World News Archive

  • Friday 1 August 2014

    AS fighting continued to rage in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators has managed to reach the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17.

  • Friday 1 August 2014

    AT least 19 people have drowned off beaches in southern Pakistan because of heavy waves and strong currents.

  • Friday 1 August 2014

    ISRAELI Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing international alarm over a rising civilian death toll in Gaza, has promised he will not accept any ceasefire that stops Israel completing the destruction of militants' infiltration tunnels.

  • Friday 1 August 2014

    BACK in 1998, while covering the impact of a major earthquake in Afghanistan's northern Takhar Province, I interviewed a doctor from an international medical aid agency.

  • Thursday 31 July 2014

    Our award-winning cartoonist Steven Camley reflects on the Gaza conflict.

  • Thursday 31 July 2014

    AT least 33 people have been killed in a stampede at a beachside concert celebrating the end of Ramadan in Guinea's capital.

  • Thursday 31 July 2014

    AN Australian airline has apologised after an attendant gave passengers who might have been flying high a warning there were drug-sniffer dogs awaiting them at Sydney Airport - prompting a rush for the toilets.

  • Thursday 31 July 2014

    ISRAELI shelling has killed at least 19 Palestinians sheltering in a school in Gaza's biggest refugee camp, the UN said, as Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal to try to halt more than three weeks of fighting.

  • Thursday 31 July 2014

    THE leader of Spain's Catalonia region has told the Spanish prime minister he intends pushing ahead with a secession referendum in November despite the central government's refusal to allow it.

  • Wednesday 30 July 2014

    A BRITISH man is among six people who have been arrested for allegedly smuggling amphetamines from the UK halfway round the world using a courier service.

  • Wednesday 30 July 2014

    THE driver of a South Korean businessman wanted over the sinking of a ferry that killed 304 people has turned himself in, potentially unlocking the mystery of his boss's final days.

  • Wednesday 30 July 2014

    PRESIDENT Hamid Karzai's powerful cousin, a close ally of presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani, has been killed in a suicide bomb attack at his home.

  • Wednesday 30 July 2014

    AT least 100 Palestinians have been killed in fighting in Gaza as Israel escalated its military offensive in the coastal strip.

  • Wednesday 30 July 2014

    INTENSE fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine has killed dozens of civilians, soldiers and rebels, as Kiev pressed on with an offensive near the wreckage of Malaysian flight MH17.

  • Tuesday 29 July 2014

    A FRAGILE truce in Gaza for Eid has started to fall apart as Israel's prime minister said UN calls for a long-term ceasefire ignored his country's security needs.

  • Tuesday 29 July 2014

    THOUSANDS of protesters took to the streets as President Benigno Aquino called on the nation to support his reforms as he faced the biggest political crisis in his four years in power in the Philippines.

  • Tuesday 29 July 2014

    UKRAINE has said its troops have wrested more territory from pro-Russian rebels, advancing towards the site where Malaysian flight MH17 was brought down and which international investigators said they could not reach because of the fighting.

  • Monday 28 July 2014

    THE wreck of the Costa Concordia arrived yesterday off the northern Italian city of Genoa where it will be broken up for scrap, two-and-a-half years after the cruise liner ran aground and sank near the Tuscan island of Giglio, killing 32 people.

  • Monday 28 July 2014

    FIGHTING around the site of the Malaysian airliner downed in Ukraine prevented a visit by foreign experts yesterday, although Malaysia said separatists had agreed to let in international police and investigators to the site.

  • Monday 28 July 2014

    FIGHTING subsided in Gaza yesterday after Hamas militants backed a 24-hour humanitarian truce, but there was no sign of any comprehensive deal to end the conflict with Israel.

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  • Monday 28 July 2014

    A SIERRA Leone Ebola patient whose family sparked a hunt when they forcefully removed her from a treatment centre and took her to a traditional healer, died in an ambulance on the way to hospital.

  • Monday 28 July 2014

    At least 36 people were killed in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, many of them civilians, in clashes between Libyan Special Forces and Islamist militants on Saturday night and yesterday morning, medical and security sources said.

  • Monday 28 July 2014

    THE wife of Cameroon's vice-premier has been kidnapped and at least three people killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants on in the northern town of Kolofata, Cameroon officials have said.

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  • Monday 28 July 2014

    HEFEI, CHINA: