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21 dead from bootleg liquor in Malaysia
At least 21 people have died from alcohol poisoning after having consumed drinks bought from various shops in Malaysia.


India bans instant divorce by Muslim men
India's government has approved an executive order to make instant divorce among Muslims, a punishable offence.


Ousted Pakistan PM Sharif freed from jail
A Pakistani court has ordered the release of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from jail, suspending his 10-year prison term for corruption.


Malaysia's Najib arrested on fresh charges
Malaysia's ex-prime minister Najib Razak has been arrested on fresh corruption charges relating to scandal-hit state fund 1MDB.


70 missing in Philippines after typhoon
At least 70 people are still missing following a massive landslide caused by Typhoon Mangkhut.


Moon, Kim to visit volcano sacred to North
South Korean President Moon Jae-in will join North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in a visit to a volcano at the heart of the North's foundation mythology.


Philippine villagers refused to flee storm
A day before typhoon Mangkhut triggered a landslide that buried dozens of people in a Philippines mining camp, police urged them to leave, but many stayed put.


NKorea to dismantle key nuclear facilities
North Korea will take steps such as closing its main Yongbyon nuclear complex if the United States takes reciprocal measures, it has been announced in Seoul.


Malaysia urged to ban child marriages
A 15-year-old teenager has become the second wife of a 44-year-old Muslim man in northeast Kelantan state in Malaysia, prompting outrage.


Koreas will bid to co-host 2032 Olympics
North and South Korea have agreed to make a bid to co-host the 2032 summer Olympic games and to cooperate in other sporting ventures.


Kim hopes for 'big outcome' at summit
The leaders of North and South Korea are meeting for the first round of talks at a three-day summit in Pyongyang.


Mangkhut's toll in Philippines rises to 74
Typhoon Mangkhut, which tore across the northern tip of the Philippines, has killed at least 74 people, according to the latest figures..


Nine police die in Afghan 'insider' attack
Nine Afghan police officers have been killed as a result of an attack at a checkpoint in the country's Balkh northern province.


India delays counter tariffs on US goods
India has put off till November 2 higher tariffs on some US goods in retaliation for the US imposing tariffs on steel and aluminium.


Koreas meet as nuclear talks in jeopardy
The leaders of the two Koreas will hold their third summit with the stakes higher than ever as talks on denuclearisation between the North and the US stall.


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