Asia-Pacific

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Afghanistan's two rival presidential candidates are due to sign a power-sharing agreement, ending a stand-off over the disputed June 14 election result.
Indonesia has formally arrested four men, believed to be from China, for allegedly arranging to undergo terrorist training.
A village headman is among the 13 Indian men sentenced to 20 years in jail for gang-raping a tribal woman.
After taking five lives in the Philippines, tropical storm Fung-Wong is heading for Taiwan where troops are being readied for its onslaught.
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key's National Party has won a third term in office with an unprecedented govern-alone victory.
The Dalai Lama on Saturday condemned mindless violence in the name of religion, saying the concept of jihad was being misused and misinterpreted by Islamist...
Afghanistan's disputed election result will be announced after an agreement is finalised on a power-sharing deal between the two candidates.
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Middle-East

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The Prime Minister of Turkey has welcomed the return of 49 Turkish people being held hostage by Islamic State militants have been freed as officials rejected claims a...
A suicide bomber on a motorcycle has killed at least three Hezbollah fighters at a checkpoint in eastern Lebanon.
Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds have fled into Turkey from an onslaught by the jihadist Islamic State group.
Egypt's president says he cannot interfere in the cases of jailed Australian Peter Greste and two other Al-Jazeera journalists.
The UN envoy to Yemen says an accord has been reached after a week of deadly fighting between Shi'ite rebels and pro-government forces.
Australia is preparing for conflict in Iraq but there are no obvious signs of that the main Middle East support base.

45,000 Syrian Kurds enter Turkey

Turkish officials say more than 45,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed the border into Turkey, fleeing Islamic State extremists.
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Europe

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By converting text to an image, internet users have a new service which can keep private data secret.

Prince William in Malta for Kate

Prince William has stepped in to replace an unwell and pregnant Kate to celebrate Malta's 50th anniversary of independence.
Barbara Henning says she has been trying to communicate with IS about her hostage husband Alan but has received no response to her cry for mercy.
Scots were driven to reject independence in a historic referendum more out of fears over the economic risks of going alone than a strong attachment to the United...
Russian forces are still operating in Ukraine and a ceasefire is not working, NATO's top military commander says.

Ukraine munitions factory hit

Explosions have gone off in a munitions factory in eastern Ukraine after it was hit by artillery fire.
Fears over the economic risks of going alone drove Scots to reject independence more than a strong attachment to the UK, a survey shows.

Africa

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No obvious lead has emerged into what caused an Air Algerie flight to crash in Mali but terrorism hasn't been ruled out, investigators say.

Nigeria church toll now 86

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has visited the site of a collapsed church building where the death toll has risen to 86.
Streets across Freetown, a bustling city of 1.2 million people, emptied from midnight to start a three-day lockdown aimed at halting the Ebola epidemic.
MSF Australia has called on the Australian government to go beyond pledging millions of dollars to fight the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
Torture is so common in Nigeria's criminal justice system that police stations often have an officer in charge of the practice, Amnesty International says.
Medecins Sans Frontieres is warning governments trying to tackle the Ebola crisis in West Africa that lockdowns may end up driving people underground.
As the Australian government sends millions of dollars to Ebola-ravaged African nations, a former aid worker is calling for Australian troops on the ground.

North America

Latest articles belonging to North America.

Cutting-edge DNA testing can now identify genetic mutations to differentiate between identical twins.
NASA is sending a 3D printer to the International Space Station in the hope that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by producing their own...

Ice bucket challenge kills fireman

A US fireman who was injured while helping with an ice bucket challenge, has died from his injuries.
Emmy-winning American actress and singer Polly Bergen has died aged 84.
US social networks say they actively scour their sites to eliminate horrific or hateful posts by terror groups such as Islamic State.
The popular website Seeking Arrangement sets up "mutually beneficial relationships" between wealthy older men and young female students. What the site doesn’t...
Television's fascination with Washington takes a diplomatic turn in "Madam Secretary," a new CBS drama series whose lead character has more than a few traits in...

South America

Latest articles belonging to South America.

Bolivian President Evo Morales is slated to win next year's election to serve a third term until 2020 but he's already thinking about life after retiring from politics.
Former El Salvador president Francisco Flores has been moved to prison to await trial on charges of embezzlement and illicit enrichment.
Bolivian President Evo Morales reportedly plans to open a restaurant after his political career ends.
Researchers are developing high-tech glasses, complete with GPS and camera technology, to help guide the blind.
Four people have been killed in a Bolivian prison riot sparked by rivalry between local and foreign gangs.

Pope honoured in home town stadium

Argentinian club San Lorenzo are to name their new stadium in honour of the Pope, who is their most famous fan.
The Cuban government will send 165 medical personnel to West Africa as health officials continue to struggle with a furious Ebola outbreak that has left thousands...