Australia moves to ban boatpeople for life under asylum shake-up
Australia moved on Sunday to bar any refugee or asylum-seeker who arrives in the country illegally by boat from ever being able to apply for a visa, even...
Mission accomplished: Trudeau on his way to sign historic EU trade deal
A controversial and much-delayed free trade deal between the European Union and Canada will be signed in Brussels on Sunday.
Passenger kills bus driver by dousing him in liquid and setting him on fire
A passenger doused a bus driver with inflammable liquid and burned him to death in front of horrified passengers in the Australian city of Brisbane on...
Two children had ‘miracle escape’ from deadly theme park ride crash
Two children were lucky to survive an accident on a river rapids ride which killed their mothers and two others at a popular theme park, police in Australia...
‘Noose put around neck of black high school student’ in Mississippi
Mississippi officials are investigating claims that white students put a noose around the neck of black football player at a high school.
Bollywood becomes the new battleground in Pakistan TV and radio blackout
Pakistan is banning Bollywood films and all other Indian content from its television and radio as tensions between the two countries worsen over Kashmir.
Tinder murder trial suspect cleared over date’s balcony death plunge
A man has been found not guilty of killing a tourist he met through the dating app Tinder.
New Delhi zoo forced to close as bird flu kills storks, ducks and pelicans
New Delhi’s zoo has been closed temporarily after nine birds died from suspected bird flu.
I’ll be an honest broker for peace, pledges new U.N. leader Antonio Guterres
Antonio Guterres has pledged to make the pursuit of peace in a conflict-torn world his over-arching priority after being elected the next secretary-general...
Syrian bomb plotter commits suicide in German police custody
A Syrian migrant suspected of planning a bomb attack on a Berlin airport has committed suicide in a detention center in Leipzig, the Justice Ministry for...
Second shark attack sparks moves to install nets to protect surfers
An Australian town wants to install shark nets to protect swimmers and surfers after a second suspected attack in two weeks.
Putin cancels Paris visit as Russia renews heavy bombing of Aleppo
Regime ally Russia carried out its heaviest strikes in days on Syria’s Aleppo on Tuesday, as at least five children were killed in rebel fire on...
Colombian president Santos wins Nobel Peace prize despite referendum defeat
Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.
Budgie Nine F1 reveller appeals for cultural awareness after court let-off
One of the infamous Budgie Nine F1 revellers returned home to Australia today, warning other travellers to be sensitive to other country’s cultural...
Hurricane Matthew roars into Haiti packing winds of 145mph
Many Haitians fled their homes as Category 4 Hurricane Matthew hit the island’s coastline with winds of up to 145mph.
Colombians reject peace deal to end 52-year FARC rebel war
Colombian voters have narrowly rejected a peace deal to end a 52-year conflict between the state and communist FARC rebels, in a shock blow to the country’s...
Bombs rain down on Aleppo again after hospital attack branded a war cime
Syrian regime forces advanced in Aleppo on Sunday after Russia unleashed dozens of air strikes in the battleground northern city overnight.
Rebels say push for peace in Syria is ‘futile’ as Russian-backed bombing intensifies
Rebels have declared the push for peace “futile” after Syrian and Russian warplanes bombarded Aleppo in the worst surge of violence in the...
Passengers tell of plane terror as engine fault fills cabin with smoke
Passengers have spoken of their terror after smoke filled the cabin of their aircraft and the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing.
‘Barefoot Bushman’ TV documentary maker mauled by 15ft crocodile
A crocodile handler known as the Barefoot Bushman was seriously hurt after being mauled by a massive creature while feeding it at a wildlife park on Thursday.
Taiwan asks Google to blur images of military buildings on disputed island
Taiwan is asking Google to blur satellite images showing what experts say appear to be new military installations on a hotly disputed island in the South...
17 soldiers killed as militants sneak into their barracks while they sleep
Militants killed 17 soldiers during a pre-dawn ambush on an army base in Indian-administered Kashmir on Sunday.
Mother and ‘boyfriend’ tortured and hanged from tree for having an affair
A mother and her alleged boyfriend have been murdered after they were accused of having a family.
Briton strikes plea deal after grabbing policeman’s gun to shoot Trump
A Briton accused of trying to shoot Donald Trump at a Las Vegas rally has pleaded guilty to lesser charges.
Hiker found after surviving for a month in hut on snow-bound mountain trail
A tourist has been found in a remote hut in the mountains of New Zealand where she waited a month to be rescued after her hiking partner fell to his death.
It’s not to be sniffed at: Bangladesh lauds success in creating indoor toilets
Answering nature’s call was once a nightmare for Rashida Begum, who had to creep around the jungle for a suitably private spot.
Terror on the promenade: ‘Pray for Nice’ as world of sport pays its respects
The French tricolour flew at half-mast by the 18th green as tributes were paid to the victims of the Bastille Day attack in Nice at The Open golf championship...
World Bank launches $500 million insurance fund to fight pandemics
The World Bank launched a $500 million fund on Saturday to combat deadly pandemics in poor countries.
19th century’s last survivor sets sights on becoming oldest person ever
As a young woman in the roaring 1920s, the world’s oldest living person loved to go singing and dancing. Now 116-year-old Italian Emma Morano’s...
11 killed, 21 injured in suicide bomb attack on gas plant near Baghdad
A suicide attack left at least 11 people dead at a gas plant north of Baghdad on Sunday.