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One dead, dozens injured after quake hits Indonesia’s Sumatra
Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency records 50 aftershocks.
Maradona 'Hand of God' shirt on display during World Cup
Qatar's 3-2-1 sports museum will exhibit the iconic item of clothing.
Critics fear Saudi prince seeks legal cover with PM title
Mohammed bin Salman subject of multiple international lawsuits, notably over killing of Jamal Khashoggi.
Galapagos tortoise, iguana traffickers jailed for one year
Ecuadorian prosecutor’s office says animals taken to be traded in Guayaquil.
No Terminator, Musk teases ‘useful’ humanoid robot
World’s richest man says Optimus prototype may one day eliminate poverty.
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Putin annexes Ukraine territories, Kyiv vows to fight back
Kyiv pushes for expedited Nato membership.
At least 19 killed after angry mob storms police station in southeast Iran
Provincial governor brands attackers ‘terrorists and separatists’.
US judge rejects Mexican lawsuit against American gun makers
Mexico says weapons fuelling drug trafficking, violence within its borders.
North Korea fires two apparent ballistic missiles, says Japan coast guard
Latest launches add to blitz of weapons tests this year, plus warning of possible nuclear test.
Russia faces Unesco meeting walkout over Ukraine war
Culture minister says criticism ‘unacceptable’, despite accusation Russian troops have destroyed hundreds of cultural sites.
Strong US dollar an unstoppable force endangering other currencies
Investors flock to greenback as analysts fear currency crash not seen since 1997 Asian financial crisis.
Coup in Burkina Faso as military officers dismiss junta leader
Gunfire around presidential palace, borders close, constitution suspended after second coup in 12 months.
Sri Lanka’s inflation hits nearly 70%
Food inflation in September is also a 12th consecutive monthly record at 94.9%.
Nestle drops contested Indonesian palm oil supplier
It follows discovery of land seizures, environmental damage and human rights violations by the three AAL subsidiaries.
Tokyo spends US$19.6 billion on yen buying intervention
Media say this is among the largest amounts spent in a one-day step-in by the finance ministry.
Thai court rules suspended PM Prayut can resume office
Former army chief has not exceeded eight-year term limit, it says.
Hong Kong authorities reject Jimmy Lai’s request for UK lawyer
Secretary for justice, bar association oppose application, judge says.
Japan’s digital minister says he’s ready for a fight
Taro Kono wants to take iron-fisted approach to speed up the nation’s embrace of online services.
Iran ‘ruthlessly’ suppressing protests, says Amnesty International
Rights group confirms 52 deaths but says death toll likely higher.
Europe’s biggest nuclear reactor reaches full power
Finland’s Olkiluoto 3 offers much needed boost amid energy crunch.
Ukraine says Russian strikes on civilian convoy kill 23
Zaporizhzhia governor says 28 people were also injured.
Iran arrests ex-footballer for backing protests
Authorities vow action against celebrities who support rallies.
Suicide blast kills 19 at education centre in Kabul
Attack takes place in predominantly Shiite Muslim area, home to minority Hazara community.