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128 missing after ferry sinks in Indonesia

International Desk: At least 128 passengers were missing after a ferry sank in Indonesia’s Lake Toba on Monday evening, a search and rescue official said on Tuesday.

Kim Jong-un in China for two-day visit

International Desk: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has arrived for a two-day visit in China, where he is expected to discuss with Chinese leaders his next steps after his summit with US President Donald Trump.

Trump threatens new tariffs on Chinese imports

International Desk: President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports on Monday as the two nations moved closer to a potential trade war.

3 dead in Japan earthquake

International Desk: A strong earthquake in Osaka, Japan has killed at least three people, including a child, and injured more than 200.

Child migrants: Melania speaks out on Trump policy

International Desk: US First Lady Melania Trump has expressed concern over a controversial policy that separates families who illegally enter the country.

Greece, Macedonia sign deal

International Desk: Greece and Macedonia have signed a deal that aims to settle a decades-long dispute over Macedonia's name.


Death toll from suicide bombing in Afghanistan climbs to 36

International Desk: The death toll from a suicide bombing Saturday against a gathering of Taliban fighters celebrating a holiday cease-fire has risen to 36, an Afghan official said.

Greek PM survives no-confidence vote in parliament

International Desk: The prime minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, survived a no-confidence motion in parliament on Saturday, setting the stage for the signing of a historic accord with neighbouring Macedonia to settle a long dispute over the latter’s name.

Spain to welcome migrant rescue ship turned away by Italy

International Desk: A rescue ship that’s been stranded in the Mediterranean since Sunday with over 600 people on board will be allowed to dock in Valencia, Spanish authorities announced.

Major fire ravages Glasgow School of Art

International Desk: Glasgow's world-renowned School of Art has been gutted by another huge blaze, four years after part of the building was destroyed by fire.

Paris builds Eiffel Tower terror fence

International Desk: Paris is to unveil its newly built perimeter defences around the Eiffel Tower to protect against terror threats.

Leading Kashmir journalist shot dead

International Desk: A senior journalist of Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, who was associated  with the peace process in the insurgency-hit state, was shot dead on Thursday evening by unidentified gunmen just outside his office.


Fighting rages over vital port in Yemen

International Desk: Fierce fighting has been reported after pro-government forces in Yemen, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, launched an offensive on the rebel-held city of Hudaydah, a key port for aid supplies.

16 dead as bus turns turtle in UP of India

International Desk: Sixteen people were killed and 21 others got injured in UP’s Mainpuri district on Wednesday morning when a private tourist bus lost control and rammed into a road divider.

Pentagon remains 'ironclad' after war games cancelled

International  Desk: The Pentagon has reassured allies of its "ironclad" security commitments, after President Donald Trump cancelled its Korean military exercises.