World News Archive

  • 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.

  • Wednesday 15 April 2015

    Cuban officials and ordinary citizens alike have hailed the island's removal from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism.

  • Wednesday 15 April 2015

    A magnitude 5.5 earthquake has struck northwest of Limassol in Cyprus.

  • Tuesday 14 April 2015

    Six servicemen have been killed and 12 wounded in eastern Ukraine despite a ceasefire deal, as both sides in the conflict accused the other of increasing attacks and building up weapons on the frontline.

  • Tuesday 14 April 2015

    Nigerian president-elect Muhammadu Buhari has said he cannot promise to find 219 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists a year ago.

  • Tuesday 14 April 2015

    A court has issued an injunction ordering two nuclear reactors in western Japan to stay offline, rejecting regulators' safety approval for the facility ahead of their planned restart later this year.

  • Tuesday 14 April 2015

    Israeli officials have given permission to 100 Palestinian doctors to drive to jobs at Israeli hospitals - the first time Palestinian motorists have been permitted to enter the country in 15 years.

  • Tuesday 14 April 2015

    Defence lawyers have vowed to appeal the convictions of four former Blackwater security guards after a federal judge handed down lengthy prison terms for their roles in a 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq.

  • Tuesday 14 April 2015

    An Alaska Airlines flight had to return to Seattle after a worker fell asleep and found himself trapped in the plane's cargo hold.

  • Monday 13 April 2015

    Hillary Clinton is on the campaign trail after making her long awaited entry into the 2016 presidential race.

  • Monday 13 April 2015

    Nationwide demonstrations calling for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff have swept Brazil for the second day in less than a month.

  • Monday 13 April 2015

    An official who led China's biggest petroleum company and was later assigned to oversee state-owned companies has admitted in court he was guilty of corruption and abuse of power.

  • Monday 13 April 2015

    A grocery run to the International Space Station has carried caffeine to a whole new level as it includes an authentic espresso machine from Italy.

  • Sunday 12 April 2015

    Hillary Clinton has launched her second campaign to become America's first woman president.

  • Sunday 12 April 2015

    She is the former first lady who wants to be first citizen.

  • Sunday 12 April 2015

    Nadezhda Kalashnikova is just one of thousands of victims of the war in eastern Ukraine which has now claimed more than 6,000 lives and left over one million people displaced and without homes.

  • Sunday 12 April 2015

    Authorities in western Afghanistan are investigating whether 100 schoolboys who were hospitalised yesterday were poisoned, police said.

  • Sunday 12 April 2015

    As Latin American leaders applaud a historic thawing of animosity between the United States and Cuba, US President Barack Obama met Cuban leader Raul Castro for talks yesterday that could further boost his reputation in the region.

  • Sunday 12 April 2015

    A truck bomb in an underground carpark that wounded seven people on the Thai holiday island of Koh Samui on Friday night, is likely to raise fears that Muslim rebels in the deep south could extend their campaign to tourist areas.

  • Sunday 12 April 2015

    Saudi Arabia's security services have detained a Saudi Arabian man on suspicion of shooting dead two policemen and wounding two others in separate attacks in Riyadh on Wednesday and in March, state media reported yesterday.