Kassig beheading video: Viral terrorism and an unusual ending
Previous videos released by the Islamic State follow a grisly formula, with masked militants carrying out public beheadings of hostages, including American...
Facebook slams the door shut on political campaigns
Barack Obama’s reelection campaign pioneered a pathway for political campaigns to reach voters through Facebook when it released an app that helped supporters...
Obama confirms ‘evil’ murder of American aid worker Peter Kassig
U.S. President Barack Obama confirmed Sunday the death of Army Ranger veteran and aid worker Peter Kassis, calling his beheading at the hands of the Islamic...
Russia-West tensions soar as Putin ditches G20 summit
Vladimir Putin’s early exit from a G20 summit in Australia after an icy reception from world leaders may further stoke Russia-West tensions and lead...
Putin plans early G20 exit after leaders slam Russia’s Ukraine moves
Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to cut short his attendance at the G20 summit in Brisbane on Sunday.
Countries wrestle with how to de-radicalise returning jihadists
Countries around the globe are experimenting with de-radicalisation programmes to deal with the threat of jihadists returning from the wars of the Middle...
Putin to leave G20 summit early: Russian delegate
Vladimir Putin intends to cut short his attendance at the Group of 20 summit in Brisbane on Sunday, a Russian source has said Putin will attend summit...
Pakistan police arrest Christian in hiding for ‘blasphemy’
Pakistani police say they have arrested a Christian man who went into hiding after being accused of committing blasphemy.
Historic photos of dead Che Guevara resurface in Spain
Lost for half a century, historic photographs of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara shortly after his execution have come to light in a small Spanish town.
Ukraine security issues hijack centre stage at G20 summit
The U.S. is slamming Russia’s “appalling” aggression against Ukraine and calling it a threat to the world, while European nations are...
Qatar gets green light for 2022 World Cup after being cleared of corruption by FIFA
Qatar has been cleared to host the 2022 World Cup. Despite finding evidence of “potentially problematic conduct” by some individuals, a FIFA...
Sweden reveals ‘clear evidence’ of sub in it waters but cannot say who it was
Sweden says it has “clear evidence” a small submarine illegally entered its waters last month, although it is not sure who was responsible.
Ebola-infected surgeon flown from Sierra Leone to the U.S. for treatment
A surgeon infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone will be flown to a medical centre in the U.S.
Pop, pop, pop he was dead: Navy SEAL describes moment he killed bin Laden
Former U.S. Navy Seal Robert O’Neill has described the moment he shot and killed Osama bin Laden.
FIFA corruption probe ‘incomplete and erroneous’ says man who conducted it
The man who conducted a two-year investigation into claims of corruption during bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups has slammed its findings.
China, US agree limits on emissions, but experts see little new
The world’s outlook for reaching a global climate deal next year brightened Wednesday as China and the US — the top two polluters — presented...
Pope urges G20 leaders not to forget the poor ahead of Australia summit
Pope Francis has called on G20 leaders not to forget the poor, saying to do so would be “regrettable” as the heads of the world’s most...
'We thought it was a suicide mission', says SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden
A former Navy SEAL who claims he killed Osama bin Laden has said he and his fellow team members thought they were going to die in the raid.
China and U.S. agree to ambitious greenhouse gas emissions targets
China and the U.S. agreed to ambitious greenhouse gas emission targets on Wednesday, the White House said in a statement, with Beijing setting a goal for...
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai denounced by Pakistani schools group
A group of Pakistani private schools on Monday denounced Nobel peace laureate and girls’ education champion Malala Yousafzai as disrespectful to...
China wins APEC support for free trade ‘roadmap’ as tensions with U.S. simmer
Leaders of Asia-Pacific economies agreed Tuesday to begin work toward possible adoption of a Chinese-backed free-trade pact, giving Beijing a victory in...
In Beijing, Obama cautiously confronts a rising China and its leader
U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday a successful China was in the interests of the United States and the world but Beijing had to be a partner in...
Polar bears, migratory birds, and fish get new UN protection
Polar bears, whales, sharks and gazelles were among 31 new species granted new protection status by the UN conservation body.
With two weeks to deadline, high-level talks under way on Iran nuclear programme
The United States and Iran held high-level talks in Oman Sunday as the deadline for a nuclear deal loomed closer, but President Barack Obama warned there...
Canada, China ink $2.2 billion deals amid espionage issue
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he had signed deals with China worth $2.2 billion on Saturday, in a trip overshadowed by Beijing’s detention...
'On the brink': Former Soviet leader Gorbachev warns of second Cold War
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who is often credited with playing a key part in ending the Cold War, said Saturday the tensions between the major...
Pull your weight: U.S. urges rest of the world to do more for UN peacekeeping
The United States is urging countries in Europe, Latin America and Asia to commit more to U.N.
Experts pick Vietnamese villa as the ‘world’s sexiest hotel room’
There is no stripper pole or ceiling mirror in the bedroom that’s just been named the sexiest hotel bedroom in the world.
U.S. troops in Iraq will double with 1,500 more on the way
President Barack Obama on Friday authorized the U.S. military to deploy up to 1,500 additional troops to help train and advise Iraqi and Kurdish forces...
Saudi council urges easing decades-old ban on women driving
The Saudi king’s advisory council has recommended that the government lift its ban on female drivers — but only for women over 30, who must be...