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LOS ANGELES: An Indian couple who fell to their deaths in California's Yosemite National Park were apparently taking a selfie, according to a family member and media reports.

Vishnu Viswanath, 29 and Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, died last week after falling from Taft Point – a popular overlook at the park that does not have a railing — and their bodies were recovered by park rangers on Thursday.

Viswanath's brother told local media in India that he believes the couple were taking a selfie when the tragedy happened.

The pair, who lived in the United States, were travel enthusiasts and had a blog called Holidays and Happily Ever Afters that chronicled their adventures.

In a recent Instagram post, Moorthy posted a photo of her sitting on the edge of the Grand Canyon and reflected about the "daredevilry" of taking pictures from dangerous locations.

"Is our life worth just one photo?" she wrote.

Authorities said park officials were investigating the deaths and the probe could take several days.

The couple fell almost 245 meters in an area surrounded by steep terrain and rescuers had to use a helicopter to recover the bodies.

Some 259 people have died worldwide in recent years while taking selfies

JAKARTA: A Lion Air flight with at least 188 people on board is believed to have sunk after crashing into the sea off Indonesia's island of Java on Monday, shortly after take off from the capital on its way to the country's tin-mining hub, officials said.

A spokesman for Indonesia's search and rescue agency said the Lion Air flight, JT610, lost contact 13 minutes after takeoff, adding that a tug boat leaving the capital's port had seen the craft falling.

"It has been confirmed that it has

GENEVA - Myanmar security forces have brutally driven out half a million Muslim Rohingya from northern Rakhine state, torching their homes, crops and villages to prevent them from returning, the U.N. human rights office said on Wednesday.

Jyoti Sanghera, head of the Asia and Pacific region of the U.N. human rights office, called on Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to "stop the violence" and voiced fear that if the stateless Rohingya refugees return from Bangladesh they may be interned.

"If

PUTRAJAYA - Malaysia is expected to highlight the plight of the ethnic minority Rohingya in the Rakhine state at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (72nd UNGA).

It will be among the highlights to be brought to the attention by Malaysia's Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman who will deliver Malaysia's National Statement at the UNGA meet.

In a statement today, Wisma Putra said during the assembly in New York from today to Sept 26, Anifah would also highlight the

LONDON - Euromonitor International unveiled today the Top 100 City Destinations Ranking 2017 Edition1 at World Travel Market (WTM) London, the leading travel and tourism event worldwide.

This year's report highlights how future travel trends are borne out of the opportunities and challenges cities face.

On the contrary, the performance of European cities has been hampered by the Eurozone and migrants' crisis, as well as Brexit and terrorist attacks. 

Despite the uncertainty, some European

MANILA - Several Malaysian proposals at the 11th Asean Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime (AMMTC) here have been well-received by member states, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

This showed that Malaysia’s voice was being heard and respected by Asean member countries, he added.

Malaysia formally handed over the chairmanship of the 10th AMMTC to the Philippines yesterday.

Dr Ahmad Zahid said Malaysia would continue to actively contribute to the AMMTC.

Dr

UNITED NATIONS/SEOUL - The United Nations Security Council will vote on Friday on a U.S. and Chinese proposal to blacklist more North Korean individuals and entities after the country's repeated ballistic missile launches, diplomats said on Thursday.

The draft resolution, seen by Reuters, would sanction four entities, including the Koryo Bank and Strategic Rocket Force of the Korean People's Army, and 14 people, including Cho Il U, who is believed to head North Korea's overseas spying

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