World News Archive

  • Sunday 23 March 2014

    Israeli forces shot three Palestinian militants dead yesterday in a raid on the occupied West Bank to capture a Hamas Islamist militant.

  • Sunday 23 March 2014

    At least 19 people died and dozens more were missing yesterday after a boat carrying mostly Congolese refugees capsized in a lake that runs along the border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • Sunday 23 March 2014

    The Georgian prosecutor's office has summoned former president Mikheil Saakashvili for questioning about the poisoning death of a former prime minister and other cases amid a wave of charges and verdicts against former officials.

  • Sunday 23 March 2014

    China said yesterday it had a new satellite image of what could be wreckage from a missing airliner, as more planes and ships joined an international search operation scouring some of the world's remotest seas.

  • Sunday 23 March 2014

    Michelle Obama told students in China that freedom of speech and unfettered access to information make countries stronger and should be universal rights.

  • Saturday 22 March 2014

    Pope Francis has a warning for Italy's mobsters - they will go to hell if they do not repent.

  • Saturday 22 March 2014

    Venezuelan intelligence agents have arrested the opposition mayor of the western city of San Cristobal, which has been a focal point of anti-government resistance and spawned a wave of protests.

  • Saturday 22 March 2014

    Nine people have been killed in an attack at a luxury hotel in the Afghan capital, including four foreigners and two children who were shot in the head.

  • Saturday 22 March 2014

    Seattle police released previously unseen images showing drug paraphernalia from the scene of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's suicide 20 years ago.

  • Saturday 22 March 2014

    OSCAR Pistorius is selling the house where he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to raise money for his legal bills, his lawyer has said.

  • Saturday 22 March 2014

    Turkey has blocked access to Twitter after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to "rip out the roots" of the social network.

  • Saturday 22 March 2014

    Search planes flying deep into the southern Indian Ocean have found nothing so far that could be from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, Australia's acting prime minister said.

  • Saturday 22 March 2014

    Vladimir Putin has signed laws completing Russia's annexation of Crimea and vowed to protect a bank that has been blacklisted by Washington.

  • Friday 21 March 2014

    A man in North Carolina sucked a woman's toes at a Wal-Mart store after he convinced her he was a podiatry student and persuaded her to take off her shoes.

  • Friday 21 March 2014

    Tensions are still running high over the Ukraine crisis, but the West's response is one clearly driven by realpolitik.

  • Friday 21 March 2014

    TEXAS has executed a 33-year-old aspiring rap musician convicted of stabbing to death a San Antonio music studio owner after ­slitting his throat so he could rob him of equipment.

  • Friday 21 March 2014

    A CHINESE dog breeder has said a property developer paid him £1.7 million for Tibetan mastiff twins, highlighting how the breed has become a status symbol for China's rich.

  • Friday 21 March 2014

    VENEZUELAN intelligence agents have arrested the opposition mayor of the city of San Cristobal which has been a crucible of anti-government resistance and spawned the current wave of protests.

  • Friday 21 March 2014

    AN INDIAN Court has convicted five men for raping a photojournalist and a call-centre operator inside an abandoned textile mill in the financial hub of Mumbai.

  • Friday 21 March 2014

    Aircraft and ships are searching an area of the southern Indian Ocean, 1500 miles south west of Australia's mainland, after possible debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was picked up by satellite.

  • Friday 21 March 2014

    WASHINGTON has tightened the sanctions' noose on Vladimir Putin's senior advisers and a key Russian bank, banning them from operating in and travelling to the US.

  • Thursday 20 March 2014

    TWO Egyptian army officers have been killed in a shoot-out with members of a Sinai-based Islamist militant group.

  • Thursday 20 March 2014

    CHINA'S officials may need to tighten their belts after authorities ordered official canteens to serve smaller portions in a crackdown on over-indulgence.

  • Thursday 20 March 2014

    OSCAR Pistorius's girlfriend was standing in a toilet cubicle and facing the closed door when she was hit in the right hip by the first of four bullets fired by the double-amputee athlete, a police ballistics expert said.

  • Thursday 20 March 2014

    PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma benefited "unduly" from a £13.8 million state-funded security upgrade to his home that included a cattle enclosure and an amphitheatre, South Africa's corruption watchdog has ruled in a damning report six weeks before an election.

  • Thursday 20 March 2014

    THE wailing mother of a Chinese passenger on a missing jet was carried out of a media briefing where she had been protesting over a lack of information.

  • Thursday 20 March 2014

    A WORKER at a Turkish statistics office in the eastern province of Kars has shot dead six people before committing suicide in what appears to have been a revenge attack over a professional dispute.

  • Wednesday 19 March 2014

    KENYAN police have arrested two men suspected of links to a Somali Islamist militant group after they were found with two large bombs that may have been intended for an attack in the port city of Mombasa.

  • Wednesday 19 March 2014

    SEVEN immigrants have drowned when a boat sank in the eastern Aegean Sea after travelling illegally from Turkey, the authorities in Greece have said.

  • Wednesday 19 March 2014

    AN EGYPTIAN court has sentenced a police officer to 10 years in prison with labour over the deaths of 37 Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters last year.