World News

  • 25 October 2014

    CANADA has vowed to toughen laws against terrorism as an ­opinion poll showed a majority of Canadians lack confidence in the ability of their security services to deter homegrown radicals, who struck twice in the past week.

  • 25 October 2014

    RUSSIA still has troops in eastern Ukraine and retains a very capable force on the border despite a partial withdrawal, Nato's military commander has said.

  • 25 October 2014

    CHINA has launched an experimental spacecraft to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.

  • 24 October 2014

    A Palestinian with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded railway station in Jerusalem, killing a three-month-old baby girl and injuring eight people in what police called a terror attack.

  • 24 October 2014

    UKRAINIAN Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk has warned of possible attempts by Russia to disrupt Sunday's parliamentary election in Ukraine and ordered a full security mobilisation to prevent terrorist acts being carried out.

  • 24 October 2014

    AIR strikes on Syria have killed more than 500 people, mainly Islamic militants, since they began last month, activists have said as fighting flared yesterday in the northern Syrian border town of Kobani.

  • 23 October 2014

    A CANADIAN soldier standing guard at a war memorial was shot dead before a gunman entered the parliament buildings and opened fire outside a room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was hosting a meeting.

  • 23 October 2014

    ABOUT 200 Hong Kong protesters have marched to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed to break the deadlock.

  • 23 October 2014

    BEN Bradlee, the editor who guided The Washington Post through its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal and invigorated its newsroom for more than two decades, has died aged 93.

  • 23 October 2014

    SYRIA'S air force has destroyed two fighter jets operated by Islamic State militants in the north of the country.

  • 23 October 2014

    TOYS R Us has pulled from its shelves four collectible action figures based on characters of the TV series Breaking Bad after a campaign by a US mother.

  • 23 October 2014

    US Secretary of State John Kerry has welcomed the release of one of three Americans held in North Korea and said Washington is willing to resume talks with Pyongyang if it takes steps towards de-nuclearisation.