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  • 29 November 2014

    POPE Francis has called for an end to all forms of fundamentalism and said fighting hunger and poverty, rather than military intervention alone, was key to stopping Islamist militants carrying out "grave persecutions" in Syria and Iraq.

  • 29 November 2014

    AT least 13 prisoners have died of drug overdoses after inmates stormed a prison hospital in Venezuela during protests demanding better living conditions.

  • 29 November 2014

    A VOLCANO in southern Japan is blasting out chunks of magma in the first such eruption in 22 years, causing flight cancellations and prompting warnings to stay away from its crater.

  • 29 November 2014

    BURKINA Faso's interim prime minister has pledged to open inquiries into the deaths of a revered former president and an investigative journalist - key demands of protesters who swept veteran ruler Blaise Compaore from power last month.

  • 29 November 2014

    THE worst storm in decades has lashed Brisbane, Australia's third largest city, with wind, rain and hail cutting power lines, flooding streets and injuring a dozen people.

  • 29 November 2014

    AN ARMY brigadier general has been shot dead by unknown assailants in the Cairo district of Gesr al-Suez.

  • 28 November 2014

    I ONCE spent three months hiding in the Hindu Kush mountains with Afghan guerrilla fighters combating the Soviets.

  • 28 November 2014

    BUSINESS owners and residents have boarded up windows and cleared away debris as Ferguson sought a return to normal after two nights of unrest.