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Asia-Pacific

Latest articles belonging to Asia-Pacific.

The Turkish embassy in Bangkok says it's not received confirmation from Thai authorities about the nationalities of the suspects in the shrine bombing.
An overloaded wooden boat believed to be carrying dozens of Indonesian illegal immigrants sank off the coast of Malaysia on Thursday, killing at least 14 people,...
Foreign Minister Murray McCully says the New Zealand government has put its funding for Nauru's justice sector on hold.
A 300,000 troop reduction announced by Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday will be basically completed by the end of 2017 and further reforms of the world's...
A pregnant Australian woman has had a tendon severed after she was bitten on her foot by what is believed to be a shark off the Thai island of Phuket.
World News Update, What you need to know
Bali's deputy police chief says his force's ethical code has been violated by officers implicated in the alleged extortion of a group of Australian men.
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Middle-East

Latest articles belonging to Middle-East.

The United Nations says satellite images prove the destruction of another famous temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra.
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...

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.
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Europe

Latest articles belonging to Europe.

SBS Europe correspondent Brett Mason has visited the railway station in Budapest where thousands of refugees are camped out.
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The piece of wing found on the shore of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean has been formally identified as part of the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370...
The piece of wing found on the shore of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean has been formally identified as part of the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370...
The distraught father of two Syrian toddlers who drowned with their mother and several other migrants as they tried to reach Greece identified their bodies on...
Defending his tough stance against migrants, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban says his country does not want to take in large numbers of Muslims.

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.

Prosecutors will pursue the death penalty against Dylann Roof who's accused of killing nine black churchgoers during a Bible study.
Two US companies have developed wearable pet technology - collars that can check for fever or pain, and monitor pulse and respiration.
Tesla's new Model 3 electric car will start at $US35,000, or about half the starting price of its current Model S sedan.
A US paparazzo has described how Australian movie star Sam Worthington allegedly hit another photographer in New York.
Apple is set to launch a News service on iPhones and iPads as part of a free software update this month.
US President Barack Obama has secured a landmark foreign policy victory with a 34th vote in favour of the Iran nuclear deal.
Invoking God's authority, a Kentucky county clerk defied the US Supreme Court on Tuesday and stood by her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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.