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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.