World News Archive

  • Saturday 26 July 2014

    Nearly 25 years after McDonald's delighted Soviets with their first taste of American fast-food culture, the company could be banned from selling some of its signature products.

  • Saturday 26 July 2014

    SOUTH Korea's forensic agency has said it was impossible to determine the cause of death of a businessman linked to a ferry that sank and killed 304 people in April, deepening the mystery surrounding the final days of Korea's most wanted man.

  • Saturday 26 July 2014

    TWO high-ranking Egyptian police and army officers have been shot dead by unknown assailants in the Sinai region near the border with Israel.

  • Saturday 26 July 2014

    NINE trucks carrying food and other supplies have crossed into Syria through a Turkish checkpoint.

  • Saturday 26 July 2014

    THOUSANDS of Palestinians protesting against the fighting in Gaza clashed with Israeli soldiers as the violence spread to the West Bank.

  • Saturday 26 July 2014

    A BRITISH man was among those killed in the crash of an Air Algerie airliner in Mali, the Foreign Office has said.

  • Saturday 26 July 2014

    A RUSSIAN security official said up to 40 shells fired by Ukrainian forces have hit the Russian province of Rostov near the border with eastern Ukraine where Kiev is fighting pro-Russian separatists.

  • Friday 25 July 2014

    LAST winter I saw for myself the terrible humanitarian crisis the war in Syria is creating.

  • Friday 25 July 2014

    THE CIA ran a secret jail on Polish soil, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled, a decision that puts pressure on the US and its allies to reveal the truth about the global programme for detaining al Qaeda suspects.

  • Friday 25 July 2014

    LAWYERS for a convicted double-murderer whose lethal injection in Arizona dragged on for two hours, while witnesses watched him gasping for breath and attorneys scrambled to halt the process, have called for a review of the "horrifically botched execution".

  • Friday 25 July 2014

    A SHOOTING and bombing attack on a bus near Baghdad has killed 52 prisoners and nine policemen as politicians faced pressure to form a power-sharing government that can tackle a Sunni insurgency.

  • Friday 25 July 2014

    ISRAEL has won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its Gaza war with the lifting of a US ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, as fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over 700.

  • Friday 25 July 2014

    AN Air Algerie flight with 110 passengers onboard, nearly half of them French citizens, is believed to have crashed after disappearing over northern Mali.

  • Thursday 24 July 2014

    PARTS of a northern Chinese city have been quarantined after a man there died of bubonic plague.

  • Thursday 24 July 2014

    POLICE in India have arrested the head of a school where a six-year-old girl was raped and charged him with hindering the investigation and negligence.

  • Thursday 24 July 2014

    INDONESIA'S losing presdential election candidiate, ex-general Prabowo Subianto, plans to challenge the result in the Constitutional Court, his team's chief lawyer has said.

  • Thursday 24 July 2014

    ISRAELI troops battled Hamas militants near a town in the southern Gaza Strip town as American Secretary Of State John Kerry reported progress in efforts to broker a truce.

  • Thursday 24 July 2014

    A PASSENGER plane crashed on its second attempt at landing during a thunderstorm on an island off Taiwan, killing 47 people and setting buildings on fire.

  • Thursday 24 July 2014

    IRAQ'S parliament has convened to vote for a new president as the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad that killed 31 people, mainly civilians.

  • Wednesday 23 July 2014

    A COLLEGE friend has been convicted of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of items they took from his room three days after the attack.

  • Wednesday 23 July 2014

    SOUTH Korean police have found the body of a fugitive billionaire businessman sought over April's ferry disaster that left more than 300 people dead or missing.

  • Wednesday 23 July 2014

    DOZENS of police including high-ranking officers have been detained in Turkey accused of spying and illegal wire-tapping of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his inner circle in what the chief prosecutor said was a concocted probe of an alleged terrorist group.

  • Wednesday 23 July 2014

    ISRAEL has continued to pound targets across the Gaza Strip, saying no ceasefire was near as top US and UN diplomats pursued talks on halting the fighting that has claimed more than 600 lives.

  • Wednesday 23 July 2014

    THE main party backing Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has claimed victory in Indonesia's presidential election despite last-minute accusations from his rival that allegations of mass vote fraud had not been properly investigated.

  • Tuesday 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.

  • Tuesday 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.

  • Tuesday 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.

  • Tuesday 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.

  • Tuesday 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.

  • Tuesday 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.