World News Archive

  • Tuesday 23 September 2014

    TV bosses have apologised after a reporter quit her job with a four-letter flourish during a live broadcast.

  • Tuesday 23 September 2014

    MULTIPLE explosions in a county in China's western region of Xinjiang have killed at least two people and injured many others.

  • Tuesday 23 September 2014

    NASA'S Maven spacecraft has arrived at Mars after a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago.

  • Tuesday 23 September 2014

    AFGHANISTAN'S Taliban militants have decried a pact by rival election candidates to form a government of national unity as a "sham" orchestrated by the US, and they vowed to press on with their war.

  • Tuesday 23 September 2014

    SYRIAN Kurds have battled to defend a key border town from an Islamic State (IS) advance as Kurdish youths from neighbouring Turkey rushed to their aid, heightening the pressure on Ankara to act against the Islamist insurgents.

  • Tuesday 23 September 2014

    THOUSANDS of Hong Kong college and university students have boycotted classes to protest against Beijing's decision to restrict electoral reforms.

  • Tuesday 23 September 2014

    GOVERNMENT troops and pro-Russian rebels have begun withdrawing heavy artillery in the east of Ukraine.

  • Monday 22 September 2014

    A Czech zoo burned around 132lbs of rhino horns yesterday, part of an international campaign designed to highlight the plight of a species being driven towards extinction by poachers.

  • Monday 22 September 2014

    IRAN'S hardline judiciary has given the government one month to block Whats-App and other popular instant messaging services, as pressure mounts on reformist President Hassan Rouhani to scale back his social and political reforms.

  • Monday 22 September 2014

    The United States has indications other countries are willing to launch air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, its UN ambassador said yesterday, predicting "we will not do the air strikes alone".

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  • Monday 22 September 2014

    Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani was named Afghanistan's president-elect yesterday after he signed a deal to share power with his opponent, ending months of turmoil over a disputed election that destabilised the nation as most foreign troops prepare to leave.

  • Monday 22 September 2014

    POPE FRANCIS, in his strongest criticism of Islamist militants to date, has said no religious group which used violence and oppression can claim to be "the armour of God".

  • Monday 22 September 2014

    A BOMB blast just beside Egypt's foreign ministry killed three policemen yesterday, authorities said, in the most serious attack in Cairo in almost three months.

  • Sunday 21 September 2014

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  • Sunday 21 September 2014

    Yemen's state-run television building caught fire after a three-day mortar attack by Shi'ite rebels who are protesting against the government, according to residents and a TV employee.

  • Sunday 21 September 2014

    A storm that brought torrential monsoon rains and flooding to the Philippine capital has strengthened and battered the country's north with heavy downpours and strong winds.

  • Sunday 21 September 2014

    An American recently sentenced to six years' hard labour by a North Korean court pretended to have secret US information and was deliberately arrested to become famous and meet US missionary Kenneth Bae in a North Korean prison, state media said yesterday.

  • Sunday 21 September 2014

    Turkish intelligence agents brought 46 hostages seized by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq back to Turkey yesterday.

  • Sunday 21 September 2014

    New Zealand's ruling National Party stormed to a third term in government in the election yesterday as the centre-right party secured an outright majority on a platform to continue strong economic growth.

  • Sunday 21 September 2014

    Germany's Oktoberfest kicked off yesterday with millions of revellers set to soak up the atmosphere during 16 days of oompah music, lederhosen and beer.

  • Sunday 21 September 2014

    The Dalai Lama has said the enduring harmony between India's many religions is proof to the world that different communities can live peacefully and solve problems together.

  • Sunday 21 September 2014

    Pro-Russian separatists and representatives from Kiev and Moscow have agreed on further measures to ensure a ceasefire between Ukrainian troops and the pro-Russians.

  • Saturday 20 September 2014

    CREWS will resume the underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at the end of the month.

  • Saturday 20 September 2014

    ARMED Shi'ite rebels have shelled Yemen's state-run television building in Sana'a and hundreds of residents fled in a dramatic escalation of violence after weeks of fighting and protests in the capital.

  • Saturday 20 September 2014

    UGANDAN President Yoweri Museveni has replaced his prime minister, removing a former ally some analysts had seen as a potential contender for the top job.