Latest articles belonging to Asia-Pacific.

A total of 47 new nominations, including Documents of the Nanjing Massacre from China, have been inscribed on the Memory of the World Register by the International...
Isolated North Korea has marked the 70th anniversary of its ruling Workers' Party with a massive military parade overseen by leader Kim Jong Un and a senior...
India's government says it will be seeking justice after reports an Indian housemaid was subjected to a "brutal" attack.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has marked the 70th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party by declaring his country can deal with any US threat.

Childhood clues to blood pressure

There are clues in childhood to blood pressure problems later in life, according to latest research from a famous long-term NZ study.
Sets of alternative NZ flags which will be voted on in a referendum have been released, with Wellington City Council to hoist them over the town hall.
Indonesia has asked Australia to send a firefighting aircraft and crew as it struggles to bring forest fires under control.


Latest articles belonging to Middle-East.

At least 20 people were killed in explosions outside the main train station in the Turkish capital Ankara where people were gathering for a peace march, Dogan news...
Israeli troops shot dead six Palestinians in protests in Gaza and a knife-wielding Jewish man wounded four Arabs in southern Israel on Friday in a wave of...
The United States will largely abandon its failed efforts to train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State, and instead provide arms and equipment directly...
The United Nations has proposed a unity government for Libya to end the conflict between the country's warring factions, but the deal faces resistance.
In a bid to lower religious tensions between Israelis and Palestinians, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has banned his cabinet ministers and legislators...
Medecins Sans Frontieres has called for an independent international fact-finding commission to be set up following the deadly bombing of its hospital in Kunduz,...
It has been a week since Australian aircraft flew over Syria, but the chief of defence force joint operations says missions are not on hold.


Latest articles belonging to Europe.

A Scottish nurse who contracted the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone last year but had seemingly made a full recovery was back in hospital in a serious condition on Friday...
Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its contribution to building democracy after the Jasmine Revolution in 2011, the Nobel...

The Nobel Peace Prize contenders

As the world awaits the announcement of the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, here is a run down of the names being mentioned as possible contenders.
A scheme that aims to relocate 160,000 people from Italy and Greece to other EU member states has begun with 19 Eritreans flying to Sweden.
World News Update, What you need to know

Scientists pinpoint gay DNA link

American scientists believe they've detected the regions of the genetic code that have a role in determining homosexuality.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed to shut down Islamic schools that preach hate in a speech to the Conservative Party annual conference in the northern...


Latest articles belonging to Africa.

Yemeni officials say they have taken the town of Sirwah, the last outpost of Houthi rebels in Marib province.
Twin bomb blasts on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital Abuja have left at least 15 people dead and 41 wounded.
Almost a third of natural World Heritage sites are threatened by mining and oil exploration, according to a report that said companies and investors face...
Polio is no longer endemic in Nigeria, the World Health Organisation says.
A man accused of fighting with Islamic extremists who destroyed monuments in the historic city of Timbuktu has been arrested and charged with war crimes.
Police say a man accused of keeping women's genitalia as trophies in South Africa had previously been arrested in Lesotho over an assault on his wife.
Police have arrested a Danish man in South Africa after they found 21 pieces of women's genitalia stored in plastic bags in a freezer in his home.

North America

Latest articles belonging to North America.

Therapy dogs are helping students, staff and first responders heal after a deadly mass shooting at an Oregon community college.
President Barack Obama has met privately for an hour with families of victims of a mass shooting at a community college in Oregon, telling reporters afterward...

New California law extends privacy

Californian police will need to get a court order to search messages, photos and other digital data stored on phones or company servers under new laws.
An 18-year-old student killed one person and wounded three others when he opened fire during a confrontation on the campus of Northern Arizona University early on...
Australia is known for agriculture, but Julie Bishop thinks our greatest export is creativity and fashion.
The deadly shooting at Northern Arizona University comes just over a week after the October 1 shooting rampage at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.
A US servicemen who received France's Legion of Honour for helping overcome a gunman on a French train, is recovering after being stabbed outside a US bar.

South America

Latest articles belonging to South America.

Mexico has issued warrants for the arrest of 23 officials in relation to drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's escape.
The collapse of a hillside onto a town on the edge of Guatemala City killed at least 26 people and left hundreds missing.
Residents have begun rebuilding homes and businesses in Coquimbo, two days after tsunami waves triggered by a major earthquake battered the Chilean port city's...
World News Update, What you need to know
A massive 8.3-magnitude earthquake in Chile has been felt across South America, with tsunamis feared as far away as Japan.
Residents sifted through rubble on Thursday and saved what they could from homes destroyed by a magnitude 8.3 earthquake in central Chile that killed 11 people,...
A Los Angeles-based film pilot is among the two people who died when a plane assigned to the crew of a movie starring Tom Cruise crashed in Colombia.