Asia


Storm Gordon

At least one dead and 32,000 are left without power as Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall, with millions in Alabama and Mississippi facing 70mph winds and up to eight inches of rain

At least one dead and 32,000 are left without power as Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall, with millions in Alabama and Mississippi facing 70mph winds and up to eight inches of rain One child reportedly died after a tree fell on a mobile home in Florida – the first death […]


China training for strikes on US targets

China training for strikes on US targets

China ‘s military “is likely training for strikes” against US and allied targets in the Pacific, a Pentagon report warns. The annual report to Congress says China is increasing its ability to send bomber planes further afield. The report highlights its increasing military capability, including defence spending estimated at $190bn (£150bn) […]


Nuclear button is on my desk

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has said he has a nuclear launch button on his desk at all times so the US “will never be able to start a war”. In a televised new year speech, he said the entire US was within range of North Korean nuclear weapons, adding: […]


Syrian, Iranian backed forces advance in border area near Israel

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian army forces backed by Iranian-backed militias pushed deeper into the last rebel-held enclave near a strategic border area with Israel and Lebanon in a new expansion of Tehran’s influence in the war-torn country. The army and the Shi’ite forces helped by Druze militias […]


China explosion: Ningbo port city rocked by major blast

At least two people have been killed and dozens more injured in an explosion in the eastern Chinese port city of Ningbo, local officials say. The blast is said to have occurred at a factory at about 09:00 (01:00 GMT) in the city’s Jiangbei District, causing some nearby buildings to […]