World News Archive

  • Sunday 29 June 2014

    A young couple in Pakistan were tied up and had their throats slit with scythes after they married for love.

  • Sunday 29 June 2014

    Thailand's military leader has promised a return to democracy with elections set to take place after October 2015.

  • Sunday 29 June 2014

    Sarajevo yesterday marked 100 years since the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the event which lit the fuse for the First World War, with a concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra offering a message of unity to a divided country and a continent tested by social and economic strife.

  • Sunday 29 June 2014

    One of the largest crowds ever recorded in Singapore for a civil gathering turned out yesterday at a gay rights rally, against a backdrop of noisy opposition from religious groups in the run-up to the event.

  • Sunday 29 June 2014

    Sierra Leone has warned it is a serious crime to shelter patients infected with the Ebola virus who are in hiding.

  • Sunday 29 June 2014

    THE ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is coming under increasing pressure amid fresh clashes between government forces and pro-Russia separatists.

  • Sunday 29 June 2014

    The suspected ringleader of the attack on the American consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi has appeared amid tight security at a US federal court in Washington.

  • Sunday 29 June 2014

    Bobby Womack, the R&B singer-songwriter who inspired artists from the Rolling Stones to Damon Albarn, has died aged 70.

  • Saturday 28 June 2014

    WEST African nations neighbouring those hit by the Ebola epidemic - Mali, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Guinea Bissau - should prepare for the possible arrival of travellers carrying the deadly virus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned.

  • Saturday 28 June 2014

    FIVE Chinese fishermen are missing after a trawler sank in waters to the north of islands disputed with Japan in the East China Sea in what appeared to be an accident.

  • Saturday 28 June 2014

    THE father of a British-­­­ born student who went on a killing spree in California has described the "nightmare" of coming to terms with the fact his son was a mass murderer.

  • Saturday 28 June 2014

    THE EU has signed an historic ­free-trade pact with Ukraine and warned it could impose more ­sanctions on Moscow unless pro-Russian rebels act to wind down the crisis in the east of the country by Monday.

  • Saturday 28 June 2014

    IRAQ'S leading Shi'ite cleric has called on the nation's political blocs to agree on the next prime minister before the newly elected parliament sits on Tuesday.

  • Saturday 28 June 2014

    FIVE Chinese fishermen are missing after a trawler sank in waters to the north of islands disputed with Japan in the East China Sea in what appeared to be an accident.

  • Friday 27 June 2014

    THE hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane will shift farther south of the most recent suspected crash site in a remote stretch of Indian Ocean.

  • Friday 27 June 2014

    NORTH Korea has fired three short-range projectiles into the waters off its east coast, a South Korean defence official said.

  • Friday 27 June 2014

    AL-JAZEERA journalist Peter Greste has said in his first statement since being jailed with two colleagues in Egypt that he is "devastated and outraged".

  • Friday 27 June 2014

    A JORDANIAN court has acquitted radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada, who was extradited from Britain last year, of charges of conspiring to commit acts of terrorism.

  • Friday 27 June 2014

    MILITANTS have seized a town an hour from Baghdad that is home to four natural gas fields, another gain by Sunni insurgents who have swiftly taken large areas to the north and west of the Iraqi capital.

  • Friday 27 June 2014

    US Secretary of State John Kerry has called on Russia to disarm separatists in Ukraine within "the next hours" as the EU prepared to discuss deeper sanctions against Moscow.

  • Thursday 26 June 2014

    A SENIOR member of Bahrain's Shi'ite opposition has been cleared of terrorism charges, a move that could help stalled talks with the government to try to end months of sporadic unrest.

  • Thursday 26 June 2014

    WESTERN powers have warned Russia they could impose new sanctions if it did not do more to defuse the conflict in eastern Ukraine, where a ceasefire between Russian-speaking rebels and government forces appeared to be crumbling.

  • Thursday 26 June 2014

    SCORES of Palestinians on hunger strike have ended a protest against detention without trial after winning limited concessions from Israel but no major change of policy.

  • Thursday 26 June 2014

    A DEFIANT Nouri al Maliki has rejected calls for an interim national unity government in Iraq intended to undermine the Sunni insurgency, calling it a "coup against the constitution".

  • Thursday 26 June 2014

    AS parents of the dead wept, more than 70 teenagers who survived a ferry sinking in South Korea that killed hundreds of their schoolmates went back to school for the first time since the April disaster.

  • Thursday 26 June 2014

    A SPANISH court has upheld corruption charges against Cristina de Borbon, sister of newly crowned King Felipe VI, and her husband in one of the last steps before a trial that could cloud the monarchy's bid to rebuild its reputation.

  • Wednesday 25 June 2014

    Nigerian security forces are investigating a possible mass kidnapping of villagers in the northeast state of Borno where Boko Haram Islamist militants abducted more than 200 schoolgirls two months ago, a security source said yesterday.

  • Wednesday 25 June 2014

    At least 22 people have been killed in two days of clashes in Central African Republic, witnesses said yesterday as foreign troops struggle to curb cycles of violence between Muslim and Christian communities.

  • Wednesday 25 June 2014

    President Vladimir Putin asked Russia's upper house yesterday to revoke the right it had granted him to order a military intervention in Ukraine in defence of Russian-speakers there, the Kremlin said in a statement.

  • Wednesday 25 June 2014

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