Jihadis ‘going to war on cruise ships’ to beat increased security
Would-be jihadis are booking tickets on cruise ships in an attempt to reach Syria and Iraq without attracting the attention of Turkish security forces.
US news website accuses Malaysian government hackers of attacking it
The United States-based Environment News Service today accused Malaysian government hackers of shutting down its website for two hours after it ran a story...
Murder plot charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd dropped
A charge alleging that AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was involved in a murder plot was dropped Friday after New Zealand authorities found there was insufficient...
TV explorer to be ‘eaten alive’ by anaconda while wearing snake-proof suit
An explorer who once claimed to have ridden an anaconda through the jungle “like a horse” plans to be swallowed by a snake on live TV.
Meet Harald Jaeger: The man who 25 years ago opened the Berlin Wall
Amid total confusion and without clear orders from his superiors, Harald Jaeger made a snap decision on November 9, 1989, to open the barrier at the Bornholmer...
Chinese diplomats bought illegal ivory during official visits to Tanzania: agency
When Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Tanzania in 2013, members of his government and business delegation bought so much ivory that local prices doubled...
AC/DC drummer charged with attempting to procure murder in New Zealand
New Zealand police on Thursday charged AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd, 60, with attempting to procure murder, threatening to kill and possession of narcotics.
Rains kill 8 in Haiti, cause major flooding in Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico
Heavy rains caused by a cluster of storms in the northern Caribbean killed at least eight people in Haiti and caused major flooding on Tuesday in the Dominican...
Japanese whisky named world’s finest dram
A Japanese single-malt whisky was named the world’s best for the first time by a prestigious guide released Monday, which failed to place a Scotch...
15-year-old arrested after ‘train surfing’ across Sydney Harbour Bridge
An Australian teenage thrill seeker has been arrested after being caught on camera “trainsurfing” a busy commuter train in Australia’s largest city...
Revealed: The six different types of ‘Facebook killers’
Researchers have identified six ways in which Facebook is used in murder cases. They described the most frequent type as “reactor”, where a...
World Trade Center reopens for business
Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center is again opening for business.
Carbon levels highest in 800,000 years, warns UN climate panel
Levels of three key greenhouse gases – carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and nitrous oxide – are at their highest in at least 800,000 years, the UN Intergovernmental...
Argentina seeks extradition of Franco-era ministers from Spain
An Argentine judge has reopened old wounds from Spain’s Franco dictatorship by ordering 20 former Spanish officials to face justice for alleged killings.
British man, 29, held after two women’s bodies found in Hong Kong apartment
A British man has been arrested over a double murder in Hong Kong. Police in the former UK colony said a 29-year-old man was held after the bodies of two...
6.0-magnitude quake jolts southeastern Pacific, 4.3 rattles Costa Rican capital
A strong earthquake jolted the southeastern Pacific on Saturday, about 544 kilometres south-southeast of Chile’s Easter Island, the US Geological...
Tough week for private flight: 1 dead, 1 injured in Virgin Galactic crash
A spacecraft for Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Ltd. crashed on a test flight in California, killing one pilot, injuring another and denting the...
Burkina Faso president stands down after riots and calls for fresh elections
Burkina Faso’s embattled president Blaise Compaore resigned on Friday, following days of protests against efforts to extend his rule.
Merkel tells Putin: Europe will not recognise Eastern Ukraine elections
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone that Sunday’s planned elections in eastern Ukraine were illegitimate...
67 years on, the UK pays off another chunk of WWI debt
The Government has announced it will pay off part of the UK’s First World War debt - the first such payment for 67 years.
Roman Polanski walks free in Poland after questions about infamous sex attack
Film director Roman Polanski has been allowed to walk free after being questioned by Polish prosecutors on a U.S.
Video of woman harassed and catcalled on NYC street goes viral
In just 24 hours, a YouTube video of a woman silently walking through the streets of Manhattan and getting catcalled and verbally accosted by countless...
Ebola appears to be slowing in Liberia: WHO
Liberia, the country worst-hit by the Ebola epidemic, may be seeing a decline in the spread of the virus, although the battle to contain the outbreak is...
Israeli PM vows not to bow to U.S. ‘pressure’ after being ‘dubbed a coward’
Israel’s Prime Minister has vowed not to bow to “pressure” from Washington, after U.S.
Bangladesh Islamist leader sentenced to death for 1971 war crimes
A Bangladesh war crimes court on Wednesday handed a death sentence to the leader of Jamaat-e-Islami - the country’s largest Islamist party - in a...
Singapore, NZ and HK ranked by World Bank as best for business
Small and well-run Singapore, New Zealand and Hong Kong are the world’s easiest places to run a business, while global giants China, Brazil and India...
Pope Francis says Big Bang theory is real and God is ‘no wizard’
Scientific theories including the Big Bang believed to have brought the universe into existence 13.7 billion years ago and the idea that life developed...
Russia’s 2018 World Cup logo revealed as FIFA boss condemns any boycott
World football boss Sepp Blatter said Tuesday that FIFA categorically backs Russia’s staging of the 2018 World Cup, opposes any boycott and praised...
Thousands mourn as Canadian soldier killed by gunman is laid to rest
The funeral of Corporal Nathan Cirillo, who was killed by a gunman in Ottawa, is taking place in his home town of Hamilton.
Court in the palace: Italian president testifies in Mafia trial
Prosecutors and judges have arrived at Italy’s presidential palace for an unprecedented hearing to take testimony from the head of state in the trial...