World News

  • 30 September 2014

    SPAIN has moved to try to block a Scottish-style independence referendum in Catalonia.

  • 30 September 2014

    JANE Fonda has told an audience of activists and philanthropists her mother was sexually abused as a child before eventually committing suicide at 42.

  • 30 September 2014

    PRO-DEMOCRACY protests in Hong Kong have escalated, a day after demonstrators upset over Beijing's decision to limit political reforms defied onslaughts of tear gas and appeals from the territory's top leader to go home.

  • 30 September 2014

    SEVEN Ukrainian soldiers have been killed after ­separatist shelling hit their armoured vehicle near Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine, putting a fragile ceasefire under further strain.

  • 30 September 2014

    PROSECUTORS at a UN court in The Hague have called for former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to be sentenced to life in prison for his alleged crimes, including the massacre of more than 7,000 men and boys in Srebrenica and the shelling of Sarajevo.

  • 30 September 2014

    FIVE more bodies have been found near the summit of a Japanese volcano as toxic gases and ash from the still-erupting mountain forced rescue workers to halt efforts to recover the victims.

  • 29 September 2014

    AT least 31 people have been found presumed dead near the peak of a Japanese volcano that erupted unexpectedly while it was packed with hikers out to admire autumn foliage, sending a huge cloud of ash and rock tumbling down its slopes.

  • 29 September 2014

    AUTHORITIES in India's Gujarat state have arrested at least 40 people after late-night clashes between Hindus and Muslims in the city of Vadodara.

  • 29 September 2014

    LIBYA'S Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni and his cabinet have been sworn into office after lawmakers approved the line-up but will struggle to rule a country where a rival parliament sits in the capital Tripoli.

  • 29 September 2014

    GAY rights activists in Serbia have held their first Pride march in four years, walking through Belgrade streets emptied of traffic and pedestrians by a massive security operation.

  • 28 September 2014

    The world's most famous bachelor, George Clooney, welcomed more A-list stars to Venice yesterday for his wedding to human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin.

  • 28 September 2014

    An Egyptian court postponed its verdict on whether former president Hosni Mubarak ordered the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his three-decade rule.

  • 28 September 2014

    Afghan villagers have hanged four captured Taliban militants from a tree as security forces battled the insurgents for a sixth day in a district of Ghazni province.