Latest articles belonging to Asia-Pacific.
Newly analysed data suggests eastern Antarctica recorded a record low temperature of minus 94.7C in August 2010.
Three asylum seekers have died after a fishing boat carrying 30 people sunk off the coast of West Java yesterday.
A satellite, meant to be a tool in Brazil's efforts to control Amazon rainforest deforestation, malfunctioned after takeoff and failed to enter orbit.
The Australian spy scandal has taken a surprising turn, with the East Timorese government claiming it has identified at least four Australians involved in an...
Seven people are dead in Indonesia following a crash between a train and a petrol truck.
US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have discussed drones and the Taliban at a meeting in Islamabad.
Latest articles belonging to Middle-East.
The UN will try and vaccinate 23 million children across the Middle East against polio after an outbreak of the disease in Syria.
Over 70 activists and former MPs have been acquitted by a court in Kuwait of attempting to storm the parliament.
There are several Australians among delegates from 50 countries who are meeting in Qatar to tackle medical issues, including obesity and road trauma.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will not attend Nelson Mandela's funeral because of the $2 million bill for his plane and security
Attacks in or around Baghdad have killed 39 people as a wave of violence continues in Iraq following a security crackdown on a Sunni protest camp in April.
An inspection of Iran's Arak nuclear plant has been carried out by two experts, led by the head of the IAEA's Iran task force.
Latest articles belonging to Europe.
New research seems to support anecdotal reports of the "sunshine vitamin" preventing or easing symptoms of multiple sclerosis, say scientists.
Boat race protester Trenton Oldfield has won his battle to stay in the UK, which is just as well as he says his family couldn't live in "racist" Australia.
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The party of jailed Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko say armed police have raided their offices, a claim denied by police.
Scottish investigators still don't know what caused a helicopter to smash into a pub in Glasgow, killing nine people.
One of the men accused of murdering British soldier Lee Rigby says he loves al-Qaeda and doesn't regret killing the 25-year-old.
Boat race protester Trenton Oldfield has fronted a tribunal in London to plead to stay in the UK with his wife and child.
Latest articles belonging to Africa.
Rival leaders will unite to memorialise Nelson Mandela, with Barack Obama sharing the stage with Raul Castro and Dilma Rousseff.
With French troops now on the ground, Bangui is relatively calm after days of fighting in which nearly 400 people have been killed.
French troops have begun a campaign to disarm rebel fighters in the Central African Republic.
Police in South Africa are preparing for a massive logistical effort to secure the memorial service for Nelson Mandela.
Nelson Mandela was urged to refuse the Nobel Peace prize he shared with South African president FW de Klerk, but he saw it as means to reconciliation.
SBS reporter Brian Thomson is in Johannesburg to cover the ongoing reaction as the world mourns the death of South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.
Over fifty heads of state and government have so far confirmed attendance at upcoming memorial events for peace icon Nelson Mandela, South African Foreign...
Latest articles belonging to North America.
Countless numbers of people have seen 'Amy' appear as an eight-year old in a child-porn video. Now Amy is seeking restitution in court from everyone who ever...
Extended footage has emerged of the amazing survival of nine skydivers and two pilots from a mid-air plane crash.
As we mark yet another World AIDS Day without a cure or a vaccine, Hugh Ryan proposes a thought experiment based on a radical proposition: We can end AIDS without...
Prince William performs alongside Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift.
The first book written in what is today the United States of America fetched A$15.6 million in New York on Tuesday, becoming the world's most expensive printed...
In the afterglow of the 35th president’s tragic death, a now-familiar myth emerged: Kennedy as the golden leader of a modern-day Camelot, cut down in his prime.
Latest articles belonging to South America.
Interest in the Chilean election has been strong not only as a result of the economic and political contest of ideas, but also because the main protagonists are women,...
Cuban cigars are the country's most lucrative export, but tobacco farmers are often shortchanged in the government-controlled industry.
China's CNOOC and CNPC, Anglo-Dutch giant Royal Dutch Shell and France's Total have joined Brazilian state operator Petrobras in winning production rights to huge...
A classic David and Goliath court case is underway between multinational oil giant Chevron and a group of indigenous Ecuadorians.
Protesters clad in black fought police Tuesday night in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo at the close of a march by striking teachers, damaging buildings until they...
Thousands marched in Rio de Janeiro Monday to support teachers seeking pay hikes before masked anarchists turned to violence, setting fires, breaking into...