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Week-Long Homage Begins for Belgian Queen Fabiola
Week-Long Homage Begins for Belgian Queen Fabiola

Brussels:  Belgium began a week of homage to Spanish-born Queen Fabiola today when her body was…


US Scientists Open Egyptian Mummy Coffin US Scientists Open Egyptian Mummy Coffin

Chicago:  Once the lid was off the wood coffin holding the 2,500-year-old mummified remains of…


Ebola Scare: Liberian President\'s Son Wants Rally Ban Lifted Ebola Scare: Liberian President\'s Son Wants Rally Ban Lifted

  Monrovia:  Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's son, who is running for a Senate…


Shrien Dewani murder case thrown out by South African judge Shrien Dewani murder case thrown out by South African judge

  British businessman Shrien Dewani has been cleared of murdering his wife during their South Africa…


Rolling Stone clarifies its apology on UVA story

Rolling Stone clarifies its apology on UVA story

Rolling Stone has clarified its apology over a story that had reported a female student was gang-raped…


House Intelligence chief: Report will spur attacks

House Intelligence chief: Report will spur attacks

Foreign governments and U.S. intelligence agencies are predicting that the release of a Senate report…


Obama: US has made progress in race issue Obama: US has made progress in race issue

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is delivering a pointed message to younger African Americans…


Syria conflict: UN in record humanitarian aid appeal

Syria conflict: UN in record humanitarian aid appeal

The UN has asked for $16.4bn (£10.5bn; 13.3bn euros) for its aid operations in 2015, with the…


Massive Los Angeles Fire Shuts Down Parts of 2 Freeways Massive Los Angeles Fire Shuts Down Parts of 2 Freeways

Officials say a massive fire in downtown Los Angeles closed down portions of two major freeways, reports…


Shrien cleared of honeymoon murder of wife Anni

Shrien cleared of honeymoon murder of wife Anni

The British businessmen Shrien Dewani has been cleared of murdering his wife in a elaborate taxi hijack…


Big Polluting Nations Must Do Most on Climate: Australia Big Polluting Nations Must Do Most on Climate: Australia

Nations with the biggest greenhouse gas emissions should be doing the most to fight climate change or…


Japanese recession worse than thought

Japanese recession worse than thought

Japan’s economy contracted 1.9% in annual terms in the July-September period, according to revised…


Uber cabs ban after Delhi \'rape\' Uber cabs ban after Delhi \'rape\'

Authorities in the Indian capital, Delhi, have banned international taxi-booking service Uber after…


Media Guardian 100: corporate giants dominate a more vulnerable digital landscape

Media Guardian 100: corporate giants dominate a more vulnerable digital landscape

It felt like a year of contradictions. The huge corporations have never been bigger, yet the questions…


Australian banks need more capital to avert crises, Murray report says Australian banks need more capital to avert crises, Murray report says

Australian banks need to hold more capital to be able to survive future financial crises, says a new…


Russian liberal TV channel forced to quit premises

Russian liberal TV channel forced to quit premises

The best-known liberal TV channel in Russia has been forced to quit its rented studios in Moscow for…


No change to US hostage raid policy No change to US hostage raid policy

The US will not be reviewing its operations to free Americans held by militants despite recent failures,…


Stern warning: Legally-binding climate deal \'not necessary\' Stern warning: Legally-binding climate deal \'not necessary\'

A legally-binding international treaty may not be the best way to tackle climate change. Leading economist…


United States, UK Join Major Nuclear Weapons Conference United States, UK Join Major Nuclear Weapons Conference

Vienna:  The US and Britain, today, took part for the first time in a conference of some 800 delegates…


US, NATO Ceremonially End Afghan Combat Mission US, NATO Ceremonially End Afghan Combat Mission

Kabul:  The US and NATO ceremonially ended their combat mission in Afghanistan today, 13 years…


8 Sentenced To Die For Attacks In China\'s Xinjiang: CCTV 8 Sentenced To Die For Attacks In China\'s Xinjiang: CCTV

  Beijing:  A Chinese court condemned eight people to death today for two deadly attacks in…


Political Protests In Pakistan Turn Deadly Political Protests In Pakistan Turn Deadly

Islamabad:  Demonstrations in one of Pakistan's largest cities turned deadly today as one person…


Tight security for India PM Narendra Modi\'s Kashmir rally Tight security for India PM Narendra Modi\'s Kashmir rally

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is due to address an election rally in Indian-administered Kashmir, just…


Yemen migrant boat sinks killing 70 Yemen migrant boat sinks killing 70

A boat carrying African migrants has sunk off Yemen's western coast, killing 70 people, Yemeni officials…


Islamic State Executes Shi\'ite Militia Fighters North of Baghdad Islamic State Executes Shi\'ite Militia Fighters North of Baghdad

Baghdad:  Islamic State fighters executed 12 Shi'ite militiamen north of Baghdad after heavy…


Killer of US Teacher in Abu Dhabi Acted Alone: Security Source Killer of US Teacher in Abu Dhabi Acted Alone: Security Source

A woman from the United Arab Emirates who stabbed a US teacher to death at an Abu Dhabi shopping mall…


6 prisoners released from Guantanamo 6 prisoners released from Guantanamo

Six men held without charge for more than a decade at Guantanamo Bay have been released and sent to…


Heathrow plane in near miss with drone Heathrow plane in near miss with drone

An unidentified drone came close to hitting a plane as it landed at Heathrow, the Civil Aviation Authority…


Israeli jets \'strike near Damascus\' - Syrian state TV Israeli jets \'strike near Damascus\' - Syrian state TV

Israel has been accused of carrying out two air strikes on Syria near the capital Damascus, according…


US drones kill 13 militants US drones kill 13 militants

US drone strikes kill 13 alleged militants in Pakistan  and Afghanistan on Sunday. At least four…


Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo calls for ban on diesel cars by 2020 Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo calls for ban on diesel cars by 2020

The mayor of Paris has called for diesel cars to be banned from the French capital by 2020 as part of…


Fearing Poll-Related Violence, Lankan Clergy Want Pope\'s Visit Postponed Fearing Poll-Related Violence, Lankan Clergy Want Pope\'s Visit Postponed

Colombo:  Some Roman Catholic priests and lay people in Sri Lanka are seeking the postponement…


Pakistan Claims Al Qaeda Global Operations Chief Killed in Raid Pakistan Claims Al Qaeda Global Operations Chief Killed in Raid

Islamabad:  Pakistan military says a top Al Qaeda militant indicted in the US over a plot to bomb…


‘34 killed by rebels in latest Congo attack’

‘34 killed by rebels in latest Congo attack’

Rebels in eastern Congo killed at least 34 civilians in overnight attacks, the latest in a series of…


Lefties Make Less Money: Study Lefties Make Less Money: Study

Washington:  Left-handed people make less money than their right-handed peers, a new Harvard study…


UK embassy in Cairo suspends public services for security reasons UK embassy in Cairo suspends public services for security reasons

The British embassy in Cairo suspended public services on Sunday for security reasons, an embassy spokesperson…


Modi favourite to win ‘Time Person of the Year’ poll

Modi favourite to win ‘Time Person of the Year’ poll

Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears favourite to win the ‘Time Person of the Year’ poll,…


Homes crushed as Typhoon Roars Through Philippines Homes crushed as Typhoon Roars Through Philippines

Manila:  A powerful, slow-moving typhoon ripped through the central Philippines on Sunday, bringing…

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