World News Archive

  • Thursday 29 January 2015

    Malaysia has declared the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an accident, clearing the way for the airline to pay compensation to victims' relatives while the search for the plane goes on.

  • Thursday 29 January 2015

    Health officials are now focused on ending the biggest ever Ebola outbreak rather than just slowing the spread of the deadly virus, the World Health Organisation says.

  • Thursday 29 January 2015

    A hostage who died during the Sydney cafe siege was killed by fragments of a police bullet as armed officers moved to end the 16-hour stand-off, an inquest has been told.

  • Thursday 29 January 2015

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Il repeatedly pushed for summit talks before his death in 2011 - but demanded £6.6 billion and huge shipments of food and fertiliser in return, South Korea's former president has said.

  • Wednesday 28 January 2015

    Russia has said military action by the Ukrainian government would prompt an "inevitable further escalation of the conflict" with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine and undermine any peacemaking.

  • Wednesday 28 January 2015

    A United Nations peacekeeper has been killed in southern Lebanon in an incident apparently related to a border clash between Lebanon and Israel.

  • Wednesday 28 January 2015

    Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has promised radical change as his new government swiftly moved to roll back key parts of Greece's international bailout, prompting a third day of losses on financial markets.

  • Wednesday 28 January 2015
  • Wednesday 28 January 2015

    Australia's prime minister has promised to consult more widely in future, following a storm of criticism over his decision to make the Duke of Edinburgh a knight.

  • Wednesday 28 January 2015

    Jewish groups have boycotted the Argentine government's Holocaust Day commemoration over the mysterious death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, as scepticism grows over President Cristina Fernandez's plan to reform the intelligence services she suggests are behind his death.

  • Tuesday 27 January 2015

    An online message said to be from the Islamic State terror group says a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot it holds have less than 24 hours left to live.

  • Tuesday 27 January 2015

    SPAIN's anti-austerity Podemos has backed a Scottish-style referendum for Catalonia as it seeks to take pro-independence votes.

  • Tuesday 27 January 2015
  • Tuesday 27 January 2015

    A blizzard has dropped more than a foot of snow across the north-eastern US, although it fell short of the massive predicted snowfall that prompted officials across the region to close schools and order travel bans.

  • Tuesday 27 January 2015

    Argentina's president has called for an overhaul of the country's intelligence services, using her first public comments since the mysterious death of a prosecutor to reject accusations against her.

  • Tuesday 27 January 2015

    French security forces have detained five people and broke up a jihadi recruiting network in a small southern town that has sent several French youths to fight in Syria and Iraq.

  • Tuesday 27 January 2015

    Three men have been charged in the US over a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that spoke in code, passed information hidden in bags and magazines and tried to recruit people with ties to an unnamed New York City university.

  • Tuesday 27 January 2015

    AMSTERDAM: A Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army commander accused of war crimes made his first appearance before the International Criminal Court in The Hague on Monday, giving thanks to God as he took the stand after a decade on the run.

  • Tuesday 27 January 2015

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and Auschwitz survivor Eva Fahidi chat as they attend the opening event for the international remembrance of the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz in Berlin yesterday.

  • Tuesday 27 January 2015

    Japan has sought help from Jordan and other countries in its race to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State (IS) group, with no signs of progress on securing his release.

  • Tuesday 27 January 2015

    BORDEAUX: Ten people including a well-known French photographer have gone on trial, accused of swindling millions of euros in cash and artwork from France's richest woman.

  • Tuesday 27 January 2015

    CAIRO: Two sons of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak have been released from prison, nearly four years after they were first arrested along with their father, security officials have said.

  • Tuesday 27 January 2015

    Experts searching for the remains of Miguel de Cervantes have found a casket bearing the initials "MC" with bones inside it in a crypt underneath a cloistered convent in Madrid.

  • Tuesday 27 January 2015

    MOSCOW: Russia's foreign minister has struck a defiant note after Western leaders threatened to further punish Moscow for escalated fighting in eastern Ukraine over the weekend.

  • Tuesday 27 January 2015

    WASHINGTON: A blizzard could deposit up to three feet (90 centimetres) of snow on a large part of the US Northeast, the National Weather Service has said.

  • Tuesday 27 January 2015

    ROME: Prosecutors have asked a court to convict the captain of the Costa Concordia and sentence him to 26 years in prison for the 2012 shipwreck off Tuscany that killed 32 people, saying the term is hardly excessive given the death toll.

  • Tuesday 27 January 2015
  • Tuesday 27 January 2015

    President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared an era of "new trust" in the relationship between their nations as the US leader opened a three-day visit to New Delhi.

  • Monday 26 January 2015

    ANTI-AUSTERITY party Syriza has secured victory in the Greek national elections, prompting fears of a fresh eurozone crisis.

  • Sunday 25 January 2015

    Pro-Russian rebels have launched new attacks against Ukrainian government positions, the Kiev army said, as Western countries threatened more sanctions against Moscow for backing a new separatist offensive.