Asia-Pacific

Latest articles belonging to Asia-Pacific.

China's experimental spacecraft is on its way to the moon, where scientist hope it will fly around the moon before returning to earth.
A beauty contest of a different kind took place in China.
The creator said he made the game to "wake the people up."
A series of attacks including a suicide bombing has killed at least 11 people in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta.
Advocates say maps that show the Montara oil spill was closer to Indonesia than first thought make a case for a proper study of the disaster's effects.
A Malaysian military official accused of attempting to rape a woman in New Zealand will be extradited to Wellington to face trial.
Prosecutors are appealing the sentence handed to an Australian over a fatal motorcycle crash in Indonesia, arguing nine months isn't enough.
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Middle-East

Latest articles belonging to Middle-East.

The IS attack on the Syrian border town of Kobane has stalled, the US military says, but the jihadists continue to take fresh ground elsewhere.
Palestinians have clashed with Israeli police overnight after a Palestinian man drove his car into pedestrians in Jerusalem, killing a baby.
Liberal Democrat senator David Leyonhjelm has slammed the latest Islamic State video, calling people who join the jihadist group ‘clowns’ and ‘d---heads’.
The United States military is trying to determine if an air-drop of weapons meant for Kurdish fighters in Syria is now in the hands of Islamic State militants.
The threat of living under ISIS rule is all too real for people in Baghdad. But the cast of a popular Iraqi television program is using humour to dispel some of...
A Cairo court has set an appeal hearing date in January next year for jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste and two Al-Jazeera colleagues.
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Europe

Latest articles belonging to Europe.

EU leaders have overcome deep divisions to reach a deal including a commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 per cent 16 years from now.
Never-before-seen British intelligence reports reveal Australia's most controversial journalist, Wilfred Burchett, was under the intense surveillance of British...

BHP pushes demerger at London AGM

BHP Billiton bosses have talked up the company's proposed demerger at its annual general meeting in London.
Two suspected extremists who killed Canadian soldiers in separate attacks this week appear to have followed instructions by al-Qaeda and the Islamic State.
The WA premier says BHP Billiton has already admitted flooding the iron ore market after the company's boss said the suggestion was "completely wrong".
US-led air strikes have killed more than 500 IS militants in Syria's Kobane, many of them foreigners, with Kurd defenders desperate for relief.
The doctor who treated Formula One champion Michael Schumacher after his devastating ski injury says he may recover within three years.

Africa

Latest articles belonging to Africa.

The EU has upped its aid to west Africa to fight Ebola to 1.0 billion euros as Mali and New York reported their first cases.
A deadly bombing in northern Nigeria and new details about kidnappings blamed on Boko Haram, has cast further doubt on the government's claim that the Islamists...

Ebola: How you can help

Aid agencies are warning if direct and immediate action is not taken the Ebola crisis could be the worst humanitarian disaster of our time. Here’s how you can help.
The World Health Organisation is working feverishly on a vaccine for Ebola as the number of cases nears 10,000.
Oscar Pistorius has spent his first night in jail in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria.
The global head of the Red Cross says Ebola could be contained in four to six months if measures are taken, including good isolation and treatment.
The five-year jail sentence handed to Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend fits the crime of culpable homicide, legal experts say.

North America

Latest articles belonging to North America.

A man has attacked four New York police officers with a hatchet, wounding two before being shot dead; reports say he had Islamic "extremist leanings".

New York confirms first Ebola case

The doctor has tested positive for Ebola and is being treated at Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital after recently returning from West Africa.
It started off as a tongue-in-cheek vegan food blog, but 'Thug Kitchen', now a cookbook, has been slammed for negatively stereotyping African-Americans after the...
The father of a man who jumped over the White House fence says his son has been suffering from mental health issues for years.

Canada gunman wanted a passport

A day after Michael Zehaf-Bibeau launched a deadly attack in Canada, a portrait of the troubled 32-year-old is beginning to emerge.
Kevin Vickers, a humble hero, has been applauded to the rafters by members of Canada's parliament, a day after stopping a gunman who stormed the building.
Two jihadist attacks in three days have forced Canadians to confront a deadly new home-grown threat.

South America

Latest articles belonging to South America.

Mexico has ordered the arrest of the mayor of the city of Iguala, his wife and an aide, charging that they masterminded last month's attack that left six students dead...
A poll finds that people in the Middle East see religious and ethnic hatred as their biggest threat; Europeans and Americans are more concerned about inequality.
State governor Angel Aguirre says some bodies recovered from clandestine graves in southern Mexico don't match the profiles of 43 missing students.
Eleven people are dead and 13 injured after they were struck by lighting in the Sierra Nevada mountains in northern Colombia.
Mexican authorities will "shine light on the criminal events in the Iguala area" as well as contribute to the search for missing students, officials say.
Brazil's incumbent president Dilma Rousseff faces a run off vote against centre right candidate Aecio Neves.
With nearly all ballots counted in Brazil's presidential election, incumbent Dilma Rousseff has 41 per cent of the vote and Aecio Neves 34 per cent.