Asia-Pacific

Latest articles belonging to Asia-Pacific.

Taliban leader Mullah Omar 'dead'

Taliban leader Mullah Omar, who led the bloody insurgency against the US, is said to have died two years ago.
Students at a school in New Zealand have performed an emotional haka at the funeral service of a teacher who died last week.
Hong Kong's giant panda Jia Jia has become the oldest panda in captivity, celebrating her 37th birthday.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak sacked his deputy in a cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday after Muhyiddin Yassin had called on his leader to explain a growing...

Serco hit by $500,000 fine in NZ

NZ PM John Key says incidents at an Auckland prison are in line with publicly-run prisons in the country and didn't mean the end of privately-run jails.
Gunmen have killed an employee of the US embassy in Islamabad.
A cow has attacked a young girl in New Zealand leaving her with serious injuries.
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Middle-East

Latest articles belonging to Middle-East.

An ultra-Orthodox Jew has allegedly stabbed six Gay Pride marchers in Jerusalem, just weeks after completing a 10-year sentence for a similar attack.
Pakistani police killed the head of the banned sectarian group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi on Wednesday as he attempted to escape as he was being moved between prisons,...
Masked rock-throwing Palestinians and Israeli police using stun grenades have clashed at al-Aqsa mosque plaza, on the annual Jewish day of mourning for Jerusalem...
A car bomb attack has killed two Turkish soldiers and wounded four others in the mainly Kurdish southeast of the country.
The armed wing of the separatist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) said it considers a three-year ceasefire agreement with Turkey to be over after Turkish airstrikes...
Iran's pragmatist government tried on Wednesday to sell its nuclear agreement with world powers to hardliners at home, just as a U.S. congressional leader...
Iran's pragmatist government tried on Wednesday to sell its nuclear agreement with world powers to hardliners at home, just as a U.S. congressional leader...
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Europe

Latest articles belonging to Europe.

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Young people seen "drunkenly weaving" while texting are simply compensating for their diminished vision, research has found.
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After insisting on a 'rapid determination of guilt' for those behind the MH17 disaster, Russia has block a United Nations probe into who was responsible.
Former New Zealand cricket captain Chris Cairns has failed to turn up for a court hearing in London ahead of his perjury trial later this year.
Ukraine has warned that more civilian airliners could be shot down unless those behind the downing of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 tragedy are brought to...

Africa

Latest articles belonging to Africa.

A Zimbabwean conservation group have alleged that a foreign hunter is responsible for the brutal shooting and beheading of an iconic lion named Cecil.
Tunisia's parliament has overwhelmingly approved legislation allowing the death penalty for those convicted on terrorism charges after Islamist militant attacks...
President Barack Obama told Kenya the United States was ready to work more closely in the battle against Somalia's Islamist group al Shabaab, but chided his host...
US President Barack Obama has begun diplomatic talks with the Kenyan government, including its outspokenly homophobic deputy president.
More than 30 Shebab militants, including some responsible for a string of recent attacks in Kenya, have been killed in a US drone strike.

Tunisia says top terrorists killed

The Tunisian government says key members of a terrorist group linked to al-Qaeda have been killed in a security operation.
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North America

Latest articles belonging to North America.

A former University of Cincinnati police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black man was released on Thursday from jail on bond,...
Greenpeace protesters dangling from a bridge in Portland, Oregon, on Thursday forced back an icebreaker that Royal Dutch Shell needs in Alaska to start drilling...
US prosecutors have charged a teenager who allegedly killed her newborn baby and then went shoplifting with his body in a bag.

US court dismisses chimp lawsuit

A US judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to free a pair of chimpanzees on the basis that they deserved "personhood" status.

Rolling Stone sued over rape story

Rolling Stone magazine is being sued by three men portrayed in a debunked account of a gang rape in an article which has since been retracted.
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Reports and a photograph have emerged of what is said to be the remains of a suitcase washed ashore on an island where possible MH370 debris was found.

South America

Latest articles belonging to South America.

Pope Francis has condemned the persecution of Christians in the Middle East as genocide during his Bolivian visit.
A video has emerged of a stowaway cat holding on for dear life onboard an open air flight in South America. And it’s fur real.
Doctors have discovered a calcified foetus inside a 92-year-old woman in Chile.

6.4-magnitude quake jolts Chile

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake has hit the coast of central Chile.
Police in Colombia have arrested a woman from Honduras with breast implants containing 1.5 kilograms of liquid cocaine.
Authorities say the death toll in the Colombian mudslide has risen to 83, with the number of people still missing unclear.
Eighty-six-year-old General Manuel Contreras has racked up 500 years in prison sentences as the former chief of a fear spy agency in Chile.