Ten student scouts killed in Indonesia flash flood Feb 24, 2020 0 867 12345 Jakarta: The death toll from a flash flood that hit hundreds of Indonesian students during a hike along a river on the island of Java has risen to 10, an official said on Sunday. A group of 249 junior high school students were walking along the river in Sleman district on Friday when it burst its bank and swept away many of them. (DPA) RELATED ARTICLES China must learn from ‘shortcomings’ in coronavirus response: President Xi Feb 24, 2020 0 424 Walls, mud packs and monkey removal for Trump’s India visit Feb 24, 2020 0 625 The Global spread of deadly Covid-19 Feb 24, 2020 0 1201 South Korea raises virus alert to highest level after jump in cases Seoul/Beijing: South Korea decided to raise its alert over the coronavirus to its highest level, President Moon Jae In announced on Sunday, after the country reported over 150 new cases of the virus. Moon said that the .. Third death from Japan cruise ship as new cases raise quarantine doubts Tokyo: A third person from a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship quarantined off Japan has died, the health ministry said on Sunday, as new infections among former passengers emerged. Japan has been criticised in the face .. Pakistan closes land border with Iran, Afghanistan bans travel over virus fears AFP Islamabad Pakistan on Sunday closed its land border with Iran, while Afghanistan suspended travel to the neighbouring country as fears across the region continued to grow over a jump in new coronavirus infections. .. Mobile phone services restored as Afghan truce holds Kabul: Mobile phone services were restored across swathes of Taliban-contested areas of Afghanistan over the weekend as a partial truce with the militants held for a second day. The commitment has seen fighting drop .. Trump says he would sign a peace deal with the Taliban AFP Washington US President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would sign a peace deal with the Taliban if one were eventually reached in Afghanistan. “Yes,” he told reporters at the White House as he prepared to depart on a trip .. Malaysia’s Anwar says partners trying to bring down govt Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim on Sunday denounced “betrayal” in his ruling coalition, saying that some partners were trying to bring down the government and form a new one. The comments came ..