Asia-Pacific

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The World Health Organisation said two cases in Thailand were the first Zika-linked microcephaly in Southeast Asia.
A gang rape leader who molested and killed a 14-year-old girl in Indonesia has been sentenced to death.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has called for the prosecution of "environmental destroyers" following floods and landslides that killed at least 34 people.
China has arrested man in the worst case of mass murder by an individual in modern history after 19 people were found dead in a remote village.
India said on Thursday it had conducted "surgical strikes" on suspected militants preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan-ruled Kashmir, making its first direct...
The tourist trade continues at the DMZ as Koreans ponder the conflict.
Rescuers are racing to find at least 32 people who are missing after two landslides hit villages in southeastern China.
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Middle-East

Latest articles belonging to Middle-East.

If former federal politician Wyatt Roy wants to see the world, why not? Asks media commentator Mike Carlton after Roy said he became entangled in a deadly IS firefight...
The United States warned Thursday that it is on the brink of ending talks with Russia over the assault on Aleppo, where the United Nations says a humanitarian...
The UN has been told the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo has fallen into the "merciless abyss of humanitarian catastrophe" and it's time to "place the blame".
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have met cordially at the funeral of Shimon Peres.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 4,441 people have been killed by Islamic State in Syria since the announcement of a "caliphate" on June 29, 2014.
India said on Thursday it had conducted "surgical strikes" on suspected militants preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan-ruled Kashmir, making its first direct...
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has lambasted former federal politician Wyatt Roy's trip to Iraq where he was caught in an attack by IS against Kurdish Peshmerga...
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Europe

Latest articles belonging to Europe.

The comet-chasing probe Rosetta is performing a final manoeuvre that will end its 12-year mission with a crash-landing on the comet's surface.
US rapper Freddie Gibbs is facing charges of sexual abuse in Austria.
Two major Van Gogh paintings stolen in 2002 from Amsterdam have been recovered by Italian police in Naples.
Opponents say "Black Pete"say the holiday figure is a blatantly racist caricature with big red lips and "afro"-style hair and should be replaced.
A 10-year space trek is about to end in a crash landing of Rosetta on the icy surface of an alien world.
Two people have been killed in a fire at a large regional hospital in Germany.
Experts warns malicious "bio-hackers" or careless enthusiasts might create something potentially harmful using powerful gene editing technology.

Africa

Latest articles belonging to Africa.

The UN Children's Fund has delivered a dire warning that 75,000 children in Nigeria will die over the next year.
At least 17 soldiers have been killed in clashes overnight between forces from two semi-autonomous regions of northern Somalia.
Reporter Abdiaziz Mohamed Ali Hajiv was fatally shot going home in Mogadishu, making him the second journalist to be killed in the country this year.
The number of African elephants has dropped by around 111,000 in the past decade, a new report released Sunday at the Johannesburg conference on the wildlife...
Despite claims he was injured by the Nigerian military, a man purporting to be the leader of Boko Haram has posted videos online saying he is unhurt.
The world's biggest conference on the international wildlife trade got underway Saturday in Johannesburg, but African countries lashed out at Western charities...
South Sudan Vice-President Taban Deng says there is no need for the 13,000 UN peacekeepers already in the country.

North America

Latest articles belonging to North America.

National newspaper USA Today has taken sides for the first time in a presidential election and called on its readers not to vote for Donald Trump.
If even more cuts in greenhouse gases are not agreed upon soon, the world will likely hit dangerous warming levels by 2050, scientists warn.

Amanda Knox rejects 'monster' tag

Amanda Knox says she wanted to be involved in a documentary about the Meredith Kercher murder case to show the "nightmare" she had been through.
Hillary Clinton has hit out at Republican presidential rival Donald Trump over reports one of his companies tried to do business in Cuba.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte have taken part in a children's party during the royal tour of Canada, with a petting zoo their favourite event.
Moscow has vowed to press on with its offensive in Syria, while US officials search for a tougher response to Russia's decision to ignore the peace process.

South America

Latest articles belonging to South America.

A government official has been shot dead after opening fire at a Brazilian election rally, killing a mayoral candidate and his bodyguard.
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) gave their unanimous backing Friday to a historic peace deal with the government to end their 52-year conflict,...
Former Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega has been arrested as part of a sweeping corruption investigation.
Marxist FARC rebels opened a conference Saturday in remote southeastern Colombia, where they will vote on a historic peace deal reached with the government of...
Party officials say former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide has fainted on stage at an election rally in Cap Haitien.
The Temple of San Sebastian in the Peruvian city of Cuzco has been badly damaged in a fire.
Brazilians on Friday mourned the death of soap opera star Domingos Montagner, who drowned in a river where his series had been filming and where his character...