Indonesia's capital Jakarta and some neighboring provinces on Java island have been hit by a major electricity outage after problems at a number of power stations on Java, the country's state electricity company PLN said in a statement on Sunday.
Temperatures hit a record 69.8 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius) in Alert, the northernmost permanently inhabited spot on the planet less than 600 miles (955 kilometers) from the North Pole, the Canadian meteorology service said Tuesday.
A powerful cyclone that threatened the western Indian state of Gujarat, has changed course and it is now expected to just brush past the coast, authorities said on Thursday, although ports and coastal airports remained shut.
Sri Lanka’s $4.4 billion tourism industry is reeling from cancellations as travelers shun the sun and sand Indian Ocean island after multiple suicide bombings that killed over 250 people two weeks ago.
Close to 1.6 million tons of non-oil commodities worth over $386 million were exported from Yazd Province in central Iran, during March 21, 2018-January 20, 2019, said a senior official of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA).
An official survey that has been withheld by the government shows India’s unemployment rate rose to a 45-year high during 2017-2018, the Business Standard newspaper reported on Thursday, delivering a blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi just months before what is expected to be closely-fought general elections.
An Israeli soldier has sustained serious injuries after a Palestinian anti-occupation protester hurled stones at him inside a settlement in the central part of the West Bank amid new wave of Israeli aggression against Palestinians in the occupied territories.
Suicides by Japanese youth reached a 30-year-high, the the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology said on Monday, even as overall suicide numbers have steadily declined over the past 15 years.