World News

  • 23 July 2014

    ISRAEL has continued to pound targets across the Gaza Strip, saying no ceasefire was near as top US and UN diplomats pursued talks on halting the fighting that has claimed more than 600 lives.

  • 23 July 2014

    A COLLEGE friend has been convicted of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of items they took from his room three days after the attack.

  • 23 July 2014

    SOUTH Korean police have found the body of a fugitive billionaire businessman sought over April's ferry disaster that left more than 300 people dead or missing.

  • 23 July 2014

    DOZENS of police including high-ranking officers have been detained in Turkey accused of spying and illegal wire-tapping of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his inner circle in what the chief prosecutor said was a concocted probe of an alleged terrorist group.

  • 23 July 2014

    THE main party backing Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has claimed victory in Indonesia's presidential election despite last-minute accusations from his rival that allegations of mass vote fraud had not been properly investigated.

  • 22 July 2014

    THE Palestinian death toll in the Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip has risen above 500 as the army said it had killed 10 militants who tunnelled into Israel, while Gazan officials said an Israeli tank shelled a hospital, killing civilians.

  • 22 July 2014

    A RESOLUTION demanding unrestricted access to the Malaysia Airlines crash site and a full international inquiry into the shooting down of Flight MH17 has been approved unanimously by the United Nations Security Council.

  • 22 July 2014

    THE massive hulk of the Costa Concordia is nearly ready to be towed away from the Italian island where it struck a rock and capsized two and a half years ago, killing 32 people.

  • 22 July 2014

    CUSTOMS agents have arrested a man said by the Irish government to be a suspect in the abduction, torture and killing of two UN peacekeepers in Lebanon 34 years ago.

  • 22 July 2014

    ALMOST 50 people have been killed in clashes between rival militias fighting for control of the international airport in Libya's capital Tripoli.