World News Archive

  • 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.

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  • Tuesday 19 August 2014

    Ukraine accused pro-Russian rebels yesterday of hitting a convoy of refugee buses with ­rockets near the eastern city of Luhansk, killing people trapped in the burning vehicles.

  • Tuesday 19 August 2014

    Missouri National Guard troops have been deployed to the St Louis suburb of Ferguson to try to restore calm to an area that has experienced rioting and protests since the August 9 fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.

  • Tuesday 19 August 2014

    warplanes bombed militia positions in the Libyan capital Tripoli in what could mark a sharp escalation of fighting between armed factions that has thrown the North African state into anarchy.

  • Tuesday 19 August 2014

    POPE Francis has backed the use of force to stop Islamic extremists in Iraq from killing religious minorities, including Christians, as David Cameron made clear Britain would not get drawn into another bloody war in the crisis-hit country.

  • Monday 18 August 2014

    Kurdish militants have trained hundreds of Yazidi volunteers at several camps inside Syria to fight Islamic State forces in Iraq, a member of the armed Kurdish YPG group and a Reuters photographer who visited a training camp has said.

  • Monday 18 August 2014

    SEPARATISTS have shot down a Ukrainian fighter plane amid fighting between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government forces in the eastern part of the country.

  • Monday 18 August 2014

    FIFTEEN people remain unaccounted for following a boating accident in ­Indonesia that forced survivors - including two Britons - to swim for six hours to reach safety.

  • Sunday 17 August 2014

    Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters gathered in Pakistan's capital Islamabad in the pouring rain following the arrival of convoys led by a cricket star-turned-politician and a fiery anti-Taliban cleric.

  • Sunday 17 August 2014

    Pope Francis yesterday celebrated a huge open-air mass in Seoul, where he denounced the growing gap between the haves and have-nots, urging people in affluent societies to listen to "the cry of the poor" among them.

  • Sunday 17 August 2014

    The Brazilian Socialist Party is likely to announce environmentalist Marina Silva as its presidential candidate this week, replacing party leader Eduardo Campos who was killed in a plane clash, three leading local newspapers reported yesterday.

  • Sunday 17 August 2014

    Flooding and landslides in western Nepal have killed at least 54 people and a further 142 are missing amid continuous rainfall over the past three days.

  • Sunday 17 August 2014

    Violence continued in northern Iraq yesterday with reports that Islamic State (IS) jihadist fighters had massacred at least 80 men from the Yazidi faith and abducted women and children.

  • Sunday 17 August 2014

    The road towards Mosul from Erbil is strewn with refugee families.

  • Sunday 17 August 2014

    Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists fought skirmishes near the border yesterday, as a separatist leader in eastern Ukraine claimed his forces include 1200 fighters who underwent military training in Russia.

  • Sunday 17 August 2014

    Germany's foreign intelligence agency recorded at least one phone conversation held by US Secretary of State John Kerry, a German magazine said yesterday, potentially embarrassing Berlin, which has itself reprimanded Washington for its surveillance.

  • Sunday 17 August 2014

    The Taliban has executed five people in an opium market in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province and left their bodies hanging overnight after accusing them of kidnapping a businessman, officials said.

  • Sunday 17 August 2014

    Racially charged protests flared overnight on Friday into yesterday in Ferguson, Missouri, in an eruption of fresh anger over the fatal August 9 shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer.

  • Saturday 16 August 2014

    FOUR couples from the US and Australia have been prevented from leaving Thailand with surrogate babies.