi wants to change narrative dominating India In unveiling statue, Modi wants to change narrative dominating India

NEW DELHI: With the inauguration of the tallest statue in the world — the Statue of Unity — in the Indian village of Kevadia, Prime Ministe...

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Turkish military carries out airstrikes in northern Iraq Turkish military carries out airstrikes in northern Iraq

ISTANBUL, IRBIL: Turkey’s military carried out airstrikes in northern Iraq on Wednesday, killing 23 militants from the outlawed Kurdistan ...

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