Dutch experts help recover MH17 crash items despite fighting nearby
Four Dutch experts and local emergency services made a start on Monday recovering personal belongings from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines MH17 in...
Pilots were sleeping when Air France flight crashed
Two out of three Air France pilots were sleeping minutes before their plane plunged into the sea off Brazil in 2009, with the loss of all 228 people on...
Pistorius ‘should only get community service for killing Reeva’ court hears
Oscar Pistorius is a “broken man” after killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and “flashbacks of the shooting will be mental images...
30 killed as three ‘speeding’ minibuses collide in Egypt
Thirty people died in a collision between three minibuses on Monday in Egypt’s southern Aswan province, medical and security sources said.
British hostage appears in new IS video condemning Western airstrikes
A British hostage being held by Islamic State (IS) militants has appeared in another video released online.
Russia’s Putin to attend G20 leaders summit: Australia
Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey confirmed Sunday that Vladimir Putin will attend the G20 leaders’ summit in November, despite concerns about Russia’s...
Pre-election hoax tweets for Bolivia’s Morales
The Twitter account of Bolivia’s state television was hacked Saturday on the eve of elections and used to issue a bogus tweet saying President Evo...
Bug appetit: chocolate-covered bugs served up at insect museum
The menu includes crickets and wax worms on toothpick skewers for dipping in a fountain of melted chocolate, along with “tarsal toffee” made...
'Love is love': Snowden's girlfriend joins him in Russia
Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who blew the whistle on the U.S.
Malala becomes lightning rod for anger over neglect of her hometown
In the hometown of Nobel prize winner Malala Yousafzai, the students at the government-run Girls’ High School Mingora sit cross-legged on sacks and...
New measures to contain threat as Ebola death count passes 4,000
As the Ebola outbreak’s death toll climbed north of 4,000 deaths out of 8,000 cases, authorities around the world are realising the potential dangers...
Ebola deaths exceed 4,000, WHO says, as epidemic fears take hold worldwide
More than 4,000 people have died in the Ebola epidemic that broke out in west Africa at the start of the year, according to the latest figures released...
U.S. targets southern Turkey as base to tackle threat of IS
The United States have requested access to an air base in southern Turkey which could become a strategic stronghold in the battle against Islamic State...
Inspirational Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai wins Nobel Peace Prize
Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who became a campaigner after being shot by the Taliban, has won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Ebola’s latest toll: African economies and tourism
Persistent media coverage of Ebola in the States and around the world has delivered a financial blow to West Africa’s tourism industry.
One drug king caught, 43 students still missing in Mexico
Mexican police have captured suspected Juarez drug cartel leader Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, whose gang engaged in turf wars that have left thousands of...
Vietnam-flagged tanker released by pirates
A Vietnam-flagged tanker was hijacked by gun-toting pirates who stole part of the vessel’s cargo of oil before releasing the ship and its crew safely,...
Australian woman tested for Ebola while Spanish nurse’s condition worsens
A 57-year-old Australian woman has been tested for Ebola after she developed a fever following her return from Sierra Leone, health officials have confirmed.
From Chicago to Japan, flow of Islamic State volunteers continues
Tokyo police are investigating the possibility that a Japanese student tried to travel to Syria to join Islamic State.
Arab, European jets carry out 10 per cent of IS strikes, says United States
Arab and other allied countries have carried out about 10 per cent of the nearly 2,000 air raids against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria since...
Global Ebola fear grows as Spain nurse contracts deadly illness
U.S. President Barack Obama says his government is considering more careful screening of airline passengers arriving from West Africa amid heightened Ebola...
Battle for Kobane: Islamic State escalates border town siege
Islamic State jihadists penetrated the key Syrian town of Kobane on the Turkish border, sparking street-to-street fighting with its Kurdish defenders Monday...
Islamic State militants raise their flags in Kobane to advance closer to Turkey
Islamic State militants (IS) have reportedly captured part of a town close to the Syrian border with Turkey after days of fierce fighting.
Australian chef ‘kills and cooks his girlfriend then commits suicide’
An Australian chef killed and dismembered his girlfriend, before boiling parts of her body, eating them then taking his own life, police in Queensland...
Pinching pennies: World’s richest nations fail to meet aid pledges
The majority of the world’s rich donor nations failed to meet their development aid pledges in 2013.
High-risk Ebola could reach France, UK by end of October, scientists calculate
Scientists have used Ebola disease spread patterns and airline traffic data to predict a 75 per cent chance the virus could be imported to France by Oct.
Israel criticises Swedish plan to recognise state of Palestine
Israel has described a plan by Sweden’s new centre-left government to recognise the state of Palestine as being ill-considered in the absence of...
Pope launches review of Church teaching on family, marriage
Pope Francis on Sunday launched a major review of Catholic teaching on the family that could lead to change in the Church’s attitude to marriage,...
British hostage being held in Libya released by Army of Islam
A British teacher held hostage by militants in Libya has been released and reunited with his family, the Foreign Office has confirmed.
Biden apologises to Erdogan over remarks
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden apologised Saturday to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was angry over comments in which Biden said Erdogan had...