The year 2018 saw a sharp rise in fatalities from air crashes compared with 2017, but 2018 was still the ninth safest year on record, reports said.
At least 15 persons were killed in the landslide which has hit Indonesia's Java province, authorities said.
An unmanned Nasa spacecraft sent a signal back to Earth Tuesday that it successfully made it through a risky flyby past the most distant planetary object ever studied, the US space agency said.
The government has cut import duties on crude and refined palm oil effective Tuesday to comply with preferential trade pacts with Southeast Asian nations.
: India would welcome as many as 69,944 babies on New Year's Day, the highest in the world, the UNICEF said Tuesday. India would be followed by China which would welcome 44,940 babies, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund said in a report. In Nigeria, 25,685 babies will be born, it added.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang on Monday congratulated Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on her landslide victory in the general elections and hoped that the strategic and mutual cooperation between the two countries would continue during the upcoming tenure.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ruling Bangladesh Awami League, which clinched a landslide victory in general elections, will form its new cabinet before January 10, party General Secretary Obaidul Quader said on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un renewed his commitment to denuclearisation on Tuesday and said he was ready to meet US President Donald Trump for a second time.
Celebrations around the world have begun to usher in 2019. From across Asia, Africa, Europe and then America, New Zealand to Australia, from Hong Kong to Singapore, Dubai to India