World News Archive

  • Monday 20 April 2015

    One person has died in a house fire sparked by a strong undersea earthquake between Taiwan and southern Japan.

  • Sunday 19 April 2015
  • Sunday 19 April 2015

    Five Australian teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included targeting police officers.

  • Sunday 19 April 2015

    South Africa's president has cancelled a foreign trip in order to deal with a wave of attacks on immigrants that have killed at least six people.

  • Sunday 19 April 2015

    A NUMBER of threats are looming on the horizon for a global economy still clawing back from the deepest recession in seven decades, world finance officials have warned.

  • Sunday 19 April 2015

    Ben Affleck asked for the TV documentary Finding Your Roots to not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to leaked emails.

  • Sunday 19 April 2015

    Hundreds of Australian police yesterday arrested five teens planning an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack this week at an event to mark the centenary of the landings at Gallipoli during World War One, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said.

  • Sunday 19 April 2015

    Spain's economy minister Luis de Guindos criticised Greece's left-wing government for its "not very coherent" approach to negotiations over its finances.

  • Sunday 19 April 2015

    At least 33 people have been killed and 100 injured in a suicide bomb attack in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad.

  • Sunday 19 April 2015

    An exhibition dedicated to French singer Edith Piaf, whose ballads of love and sorrow made her an international star, has opened in Paris to mark 100 years since her birth.

  • Sunday 19 April 2015

    A woman accused of stealing the identities of people working behind the scenes in Hollywood film production has lived under at least 74 aliases.

  • Sunday 19 April 2015

    An unidentified assailant fired gunshots at the headquarters of Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party overnight Friday, but there were no casualties, media said yesterday, in an attack which could stir tensions ahead of a June general election.

  • Sunday 19 April 2015

    Russia has key interests in common with the United States and needs to work with it on a common agenda, Russian President Vladimir Putin said yesterday in a television interview.

  • Sunday 19 April 2015

    Efforts should be stepped up to seek a political solution to the crisis in Yemen, Chinese President Xi Jinping told Saudi Arabia's King Salman in a telephone call, China's Foreign Ministry said yesterday.

  • Sunday 19 April 2015

    Gun battles have left at least three people dead on the streets of Reynosa, a Mexican city on the border with the US that has been plagued by drug cartel violence.

  • Friday 17 April 2015

    Government forces in Iraq believe they have killed Saddam Hussein's former deputy who later allied himself with Islamic State militants.

  • Friday 17 April 2015

    The UNations has launched an appeal for £180 million to aid 7.5 million people in Yemen over the next three months, as fighting intensifies in the south and air strikes pound 18 of Yemen's 22 provinces.

  • Friday 17 April 2015

    Relatives of people killed in the Germanwings plane crash have gathered in Cologne for a memorial service.

  • Friday 17 April 2015

    South African police have fired rubber bullets and a stun grenade to disperse a gang of African immigrants who had armed themselves with machetes in a run-down district of east Johannesburg.

  • Friday 17 April 2015

    A veteran Chinese journalist has been jailed for seven years for leaking a document detailing the Communist Party's resolve to target civil press freedom as a threat to its monopoly on power.

  • Friday 17 April 2015

    Five adults have been found dead inside a home in Phoenix, Arizona, after a shooting in a suspected dispute about the family's business.

  • Thursday 16 April 2015

    Tears and grief mixed with anger as relatives mourned the 300 people, mostly schoolchildren, killed a year ago when the ferry Sewol sank in cold waters off the South Korean coast.

  • Thursday 16 April 2015

    A Lebanese journalist and her television channel have gone on trial before a UN-backed court in a case critics say raises questions about press freedom but which prosecutors say is essential to protect vulnerable witnesses.

  • Thursday 16 April 2015

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has hailed the nation's economic performance.

  • Thursday 16 April 2015

    Refugees rejected by Australia will soon fly from the Pacific atoll of Nauru to be resettled in Cambodia.

  • Thursday 16 April 2015

    Malaysia has said the search area for missing Flight 370 will be expanded by another 60,000 square kilometres (23,000 square miles) in the Indian Ocean if the airliner is not found by May.

  • Wednesday 15 April 2015

    The EU has accused Google of cheating competitors by distorting Internet search results to favour its shopping service as it launched another antitrust investigation into its Android mobile operating system.

  • Wednesday 15 April 2015

    Protests for pay of $15 an hour and a union for fast-food and other low-wage workers have taken place around the US.

  • Wednesday 15 April 2015

    US Secretary of State John Kerry has said he is still confident of a nuclear deal with Iran after President Barack Obama agreed to sign legislation giving Congress the right to reject an agreement.

  • Wednesday 15 April 2015

    Poland's prime minister has spoken out against a Russian motorcycle club that plans to ride through the country on a journey to Berlin to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.