World News

  • 26 February 2015

    One of three men arrested and accused of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) terror group and wage war against the US spoke of shooting President Barack Obama or planting a bomb on Coney Island, authorities have said.

  • 26 February 2015

    South Korea has abolished a 62-year-old law that bans extramarital affairs after ruling that the law suppresses personal freedom.

  • 25 February 2015

    A long-awaited truce has at last taken hold in east Ukraine, with the army reporting no combat fatalities for the first time in weeks, but the news did nothing to halt a currency collapse that forced the central bank to ban most trading.

  • 25 February 2015

    Yemeni ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh is suspected of corruptly amassing as much as £40 billion, equivalent to Yemen's annual GDP, during his long rule, and colluding in a militia takeover last year, UN-appointed investigators have told the Security Council.

  • 25 February 2015

    Hundreds of residents of a small town in south-eastern Czech Republic have gathered to honour the victims of the worst shooting attack in the country's history.

  • 25 February 2015

    A former US Marine has been found guilty of murdering American Sniper author Chris Kyle and his friend at a shooting range.

  • 25 February 2015

    Jamaica is to decriminalise small amounts of pot and establish a licensing agency to regulate a lawful medical marijuana industry on the Caribbean island.

  • 25 February 2015

    A gunman shot and killed three people in and around a South Korean convenience store that he then set on fire before fleeing.

  • 24 February 2015

    Twelve people were killed and 20 injured following a suicide bomb attack in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Potiskum.

  • 24 February 2015

    Greece has secured a four-month extension of its financial rescue after its euro zone partners approved a reform plan that backed down on key leftist measures and promised spending to alleviate social distress would not derail its budget.

  • 24 February 2015

    Pro-Russia separatists have said they have started pulling heavy weapons from the front line in east Ukraine under a ceasefire deal but Ukraine said the rebels were using the cover of the truce to reinforce for another advance.

  • 24 February 2015

    An investigation is under way after at least five drones were spotted flying over Paris.

  • 24 February 2015

    Mexico has protested to the Vatican over purported comments by Pope Francis worrying about a possible "Mexicanisation" of Argentina amid increasing drug trafficking activity in his homeland.