World News

  • 20 September 2014

    CREWS will resume the underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at the end of the month.

  • 20 September 2014

    ARMED Shi'ite rebels have shelled Yemen's state-run television building in Sana'a and hundreds of residents fled in a dramatic escalation of violence after weeks of fighting and protests in the capital.

  • 20 September 2014

    UGANDAN President Yoweri Museveni has replaced his prime minister, removing a former ally some analysts had seen as a potential contender for the top job.

  • 20 September 2014

    HEAVY rains from a storm and the seasonal monsoon have caused widespread flooding in the Philippine capital Manila and nearby provinces, shutting down schools and government offices.

  • 19 September 2014

    POLICE have stepped up patrols in the Mexican resort of Los Cabos, where looters stripped stores of goods and tens of thousands of people faced a fourth day without water or power in the aftermath of Hurricane Odile.

  • 19 September 2014

    TORONTO Mayor Rob Ford has a very rare and aggressive type of cancerous tumour in his abdomen, his doctor has said, and the controversial municipal leader will start chemotherapy treatment within days.

  • 19 September 2014

    UKRAINIAN President Petro Poroshenko has started a key visit to the US to seek further support to tackle what he describes as Russian aggression.

  • 18 September 2014

    THE Russian Foreign Ministry has welcomed as a "step in the right direction" a decision by the Ukrainian parliament to grant special status to two eastern regions where pro-Russian separatists are fighting to split from Kiev.

  • 18 September 2014

    CAMBODIA has deployed armed troops in its capital as garment workers held rallies to revive a campaign for higher wages that had helped to stoke a year-long political crisis.

  • 18 September 2014

    LIBERIAN President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called a US decision to deploy 3,000 troops to West Africa a "significant moment" in the battle against the worst Ebola outbreak on record and she said she hoped it would spur other nations into action.

  • 18 September 2014

    THOUSANDS of Fijians got their first chance to vote in eight years in an election that promises to finally restore democracy to the South Pacific nation of 900,000.

  • 18 September 2014

    A HOTEL tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms for his luxury Macau hotel-resort.

  • 18 September 2014

    SOUTH Korean President Park Geun-hye, thwarted so far in ambitious plans to begin the process of reunifying the Korean peninsula, has said the door is open for talks with the North during the forthcoming UN General Assembly.