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  • Macron visits Forbidden City before China deals, Xi talks

    January 9, 2018 5:09 AM 8

    French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron visit the Forbidden City, in Beijing, China, January 9, 2018. — Reuters pic BEIJING, Jan 9 — French President Emmanuel Macron toured Beijing’s sprawling Forbidden City today before a day of business deals and talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping as the two rising global leaders seek closer

  • Bill Clinton calls for release of Reuters journalists in Myanmar

    January 9, 2018 2:49 AM 8

    Friends of arrested Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo pray at Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar, January 7, 2018. — Reuters pic NEW YORK, Jan 9 — Former US President Bill Clinton today called for the immediate release of two Reuters journalists being held in Myanmar. “A free press is critical to a free society — the detention of journalists

  • 29 killed, 80,000 affected by Madagascar cyclone

    January 9, 2018 1:03 AM 7

    Children pose by the Mandrare River,in the Amboasary Sud area of southern Madagascar, November 9, 2017. — Thomson Reuters Foundation pic ANTANANARIVO, Jan 9 — Twenty-nine people died and more than 80,000 were affected after tropical cyclone Ava tore through Madagascar last week, authorities said yesterday. Seventeen people died yesterday after a house

  • Fire reported at New York’s Trump Tower, no injuries, say officials

    January 8, 2018 1:33 PM 17

    Fire crews are seen at base of Trump Tower, in New York January 8, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. — Twitter/@oinonio/via ReutersNEW YORK, Jan 8 — Firefighters responded to an early morning fire at Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, but no injuries were reported, the New York Fire Department said today. The fire was believed under control

  • India’s top court to review gay sex ban

    January 8, 2018 9:55 AM 14

    The Supreme Court in India reinstated the ban after it had earlier been rescinded. ― Reuters picNEW DELHI, Jan 8 — India’s Supreme Court today announced a review of a hugely controversial ban on gay sex, saying no one should have to live in fear because of their sexuality. The court said it would take up a legal challenge by five high-profile Indians

  • Explosion risk for oil tanker ablaze off China

    January 8, 2018 6:53 AM 13

    Smoke and fire is seen from Panama-registered tanker SANCHI carrying Iranian oil after it collided with a Chinese freight ship in the East China Sea, in this still image taken from a January 7, 2018 video. — Reuters pic BEIJING, Jan 8 — An Iranian oil tanker ablaze off the Chinese coast is at risk of exploding or sinking, authorities said this morning

  • 3.9 magnitude earthquake hit Dien Bien, Vietnam

    January 8, 2018 4:50 AM 13

    The earthquake’s centre was at a depth of 10km in Dien Bien Dong district, with shocks lasting about three seconds. — AFP picHANOI, Jan 8 — A 3.9-magnitude earthquake hit the northwestern province of Dien Bien, about 295 km west of Hanoi, early this morning, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported. The earthquake’s centre was at a depth of 10km in Dien Bien Dong district

  • One dead, one hurt in blast outside Stockholm area metro

    January 8, 2018 4:43 AM 11

    Police officers cordon off the area outside Varby Gard metro station, where two people were injured in an explosion, in Stockholm, Sweden, January 7, 2018. — Reuters pic STOCKHOLM, Jan 8 — One person died and another was slightly hurt yesterday in a blast outside a metro station in a Stockholm suburb, which police said did not appear to be a terrorist

  • Iranian oil tanker still ablaze after collision off China’s coast

    January 8, 2018 2:55 AM 30

    Smoke and fire is seen from Panama-registered tanker Sanchi carrying Iranian oil after it collided with a Chinese freight ship in the East China Sea, in this still image taken from a January 7, 2018 video. — Reuters pic BEIJING, Jan 8 — A tanker carrying Iranian oil that collided with a Chinese freight ship in the East China Sea on Saturday was still

  • New-born baby found dead on plane in Indonesia

    January 7, 2018 1:34 PM 14

    JAKARTA: Indonesian police Sunday detained the suspected mother of a new-born baby who was found dead in a aircraft toilet at Jakarta's international Airport. Hani, a 37-year-old migrant worker from Cianjur in West Java, was held soon after arriving from Bangkok at Soekarno-Hatta airport around 1:00 am, said airport police chief Ahmad Yusef. "She didn't