World News

  • 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.

  • 22 July 2014

    CHINA has sent a spy ship to international waters off Hawaii during a US-led naval exercise involving 22 countries, even though Beijing is participating in the drills for the first time this year.

  • 22 July 2014

    A SOUTH Sudanese rebel delegation has held talks with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in Kampala and asked him to withdraw troops from South Sudan where they were deployed to help the Juba government, the rebel camp said.