World News Archive

  • Wednesday 16 April 2014

    Turkish rights activists reacted angrily to a government measure that has led to the segregation of lesbian, gay and transsexual prisoners to protect them from harassment and attacks while in jail.

  • Wednesday 16 April 2014

    SOUTH KOREAN police charged a man yesterday with the murder of his two-year-old son after he confessed to suffocating the child so he could leave the house to go back to playing games at an Internet cafe.

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    Suspected Islamist insurgents have abducted more than 100 female students in a night raid on a government secondary school in Nigeria's northeast Borno state, a teacher said yesterday.

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    Ukrainian armed forces yesterday launched a "special operation" against militiamen in the country's Russian-speaking east, authorities said, recapturing a military airfield from pro-Moscow separatists.

  • Wednesday 16 April 2014

    BOSTON marked the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people and injured 264, yesterday with a memorial service which featured ­survivors of the attack and US Vice-President Joe Biden.

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    A COURT yesterday ordered former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to serve a tax fraud sentence by doing community service and set travel restrictions that will limit his ability to campaign for next month's European Parliament elections.

  • Wednesday 16 April 2014

    Athlete Oscar Pistorius fired four shots through a locked toilet door, killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp who was hiding behind it after an argument, the chief prosecutor at his murder trial has alleged.

  • Tuesday 15 April 2014

    ISRAEL is holding 'secret' talks with some Arab states that do not recognise it, looking to establish diplomatic ties based on a common fear of Iran, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said yesterday.

  • Tuesday 15 April 2014

    LIBYAN prosecutors opened the trial of deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi's sons and more than two dozen of his ex-officials yesterday in a major test for the North African state's transition to a democracy.

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    PRO-RUSSIAN separatists ignored an ultimatum to leave occupied government buildings in a city in eastern Ukraine yesterday as a threatened military offensive by government forces failed to materialise and as rebels attacked a police headquarters elsewhere.

  • Tuesday 15 April 2014

    TURKEY urged executives from Twitter to open an office and start paying Turkish tax yesterday in the first direct talks since a two-week ban imposed on the site as the government battled a corruption scandal.

  • Tuesday 15 April 2014

    The European Union has agreed to step up sanctions against Russia over Ukraine by expanding a list of people targeted with asset freezes and visa bans.

  • Tuesday 15 April 2014

    A MORNING rush-hour bomb killed at least 71 people at a Nigerian bus station on the outskirts of the capital yesterday, raising concerns about the spread of an Islamist insurgency after the deadliest ever attack on Abuja.

  • Tuesday 15 April 2014

    JEREMIAH Denton, a former US senator who was held as a prisoner of war by North Vietnam for more than seven years and revealed his treatment by blinking the word "torture" in Morse code during a televised interview, has died at the age of 89.

  • Monday 14 April 2014

    An elderly man accused of killing three people outside Jewish sites in Kansas has been identified as a former Ku Klux Klan chief.

  • Monday 14 April 2014

    Yesterday saw the launch of the third in a series of reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

  • Monday 14 April 2014

    ISRAEL has carried out a new land appropriation in the occupied West Bank, the Haaretz daily said on Sunday, in a move that could complicate efforts to extend troubled peace talks with the Palestinians.

  • Monday 14 April 2014

    CHINA has seized more than 10,000 illegal guns in the southwestern province of Guizhou, state television reported yesterday, marking its largest haul of illegal firearms as it steps up efforts to crack down on violent crime.

  • Monday 14 April 2014

    FORMER opposition leader Abdullah Abdullah was leading after the first official results from Afghanistan's presidential election were announced, but recorded incidents of serious fraud exceed figures for 2009, when more than a million suspect votes were thrown out.

  • Monday 14 April 2014

    WASHINGTON: