Asia-Pacific

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The Myanmar navy has rescued a boat with around 200 migrants, most of them from Bangladesh. Myanmar's Rakhine State has denied the persecution at the root of the...

Woman jailed over MH370 bank theft

A Malaysian couple has been jailed for stealing from the bank accounts of some of the passengers on flight MH370, which disappeared on March 8 last year.
Protesters and police have had pushing matches outside Auckland's SkyCity Convention Centre ahead of the NZ prime minister's post-budget speech.
Indonesia has criticised Australia's refusal to settle any of the thousands of people stranded at sea in south-east Asia.
New Zealand news presenter Hilary Barry has teared up live on air after a story aired about the departure of her colleague.
Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Thursday he had ordered the navy to rescue thousands of migrants adrift at sea, as a Thai official said Myanmar had...
The NZ government has bought one of the most significant battle sites of the country's land wars of the 1800s.
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Middle-East

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Islamic State has bombed a mosque in Saudi Arabia and vowed "dark days ahead" for Shi'ites until militants "chase them from the Arabian Peninsula".
Locals are reporting seeing many casualties after an explosion at a Shi'ite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia.
There are fears that Islamic State militants will destroy the Palmyra ruins in Syria, which UNESCO has designated a World Heritage site.
Islamic State extremists have seized almost full control of the ancient town of Palmyra in Syria, a World Heritage site.
Islamic State insurgents stormed the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on Wednesday, fighting off pro-government forces who withdrew after evacuating most of the...
Yemeni factional and tribal leaders are warning Houthi rebels to surrender, or face war.
A mortar attack on the Russian embassy in Damascus is an act of terror, the UN and US say.
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Europe

Latest articles belonging to Europe.

German airline Lufthansa is considering random health checks on pilots, hoping to benefit from the surprise factor in a similar way to doping tests.
A woman has accidentally shot herself in the head with a pellet gun, the latest in a series of serious injuries sustained by Russians trying to take selfies.
A magnitude 4.2 quake struck Kent, England, in the early hours of the morning, waking many people, but there were no reports of damage.
British Prime Minister David Cameron predicted "ups and downs" on Friday in European Union reform negotiations but said he was determined to give Britons a proper...
You can call up a virtual keyboard on your Windows desktop with a few key strokes.
A boy who was found locked inside a suitcase coming into Spain has been granted permission to stay in the country for one year.
Ireland votes on Friday on whether to allow gay marriage in a referendum that could make the once deeply Catholic country the first in the world to adopt the...

Africa

Latest articles belonging to Africa.

The suspect accused of being involved in the terror attack on Tunisia's Bardo Museum has protested his innocence in an Italian court.
A suspect arrested in relation to March's deadly attack at the Bardo Museum in Tunis was reportedly in Italy when the strike took place.
Former Grand Slam doubles tennis champion Bob Hewitt was sentenced to six years in prison by a South African court on Monday after being found guilty of two...
Retired Australian tennis player Bob Hewitt, 75, will spend six years in a South African jail for rape and sexual assault.
A young female suicide bomber blew herself up at a bus station in Damaturu, the capital of northern Nigeria's Yobe State, killing at least seven people.
An Egyptian court on Saturday sought the death penalty for former president Mohammed Morsi and 106 supporters of his Muslim Brotherhood in connection with a mass...
The authorities have arrested three generals for their role in an attempted coup in Burundi but the leader of the bid to overthrow President Pierre Nkurunziza was...

North America

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More than 1000 weapons including knives, batons, an AK-47 rifle and body armour have been found in a US restaurant after a fatal bikie shootout.
A highly publicised study that purported to show how face-to-face interactions can change people’s views on same-sex marriage is now being disavowed by one of its...
A trove of stone tools found in Kenya are 3.3 million years old, pushing back the record of stone tools by about 700,000 years.
Comedian David Letterman will sign off for the last time on CBS's 'Late Show' on Wednesday, concluding a 33-year career on late-night television with a show that...
Four major banks pleaded guilty on Wednesday to trying to manipulate foreign exchange rates and, with two others, were fined nearly $6 billion in another...
The US state of Nebraska is poised to become the first conservative state to repeal the death penalty since 1973.
Japanese air bag manufacturer Takata Corp is doubling a recall of potentially deadly air bags to nearly 34 million vehicles, creating the largest automotive...

South America

Latest articles belonging to South America.

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.
A Chilean teenage girl who made a YouTube video in an unsuccessful plea to end her life, has died from lung problems caused by cystic fibrosis.
The Haitian government is launching a public awareness campaign to educate Haitian parents about dodgy international adoption schemes.
A mentally disabled 11-year-old girl will be able to keep her baby, after a Uruguayan judge ruled the courts don't have the authority to order an abortion.
More than 20 endangered whales have been founded beached on the Chilean coast.
Low-cost street lights are brightening up public spaces and creating a safer environment for women in Bogotá, Colombia.