World News Archive

  • Friday 21 November 2014

    UTAH politicians have backed a proposal to re-introduce execution by firing squad to avoid problems with lethal injection drugs, 10 years after banning the practice.

  • Friday 21 November 2014

    A FORMER minister-in-exile during Kosovo's 1990s rebellion against Serbian rule is poised to become the state's next prime minister.

  • Friday 21 November 2014

    WE HAVE been here many times before.

  • Friday 21 November 2014

    PROSPECTS for peace in eastern Ukraine are bleak, underscoring the need to uphold a shaky ceasefire between government forces and pro-Russian separatist rebels, a senior official from the OSCE security watchdog has warned.

  • Thursday 20 November 2014

    THE world's boldest effort yet to hold North Korea and its leader Kim Jong Un accountable for alleged crimes against humanity has moved forward at the UN, where a Pyongyang envoy threatened further nuclear tests.

  • Thursday 20 November 2014

    A SMALL group of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters have broken into the city's legislature as tensions in the Chinese-controlled city escalated following a period of calm.

  • Thursday 20 November 2014

    FRENCH authorities believe a second French militant appears on a beheading video released by Islamic State (IS) at the weekend.

  • Thursday 20 November 2014

    ISRAELI forces have demolished the east Jerusalem home of a Palestinian who carried out a deadly attack, just hours after prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised strict measures to deal with increased violence in the area.

  • Thursday 20 November 2014

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  • Wednesday 19 November 2014

    A TALIBAN attack involving at least one suicide bomber has targeted a foreigners' compound in Kabul, killing four people in the latest fatal blast to hit the Afghan capital.

  • Wednesday 19 November 2014

    INDONESIA must stop subjecting female police recruits to "degrading and discriminatory" physical tests in an effort to determine whether they are virgins, a leading human rights group has said.

  • Wednesday 19 November 2014

    IRAN has vowed to resist Western pressure to make what it regards as excessive concessions over its nuclear programme, highlighting obstacles that could prevent an historic deal being reached by a November 24 deadline.

  • Wednesday 19 November 2014

    JAPAN'S prime minister has called a snap election and put off a sales tax increase planned for next year as the country struggles to fend off recession.

  • Wednesday 19 November 2014

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has denounced what he called a serious Russian military build-up inside Ukraine and on the Russian side of the border and urged Moscow to pull back its troops.

  • Tuesday 18 November 2014

    A CITY mayor elected ­president of Romania in a surprise poll win has said his victory signals stronger relations with the West and greater stability for Eastern Europe.

  • Tuesday 18 November 2014

    US President Barack Obama has said the beheading of aid worker Peter Kassig by Islamic State (IS) was "an act of pure evil".

  • Tuesday 18 November 2014

    MOSCOW will not allow the defeat of pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned.

  • Tuesday 18 November 2014

    two American men suspected of trying to send infant and adult body parts in parcels to the US have fled Thailand, police say.

  • Tuesday 18 November 2014

    AUTHORITIES in Burkina Faso have named former foreign minister Michel Kafando as transitional president in a key step towards returning the west African country to democracy in the wake of a brief military takeover.

  • Monday 17 November 2014

    AID worker Peter Kassig was the victim featured in the latest beheading video released by the Islamic State, President Barack Obama confirmed last night.

  • Monday 17 November 2014

    DUTCH authorities have banned the transport of poultry throughout the Netherlands after finding a strain of bird flu that can jump the species barrier to humans at a farm in the country.

  • Monday 17 November 2014

    THE US National Weather Service has warned planes to avoid air space near an erupting Alaska volcano as it spewed ash 30,000ft above sea level.

  • Monday 17 November 2014

    AN OUTSPOKEN female Afghan MP has survived a suicide bombing attack on her vehicle, suffering minor injuries in a blast which killed three civilian bystanders.

  • Monday 17 November 2014

    THE leaders of the world's 20 largest economies have revealed a plan to boost global GDP by more than £1.2 trillion over five years by investing in infrastructure and increasing trade.

  • Sunday 16 November 2014

    Islamic State has released a video appearing to show the beheading of American hostage Peter Kassig.

  • Sunday 16 November 2014

    WHEN former prime minister Sir John Major went to Berlin last week to warn there was a 50-50 chance the UK would leave the European Union, he was not scaremongering but simply telling his German hosts the truth as he sees it.

  • Sunday 16 November 2014

    POLICE in Morocco have arrested five suspected militants in Marrakesh, the country's top tourist destination, with links to extremist groups.

  • Sunday 16 November 2014

    Thirteen women who died after sterilisation operations in central India were apparently killed by tainted drugs, officials say.

  • Sunday 16 November 2014

    A strong undersea earthquake has hit eastern Indonesia, triggering a small tsunami and some panic but no casualties or major damage.

  • Sunday 16 November 2014

    ALASKA'S most active volcano was spewing lava into the air and producing an ash cloud at low elevations yesterday.