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Israel blows up Palestinian home in West Bank refugee camp in retaliatory step

Legal experts say it is a retaliatory measure that is aimed at incurring harm to people who have not been involved in wrongdoing. It constitutes a form of collective punishment, which goes against international law.


Search for missing persons underway as eight bodies recovered after landslides hit western Indonesia

Heavy downpours triggered soils in a hill slid down and hit four houses in Holado village of Toba Samosir district.


Cambodia seizes over 3.2 tons of trafficked elephant tusks at city port

PHNOM PENH, Dec 15 (Bernama) -- Cambodian authorities have seized over 3.2 tons of trafficked elephant tusks at the Phnom Penh Autonomous Port, China’s Xinhua News Agency reported a senior customs official as saying on Saturday.


10 militants killed in southern Afghanistan

KANDAHAR (Afghanistan), Dec 15 (Bernama) -- Afghan forces launched offensive killing at least 10 militants affiliated with the Taliban and wounding 15 others in the country's southern Kandahar province, an army spokesman in Ahmad Sadeq Eisa region said Saturday.


Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns

COLOMBO, Dec 15 (Bernama) -- Sri Lanka's challenged Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned from his premiership on Saturday, paving way for a new government to be established under President Maithripala Sirisena, China's Xinhua News Agency reported.


US selects Salt Lake City for potential 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bid

WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (Bernama) -- The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) announced on Friday that they have selected Salt Lake City to represent the United States in a potential 2030 bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, China’s Xinhua News Agency reported.


Bomb scare on Indian flight turns out hoax

NEW DELHI, Dec 15 (Bernama) -- Authorities Saturday took a domestic flight to an isolation bay at Mumbai airport following a bomb scare, officials said.