World News Archive

  • Thursday 2 October 2014

    THE student leaders of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have warned if the territory's leader does not resign by the end of today they will step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings.

  • Thursday 2 October 2014

    THE Simon Wiesenthal Centre has identified dozens of former members of Nazi mobile death squads who might still be alive and is pushing the German government for an investigation.

  • Thursday 2 October 2014

    MORE bodies have been found near the ash-covered summit of a Japanese volcano as searches resumed amid concern of toxic gas and another eruption.

  • Thursday 2 October 2014

    A WIFE suspected of shooting and killing the mayor of a US city has been released after hours of questioning.

  • Thursday 2 October 2014

    FORMER Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has insisted UN prosecutors do not have "a shred of evidence" linking him to atrocities throughout the Bosnian war and accused them of putting the entire Serb people on trial.

  • Wednesday 1 October 2014

    ISRAELI Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned that Hamas and the Islamic State group (IS) are branches of the same poisonous tree, both bent on world domination through terror, just as the Nazis were.

  • Wednesday 1 October 2014

    TENS of thousands of pro- democracy demonstrators have extended a blockade of Hong Kong streets, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of what some fear may be a push by police to clear the roads before Chinese National Day.

  • Wednesday 1 October 2014

    POLICE have launched raids on homes in several suburbs in the Australian city of Melbourne where a suspected terrorist was shot dead last week.

  • Wednesday 1 October 2014

    A US hospital has isolated a patient showing signs of having Ebola.

  • Wednesday 1 October 2014

    AN independence vote set for November in Spain's powerful Catalonia region has been halted by the nation's constitutional court after the central government mounted a legal case saying the planned referendum would be illegal.

  • Tuesday 30 September 2014

    PROSECUTORS at a UN court in The Hague have called for former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to be sentenced to life in prison for his alleged crimes, including the massacre of more than 7,000 men and boys in Srebrenica and the shelling of Sarajevo.

  • Tuesday 30 September 2014

    FIVE more bodies have been found near the summit of a Japanese volcano as toxic gases and ash from the still-erupting mountain forced rescue workers to halt efforts to recover the victims.

  • Tuesday 30 September 2014

    JANE Fonda has told an audience of activists and philanthropists her mother was sexually abused as a child before eventually committing suicide at 42.

  • Tuesday 30 September 2014

    SPAIN has moved to try to block a Scottish-style independence referendum in Catalonia.

  • Tuesday 30 September 2014

    PRO-DEMOCRACY protests in Hong Kong have escalated, a day after demonstrators upset over Beijing's decision to limit political reforms defied onslaughts of tear gas and appeals from the territory's top leader to go home.

  • Tuesday 30 September 2014

    SEVEN Ukrainian soldiers have been killed after ­separatist shelling hit their armoured vehicle near Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine, putting a fragile ceasefire under further strain.

  • Monday 29 September 2014

    AUTHORITIES in India's Gujarat state have arrested at least 40 people after late-night clashes between Hindus and Muslims in the city of Vadodara.

  • Monday 29 September 2014

    AT least 31 people have been found presumed dead near the peak of a Japanese volcano that erupted unexpectedly while it was packed with hikers out to admire autumn foliage, sending a huge cloud of ash and rock tumbling down its slopes.

  • Monday 29 September 2014

    LIBYA'S Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni and his cabinet have been sworn into office after lawmakers approved the line-up but will struggle to rule a country where a rival parliament sits in the capital Tripoli.

  • Monday 29 September 2014

    GAY rights activists in Serbia have held their first Pride march in four years, walking through Belgrade streets emptied of traffic and pedestrians by a massive security operation.

  • Monday 29 September 2014

    THE parents of the black teenager gunned down by police in Ferguson, Missouri, have rejected an apology by the city's top policeman, saying he should be sacked and the white officer who shot their son arrested.

  • Sunday 28 September 2014

    A volcano has erupted in central Japan, catching mountaineers by surprise and trapping hundreds of people.

  • Sunday 28 September 2014

    The president of Spain's Catalonia region has signed a decree calling an independence referendum on November 9, putting him on a collision course with the central government, which says such a vote is illegal.

  • Sunday 28 September 2014

    The world's most famous bachelor, George Clooney, welcomed more A-list stars to Venice yesterday for his wedding to human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin.

  • Sunday 28 September 2014

    An Egyptian court postponed its verdict on whether former president Hosni Mubarak ordered the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his three-decade rule.

  • Sunday 28 September 2014

    Afghan villagers have hanged four captured Taliban militants from a tree as security forces battled the insurgents for a sixth day in a district of Ghazni province.

  • Sunday 28 September 2014

    Burma's national government has drafted a plan that will give about one million members of the persecuted Rohingya Muslim ethnic minority a bleak choice:

  • Sunday 28 September 2014

    Hong Kong riot police have used pepper spray to disperse protesters around government headquarters, fuelling tension ahead of a planned sit-in by protest against Beijing's tightening grip on the former British colony.

  • Sunday 28 September 2014

    The Indonesian province of Aceh yesterday approved a law that can punish anyone caught having gay sex with 100 lashes.

  • Sunday 28 September 2014

    Chelsea Clinton has given birth to a girl, she said in a statement on her Twitter and Facebook profiles, giving former president Bill Clinton and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton their first grandchild.