World News

  • 22 November 2014

    President Barack Obama's announcement of immigration changes that will protect nearly five million people living illegally in the US from deportation has infuriated Republicans.

  • 22 November 2014

    Israel has rejected an appeal by the five biggest members of the European Union not to raze the homes of Palestinians who carried out lethal attacks in Jerusalem, saying the tactic was to deter further violence.

  • 22 November 2014

    Italian police put 12 paediatricians under house arrest yesterday for allegedly accepting extravagant gifts from makers of baby milk formula to promote it in place of breastfeeding.

  • 22 November 2014

    Romanian prosecutors obtained permission on Friday to detain their own organised crime unit chief pending a criminal investigation, the latest in a series of high profile corruption cases in the eastern European state.

  • 21 November 2014

    UTAH politicians have backed a proposal to re-introduce execution by firing squad to avoid problems with lethal injection drugs, 10 years after banning the practice.

  • 21 November 2014

    A FORMER minister-in-exile during Kosovo's 1990s rebellion against Serbian rule is poised to become the state's next prime minister.

  • 20 November 2014

    ISRAELI forces have demolished the east Jerusalem home of a Palestinian who carried out a deadly attack, just hours after prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised strict measures to deal with increased violence in the area.

  • 20 November 2014

    THE world's boldest effort yet to hold North Korea and its leader Kim Jong Un accountable for alleged crimes against humanity has moved forward at the UN, where a Pyongyang envoy threatened further nuclear tests.

  • 20 November 2014

    A SMALL group of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters have broken into the city's legislature as tensions in the Chinese-controlled city escalated following a period of calm.

  • 20 November 2014

    FRENCH authorities believe a second French militant appears on a beheading video released by Islamic State (IS) at the weekend.

  • 20 November 2014

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  • 19 November 2014

    A TALIBAN attack involving at least one suicide bomber has targeted a foreigners' compound in Kabul, killing four people in the latest fatal blast to hit the Afghan capital.

  • 19 November 2014

    INDONESIA must stop subjecting female police recruits to "degrading and discriminatory" physical tests in an effort to determine whether they are virgins, a leading human rights group has said.