Economic crisis pulls 2.6M children in world’s richest nations below poverty line
At least 2.6 million children have fallen below the poverty line in the world’s richest nations since the economic crisis struck in 2008, UNICEF...
Prosecutors demand death penalty for South Korea ferry captain
Prosecutors in South Korea revealed this morning they are seeking the death penalty for the captain of ferry MV Sewol that capsized off the SW coast of...
Canada parliament shooter made video before attack revealing motive
The man who killed a Canadian soldier and attacked the country’s parliament building last week made a video of himself before hand, evidence he was...
Democratic derby: citizens go to polls across three continents
It has been a weekend for elections around the world: In Botswana, the votes have been counted; in the Ukraine and Tunisia, the polls are closing; in Brazil,...
All talk, no action: UN climate change powwow still amounting to naught
Nations will have to roll up their sleeves and make important compromises to meet the deadline, just 14 months off, for a global pact on curbing climate...
In gratitude for US strikes, Syrian Kurds name baby ‘Obama’
Sultan Muslim, a Syrian Kurd, was in no doubt when it came to naming her seventh child after he was born safely in Turkey.
Le Minh Thai, Vietnam war photographer, dies aged 93
Le Minh Thai, a photojournalist who covered the Vietnam War for The Associated Press and Time Life, has died.
Ebola vaccine set for trial in Africa in December as virus spreads to Mali
The World Health Organisation says it expects 100,000 doses of new Ebola vaccine to be available early next year and trials could start in west Africa...
Turkey gives permission for the Free Syrian Army to enter Kobani
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has revealed Ankara will allow hundreds of Syrian rebels to head to the embattled town of Kobani along the Syrian-Turkish...
Canadian gunman said ‘Devil was after him’ and he wanted to go to Syria
Details are beginning to emerge from the deadly shooting of a Canadian soldier at an Ottawa war memorial.
Bangladesh Islamist war criminal Ghulam Azam dead at 91
Bangladeshi war criminal Ghulam Azam died from a heart attack Thursday aged 91, just over a year after being sentenced to 90 years in prison for masterminding...
A peek inside remote Bhutan via Google’s Street View launch
Google provided a sneak peek into Bhutan Thursday by unveiling a Street View project for the remote Himalayan kingdom, featuring panoramic views of its...
Pro-Russian rebels in Donetsk end ceasefire with Ukraine ahead of elections
Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine’s eastern region of Donetsk have announced the end of a ceasefire, ending a period of relative calm as the country...
Four more detained in Moscow after death of Total oil company boss
Russian officials investigating the plane crash that killed the Total oil company boss and three others have detained four more members of staff at Moscow’s...
'Five Britons a week joining IS as jihadists', says UK police chief
At least five Britons a week are travelling to Iraq and Syria to fight for Islamic State, according to the UK’s most senior police officer.
South Sudan sexual violence ‘rampant,’ 2-year-old raped: U.N.
Rape and other forms of sexual violence by all sides in South Sudan’s civil war have become so widespread that a 2-year-old child was among the victims,...
China ‘will never open the files on its painful past,’ says party historian
China’s ruling Communist Party will likely never open all the files on its recent painful past, including the Cultural Revolution and Great Leap...
Joko Widodo ‘man of the people’ inaugurated as Indonesia’s 7th president
Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s first leader without deep roots in the era of dictator Suharto, has been sworn in as president Monday.
United Nations: Iraq has executed 60 people this year
Iraqi authorities have executed at least 60 people so far in 2014, a United Nations report said Sunday, expressing concern that “irreversible miscarriages...
Reformist Pope Paul VI moves step away from sainthood
Pope Paul VI, who banned contraception but presided over Vatican reforms in the 1960s, moved one step away from sainthood on Sunday as Pope Francis beatified...
Shipping companies agree to go slow in bid to save endangered whales
Environmentalists say a pilot programme in one of America’s most precious natural locations could save the lives of endangered whales for generations...
Indonesia’s new president issues a blunt warning to Tony Abbott
Indonesia’s incoming president Joko Widodo has promised a tough approach to issues of sovereignty and issued a blunt warning to Tony Abbott, stating...
Hurricane Gonzalo scores direct hit on Bermuda
The eyewall of Hurricane Gonzalo made a direct hit on Bermuda on Friday evening, knocking out power to 80 per cent of the island’s electrical grid...
Islamic State said to be flying 3 captured jets in Syria - with Iraqi help
The Islamic State (IS) is test-flying, with the help of former Iraqi air force pilots, several fighter jets captured earlier from air bases belonging to...
Brazil hospital guard killed 39 ‘in anger at everyone and everything’
A hospital worker killed 39 people in 10 months out of “anger at everything and everyone”, police in Brazil have said.
Turkey fails in bid to join U.N. Security Council
Turkey failed in its effort to join the U.N.’s most powerful body on Thursday, while Venezuela, New Zealand, Spain, Angola and Malaysia were elected...
U.N. pushes international community for more funds as Ebola cases increase
A major international push has been announced to intensify efforts to contain the ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa.
UK to deploy Reaper drones in Iraq as battle against IS intensifies
Britain is to use Reaper drones over Iraq as part of the battle against Islamic State militants (IS).
Putin’s tiger ventures across Chinese border and ‘raids henhouse’
A rare Siberian tiger, released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin in a remote part of the Amur region in May, has strayed across the border...
Indian workers clear debris after Cyclone Hudhud kills 24
Rescue workers and soldiers cleared uprooted trees and electrical poles blocking roads in eastern India after a tropical cyclone killed at least 24 people...