World News

  • 16 April 2014

    Athlete Oscar Pistorius fired four shots through a locked toilet door, killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp who was hiding behind it after an argument, the chief prosecutor at his murder trial has alleged.

  • 16 April 2014

    SOUTH KOREAN police charged a man yesterday with the murder of his two-year-old son after he confessed to suffocating the child so he could leave the house to go back to playing games at an Internet cafe.

  • 16 April 2014

    Suspected Islamist insurgents have abducted more than 100 female students in a night raid on a government secondary school in Nigeria's northeast Borno state, a teacher said yesterday.

  • 16 April 2014

    MELBOURNE:

  • 16 April 2014

    Ukrainian armed forces yesterday launched a "special operation" against militiamen in the country's Russian-speaking east, authorities said, recapturing a military airfield from pro-Moscow separatists.

  • 16 April 2014

    BOSTON marked the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people and injured 264, yesterday with a memorial service which featured ­survivors of the attack and US Vice-President Joe Biden.

  • 16 April 2014

    A COURT yesterday ordered former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to serve a tax fraud sentence by doing community service and set travel restrictions that will limit his ability to campaign for next month's European Parliament elections.

  • 16 April 2014

    Turkish rights activists reacted angrily to a government measure that has led to the segregation of lesbian, gay and transsexual prisoners to protect them from harassment and attacks while in jail.

  • 15 April 2014

    ISRAEL is holding 'secret' talks with some Arab states that do not recognise it, looking to establish diplomatic ties based on a common fear of Iran, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said yesterday.