Asia-Pacific

Latest articles belonging to Asia-Pacific.

The sons of a Malaysian man missing on flight MH370 is suing the government and beleaguered national carrier, in the first lawsuit filed over the disaster.
Housing NZ has repaired 2500 state houses in Christchurch at a cost of $NZ55 million, about half the 5000 that were damaged by the quakes.

Woman charged after NZ baby taken

An 18-year-old woman has been charged with kidnapping after an eight-month-old baby was taken from a house in New Zealand.
All foreign travellers entering North Korea from Ebola-affected regions will be quarantined for 21 days, the reclusive regime says.
A search operation for people buried by a landslide in Sri Lanka has been suspended amid more heavy rain.
There have been more delays in the Doha mall fire appeal case as a new judge is appointed and nursery owners argue they are the victims.
Rescue workers are desperately hunting for survivors after tonnes of mud collapsed on workers' cottages at a Sri Lankan tea plantation.
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Middle-East

Latest articles belonging to Middle-East.

In response to Sweden's recognition of Palestine, Israel's foreign minister has made a dig at IKEA, saying that relations in the Middle East were more 'complex' than...
Israel is promising to reopen a mosque that it closed amid fresh clashes in Jerusalem, after Palestinians condemned the closure as a "declaration of war".
Iraqi peshmerga forces are set to join the fight against IS militants in the Syrian town of Kobane on the Turkish border.
The Syrian regime has been accused of bombing a camp for displaced persons, with the US saying it is "horrified" by reports of the "barbaric" attack.
Egyptian residents near the border with Gaza have been given 48 hours to leave, as authorities begin demolishing homes.
Egypt has begun creating a 500-metre wide buffer zone on its border with the Gaza Strip amid suspicions Palestinian militants are assisting attacks.
Islamic State militants in Iraq have killed more than 50 members of the Albu Nimr tribe, which fought against the group in the country's Anbar province.
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Europe

Latest articles belonging to Europe.

The German capital is set to bask in the glow of an extensive light installation that will snake along the exact path where the Berlin Wall used to stand.
In response to Sweden's recognition of Palestine, Israel's foreign minister has made a dig at IKEA, saying that relations in the Middle East were more 'complex'...
A new mother in Germany has used a curious tactic to distract staff at a pharmacy while allegedly stealing cash.
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Rescuers are faced with the task of clearing tonnes of mud and waste to get to 18 trapped miners in Turkey as hopes of saving them wane.
Running birds such as ostriches and emus are not necessarily the most graceful movers, but they avoid falling, making them good models for robot design.

UN, EU condemn rebel vote in Ukraine

The UN and European Union have condemned Moscow's support for elections to be held in eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian separatists.

Africa

Latest articles belonging to Africa.

Experts are urging the world not to get its hopes up that Ebola is under control in Liberia, saying many people are unable to seek treatment.
Burkina Faso's army chief has announced the dissolution of the government and the creation of a transitional body following protests against the president.
Zambia has become the first African country in two decades to have a white head of state.  
Zambian Vice President Guy Scott has been named acting leader following the death of President Michael Sata, making him Africa's first white head of state since...
Zambia's government has confirmed that President Michael Sata has died in London.
The Red Cross says its workers in the Liberian capital Monrovia are picking up far fewer bodies, a sign that the Ebola outbreak is retreating.
Authorities in South Africa have launched a major manhunt to find the killers of the national football captain.

North America

Latest articles belonging to North America.

A US man has pleaded guilty to trying to help Islamic State jihadists, including an unsuccessful bid to travel from Lebanon to Syria to join IS.
A US man accused of killing a Pennsylvania police officer in an ambush near his barracks has been caught after a massive six-week manhunt.
Microsoft has unveiled a gadget that combines health and fitness data from various devices and mobile apps, allowing you to check email and pay for coffee.

Costa Rica volcano spews ash

A Costa Rican volcano is spewing ash while an overnight blast has caused the side of the crater to collapse, causing concern.

US right-to-die woman delays death

A US wman with terminal cancer who made headlines with a video declaring she had chosen a date to take a lethal cocktail has extended the deadline.

School weighs Satanic colouring book

A group has submitted a Satanic colouring book and fact sheets for children at Florida schools to challenge a practice of allowing Bibles in school.
A US congressman says Islamic State jihadists want a high-profile propaganda event, such as a beheading, in Australia or another western country.

South America

Latest articles belonging to South America.

Robbers in Chile have pulled off a daring, multi million dollar heist just metres from the president's office after hijacking an armoured van.
A rare Argentine jaguar has been added to Buenos Aires Zoo's DNA bank as conservationists step up efforts to save the big cat species that is on the brink of...
Leftist Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected and has vowed to work for political reform.
An 18-year-old woman in Chile has sold her baby daughter over the internet to a man for $100.
An amateur paleontologist in Argentina has accidentally found a 500,000-year-old fossil of a giant ground sloth which died out due to climate change.
Just days before Brazil's presidential election run-off, rightwing news magazine Veja on Friday accused President Dilma Rousseff and predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula...
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...