Blast at education institute in Afghan capital kills 19
Many of those living in the western area where the blast occurred are Hazara, an ethnic minority targeted in past attacks launched by militant group Islamic State, among others.
Tropical storm makes landfall near Philippine capital, work suspended
Flights were cancelled, ferries halted and bus routes shut as heavy rains and strong winds toppled trees and power lines.
Record rain leaves at least 7 dead in South Korean capital
In the glitzy, highly concentrated Gangnam district, some buildings and stores were flooded and were without power, while cars, buses and subway stations were submerged, leaving people stranded.
Sri Lanka imposes curfew in capital after 20 injured in clashes
Months of blackouts and dire shortages of food, fuel and medicines have caused widespread suffering across the South Asian island and weeks of overwhelmingly peaceful anti-government protests.
Indonesia’s president takes camping trip to site of new capital
The country is preparing to move its capital from overcrowded Jakarta to Nusantara, in a megaproject that has come under criticism from environmentalists who warn it could damage ecosystems in the region.
Canada’s capital starts cleanup after weeks-long protest
Demonstrators had used hundreds of trucks and vehicles to block the city since Jan 28, prompting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to invoke rarely used emergency powers.
Land battle awaits indigenous communities over Indonesia capital relocation, says NGO
Data compiled by AMAN in 2019 shows that at least 13 customary lands are located in the new capital area in North Penajam Paser.