Asia-Pacific

Latest articles belonging to Asia-Pacific.

Fertiliser, gun powder, digital clocks and remote-controlled cars have been found in a Bangkok apartment which police say were for bomb-making purposes.
Malaysia's National Day celebrations have been attended by thousands, after weekend protests called for Prime Minister Najib Razak's ouster.
Tens of thousands of protesters gathered near Japan's parliament building on Sunday to oppose legislation allowing the military to fight overseas, the latest sign...
Australian journalist Alan Morison and his Thai colleague are set to find out their fate in a defamation case brought by Thailand's navy.
Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad, joining anti-government protesters for a second day on Sunday, called for a "people's power" movement to topple Prime...
Seven workers have been killed in an accident at a Chinese paper mill, authorities say.
Two Australians are among more than 18,000 prisoners in Vietnam granted a presidential amnesty to mark the country's 70th independence day celebrations.
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Middle-East

Latest articles belonging to Middle-East.

An air strike by warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition, which said it targeted a bomb-making factory, killed 36 civilians working at a bottling plant in the northern...

IS blows up main temple in Palmyra

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says IS extremists have destroyed parts of the main temple building in Palmyra.
It's been reported in Iran that two people have been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted of spying for the US and Israel.
Britain says Egypt has summoned the UK ambassador to discuss comments he made about the verdict against three Al Jazeera journalists.
Peter Greste says British PM David Cameron shouldn't host the Egyptian president in the UK later this year as it would send "a very negative message".
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for attacks that killed eight Afghani police and wounded 15 others.
A police officer has been killed and seven other people have been wounded in a blast in a Shi'ite village in Bahrain.
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Europe

Latest articles belonging to Europe.

Researchers have discovered a naturally occurring protein which may make ice cream more resistant to melting.
A study of Britons' passwords has revealed the most common choices among web users were "123456" and "password".
Brain imaging by researchers has found obese people's food cravings may occur because their brains are wired differently to people of normal weight.
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European Union ministers have been called to an extraordinary EU meeting on Sept. 14 to discuss a huge surge in irregular immigration, as European leaders...
A 66-year-old man has been killed by a bull in Spain - the 12th death by goring in town festivals so far this year.
Hungary has erected a razor wire barrier along its along the 175km border with Serbia to keep out migrants entering from Serbia.

Africa

Latest articles belonging to Africa.

The death toll from an attack on a remote village by Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria has been downgraded to 56.
Three Libyan men are accused of loading a wooden boat with more than 430 migrants trying to reach Europe which capsized drowning at least 250 people.
No clashes were reported between the two feuding South Sudan sides on Saturday morning as their leaders have called for another ceasefire.
South Sudan's president signed a peace deal on Wednesday to end a 20-month conflict with rebels, but he told regional African leaders at the ceremony that he had ...
A safari tour guide has been mauled to death by a lion in the same Zimbabwean national park where Cecil the lion was killed last month.
Nelson Mandela's grandson, who is accused of raping a teenage girl, has had his bail hearing postponed until next week.
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North America

Latest articles belonging to North America.

Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven, who directed the slasher classic 'A Nightmare on Elm Street,' died on Sunday afternoon, his family said in a statement. He was 76.
Twitter users were outraged after the Associated Press referred to renowned human rights lawyer Amal Clooney as the 'wife of an actor' in a tweet.
As a practising neurologist Oliver Sacks looked at some of his patients with a writer's eye and found publishing gold.
US singer Chrissie Hynde has sparked outrage for suggesting that women are to blame if they get raped.
A woman surfing off the Californian coast has used her board to escape unscathed from the jaws of a great white shark.
Texas Sheriff Ron Hickman says the killing of one of his officers was connected to protests in major American cities against the police.
Robin Williams' widow is reportedly fighting his children over his possessions including his bicycles, artwork and books.

South America

Latest articles belonging to South America.

Peru to shoot down drug planes

Peru has acted a law that authorises military planes to shoot down suspected drug flights.
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators returned to the streets in dozens of Brazilian cities on Sunday to call for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff,...
President Rafael Correa has declared a state of emergency amid increasing activity in the Cotopaxi volcano.
In a case that's drawn criticism from human rights groups, a child rape victim has given birth after being denied an abortion in Paraguay.
Houses covering a hill in the Mexican town of Palmitas have been transformed into swirling rainbow as part of a large-scale art project that took more than two...
Pope Francis has condemned the persecution of Christians in the Middle East as genocide during his Bolivian visit.
A video has emerged of a stowaway cat holding on for dear life onboard an open air flight in South America. And it’s fur real.