Five to face court over plot to sail from Australia in fishing boat to join IS
Five men suspected of planning to travel in a small motor boat as they made their way from Australia to join Islamic State will appear in court on Monday...
Scarcity of water will have major impact on economies, World Bank warns
Economies across large swathes of the globe could shrink dramatically by mid-century as fresh water grows scarce due to climate change, the World Bank...
Final flight: Bone fragments from WWII air crash victims heading home
The remains of American airmen whose planes crashed over the Himalayas during World War II were finally heading home on Wednesday.
SeaWorld to halt killer whale shows and end breeding programme
SeaWorld is to end its killer whale breeding programme and will phase out theatrical shows featuring the animals.
Splinter Taliban group behind university slaughter threatens more attacks
The head of a breakaway Taliban faction behind an assault on a Pakistani university which left 21 people dead threatened on Friday to carry out more such...
Wikileaks founder Assange to be quizzed over sex assault claims
Wikileaks’ Julian Assange is to be questioned at the Ecuadorian embassy where he has hidden out for more than three years over allegations of sexual...
200 children among 1,000 civilians killed by Russia bombing raids in Syria
More than 1,000 civilians are now thought to have been killed in the four months of Russian air strikes in Syria.
Tycoon faces death penalty for murdering security guard in drunken rage
A millionaire businessman is facing the death penalty after being convicted of murder for ramming his car into a security guard.
World’s oldest man Yasutaro Koide dies at the age of 112 in Japan
The world’s oldest man, Yasutaro Koide, died on Tuesday at the age of 112 in central Japan, a local official said. Koide, born just months before...
Passengers saved after leaping into sea to escape tourist boat inferno
Sixty people were forced to jump off a tourist boat which caught fire off the coast of New Zealand.
At least 27 killed after al Qaeda militants open fire at Burkina Faso luxury hotel
At least 27 people have been killed after al Qaeda militants struck at a top hotel and restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital.
Drivers can breathe again… odd-even car trial ends in smog-clogged New Delhi
New Delhi on Friday wrapped up a trial of draconian driving restrictions which have taken about a million cars off the roads and seen even judges and diplomats...
Crocodile bites off woman’s arm in ‘death roll’ as she walked her dogs
A woman walking her dogs in Australia had her arm bitten off by a crocodile in a “death roll”. The victim, aged in her 60s, had been at...
Nine German tourists die as suicide bomber strikes in Turkish city
Nine German tourists have been killed after a suicide bomber struck in the heart of Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet tourist district.
At least 10 die, scores hurt as ‘suicide bomber’ strikes in Turkey
Ten people have been killed in an explosion in a tourist district of the Turkish city of Istanbul, officials have said.
‘Bird in a Biplane’: British solo pilot’s 13,000-mile trip in vintage aircraft
A British adventurer has touched down in Sydney after a 13,000-mile solo flight in a vintage open-cockpit biplane. Tracey Curtis-Taylor, who calls...
Four people missing as bushfires continue in Western Australia
Four people are missing in Western Australia, as wildfires continue to threaten lives and property. Police confirmed they have found human remains...
Animal rights outrage as India lifts its ban on ‘cruel’ bull-taming festival
India has lifted a ban on a popular but controversial bull running festival, angering animal rights activists who say it is cruel and abusive. A government...
‘Three missing’ as 50m bushfire razes nearly 100 homes in Australian town
A major bushfire in Western Australia has destroyed nearly 100 homes and left three people unaccounted for.
Filipinos raped by Japanese WWII troops demand compensation
A group of elderly Filipino women raped by Japanese troops during World War II called for compensation from Japan on Wednesday, following Tokyo’s...
At least 2 gunmen still holed up at Indian air force base
At least two gunmen remain holed up in a two-storey building on an Indian air force base near the Pakistan border and exchanging gunfire with troops, more...
Shark attack in northeast Australia leaves swimmer seriously injured
A man is in a serious condition after fighting off a shark while swimming in the sea off the coast of northeast Australia.
Plane crash into building in Alaska ‘was pilot suicide’, say his family
A man who died when his light aircraft crashed into a building committed suicide, according to his family.
Indian Air Force base secure after suspected attack by Islamist militants
A 14-hour operation to secure an Indian miltary base attacked by suspected Islamist militants is over, police have said. They added that all four...
Germany lifts alert of imminent attack in Munich, hunts suspects
A terror warning in Munich on New Year’s Eve that led to the evacuation of two train stations was not a false alert, security officials said Friday,...
Police hunt ‘seven suicide bomb plotters’ after threat to new year celebrations
Up to seven suspects are being hunted by police who they believe were planning a suicide bomb attack in Munich.
Odd-even rule clears millions of cars from streets of world’s filthiest city
New Delhi began a sweeping plan to reduce its record-high air pollution on Friday by limiting the numbers of cars on the streets for two weeks.
Munich stations closed as terror threats cast a shadow over new year celebrations
Two train stations in Munich were evacuated over fears of a planned suicide bomb attack as Europe ushered in the new year amid heightened security.
Three Palestinians among nominees for the ‘Nobel Prize’ of teaching award
Three Palestinian teachers are among the final 50 nominees for global teacher of the year - a million-dollar award that organisers hope will come to be...
‘Rat on a plane’ forces Air India flight to turn back
A “suspected rat sighting” in the cabin forced an Air India plane carrying more than 200 passengers to return to Mumbai almost three hours...