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Fuel price rise tests Indonesia leader\'s poverty pledge Fuel price rise tests Indonesia leader\'s poverty pledge

In an old cemetery in the Indonesian capital, Enur's family and others live in makeshift houses…


37 homes collapse, dozens injured in Japan quake 37 homes collapse, dozens injured in Japan quake

Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake…


Flooding fears mount in snowed-in area of New York State Flooding fears mount in snowed-in area of New York State

Record-breaking snowfall that buried towns near Buffalo, New York, and killed at least 14 people posed…


7,500 Russian troops staying in Ukraine: says Kiev 7,500 Russian troops staying in Ukraine: says Kiev

Russia has 7,500 troops in the east of the country, where pro-Moscow separatists have been fighting…


Gunmen execute 28 on Kenya bus near Somalia border: police Gunmen execute 28 on Kenya bus near Somalia border: police

Gunmen seized a bus in northeastern Kenya near the Somali border early Saturday and executed 28 non-Muslim…


\'Anti Barbie\' doll goes on sale on US \'Anti Barbie\' doll goes on sale on US

She's short, brunette, has an average body shape and can even be given cellulite and acne: the 'anti-Barbie'…


Portuguese ex-PM held in fraud inquiry

Portuguese ex-PM held in fraud inquiry

Portugal's former Socialist prime minister Jose Socrates has been arrested as part of an inquiry…


Obama offer to 5m illegal migrants Obama offer to 5m illegal migrants

WASHINGTON: Nearly five million people living illegally in the US can escape deportation under sweeping…


Wife held for \'poisoning husband with cyanide\' in Japan
Wife held for \'poisoning husband with cyanide\' in Japan

Police in Japan have raided the homes of a 67-year-old Japanese woman arrested on suspicion of poisoning…


Julian Assange sex case: Swedish court upholds warrant
Julian Assange sex case: Swedish court upholds warrant

A Swedish appeals court has upheld an arrest warrant against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, wanted…


At least 24 feared dead as bus plunges into Nepal river At least 24 feared dead as bus plunges into Nepal river

At least 24 people were feared dead when a passenger bus plunged Thursday into a river in mountainous…


Sewol ferry firm head imprisoned for 10 years Sewol ferry firm head imprisoned for 10 years

The head of the operator of the South Korean Sewol ferry that sank in April killing more than 300 people…


Signs N. Korea preparing bomb material amid nuclear test threats Signs N. Korea preparing bomb material amid nuclear test threats

New satellite imagery suggests North Korea may be firing up a facility for processing weapons-grade…


Deadly snowstorm hits northern US Deadly snowstorm hits northern US

A massive snowstorm has wreaked havoc in the north-eastern US and left seven people dead in upstate…


Japan trade deficit narrows 35.5% on-year in October Japan trade deficit narrows 35.5% on-year in October

Japan's trade deficit narrowed by more than a third year-on-year in October, helped by higher exports…


4 sentenced to death for Pakistan ‘honour killing’
4 sentenced to death for Pakistan ‘honour killing’

A Pakistani court has given the death sentence to four people for bludgeoning to death a pregnant relative…


Honduras beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado found dead

Honduras beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado found dead

Honduras beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, and her sister Sofia Trinidad, 23, have been found dead,…


Four dead in massive snowstorm in New York Four dead in massive snowstorm in New York

WASHINGTON: A massive early snowstorm pounded the Buffalo, New York, area on Tuesday, dumping record…


Six dead after police storm India guru\'s ashram Six dead after police storm India guru\'s ashram

Police discovered five bodies on Wednesday after storming the ashram of a wanted guru in northern India…


India police vow to arrest Guru Rampal India police vow to arrest Guru Rampal

BARWALA: Police in India's Haryana state are continuing an operation to arrest a Hindu guru, after…


Protesters clash with police at Hong Kong legislature Protesters clash with police at Hong Kong legislature

Clashes have taken place between Hong Kong police and a small group of protesters who tried to break…


French President confirms two Frenchmen in Islamic State video French President confirms two Frenchmen in Islamic State video

French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday confirmed that two Frenchmen had been identified as…


North Korea: UN moves closer to ICC human rights probe North Korea: UN moves closer to ICC human rights probe

A UN committee has called for the Security Council to refer North Korea to the International Criminal…


Thai Web radio host jailed for insulting monarch
Thai Web radio host jailed for insulting monarch

A Thai Web radio host was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday, in the first verdict by a military…


Burdwan blast case: NIA arrests Myanmar national from Hyderabad Burdwan blast case: NIA arrests Myanmar national from Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: In a major breakthrough, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a Myanmar national…


4 Israelis killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack 4 Israelis killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack

Two Palestinians armed with a gun and axes attacked a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday killing four Israelis,…


Australia and India to push for free trade pact Australia and India to push for free trade pact

Australia and India have pledged to push for a major free trade deal, as Indian PM Narendra Modi made…


Hollande pays first visit to Australia by a French president Hollande pays first visit to Australia by a French president

Francois Hollande on Tuesday became the first French president to make a state visit to Australia, pushing…


Hong Kong authorities clearing part of Admiralty protest site Hong Kong authorities clearing part of Admiralty protest site

Court bailiffs in Hong Kong are clearing out a protest site near government offices after the high court…


Russia ‘will not prevail’ in Ukraine: Merkel Russia ‘will not prevail’ in Ukraine: Merkel

  German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday called on the West not to lose hope in what may be…


Emir of Kano calls Nigerians to arms over Boko Haram
Emir of Kano calls Nigerians to arms over Boko Haram

One of northern Nigeria’s most influential Muslim leaders has called on people to defend themselves…


African Union welcomes new Burkina Faso leader African Union welcomes new Burkina Faso leader

The African Union on Monday welcomed the appointment of career diplomat Michel Kafando as Burkina Faso's…


Michel Kafando selected as interim president of Burkina Faso Michel Kafando selected as interim president of Burkina Faso

Veteran diplomat Michel Kafando has been chosen as Burkina Faso's interim president, officials in…


IS hostage killing pure evil: Obama IS hostage killing pure evil: Obama

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama has condemned the killing of US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig…


Portugal Interior Minister Macedo quits over corruption probe Portugal Interior Minister Macedo quits over corruption probe

Portugal's interior minister has resigned following an investigation into alleged corruption linked…


US hostage Kassig ‘killed by IS’

US hostage Kassig ‘killed by IS’

A video posted online claims to show that Islamic State militants have killed the captured US aid worker…


Female Afghan MP survives suicide attack, 3 dead Female Afghan MP survives suicide attack, 3 dead

A suicide bomber on Sunday attacked a vehicle convoy carrying Afghan lawmakers, including a prominent…


G20 summit: Abbott outlines economic pledges G20 summit: Abbott outlines economic pledges

The Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, has brought the G20 summit to a close by detailing economic…


G20 summit: Putin leaves before final communique G20 summit: Putin leaves before final communique

Russian President Vladimir Putin has left the G20 summit in Australia before it officially ends. He…

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