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  • 2 June 2015

    Rescuers have launched a massive search for more than 400 people, many of them elderly Chinese tourists, who are missing after a cruise boat was hit by a freak tornado and capsized on the Yangtze River in what may become China's worst shipping disaster in nearly 70 years.

  • 2 June 2015

    A driver contracted with US-based online taxi company Uber Technologies has been arrested near New Delhi after a woman passenger accused him of sexual harassment when she hailed his cab over the weekend.

  • 2 June 2015

    Iraq's prime minister has accused the international coalition fighting Islamic State (IS) of not doing enough to tackle the group and said important members such as Saudi Arabia are not curbing the flow of foreign fighters to his country.

  • 2 June 2015

    Greece has submitted a proposal for an agreement with its creditors as Athens seeks a deal that will unlock desperately needed rescue money.

  • 2 June 2015

    The Russian maker of the Buk air defence missile system says it has concluded Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was downed by an older version of the missile.

  • 1 June 2015

    More than 680 people in South Korea have been placed in isolation after coming into contact with those infected with a virus that has killed hundreds of people in the Middle East.

  • 1 June 2015

    France and Germany have raised concerns over a European Commission plan to redistribute migrants reaching Italy and Greece, saying it must take better account of efforts they have already taken to help asylum-seekers.

  • 1 June 2015

    The US National Security Agency has lost its authority to collect phone records in bulk, with intelligence officials warning it could jeopardise Americans' safety.