World News

  • 16 September 2014

    OSCAR Pistorius is free to compete for South Africa again - as long as his running does not go against the ruling of a judge.

  • 16 September 2014

    HOLLYWOOD star Angelina Jolie has broken off from her working honeymoon in Malta to meet rescuers who come to the aid of migrants trying to make their way to Europe - after 700 people were feared drowned in the last few days.

  • 16 September 2014

    SWEDISH Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven faces a tough task building a new government after an election left the centre-left short of a majority in parliament and handed the balance of power to a party that wants to slash immigration.

  • 16 September 2014

    AT least half of all Air France flights have been cancelled as pilots begin a week-long strike amid anger over jobs and operations being moved to a low-cost carrier.

  • 16 September 2014

    SINGAPORE'S air pollution has reached unhealthy levels, the National Environment Agency said, as winds changed direction and brought in light smoke from forest fires in neighbouring Indonesia.

  • 16 September 2014

    ONE of Egypt's most ­prominent activists, Alaa Abdel Fattah, has been released on bail ahead of his re-trial on charges of violating a protest law, ­triggering celebrations by dozens of supporters in the court room.

  • 15 September 2014

    A BOAT carrying 250 Africans has sunk off the coast of Libya, with most passengers feared dead.

  • 15 September 2014

    FOUR months after a shooting in which four people died, the Brussels Jewish Museum opened its doors to the public again yesterday in a solemn ceremony attended by Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo.

  • 15 September 2014

    POPE Francis married 20 couples yesterday, some of whom already live together and have children, in the latest sign that the Arg-entine pontiff wants the Catholic church to be more open and inclusive.

  • 15 September 2014

    North Korea has sentenced a US ­citizen to six years of hard labour for committing "hostile acts" as a tourist to the country, according to a statement carried by state media yesterday.

  • 14 September 2014

    There were so many flaws in President Barack Obama's midweek announcement about the US military response to the threat posed by the Islamic State (IS) that it is easy to understand his earlier hesitation in divulging his new policy.

  • 14 September 2014

    Air France will reduce flights by about 50% from tomorrow as pilots begin a one-week strike over company plans to cut costs to recapture market share from budget airlines, its chief executive said on Friday.

  • 14 September 2014

    Residents of revolt-torn Indian Kashmir turned their wrath on state administrators for failing to help after the worst flooding in over a century, dumping food parcels into gutters.