Asian, Middle East and U. S. political news briefs to be read in 2 minutes or less.
- India derailment accident kills 142 and injures more than 200. (latest)
- Kabul, Afghanistan, more than 27 dead in Shiite Masque bombing.
- Eight killed in Myanmar-Chinese border clash.
- China places army on full alert after border clash.
- China to build solar plant near Russia’s Chernobyl.
- Two Indonesian fisherman kidnapped in Malayan waters.
- China says Dalia Lama visit to Mongolia harmful to relations.
- Asian Nations concerned with Trump’s outspoken TPP policy.
- South Korean opposition moves to impeach president Park.
- Japan Parliament agrees to maintain full U. S. cooperation.
- Thailand to build funeral pyre in 2017 in honor of King.
- NATO nations agree to spend more on defense next year.
- Putin say Russia may take counter-measures if NATO expands.
- Iran Shiite prepare for world’s biggest ‘Arbaeern, Kabala Pilgrimage.’
- Pope declares 2017 ‘ Year of Mercy.’
- Pope extends forgiveness for abortions to priesthood;
- Obama declares ‘wait and see policy on Trump policies.’
- Obama says will speak out on Trump Policy issues at later date.
- Facebook asks world not to disconnect in new Trump era.
- Families of missing aboard MS-370 will conduct own private search.*
*Gods, haven’t we heard enough about this one?
(News extracted from Channel New Asia, UroNews, France 24, and BBC)
All the Best.