World News Archive

  • Sunday 3 August 2014

    The elder brother of South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius has been badly injured in a car crash, a family spokeswoman said yesterday.

  • Sunday 3 August 2014

    China suffered its worst industrial accident for a year yesterday when an explosion killed at least 68 people and injured more than 120 at a factory that makes wheels for US carmakers.

  • Sunday 3 August 2014

    Mexican security forces rescued 70 Central American migrants, including children, who were being held captive in a house in the northern border state of Tamaulipas.

  • Sunday 3 August 2014

    Following three botched executions in which it was clear that the victims did not die immediately, questions are being raised in the US about the efficacy and legality of lethal injections.

  • Sunday 3 August 2014

    A lull in fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists allowed international experts yesterday to resume their search for human remains at the wreckage of a Malaysian airliner downed in eastern Ukraine last month.

  • Sunday 3 August 2014

    Tribesmen have risen up against the extremist Islamic State group in eastern Syria, forcing it to withdraw from three villages after heavy clashes that left more than a dozen people dead, activists said yesterday.

  • Sunday 3 August 2014

    A massive landslide triggered by heavy rains in northeast Nepal yesterday has killed at least eight people, injured 40 and buried dozens of homes.

  • Sunday 3 August 2014

    Escalating violence in Libya has prompted the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to shut down its embassy in the country.

  • Sunday 3 August 2014

    Robert Kennedy Jr and actress Cheryl Hines yesterday tied the knot in a wedding at the Kennedy family compound in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

  • Sunday 3 August 2014

    'How can the United States be a sponsor of the ceasefire at the same time it is sending arms to Israel?"

  • Sunday 3 August 2014

    Australia has sent 157 migrants, thought to be Sri Lankan asylum seekers, to a detention centre on the Pacific island of Nauru after they declined an offer to speak with Indian officials about their refugee claims, the government said yesterday.

  • Sunday 3 August 2014

    French police arrested an officer yesterday whom they suspect of stealing 115lb of cocaine, worth around €2 million (£1.6m), from a locked room inside central police headquarters in Paris.

  • Saturday 2 August 2014

    MORE western diplomats and citizens have been evacuated from Libya as fighting between rival militias in the country intensified.

  • Saturday 2 August 2014

    AT LEAST six people have died after a magnitude 5.5 earthquake hit south-east of the Algerian capital, shaking buildings and sending panicked families rushing into the streets of Algiers to escape.

  • Saturday 2 August 2014

    A UGANDAN court has invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying it was illegally passed and that it is therefore unconstitutional.

  • Saturday 2 August 2014

    AN Israeli solider feared captured by Hamas in Gaza has links to the UK, according to reports.

  • Saturday 2 August 2014

    THE death toll from a series of explosions caused by a gas leak rose to 25 people, with 267 injured in Taiwan's second city, as the blasts set ablaze entire blocks and reduced shops to rubble.

  • Saturday 2 August 2014

    INTERNATIONAL experts have started recovery work at the wreckage site of a downed Malaysian airliner in east Ukraine despite clashes nearby between government forces and pro-Russian rebels.

  • Friday 1 August 2014

    AS fighting continued to rage in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators has managed to reach the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17.

  • Friday 1 August 2014

    AT least 19 people have drowned off beaches in southern Pakistan because of heavy waves and strong currents.

  • Friday 1 August 2014

    ISRAELI Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing international alarm over a rising civilian death toll in Gaza, has promised he will not accept any ceasefire that stops Israel completing the destruction of militants' infiltration tunnels.

  • Friday 1 August 2014

    BACK in 1998, while covering the impact of a major earthquake in Afghanistan's northern Takhar Province, I interviewed a doctor from an international medical aid agency.

  • Thursday 31 July 2014

    Our award-winning cartoonist Steven Camley reflects on the Gaza conflict.

  • Thursday 31 July 2014

    AT least 33 people have been killed in a stampede at a beachside concert celebrating the end of Ramadan in Guinea's capital.

  • Thursday 31 July 2014

    AN Australian airline has apologised after an attendant gave passengers who might have been flying high a warning there were drug-sniffer dogs awaiting them at Sydney Airport - prompting a rush for the toilets.

  • Thursday 31 July 2014

    ISRAELI shelling has killed at least 19 Palestinians sheltering in a school in Gaza's biggest refugee camp, the UN said, as Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal to try to halt more than three weeks of fighting.

  • Thursday 31 July 2014

    THE leader of Spain's Catalonia region has told the Spanish prime minister he intends pushing ahead with a secession referendum in November despite the central government's refusal to allow it.

  • Wednesday 30 July 2014

    A BRITISH man is among six people who have been arrested for allegedly smuggling amphetamines from the UK halfway round the world using a courier service.

  • Wednesday 30 July 2014

    THE driver of a South Korean businessman wanted over the sinking of a ferry that killed 304 people has turned himself in, potentially unlocking the mystery of his boss's final days.

  • Wednesday 30 July 2014

    PRESIDENT Hamid Karzai's powerful cousin, a close ally of presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani, has been killed in a suicide bomb attack at his home.