Twin disasters spark Malaysia Airlines crew resignations

KUALA LUMPUR: Nearly 200 cabin crew have resigned from Malaysia Airlines which was hit by two deadly tragedies this year, the carrier said Tuesday, and some reportedly cited fears for their safety. The flag carrier, which prior to this year had a good safety record, has been in the spotlight in the past six months following the disappearance of flight More...

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Top Iran official visits regional rival Saudi

TEHRAN: A senior Iranian official is in Saudi Arabia to try to repair strained relations between the regional rivals in the Gulf, Iranian media reported on Tuesday. Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian More...

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Bangladesh floods leave thousands homeless, damage crops

DHAKA: Heavy flooding across Bangladesh has forced thousands of people from their homes and caused severe damage to crops, with officials on Tuesday warning the situation could worsen as floodwaters poured into More...

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Ukraine and Russian leaders meet, after soldiers captured

KIEV: The presidents of Russia and Ukraine hold key talks Tuesday with little hopes for a breakthrough in the conflict pitting the former Soviet state against pro-Russian separatist rebels. Kiev ratcheted up tensions More...

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At least 19 killed in bus crash in Egypt’s Luxor: state media

CAIRO: At least 19 people were killed when two minibuses fell into a canal near Egypt’s tourist city of Luxor early on Tuesday, state-run newspaper Al-Ahram reported. The accident came less than a week after More...

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Israeli air strikes target more Gaza high-rises

GAZA/JERUSALEM: Israel bombed more of Gaza’s tallest structures on Tuesday, bringing down a 13-storey apartment and office tower and destroying most of a 16-floor residential building after warning occupants More...

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Expectant newly-weds among Japan landslide missing

TOKYO: Details emerged Tuesday of a newly-wed couple who had been expecting their first baby when huge mudslides engulfed their home in western Japan, as the number of confirmed deaths from the disaster hit 60. Desperate More...

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Abdullah threatens to pull out of Afghan election audit

KABUL: Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah threatened on Tuesday to withdraw from an audit of votes cast in the election, a move that could wreck UN efforts to rescue the country’s first democratic More...

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Sri Lankan murder accused arrested in New Zealand

WELLINGTON: A Sri Lankan national accused of murdering his ex-wife in Switzerland 14 years ago appeared in a New Zealand court on Tuesday after allegedly spending more than a decade on the run. Auckland police said More...

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Indonesia’s president satisfied on leaving office

SYDNEY: Indonesia’s outgoing President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said Tuesday he leaves office with a sense of satisfaction after strengthening democracy and the economy during a decade in power. The former More...

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