Asia-Pacific

Latest articles belonging to Asia-Pacific.

Afghanistan's two rival presidential candidates are due to sign a power-sharing agreement, ending a stand-off over the disputed June 14 election result.
The Dalai Lama on Saturday condemned mindless violence in the name of religion, saying the concept of jihad was being misused and misinterpreted by Islamist...
Afghanistan's disputed election result will be announced after an agreement is finalised on a power-sharing deal between the two candidates.
A US citizen jailed this month in North Korea wanted to be imprisoned so he could reveal the human rights situation inside, the North's state media said Saturday.
Gay sex could be punishable by 100 lashes of the cane in Indonesia's staunchly conservative Aceh province if parliament passes a draft law that critics say...
Fiji authorities have rejected claims of a corrupt election as the Fiji First Party of coup leader Voreqe Bainimarama closed in on a landslide victory Saturday.
An Australian pilot has been confirmed among three dead, while six people have survived after a plane crash in Papua New Guinea.
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Middle-East

Latest articles belonging to Middle-East.

Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds have fled into Turkey from an onslaught by the jihadist Islamic State group.
Egypt's president says he cannot interfere in the cases of jailed Australian Peter Greste and two other Al-Jazeera journalists.
France has mounted its first air strike against the Islamic State group in Iraq as jihadists in Syria seized Kurdish villages in a lightning offensive.
In a lightning campaign Islamic State jihadists have seized 60 Kurdish villages near the Turkish border, observers say.
Like everyone else I met in Iraqi Kurdistan, the Kurds were keen to know what the world thought of their struggle, whether people were paying attention.

Obama anti-IS coalition takes shape

US Congress has backed Barack Obama's plan to arm rebels to take on IS in conjunction with air strikes in Syria.

Iraq bombings kill at least 22

A series of bombings in Iraq have killed at least 22 people and left dozens more injured, officials say.
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Europe

Latest articles belonging to Europe.

The president of Kiribati has visited the Arctic to see first-hand the scale of the problem of rising sea levels.
The Scottish National Party (SNP) has a vacancy for a leader for the first time in a decade.
Notebook computers now have to be small, light, quick and bendable so they can be variously put to use as laptops, tablets or stand-up monitors.
The government and separatists in Ukraine have agreed to a weapons-free buffer zone which will be monitored by the OSCE, officials say.
Following the "No" vote in Scotland's independence referendum, Alex Salmond will be standing down as First Minister and Scottish National Party leader.

Ebola can be contained: World Bank

World Bank boss Jim Yong Kim is optimistic Africa's Ebola outbreak will be contained and under control within months if immediate action is taken.

Scotland says 'no' to independence

While Glasgow voted in favour of Scottish independence, the margin of victory isn't large enough to give the 'yes' campaign the momentum they need.

Africa

Latest articles belonging to Africa.

Streets across Freetown, a bustling city of 1.2 million people, emptied from midnight to start a three-day lockdown aimed at halting the Ebola epidemic.
MSF Australia has called on the Australian government to go beyond pledging millions of dollars to fight the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
Torture is so common in Nigeria's criminal justice system that police stations often have an officer in charge of the practice, Amnesty International says.
Medecins Sans Frontieres is warning governments trying to tackle the Ebola crisis in West Africa that lockdowns may end up driving people underground.
As the Australian government sends millions of dollars to Ebola-ravaged African nations, a former aid worker is calling for Australian troops on the ground.
The Ebola outbreak in west Africa is the worst in history, with infection rates threatening to spiral out of control.

New UN mission takes over in CAR

A new United Nations mission has officially taken charge of peacekeeping operations in the Central African Republic.

North America

Latest articles belonging to North America.

The popular website Seeking Arrangement sets up "mutually beneficial relationships" between wealthy older men and young female students. What the site doesn’t talk...
Television's fascination with Washington takes a diplomatic turn in "Madam Secretary," a new CBS drama series whose lead character has more than a few traits in...
Indonesian police say a US man has confessed to killing his girlfriend's mother at a Bali luxury resort.
At a special UN Security Council meeting, 37 countries have voiced support for the Iraqi government's battle against Islamic State militants
A man who jumped a fence and made it all the way inside the White House has been arrested but not before the building was evacuated.
A lawyer for the family of a man killed by US police says 22-year-old Darrien Hunt was likely dressed as a Japanese anime character at the time.
The US creator of Slush Puppie machines, serving icy sweet drinks and featuring a logo with a ski hat-wearing floppy-eared dog, has died.

South America

Latest articles belonging to South America.

Bolivian President Evo Morales is slated to win next year's election to serve a third term until 2020 but he's already thinking about life after retiring from politics.
Former El Salvador president Francisco Flores has been moved to prison to await trial on charges of embezzlement and illicit enrichment.
Bolivian President Evo Morales reportedly plans to open a restaurant after his political career ends.
Researchers are developing high-tech glasses, complete with GPS and camera technology, to help guide the blind.
Four people have been killed in a Bolivian prison riot sparked by rivalry between local and foreign gangs.

Pope honoured in home town stadium

Argentinian club San Lorenzo are to name their new stadium in honour of the Pope, who is their most famous fan.
The Cuban government will send 165 medical personnel to West Africa as health officials continue to struggle with a furious Ebola outbreak that has left thousands...