Asia-Pacific

Latest articles belonging to Asia-Pacific.

A group of Bangladeshi workers has been charged in Singapore with financing terrorism following their detention in April.
Indonesia won't carry out any executions until after the end of the fasting and celebration months of Ramadan and Idul Fitri, its attorney-general says.

Obama mourns dead in Hiroshima

US President Barack Obama has mourned the dead in Hiroshima and called for a world without nuclear arms.
China will collect samples from the moon and bring them back to earth in a mission in 2017 and plans to send a probe to Mars by 2020.
Despite assuring the Australian Federal Police the death penalty would not be sought, Jakarta prosecutors are publicly refusing to rule it out.
A Korean Air Lines jet had to be evacuated as it was preparing to leave Tokyo's Haneda Airport when smoke was seen coming from an engine.
An Australian man has been arrested at a Bali airport after he allegedly started yelling he was jumping out, creating panic on board an AirAsia flight.
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Middle-East

Latest articles belonging to Middle-East.

Search teams have located what they believe to be a beacon from the crashed EgyptAir plane but the search for the black boxes goes on.
Hamas, the movement which controls the Gaza Strip, says it will execute five convicts next week, possibly in front of the media.
A second mass grave, thought to contain the bodies of regime forces, has reportedly been discovered in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.
An unlikely group of Australian boxers have returned from a remarkable, week-long tour of war-ravaged Syria where they delivered a unique message of peace in...
Iraq's top Shi'ite Muslism cleric has urged for restraint in the battle to retake Fallujah from Islamic State control.
Dubai launches what it says is the world's first functional 3D-printed office building.
Syrian militias backed by the US have launched a fresh offensive on Islamic State near its de facto capital of Raqqa.
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Europe

Latest articles belonging to Europe.

A documentary has taken viewers into the strange world of grown men who have a fascination with dressing up as dogs and have playtime together.
The appearance of a new type of boa constrictor snake in the Bahamas is a reminder to us all that important discoveries are still waiting to be made.
A French naval vessel was en route to the eastern Mediterranean on Thursday to join the hunt for black boxes from a crashed EgyptAir jet, equipped with three...
Two Australians were among the 32 passengers on board a Thai speedboat that capsized off Koh Samui, killing two women tourists.
An Australian family fighting eviction from the UK have overwhelming support from their adopted Scottish homeland after visa rules were switched on them.
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At least 20 people have drowned after a migrant boat capsized in the Mediterranean and the death toll is expected to rise after two empty boats were found.

Africa

Latest articles belonging to Africa.

South Sudanese soldiers are "getting away with murder", Human Rights Watch says in a new report on the fledgling nation.
At least 37 people have reportedly been killed in Congo after a bus got a flat tyre, crashed and burst into flames.
An outbreak of the Zika virus has been confirmed on the African islands of Cape Verde.
A second kidnapped 'Chibok girl' has been rescued, a spokesman for the Nigerian army says.
The first Chibok schoolgirl to be saved from Boko Haram two years after she was abducted, says her fellow students are still in a Nigerian forest.
The first of the Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram found in Nigeria's Sambisa Forest, says an activist.
Window panes have been broken in South Africa's parliament, as an opposition party was ejected from the building after disrupting President Jacob Zuma.

North America

Latest articles belonging to North America.

Heimlich in namesake manoeuvre first

The 96-year-old US doctor who pioneered the Heimlich manoeuvre says he has only recently performed it himself for the first time in a real life situation.
The bullet fired from Joey Kadmiri's gun narrowly missed the head of an engineer who worked for Australia's famous Las Vegas stripper troupe.
A new anti-Trump video has suggested linked Donald Trump's statements urging violence against protesters with images of white-on-black violence from the Civil...

Implant to curb drugs craving

Probuphine arrives as communities across the US grapple with a wave of addiction tied to opioids and illegal narcotics like heroin.
Melbourne man Michael Quinn hoped to have sex with a six-year-old boy in a Los Angeles hotel room for $US250, US authorities allege.
The Pentagon says the "unsafe" interception of one of its aircraft by two Chinese jets last week violates a 2015 agreement between the two countries.
US health officials on Thursday reported the first case in the country of a patient with an infection resistant to all known antibiotics, and expressed grave...

South America

Latest articles belonging to South America.

Peru has declared an emergency in one region after tests found people, rivers and fish had been contaminated with mercury from illegal goldmining.

Man mauled by lions in Chile zoo

Zookeepers in Chile have been forced to shoot dead two lions which mauled a naked man who broke into their enclosure.
The president deployed troops this weekend claiming the US threatens to invade, as tensions escalate in the Latin American state.
Argentine Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra has emerged as a candidate for Secretary-General of the United Nations.
An Argentinian prosecutor says top lawyer Alberto Nisman, who was found shot dead in his home last year, may have been forced to kill himself.
Anti-government protesters have clashed with police in Venezuela.

One dead in Ecuador's two quakes

A person has died after Ecuador was struck by two earthquakes in the same region where a tremor last month killed 650 people.