Latest articles belonging to Asia-Pacific.

A suicide bomber has targeted a senior member of Afghanistan's election commission, killing his driver.
China's Ministry of Environmental Protection has forecast severe pollution for Beijing and other areas until Tuesday and is urging people to stay indoors.
Marchers at events around New Zealand are urging more action on climate change as part of a global movement to force change.
Japan has announced it will resume whaling next year, but says the new program will be "scientifically reasonable".
Australia needs to be more consistent on climate change after mixed messages under recent governments, a senior UN official says.

South Auckland mourns Jonah Lomu

Communities from around the Pacific have gathered in south Auckland to remember Jonah Lomu before Monday's Eden Park memorial service.
An Indonesian official has approached Australia for an explanation over the latest boat sent back under Operation Sovereign Borders.


Latest articles belonging to Middle-East.

A British Egyptologist thinks he can find the last resting place of Queen Nefertiti.
Masked gunmen on a motorcycle have shot dead four Egyptian policemen south of Cairo, officials say.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned Russia on Friday not to "play with fire", citing reports Turkish businessmen had been detained in Russia, while Moscow...
Israel will open a representative office to the International Renewable Energy Agency in the UAE, its first in the Gulf state.
The International Atomic Energy Agency chief says a report due next week on Iran's past nuclear activities will not be "black and white".
Two Palestinians have been killed in the latest violence in the West Bank.
A US investigation found that the deadly Oct. 3 air strike in Afghanistan that destroyed a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres was a tragic and avoidable...


Latest articles belonging to Europe.

Australia will help fund a new Commonwealth anti-extremism unit with $2.5 million over five years.
Macedonian soldiers have begun erecting a metal fence on the country's border with Greece.

Turnbull meets Trudeau in Malta

Climate change, counter-terrorism and trade were on the agenda for talks between Malcolm Turnbull and Justin Trudeau in Malta.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has urged other Commonwealth leaders meeting in Malta to back strong climate change action in Paris next week.

Turnbull meets Queen at CHOGM

Malcolm Turnbull has met the Queen at a luncheon for new Commonwealth leaders at a summit in Malta.
A woman has been appointed for the first time as Commonwealth Secretary-general following speculation that Alexander Downer might get the role.
Patients with dental phobia are able to face down their fear after an average five sessions of cognitive behavioural therapy, a British study has found.


Latest articles belonging to Africa.

A UN spokesman says three people have been killed in a rocket attack on a UN base in northern Mali.
Pope Francis urged young Kenyans on Friday not to yield to the sweet lure of corruption, and urged them to help those tempted by "fanatical" ideologies.
Two people have been arrested in Mali in connection with the deadly attack on a luxury hotel last week.

Tunisia names bus suicide bomber

The suspected suicide bomber who killed 12 people in an attack on a presidential guards bus in Tunis has been named as 26-year-old Hossam bin al-Hadi.
Pope Francis has spoken of bridging divisions between Muslims and Christians on his first full day in Africa.
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has banned female genital mutilation with immediate effect, but campaigners said a law is needed to "save countless lives" in the...
Pope Francis called on Wednesday for ethnic and religious reconciliation at the start of his first tour of Africa, where he will address a fast-growing Catholic...

North America

Latest articles belonging to North America.

The gunman in an attack on a US abortion clinic in Colorado has been identified as Robert Lewis Dear.
US presidential hopeful Donald Trump's support among Republicans has dropped 12 points in less than a week, marking the real estate mogul's biggest decline since...
"The sad part about it is, it didn't in the slightest bit jar or surprise me that Donald Trump would do something this low-rent, given his track record," said...
Forty hospitals were mobilised to treat those wounded in the terrorist attacks in the French capital. Frances Stead Sellers speaks to two of the doctors who were...
A hurricane nearing Mexico's coast has strengthened to Category 4 storm.
The FDA says Fluad is the first seasonal vaccine for seniors that contains an adjuvant, a substance that boosts the body's immune response.
US President Barack Obama has taken the opportunity of his annual Thanksgiving turkey pardoning to poke fun at Republican presidential candidates.

South America

Latest articles belonging to South America.

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake has been recorded off the northern coast of Chile.

Brazil to sue BHP, Vale for $A7b

Brazil has announced it will sue BHP Billiton and Vale over a dam collapse at an iron ore mine owned by the two companies.
A Brazilan study suggests green tea and cacao could help stop some diabetes complications.
Mud from a dam that burst at an iron ore mine in Brazil earlier this month, killing 12 people and polluting an important river, is toxic, the United Nations'...
A deadly mud slide at an iron ore mine in Brazil has reignited calls for safer ways to dispose of millions of tonnes of ore waste held back by man-made dams.
In a gesture of goodwill the Colombian government says it's releasing 30 jailed members of the Marxist FARC rebel group amid talks to end 50 years of war.
Authorities in Honduras have confirmed five Syrian men who were detained over doctored passports were not part of a terrorist cell.