World News Archive

  • Saturday 23 August 2014

    It's dawn and the mosquitoes gather around me in clouds.

  • Saturday 23 August 2014

    THE National Guard has started to withdraw from Ferguson, where there has been unrest since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago.

  • Saturday 23 August 2014

    AT least 25 people have died in a collapse at a gold mine 40 miles north of the Central African Republic town of Bambari.

  • Saturday 23 August 2014

    AT least 191,369 people have been killed in Syria, more than double the figure documented a year ago and probably still an under-estimate, the UN's human rights office has said.

  • Saturday 23 August 2014

    UKRAINE has accused Russia of launching a "direct invasion" of its territory after Moscow sent a convoy of aid trucks across the border into eastern Ukraine where pro-Russian rebels are fighting government forces.

  • Saturday 23 August 2014

    THE bodies of 20 Malaysians killed when a jet was shot down over Ukraine in July have arrived in Kuala Lumpur.

  • Saturday 23 August 2014

    HAMAS has shot dead 18 suspected informants for Israel, a day after an Israeli airstrike on a house in southern Gaza Strip killed three top Hamas military commanders.

  • Saturday 23 August 2014

    THE UK Government has ruled out an alliance with the Syrian regime in the fight against Islamic extremist forces who are terrorising the Middle East.

  • Friday 22 August 2014

    The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State (IS) militants pose a threat that may surpass that of al Qaeda, Pentagon leaders have warned.

  • Friday 22 August 2014

    "I don't care who they are, Iraqi, Libyan, if they want to help us bring down Assad, then they're all welcome."

  • Friday 22 August 2014

    US Attorney General Eric Holder has sought to reassure the people of Ferguson about the inquiry into the shooting death of a black 18-year-old at the hands of a white police officer.

  • Friday 22 August 2014

    AN American doctor who contracted Ebola treating victims of the deadly virus in Liberia has recovered and has now been discharged from the US hospital which treated him with an experimental drug.

  • Friday 22 August 2014

    ISRAEL has killed three senior Hamas commanders in an air strike on the Gaza Strip, the clearest signal yet that Israel is intent on eliminating the group's military leadership after a failed attempt on the life of its top commander this week.

  • Thursday 21 August 2014

    FIGHTING in Ukraine's mostly rebel-held region of Donetsk has killed 34 local residents and wounded 29 others in a 24-hour period.

  • Thursday 21 August 2014

    AN influential Chinese newspaper has called for retaliation against Australia after Australian mining mogul and politician Clive Palmer described China's government as "b*******" who shoot their own people.

  • Thursday 21 August 2014

    POLICE in the Liberian capital Monrovia have fired tear gas to disperse a stone-throwing crowd anxious to leave a neighbourhood placed under quarantine because of the Ebola virus.

  • Thursday 21 August 2014

    AN Israeli air strike in Gaza killed the wife and infant son of Hamas's military leader, Mohammed Deif, the group said, calling it an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed.

  • Thursday 21 August 2014

    AT least 36 people, including several children, were killed in Japan after landslides triggered by torrential rain slammed into the outskirts of the western city of Hiroshima.

  • Thursday 21 August 2014

    RESIDENTS in Ferguson have been urged to stay at home after dark after days of clashes with police following the shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old.

  • Wednesday 20 August 2014

    A grisly video shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, US officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent US airstrikes in Iraq.

  • Wednesday 20 August 2014

    RESIDENTS of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk have fled an area near rebel headquarters in the city following shelling while cars carrying rebel gunmen rushed through the streets.

  • Wednesday 20 August 2014

    A 57-year-old man has been killed by a 15ft crocodile in front of his wife while the couple fished in a northern Australian river notorious for the deadly predators.

  • Wednesday 20 August 2014

    THE number of cases in West Africa's Ebola outbreak has risen to 2,240, including 1,229 deaths, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said as it reported the toll in four countries including Nigeria.

  • Wednesday 20 August 2014

    ISRAEL has claimed that militants fired rockets from Gaza in violation of a truce, and that it struck back with attacks in the Palestinian enclave.

  • Wednesday 20 August 2014

    police came under heavy gunfire and arrested 31 people during another night of racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri..

  • Wednesday 20 August 2014

    IRAQI forces have launched a fresh offensive to drive Islamic State fighters out of Tikrit, home town of executed dictator Saddam Hussein, while the militants warned they would attack Americans "in any place".

  • Tuesday 19 August 2014

    IRAQI forces are planning an assault on the northern city of Mosul, hoping to retake it from Islamic State fighters, the spokesman for the country's counter-terrorism unit said yesterday.

  • Tuesday 19 August 2014

    ARMED robbers have ambushed a Saudi prince's diplomatic convoy in Paris, raiding a Mercedes for valuables then torching and abandoning the vehicle, police and prosecutors said.

  • Tuesday 19 August 2014

    three Russians detained during a protest against President Vladimir Putin were sentenced to prison terms yesterday after a trial critics say is part of a Kremlin campaign to stifle dissent while all eyes are on the Ukraine crisis.

  • Tuesday 19 August 2014

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