World Bulletin / News Desk
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 jolted Japan's northern island of Hokkaido on Saturday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
No tsunami was seen as a result of the quake and there were no reports of damage to local police as of 11:30 p.m. (1430 GMT), about 10 minutes after the quake occurred, public broadcaster NHK said.
There were no abnormalities at Tohoku Electric Power Co's Higashidori nuclear plant in northern Japan, NHK said, citing the utility.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised hopes of a new era in relations with Islamabad when he paid a surprise Christmas Day visit to his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif.
Pakistan and Iran are brotherly countries, and have no disputes, says Pakistani official, downplaying incident
Golf course selected as new South Korean site for contentious American missile defense system after local protests
Border villages have been evacuated after tensions have escalated on the border
Landslides in east caused by heavy rainfall during Typhoon Megi, more than 300,000 displaced
Pakistan has summoned the Indian ambassador after India killed two Pakistani soldiers
Philippine leader refers to Holocaust in saying he would be ‘happy to slaughter’ 3 million drug addicts in crackdown
Iran border guards on Wednesday fired three mortar shells into Pakistan's restive Balochistan province, triggering panic among the local population.
Former Afghan rebel leader calls Taliban to peace after agreeing to put down arms
Paramilitary ranger, female gas station employee killed and 9 other people injured in separate attacks blamed on insurgents
Court appearance for man accused of transporting 73 men, women and children by boat to mainland
The official Xinhua News agency reported earlier that the villagers were found dead at their homes on Thursday morning.
The strikes aimed at "neutralising the terrorists" had caused "multiple casualties", according to the Indian officials.
China also sent fighter planes for the first time over a strait near Japan on Monday as part of a group of more than 40 jets headed to train in the West Pacific.
Military says findings show militant group involved in illegal drugs trade in troubled south, members on meth during combat
Statement comes after int’l probe finds flight carrying 298 people was downed by missile fired from launcher from Russia