Dozens injured in explosion at Sapporo restaurant: Reports

SAPPORO: A large explosion at a restaurant in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo on Sunday (Dec 16) causing damage to the building and nearby structures. More than 40 customers are estimated to have been inside the restaurant during the incident, NHK news agency...

Earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Papua

JAKARTA: A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Papua, in eastern Indonesia Sunday (Dec 16), US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued. The quake was about 158km south-southwest of the province's capital Jayapura at 6.42pm local time (0942 GMT), at a depth of...