Asia-Pacific

Latest articles belonging to Asia-Pacific.

China is home to a staggering 20 per cent of global cancer cases, and the government is finding new ways to battle the disease. One group of patients has found a way...
China's military has launched a website inviting the public to report leaks and fake news.
Surgeons treating a North Korean soldier, who was shot as he defected, say they found large worms and other parasites in him and that he was malnourished.
A soldier who defected from North Korea is in hospital and his condition is stabilising despite being shot several times and showing poor sign of health.
A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has parts of Tibet, but there are no immediate reports of significant damage.
The US navy has grounded the crew of a electronic warfare plane for drawing a vulgar image in the sky over the state of Washington using skywriting techniques.
Women and children make up the majority of the more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar for neighbouring Bangladesh, many escaping...
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Middle-East

Latest articles belonging to Middle-East.

Iraqi security forces have ousted IS from their last remaining stronghold of Rawa.
Some 20 people are dead and 30 others are injured after an Islamic State car bomb exploded in eastern Syria.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is 'very much disappointed' that the Saudi-led coalition is refusing to lift its blockade of Yemen and has written directly...
Lebanon's former prime minister Saad Hariri will come to France "in the coming days", a source at the French presidency told AFP on Wednesday.
Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has accepted an invitation to come to France.
Lebanon's former prime minister has reassured his countrymen as he continues to be in Saudi Arabia.
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Europe

Latest articles belonging to Europe.

Ratko Mladic was Europe's most wanted man until his capture in 2011 and subsequent trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The Queen and Prince Philip will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Monday.
Ireland's veteran republican political leader Gerry Adams is stepping down as Sinn Fein president next year.
A meteorite has lighted up the Arctic sky over Finland as scientists scramble to locate where it came down.
Tunisian-born fashion designer Azzedine Alaia, known fondly as the 'King of Cling' for his body conscious designs, has died at the age of 77.
Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon's prime minister, will return to Beirut by Wednesday when Lebanon celebrates its independence day.
Outgoing Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has arrived in France, where he is due to meet President Emmanuel Macron.

Africa

Latest articles belonging to Africa.

Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace are set to be dismissed during an extraordinary meeting of the ZANU-PF's central committee.
A guide to the key events as Robert Mugabe, the world's oldest head of state tries to remain in power.
Robert Mugabe remains in office for now, but he faces overwhelming opposition from Zimbabwean army generals and the public.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is to meet army chiefs amid intense pressure for him to step down.
Tens of thousands of overjoyed protesters flooded Zimbabwe's streets Saturday celebrating President Robert Mugabe's slipping power on the eve of crunch talks with...
Thousands have marched in Zimbabwe's capital Harare to demand that President Robert Mugabe step down.
Five people have died as supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga clashed with police in Kenya.

North America

Latest articles belonging to North America.

The top US nuclear commander says he would not comply if ordered by President Donald Trump to implement an 'illegal' launch of nuclear weapons.
The US has launched a new satellite to improve the accuracy of weather forecasts; the information will be available to meteorologists across the world.
The Pentagon's report into sexual assault claims in the military comes amid a sexual harassment scandal that has shaken the US.
US President Donald Trump will delay lifting a ban on the importation of elephant body parts after the policy was heavily criticised.
Jesse Jackson, the 76-year-old civil rights activist, has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
Twenty people living at an aged care facility in Pennsylvania have been injured after a massive fire broke out.
Roy Moore's campaign has lashed out at the women accusing him of sexual misconduct, with supporters accusing them of "bearing false witness".

South America

Latest articles belonging to South America.

An Argentine Navy submarine with 44 sailors aboard hasn't been heard from since Wednesday.
A search is underway for an Argentine submarine with 44 crew members on board is missing in the South Atlantic, 32 kilometres from the Patagonian coast.
European Union foreign ministers have approved economic sanctions on Venezuela.
Hundreds of mothers gathered to breastfeed their babies in a park in Bogota Friday, in a "nurse-in" demonstration aimed at raising acceptance of the practice and...
Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez says the US is 'deliberately lying' about unexplained 'sonic' attacks on diplomats in Cuba.
Adelaide drug mule Cassie Sainsbury has been sentenced to a maximum of six years behind bars in Colombia and slapped with a $US90,000 fine after a judge rubber...
Contestants broke with tradition and turned the Miss Peru pageant into a protest highlighting violence against women in one of South America's most dangerous...