An escalator ascending through four floors in a busy Hong Kong mall suddenly reversed direction and sped up, sending riders tumbling out the bottom.
A teenager in Singapore, jailed for his pointed YouTube commentary criticizing the city-state's current governing administration, has been granted asylum in the United States.
Eight men in India have been arrested for their alleged connection to a human bone smuggling ring.
A Kurdish painter has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison by a Turkish court for depicting in paint the destruction wreaked by Turkish forces on a Kurdish village.
The United States, making moves to bring down the cost of maintaining the world’s most expensive military, is initiating a program to enable its drones to be launched and retrieved in mid-flight by a parent aircraft.
Footage has appeared showing the immediate aftermath of Wednesday's terror attack in London's Westminster.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is visiting Australia and New Zealand this week, while US relations with Australia cool over the migrant deal negotiated by the former US administration. Will China fill the vacuum in the region? Radio Sputnik’s Brian Becker invited China expert Keith Bennett to discuss the issue.
Both Aleppo and Mosul were seized by outlawed militants resisting the legitimate governments of Syria and Iraq, respectively. But despite both cities earlier becoming areas of fierce battlefields, the attitudes towards these battles, inculcated by mainstream media, are so different, according to James O'Neill, an Australian-based Barrister at Law.
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