Thousands evacuate after volcano erupts in Chile
Volcano Calbuco in southern Chile erupted for the first time in more than 50 years on Wednesday, sending a thick plume of ash and smoke 10 miles high.
Volcano erupts in southern Chile, belching ash, smoke into sky
Volcano Calbuco in southern Chile erupted for the first time in more than five decades on Wednesday, sending a thick plume of ash and smoke nearly 20 kilometres...
Yemen situation ‘catastrophic’ as Saudis vow to continue airstrikes
Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Yemen on Wednesday despite an announcement by Riyadh that it was ending its campaign of air strikes, while renewed...
Iran warns that sanctions will dominate fresh nuclear talks
Fresh talks aimed at finalizing a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers will focus on the lifting of sanctions and possible intervention by the U.S.
10 traffickers and 15 migrants arrested as boats pour into Italy
Italian Police in the Sicilian port city of Augusta have arrested 10 alleged traffickers who were amongst hundreds of migrants rescued at sea. Fifteen...
Radioactive drone lands on roof of Japanese Prime Minister’s office
A drone marked with a radioactive sign landed on the roof of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe’s office and tested positive for small amounts...
The picture of Elian Gonzalez that shocked the world – 15 years ago today
It was a picture that shocked the world: 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez, screaming in terror in a relative’s arms as a gun-wielding U.S.
Three killed as super storm lashes Australian east coast for third day
A cyclonic storm lashed Australia’s east coast for a third day on Wednesday, causing millions of dollars of damage to property and infrastructure...
Replacing a carpet at one of the world’s holiest sites isn’t easy
The Dome of the Rock, a holy site for Muslim and Jews, needs to have its carpet replaced after 12 years of wear and tear.
Migrant boat captain charged with multiple manslaughter
The Tunisian captain of an overcrowded migrant boat that sunk off the Libyan coast has been charged with multiple manslaughter by Italian prosecutors.
Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison
An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison for the killing of protesters in 2012, the...
Distress call received as at least 20 die on sinking refugee boat in Med
A distress call from a migrant boat sinking in the Mediterranean Sea with 300 people on board has been made to authorities in Rome.
Turin Shroud goes back on display after five years in the shadows
Turin’s archbishop says interest in the Shroud of Turin is so keen that many pilgrims who have already seen the burial cloth that some believe covered...
14-year-old boy arrested in England over Australian war memorial terror plot
A 14-year-old boy from Lancashire in the UK, has been arrested in connection with a terrorist plot in Australia, according to police. The teenager...
One dead and four wounded in ‘crossbow attack’ at Barcelona school
One teacher has been killed and four people wounded after a 13-year-old student, allegedly armed with a crossbow, launched an attack at a school in Barcelona.
Teacher dead and 4 wounded in ‘crossbow attack’ at Barcelona school
Police detained a minor suspected of having a killed a teacher and wounding several pupils inside a high school in Barcelona on Monday.
EU mulls emergency summit after another migrant boat tragedy
European Union foreign ministers are set to meet in Luxembourg to discuss the growing crisis of refugee deaths in the Mediterranean after a smuggler’s...
Under-pressure EU mulls emergency summit after migrant tragedy
After news of Sunday’s disaster several government leaders called for emergency talks and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said foreign...
New Islamic State video appears to show murder of Ethiopian Christians
The authenticity of the video has yet to be verified, but the killings resemble past violence carried out by Islamic State, an ultra-hardline group which...
Hundreds feared dead after boat carrying 700 migrants capsizes off Libya
Hundreds of people are feared drowned after a fishing boat trying to smuggle migrants to Europe capsized off Libya, the UN refugee agency says.
Trillions of dollars needed for new bid to end poverty by 2030
World leaders have drawn up ambitious goals to end extreme poverty by 2030 and promote development over the next 15 years, but now they have to figure...
French replica of Lafayette’s revolutionary frigate sets sail for U.S.
With champagne, fireworks and a presidential blessing, a painstakingly built replica of the frigate once used to bring French troops and funds to American...
Hundreds feared dead as another migrant boat sinks; Pope urges action
As many as 700 people are feared dead after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight in what may be the deadliest in recent tragedies...
UK reviews security of Anzac Day events after Australian arrests
Security arrangements for next weekend’s Anzac Day commemorations in Britain are being reviewed following terrorism arrests in Melbourne, although...
Russia’s Putin says he’s ‘ready to work with United States’
Russia has key interests in common with the United States and needs to work with it on a common agenda, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday...
Collapse of illegal Tanzanian gold mine kills 19 people
The collapse of an illegal gold mine killed 19 people in northwest Tanzania, a senior police official said yesterday.
There won’t be a ‘Hurricane Isis’ next year
The United Nations weather agency has removed “Isis” from a list of future Pacific hurricane names, deeming it inappropriate given that the...
Australia arrests five on charges of plotting ANZAC Day attack
Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack that would have targetted police officers, officials said. The...
Russia lifts ban on air defense sale to Iran. A game changer?
For nearly a decade, Iran’s elusive holy grail of military deals has been acquiring advanced S-300 anti-aircraft missiles from Russia. So when...
‘Major victory’: Hussein aide-turned ISIS leader reportedly killed in Iraq
A former aide to late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and a leader of Iraq’s insurgency, Ezzat Ibrahim al-Douri, may have been killed by Iraqi forces...