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  • Top Asian News at 4:30 a.m. GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's lawmakers rallied behind the country's embattled prime minister Tuesday in an emergency session, even as thousands of protesters remained camped outside of parliament demanding his ouster. Speaking for the government in the joint session of Pakistan's National Assembly…

    Associated Press11 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 4:00 a.m. GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's lawmakers rallied behind the country's embattled prime minister Tuesday in an emergency session, even as thousands of protesters remained camped outside of parliament demanding his ouster. Speaking for the government in the joint session of Pakistan's National Assembly…

    Associated Press39 mins ago
  • Somali rebel leader's fate unclear after US air strike

    US forces have carried out air strikes against senior members of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels, with casualties reported but uncertainty hanging over the fate of the group's leader, officials said. Pentagon press secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby confirmed that the attack was aimed at…

    AFP
  • Top Asian News at 3:30 a.m. GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's lawmakers rallied behind the country's embattled prime minister Tuesday in an emergency session, even as thousands of protesters remained camped outside of parliament demanding his ouster. Speaking for the government in the joint session of Pakistan's National Assembly…

    Associated Press
  • Top Asian News at 3:00 a.m. GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's lawmakers rallied behind the country's embattled prime minister Tuesday in an emergency session, even as thousands of protesters remained camped outside of parliament demanding his ouster. Speaking for the government in the joint session of Pakistan's National Assembly…

    Associated Press
  • Top Asian News at 2:30 a.m. GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's lawmakers rallied behind the country's embattled prime minister Tuesday in an emergency session, even as thousands of protesters remained camped outside of parliament demanding his ouster. Speaking for the government in the joint session of Pakistan's National Assembly…

    Associated Press
  • Anti-poverty group urges G20 to tackle corruption

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Anti-poverty organization ONE is urging leaders of the 20 largest economies to act decisively at an annual summit in November against money laundering, bribery, tax evasion and corruption which it estimates costs the world's poorest countries more than $1 trillion a year.

    Associated Press
  • US rejects Norwegian Air bid for US-Europe flights

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a case that has labor and trade policy implications, the Obama administration on Tuesday rejected a request that would have immediately permitted a low-cost air carrier to begin flights between the U.S. and Europe while the government is still reviewing its application for new…

    Associated Press
  • West Africa struggles to contain Ebola as warnings and deaths mount

    By James Harding Giahyue MONROVIA (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Tuesday the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa was causing food shortages in one of the world's poorest regions and the U.S. Doctors in Liberia were out on strike as they struggled to cope with the worst…

    Reuters
  • Lesotho tensions as exiled PM's return uncertain

    Lesotho's exiled prime minister delayed a planned return on Tuesday to his country as gunfights rekindled tensions in the tiny mountain kingdom after an apparent coup. Aides to Tom Thabane told AFP that security concerns could delay plans for the embattled 75-year-old to return to the mountain…

    AFP
  • McDonald's boosts oversight of Chinese suppliers

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's said it will monitor its suppliers in China more closely after a food-safety scandal in the country hurt the hamburger chain's sales and reputation.

    Associated Press
  • Calais mayor might close port to stop migrants

    PARIS (AP) — The mayor of Calais is considering closing the French city's lucrative port if Britain doesn't make a "strong gesture" to control a growing tide of migrants trying to sneak across the English Channel.

    Associated Press
  • U.S. military may move Niger drone base to Sahara desert city

    WASHINGTON/NIAMEY (Reuters) - The United States is preparing a possible redeployment of its drones in Niger to set up a forward base in the Sahara closer to Islamist militants blamed for attacks across the region, U.S. Washington deployed unarmed surveillance drones in Niger after a French-led…

    Reuters
  • Travel restrictions could worsen Ebola crisis: experts

    Travel restrictions could worsen West Africa's Ebola epidemic, limiting medical and food supplies and keeping out much-needed doctors, virologists said Tuesday as the disease continued its deadly spread. The worst-ever outbreak of the haemorrhagic fever, which has hit Sierra Leone, Liberia,…

    AFP
  • Islamic fighters besiege Nigerian city: Senator

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands of Nigerians are fleeing a northeastern city amid conflicting reports that it has been seized by Boko Haram Islamic extremists, a federal senator said Tuesday.

    Associated Press
  • Ebola threatens food security in West Africa: FAO

    By Isla Binnie and Emma Farge ROME/DAKAR (Reuters) - The world's worst Ebola epidemic has endangered harvests and sent food prices soaring in West Africa, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Tuesday, warning the problem would intensify in coming months. The FAO issued a…

    Reuters
  • Marsh's virtuoso display sees Aussies into final

    An eye-catching all-round performance by Mitchell Marsh helped Australia return to winning ways as they beat South Africa by 62 runs on Tuesday in Harare to secure their place in the triangular series final. Marsh struck a brutal 86 not out from 51 balls to boost the Australian total to 282 for…

    AFP
  • Scores killed as Boko Haram insurgents overrun Nigerian town: sources

    By Lanre Ola MAIDUGURI Nigeria (Reuters) - Islamist Boko Haram insurgents overran most of a northeastern Nigerian town on Tuesday after hours of fighting that killed scores and displaced thousands of residents, security sources said. The Islamists launched an attack on the town of Bama, 70 km (45…

    Reuters