Asia-Pacific

Latest articles belonging to Asia-Pacific.

The death toll from a heatwave sweeping India has reportedly passed 1000, as temperatures nudge 50C in some areas.
Nepal is boosting efforts to prevent children left homeless by the country's earthquakes becoming trafficking victims.
The prosecution has had the final word in the trial of an Indonesian woman accused of organising a hit on her Australian husband in Bali.
Scientists say Australia and New Zealand would be living under an enormous hole in the ozone layer if not for global co-operation.
UN warns Australia is being targeted by Mexican drug gangs looking to expand their reach in the lucrative ice trade.
Taiwan's president will propose a peace initiative on Tuesday to resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea that have put Beijing at odds with its...
More than 100 children who travelled alone on a boat to Indonesia are now awaiting news of their fate after enduring horrific conditions, beatings and threats at...
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Middle-East

Latest articles belonging to Middle-East.

A money transfer firm linked to an Australian national Khaled Sharrouf is suspected of transferring up to A$20 million to finance Islamist militants, a UN report said.
Iraq's Shi'ite paramilitaries said they had taken charge of the campaign to drive Islamic State from the western province of Anbar, giving the operation an openly...
The UAE says its space agency will help diversify the country's economy and create highly skilled jobs for a growing youth population.
Iraqi forces recaptured territory from advancing IS militants near the recently-fallen city of Ramadi on Sunday, while in Syria the government said the Islamists...
Shi'ite Muslim militiamen and Iraqi army forces launched a counter-offensive against Islamic State insurgents near Ramadi.
The Arab coalition has stepped up raids on Yemeni positions held by Huthis and allies since a humanitarian ceasefire ended late on Tuesday.
Islamic State has bombed a mosque in Saudi Arabia and vowed "dark days ahead" for Shi'ites until militants "chase them from the Arabian Peninsula".
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Europe

Latest articles belonging to Europe.

A Danish radio station is defending a show during which the host killed a baby rabbit by hitting it with a bicycle pump, live on the air, saying it was intended to...
Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald says Ireland's first gay marriages should happen by the end of July.
The "Indignado" protest movement is challenging Spain's conservative ruling parties in a tight race for its two biggest cities, Madrid and Barcelona.
Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski conceded defeat to conservative challenger Andrzej Duda in Sunday's presidential election.

Sam Smith turns to voice app

Sam Smith is using a voice app to help him communicate as he recovers from vocal chord surgery.
After one of the largest turnouts in a referendum there, 62 percent of voters said 'Yes', making Ireland the first country to adopt same-sex marriage via a...
Italian President Sergio Mattarella says the Mafia's days are numbered, vowing to rid the country of organised crime.

Africa

Latest articles belonging to Africa.

A Tunisian soldier opened fire at a military base in the capital on Monday, killing seven colleagues and wounding 10 others before being shot dead himself, according...
The suspect accused of being involved in the terror attack on Tunisia's Bardo Museum has protested his innocence in court.
A suspect arrested in relation to March's deadly attack at the Bardo Museum in Tunis was reportedly in Italy when the strike took place.
Former Grand Slam doubles tennis champion Bob Hewitt was sentenced to six years in prison by a South African court on Monday after being found guilty of two...
Retired Australian tennis player Bob Hewitt, 75, will spend six years in a South African jail for rape and sexual assault.
A young female suicide bomber blew herself up at a bus station in Damaturu, the capital of northern Nigeria's Yobe State, killing at least seven people.
An Egyptian court on Saturday sought the death penalty for former president Mohammed Morsi and 106 supporters of his Muslim Brotherhood in connection with a mass...

North America

Latest articles belonging to North America.

Science students are abandoning botany degrees in favour of technology-related studies, raising fears of a shortage of people able to identify plants.
A New York judge has sided with Queensland Silk Road website moderator Peter Nash and sentenced him to time already served.
A man who was bullied for his weight after a video of him dancing was posted online has been thrown a massive dance party in LA.
US prosecutors have detailed how a young American flew from Sydney to Turkey with the plan to join Islamic State in Syria.

US couple welcome 100th grandchild

An American couple who have just welcomed their 100th grandchild say "there's always room for one more".

Anonymous threats against airliners

US authorities say anonymous telephone threats against six commercial airliners did not appear to be credible.
US prosecutors have detailed the huge amounts of heroin, cocaine and other drugs an Australian sold on the Silk Road website he moderated.

South America

Latest articles belonging to South America.

Authorities say the death toll in the Colombian mudslide has risen to 83, with the number of people still missing unclear.
Eighty-six-year-old General Manuel Contreras has racked up 500 years in prison sentences as the former chief of a fear spy agency in Chile.
A Chilean teenage girl who made a YouTube video in an unsuccessful plea to end her life, has died from lung problems caused by cystic fibrosis.
The Haitian government is launching a public awareness campaign to educate Haitian parents about dodgy international adoption schemes.
A mentally disabled 11-year-old girl will be able to keep her baby, after a Uruguayan judge ruled the courts don't have the authority to order an abortion.
More than 20 endangered whales have been founded beached on the Chilean coast.
Low-cost street lights are brightening up public spaces and creating a safer environment for women in Bogotá, Colombia.