World News

  • 31 October 2014

    Ask anyone what the two biggest foreign stories are right now and they will almost certainly say the fight against Ebola and tackling Islamic State (IS) jihadists.

  • 31 October 2014

    ISRAELI police have shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to kill a hardline Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that threatened to further inflame the city's already high tensions.

  • 31 October 2014

    THE Spanish state adviser has backed a veto of a watered-down Catalan vote on independence planned for November 9, making it likely the government will try to have the "consultation of citizens" blocked by the courts.

  • 31 October 2014

    A SOUTH Korean court-martial has convicted four soldiers of homicide for beating to death a fellow conscript and sentenced them to long prison terms in a case that sparked a public outcry.

  • 30 October 2014

    CANADIAN lawmakers have struck a defiant tone as they held their first meetings since a gunman charged into the Parliament building after shooting dead a soldier in an attack that raised questions about the nation's low-key approach to security.

  • 30 October 2014

    A LANDSLIDE in Sri Lanka is believed to have killed more than 100 people after it buried scores of houses.

  • 30 October 2014

    THE World Health ­Organisation (WHO) says the rate of Ebola cases in Liberia seems to be slowing, although experts are still examining the data to make sure it is reliable.

  • 30 October 2014

    FORENSIC experts have combed a gully in southern Mexico for the remains of 43 missing students, as frustration mounted among relatives over the lack of answers more than a month into the investigation.

  • 30 October 2014

    THE head of the largest Islamist party in Bangladesh has been sentenced to death for his role in the deaths of thousands during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

  • 30 October 2014

    ZAMBIAN president Michael Sata has died in London after an illness.