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    India braces for cyclone, puts navy on alert

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:51am on November 16, 2018

    Tens of thousands of rescue personnel were on standby and many more people were evacuated in southern India on Thursday as authorities braced for the...

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    Punch-up in Sri Lankan parliament as thousands rally

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:44am on November 16, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s political crisis descended into farce Thursday with MPs throwing punches and projectiles in parliament, a day after voting the disputed prime minister out...

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    Rohingya crisis besieges Suu Kyi at Singapore summit

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 01:09am on November 16, 2018

    Diplomatic niceties have been in short supply for Aung San Suu Kyi at a summit in Singapore, where the one-time rights champion has been publicly...

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    Nepal’s first robot waiter is ready for orders

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    ‘Please enjoy your meal,’ says Nepal’s first robot waiter, Ginger, as she delivers a plate of steaming dumplings to a table of hungry customers. The...

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    Govt troops push in Yemeni port stalls as rebels plant mines

    Agence France-Presse . Hodeida | Updated at 02:33am on November 15, 2018

    A push by Yemeni loyalists to recapture insurgent-held Hodeida has stalled, according to pro-government officials Wednesday, as local sources said rebels had planted landmines around the city’s key port....

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    Melania calls for firing of national security aide

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 02:30am on November 15, 2018

    US first lady Melania Trump on Tuesday publicly pushed for the dismissal of deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel — a rare criticism of a senior administration official by the president’s wife....

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    May takes Brexit deal to cabinet as MPs revolt

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 02:27am on November 15, 2018

    British prime minister Theresa May will seek her cabinet’s approval Wednesday for a long-awaited divorce deal with the EU but hardline Brexiteer MPs warned they will seek to block it in parliament....

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    Sri Lanka parliament sacks Rajapakse, leaving power vacuum

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:50am on November 15, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s parliament on Wednesday voted out the bitterly disputed government of former strongman Mahinda Rajapakse, removing one controversial figure but leaving the country in a power vacuum....

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    Pence takes Suu Kyi to task over Myanmar treatment of Rohingya

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 12:27am on November 15, 2018

    The violence which drove 700,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into Bangladesh was ‘without excuse’, US vice president Mike Pence told Aung San Suu Kyi in stinging comments on a summit side-lines on Wednesday....

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    Melania Trump calls for firing of national security aide

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:03pm on November 14, 2018

    US first lady Melania Trump on Tuesday publicly pushed for the dismissal of deputy national security advisor Mira Ricardel -- a rare criticism of a...

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