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Voting underway in Iran Voting underway in Iran

Iranians headed to the polls Friday in national elections that conservatives are once again expected…


US Election 2016: Cruz and Rubio clobber Trump in debate US Election 2016: Cruz and Rubio clobber Trump in debate

Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio unleashed a barrage of attacks on front-runner…


Four dead in US shooting Four dead in US shooting

Four people including the gunman have been killed in a series of shootings in the US state of Kansas,…


Colombia sisters reunited 30 years after avalanche Colombia sisters reunited 30 years after avalanche

Two sisters in Colombia separated when they were children after an avalanche destroyed their town have…


Tougher North Korea sanctions plan revealed Tougher North Korea sanctions plan revealed

The US, backed by China, has submitted a draft resolution to the UN Security Council aimed at imposing…


Delhi streets to be sweeped mechanically soon Delhi streets to be sweeped mechanically soon

New Delhi:  Delhi Cabinet today approved a proposal to carry out vacuum cleaning of roads, aimed…


European Union talks in shadow of migrant 'humanitarian crisis' European Union talks in shadow of migrant 'humanitarian crisis'

Brussels:  EU interior ministers hold fresh talks on migration today, seeking to reduce the flow…


Russian leader pushes Syria truce deal amid skepticism Russian leader pushes Syria truce deal amid skepticism

Beirut:  Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke Wednesday with key players in the Syria conflict,…


Transnational crime booming across South East Asia: United Nations Transnational crime booming across South East Asia: United Nations

Bangkok, Thailand:  Transnational crime is booming in Southeast Asia, the UN warned today, aided…


Iran 'arrests elderly father of jailed US Iran 'arrests elderly father of jailed US

Iranian authorities have arrested the elderly father of an American who has been in jail in Iran for…


Australia to boost defence spending Australia to boost defence spending

Australia has announced a surge in defence spending, a move that reflects concern over military expansion…


Nepal plane crash recovery to resume Nepal plane crash recovery to resume

An operation to retrieve the remaining bodies from a plane crash in a mountainous area of Nepal will…


Apple boss Tim Cook hits back at FBI investigation Apple boss Tim Cook hits back at FBI investigation

Apple boss Tim Cook has hit back at the FBI over the handling of a court order to help unlock the iPhone…


Fidel Castro’s brother Ramon Castro dies Fidel Castro’s brother Ramon Castro dies

HAVANA: Ramon Castro has died at age 91.   The older brother of Fidel, 89, and Raul Castro, 84,…


Pakistan police: Shootouts near Karachi kill 12 militants Pakistan police: Shootouts near Karachi kill 12 militants

KARACHI: Pakistani police raided two militant hideouts on the outskirts of the port city of Karachi,…


Assad assures Putin of 'readiness' to respect Syria ceasefire: Kremlin Assad assures Putin of 'readiness' to respect Syria ceasefire: Kremlin

Moscow:  Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has assured Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin of his…


10-month-old baby among those presumed dead in Fiji cyclone 10-month-old baby among those presumed dead in Fiji cyclone

WELLINGTON, New Zealand:  A 10-month-old baby is among those missing and presumed dead today from…


Nepal small passenger plane wreckage found, all 23 dead Nepal small passenger plane wreckage found, all 23 dead

Rescuers in western Nepal have found the wreckage of a passenger plane which crashed killing all 23…


China, US prepare UN resolution against North Korea China, US prepare UN resolution against North Korea

The United States and China made progress Tuesday toward a draft UN sanctions resolution to punish North…


Trump wins Nevada Republican caucuses: US networks Trump wins Nevada Republican caucuses: US networks

Las Vegas (AFP) - Donald Trump won Tuesday's Republican caucuses in Nevada by a wide margin, US…


South Korea military warns of 'stern punishment' for Pyongyang South Korea military warns of 'stern punishment' for Pyongyang

Seoul, South Korea:  South Korea's military warned North Korea today to halt all "provocations",…


Guantanamo Bay: Obama in prison closure push Guantanamo Bay: Obama in prison closure push

The White House has presented to Congress a plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, one…


Fiji cyclone death toll rises to 36: Red Cross Fiji cyclone death toll rises to 36: Red Cross

The death toll from the Fiji super-cyclone hit 36 on Wednesday, with fears it will continue to climb…


Over 110,000 migrants crossed Mediterranean to Europe this year: IOM Over 110,000 migrants crossed Mediterranean to Europe this year: IOM

More than 110,000 migrants and refugees have crossed the Mediterranean to Greece and Italy so far this…


Plane With 23 People on Board Missing in Nepal Plane With 23 People on Board Missing in Nepal

A small plane with 23 people including two foreigners on board and flying in poor visibility over mountainous…


Zika virus: US investigating 14 possible sexually-transmitted cases Zika virus: US investigating 14 possible sexually-transmitted cases

The US Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has said it is investigating 14 new reports of possible sexual…


Two India 'sedition' students surrender to police Two India 'sedition' students surrender to police

Two Indian students accused of sedition for helping organise a protest at Delhi's prestigious Jawaharlal…


US and China make 'progress' on N Korea sanctions US and China make 'progress' on N Korea sanctions

The US and China say they have made progress on a draft UN resolution to harden sanctions on North Korea,…


Donald Trump on protestor: 'I'd like to punch him in the face' Donald Trump on protestor: 'I'd like to punch him in the face'

Las Vegas:  In another round of controversial remarks, Republican presidential front-runner Donald…


Pakistan Parliament becomes first in world to run entirely on Solar Power Pakistan Parliament becomes first in world to run entirely on Solar Power

Islamabad:  Pakistan parliament today became the first in the world to completely run on solar…


South Korea, US delay official missile shield talks: Seoul South Korea, US delay official missile shield talks: Seoul

Seoul:  Washington and Seoul have postponed talks on deploying an advanced missile defence system…


Syrians at mercy of greedy smugglers after Turkey's border closure Syrians at mercy of greedy smugglers after Turkey's border closure

Kilis, Turkey:  After a harrowing 15-hour journey by minibus, dodging gunfire and explosions, a…


Seas are now rising faster than they have in 2,800 years, scientists say Seas are now rising faster than they have in 2,800 years, scientists say

A group of scientists says it has now reconstructed the history of the planet's sea levels arcing…


Water begins to return to Delhi Water begins to return to Delhi

Water supplies have been partially restored in the Indian capital, Delhi, after repairs began on a key…


6 Asian countries in top-10 arms importers: SIPRI report 6 Asian countries in top-10 arms importers: SIPRI report

A report of Sweden-based peace research organisation Stockholm International Peace Research Institute…


Zuckerberg is 'sympathetic' to Apple in its clash with FBI Zuckerberg is 'sympathetic' to Apple in its clash with FBI

Facebook's chief executive has said he is sympathetic to Apple's position in its clash with…


Cyclone Winston: Death toll rises to 29 as clear-up begins Cyclone Winston: Death toll rises to 29 as clear-up begins

The number of people killed in the cyclone that hit Fiji at the weekend has risen to 29, with officials…


Syria conflict: US-Russia brokered truce to start on Feb 27 Syria conflict: US-Russia brokered truce to start on Feb 27

The US and Russia have announced that a planned cessation of hostilities in Syria will come into effect…


Five India 'sedition' students return to JNU Five India 'sedition' students return to JNU

NEW DELHI: Five Indian students facing charges of sedition after organising a protest at Delhi's…

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