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Death toll in Iran building collapse rises to at least 38

The death toll from the collapse of a building in south-western Iran rose to at least 38 on Sunday, state TV reported, as emergency...

Iranian police disperse crowd gathered at collapsed building

Iranian police have used tear gas and fired guns in the air to disperse people gathered near the site of a collapsed 10-storey building...

Nine more bodies found in Kashmir tunnel collapse

Rescuers have found the bodies of nine more workers in a collapsed tunnel in Indian-controlled Kashmir – taking the death toll to 10. The tunnel...

Hong Kong leader bans protesters from wearing face masks

Hong Kong’s leader has banned protesters from wearing masks to conceal their identities as the government hardens its stance against long-running pro-democracy demonstrations. Chief executive...

Fears of unrest as India revokes Kashmir’s special status

India’s Hindu nationalist-led government has moved to revoke the special status of Muslim-majority Kashmir, cutting off communications and deploying thousands of troops in the...

Kazakhstan election marred by arrests as ex-president’s ally on course to win

Preliminary results show an ally of Kazakhstan’s former president has won the country’s presidential election. Sunday’s vote was marred by a police crackdown on protesters...

Hundreds of Palestinians held by Israel launch hunger strike

More than 1,500 Palestinian prisoners have launched an open-ended hunger strike to demand better conditions in Israeli prisons. Their demands include more contact with relatives...

Erdogan declares victory in Turkey’s constitutional referendum despite opposition objections

Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in Sunday's referendum that will grant sweeping powers to the presidency, hailing the result as a "historic...

Putin: Russia’s military is stronger than anyone’s

Russia’s military is now stronger that any possible foe, Vladimir Putin has said. The Russian president told an annual end-of-year meeting with the defence ministry:...

Typhoon Nepartak batters China leaving six dead and eight missing

At least six people were dead and eight others missing after Typhoon Nepartak battered China's coastal Fujian Province with heavy rain and strong winds...

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