Tue12122017

LAST_UPDATETue, 12 Dec 2017 12am

Policeman Killed, Journalist Wounded In Northern Afghan Shooting

afghan northern

PUL-E-KHUMRI (Afghanistan), Oct 13 (Bernama) -- A policeman was killed and an Afghan journalist wounded in a shooting attack in northern province of Baghlan, China's Xinhua news agency reported the provincial police spokesman as saying on Friday.

Read more: Policeman Killed, Journalist Wounded In Northern Afghan Shooting

Chile Welcomes Dozens Of Syrian Refugees

Chiles President Michelle Bachelet receives and speaks with refugees from Syria after arriving in the country as part of a resettlement program for families affected by war or conflict in Santiago Chile October 12 2017

SANTIAGO, Oct 13 --Chilean President Michelle Bachelet was at Santiago’s international airport on Thursday to welcome 66 refugees from the Syrian civil war.

Read more: Chile Welcomes Dozens Of Syrian Refugees

Russian Expert Highlights Vietnam’s Role In Asia-Pacific

Grigory Trofimtruk

MOSCOW, Oct 13 -- Vietnam plays a crucial role in the Asian-Pacific region, said Chairman of a foundation on Asian and European science and technology research, Grigory Trofimtruk.

Read more: Russian Expert Highlights Vietnam’s Role In Asia-Pacific

11 Indian Crew Missing After Cargo Ship Sinks South Of Okinawa

TOKYO, Oct 13 -- A cargo ship from China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region sank early Friday some 600 km south of Ishigaki island of Okinawa prefecture, southwestern Japan, China's Xinhua news agency reported, citing the Kyodo news.

Read more: 11 Indian Crew Missing After Cargo Ship Sinks South Of Okinawa

Aung San Suu Kyi 'Could Lose' Freedom Of The City Of London

The City of London is to consider stripping Aung San Suu Kyi of her Freedom of the City honour.

Read more: Aung San Suu Kyi 'Could Lose' Freedom Of The City Of London

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung Erupts, Spewing Ash 2km Into Sky

Pic: Jakarta Post

JAKARTA: Volcanic Mount Sinabung in Karo district, North Sumatra province, Indonesia erupted on Thursday, spewing a column of ash 2km into the sky, the Xinhua news agency reported a disaster agency senior official as saying.

Read more: Indonesia's Mount Sinabung Erupts, Spewing Ash 2km Into Sky

U.S. House Approves Disaster Funds As Trump Criticizes Puerto Rico

A couple walks by a damaged tree in the Hurricane Maria affected area of Old San Juan Puerto Rico October 12 2017

WASHINGTON - A new package of U.S. disaster assistance sailed through the House of Representatives on Thursday, despite President Donald Trump expressing impatience with having to devote federal resources for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico’s recovery.

Read more: U.S. House Approves Disaster Funds As Trump Criticizes Puerto Rico

Multiple People Injured In Shooting At Swedish Market

At least four have been seriously injured after at least one gunman reportedly opened fire at a market in Trelleborg, Sweden, according to local authorities, who launched a “major police operation” in response to the incident.

Read more: Multiple People Injured In Shooting At Swedish Market

White House Says It Can't Lawfully Pay Obamacare Subsidies

President Trump smiles after signing an Executive Order to make it easier for Americans to buy bare bone health insurance plans and circumvent Obamacare rules

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump will stop payments worth billions of dollars to health insurers to subsidize low-income Americans, the White House said on Thursday, a move health insurers have warned will cause chaos in insurance markets and a spike in premiums.

Read more: White House Says It Can't Lawfully Pay Obamacare Subsidies

In Fiery Attack, Philippines' Duterte Accuses EU Of Plotting

In a fiery speech full of expletives, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has accused the EU of interfering in the country's domestic affairs.

Read more: In Fiery Attack, Philippines' Duterte Accuses EU Of Plotting