An Indonesian suicide bomber has died fighting with the Islamic State (IS) organization in Iraq, a monitoring group said Tuesday, sparking fresh concern from Jakarta authorities who fear the group is spawning a new generation of radicals.
Pizza Hut Singapore has launched an investigation and apologized to a customer described as a “Pink Fat Lady” in a handwritten note on her receipt after she ordered pizza for take away.
Australia said Tuesday it would introduce a “premium investor visa” to give immigrants permanent residency after a year if they invest AU$15 million (US$13 million) in the country.
Cheered by tens of thousands of people, a train decorated with banana plants and colorful flower garlands arrived in Sri Lanka's northern Tamil heartland on Monday, 24 years after the “Queen of Jaffna” was suspended due to civil war.
Australia's prime minister warned Monday that he intends to use tough language with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Australia next month in demanding full cooperation from Russia with the Dutch investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner in July.
A major relief operation was under way Monday after a cyclone pounded India's eastern coast, killing at least six people and leaving a trail of destruction, but officials said mass evacuations helped avert a larger tragedy.
The only question opposition lawmaker U Win Htein asked Parliament last session was for permission to remove his silk turban, saying it was causing him headaches and hair loss. The 72-year-old, known for his irreverent sense of humor, admits he was just teasing. But the speaker shot him down just the same.
New Zealand will tighten laws to address the potential threat posed by “foreign terrorist fighters” returning to the country from conflict hotspots such as Iraq and Syria, Prime Minister John Key said Monday.
The extended absence of Kim Jong Un from North Korean state television stoked fears on Sunday that his health was rapidly deteriorating and endangering the communist state's political stability.
Powerful typhoon Vongfong barreled into Japan's main islands Monday, with at least one person missing and scores injured while more than 550 flights were grounded, officials and local media said.