World News

  • 23 November 2014

    Dutch health authorities are destroying 8000 ducks in a bid to tackle the spread of bird flu, which has infected three farms in a week in the Netherlands, a leading poultry and egg exporter.

  • 23 November 2014

    Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has accused the West of trying to use sanctions imposed on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis to seek "regime change" in Russia.

  • 23 November 2014

    US Secretary of State John Kerry is consulting with allies on how to reach a nuclear deal with Iran.

  • 23 November 2014

    US vice-president Joe Biden has welcomed an agreement between Iraq's central government and its northern Kurdistan region over the management of oil exports.

  • 23 November 2014

    Burkina Faso's transitional president has promised an investigation to identify remains thought to be those of the nation's murdered revolutionary folk hero, Thomas Sankara.

  • 23 November 2014

    Portuguese police have arrested former Socialist prime minister Jose Socrates and three other people in an investigation of suspected tax fraud, corruption and money-laundering.

  • 23 November 2014

    Satellite images show China is building an island on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands large enough to accommodate its first offshore airstrip in the South China Sea, a leading defence publication has claimed.

  • 23 November 2014

    The Cowardly Lion costume from the classic film The Wizard Of Oz is taking the Yellow Brick Road to auction.

  • 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.

  • 22 November 2014

    US vice president Joe Biden has criticised Russia for its role in eastern Ukraine, urging Moscow to uphold a ceasefire in the war-torn region as he visited Kiev.