North Korea's sub-launched ballistic missile test fails

11 minutes ago

A North Korean attempt to test a submarine-launched ballistic missile has apparently failed, as debris was spotted floating in the Sea of Japan, the South Korean Yonhap news agency reported citing government circles.

US shooting: Enough is enough, says Obama

55 minutes ago

US President Barack Obama has denounced America's epidemic of gun violence after yet another deadly shooting, saying "enough is enough".

Carson: Absorb Syrian refugees in Mideast

2015-11-28 20:30

US Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has visited a camp for Syrian refugees and suggested they should be absorbed by neighbouring Middle Eastern countries.

Coalition hits boats taking arms to Yemen rebels

2015-11-28 18:03

Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition have hit two small boats allegedly carrying weapons to Iran-backed Huthi rebels on the southern coast of Yemen.

Downing of Russian plane saddens Erdogan

2015-11-28 14:48

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says while he's saddened by the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish forces, both sides should approach the incident in a more positive way.

Nearly 1 000 'security risks' denied entry to France

2015-11-28 13:40

Nearly 1 000 people thought to pose security risks have been prevented from entering France since stepped-up border controls were imposed ahead of the COP21 climate talks in Paris.


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Bomb-rigged mass grave of ISIS victims found in Iraq

2015-11-28 18:03

A bomb-rigged mass grave believed to hold the remains of more than 120 people killed by ISIS, has been found in north Iraq.

Three suspected ISIS extremists held in Spain

2015-11-28 16:15

Three suspected backers of the extremist group Islamic State have been arrested in Spain, the Interior Ministry in Madrid says.

Thousands displaced by Myanmar military offensive

2015-11-28 14:48

More than 10 000 people have fled their homes in Myanmar's Shan state with sexual assault reports surging, a rights group says.

Qatar bans contractors from leaving country

2015-11-28 13:40

Qatar has banned contractors from leaving the country as it carries out a probe into how heavy rains damaged buildings and roadways.

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Protests as France's Hollande calls on UK to join Syria campaign

2015-11-28 12:07

French President Francois Hollande has urged British MPs to back an air campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria, as thousands prepared to march in London to oppose the plans.

Gangsters 'lured boy from playground before shooting'

2015-11-28 08:50

A US man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the slaying of a 9-year-old boy who police say was shot in the head because of his father's gang ties.

3 officers injured, shooter contained in Colorado

2015-11-27 22:36

Three officers have been injured in a shooting near a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado and the gunman has been contained.

Police: Active shooter at US Planned Parenthood clinic

2015-11-27 21:38

Police in Colorado Springs are responding to a report of an active shooter at a Planned Parenthood clinic.

German arms dealer probed over possible link to Paris attacks

2015-11-27 20:29

German prosecutors said Friday they were investigating whether an illegal arms dealer had sold four assault rifles to a person in the French capital and whether there were "possible links to the attacks in Paris".

Spanish police seize record 41 tons of contraband tobacco

2015-11-27 18:31

Spanish police have seized more than 41 tons of contraband tobacco, the equivalent of 4 million packets of cigarettes, investigators say, pointing out the haul was a record amount.

Australia forced back asylum seekers - Indonesia

2015-11-27 16:37

Australian officials have destroyed a boat carrying asylum seekers and then pushed them back to sea in another vessel, Indonesia says.

France commemorates victims of terrorist attacks in Paris

2015-11-27 14:32

The French tricolour hung solemnly from the balconies and windows along misty Parisian streets as some 2 000 people gathered at the city's military museum to pay homage to the victims of the November 13 terrorist attacks.

Man jumps White House fence: US reports

2015-11-27 12:26

A man draped in an American flag jumped over the fence of the White House while President Barack Obama was inside with his family celebrating Thanksgiving, US media say.

More than 10 years jail for New Zealand teacher for abuse of boy

2015-11-27 10:21

A former primary school teacher has been jailed for 10 and a half years after being found guilty of sexually abusing a young student, local media report.

2 Turkish journalists jailed over Syria smuggling reports

2015-11-27 08:50

In new blow to media freedoms in Turkey, a court has ordered two prominent opposition journalists jailed pending trial over charges of willingly aiding an armed group and of espionage for revealing state secrets for their reports on alleged arms smuggling to Syria.

Bolivian women arrested for alleged Facebook baby sale

2015-11-27 07:21

Bolivian officials say they have arrested two women on human trafficking charges: one for selling her baby for $250, the other for buying it after placing a 'want ad' on Facebook.

Security steps in Europe may be spreading anxiety

2015-11-26 21:37

Experts say after the attacks in Paris and the alert in Brussels, security steps may spread anxiety among tourists and inhabitants.

Brussels reduces terror alert

2015-11-26 21:11

Belgium has reduced the terror alert in Brussels, the government's crisis centre says, five days after it was raised to the highest possible level that saw schools and the metro closed.

Cameron: UK must attack ISIS in Syria

2015-11-26 21:11

British Prime Minister David Cameron is trying to persuade lawmakers to back airstrikes on ISIS in Syria to deny the group safe haven.

Erdogan denies Turkey buys oil from ISIS

2015-11-26 19:25

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey does not buy any oil from ISIS, insisting his country's fight against the jihadist group is "undisputed".

Turkey releases recording of warnings to Russian plane

2015-11-26 18:11

Turkey has released audio recordings of what it says are the Turkish military's warnings to the pilot of the Russian plane that was shot down at the border with Syria.

US Republicans move to dump Trump

2015-11-26 16:00

Many say the populist crazy talk is typical of the White House primaries, but Republican frontrunner Donald Trump's increasingly incendiary remarks are leading some conservatives to brand him a 'fascist' and party rivals to ramp up attacks against him.

No nudity please, we're Singaporeans

2015-11-26 16:00

Singapore has drastically cut its blacklist of banned books and publications, finally allowing citizens to read erotic novels.

Passengers get removed from plane over SMS

2015-11-26 14:05

Four passengers have been removed from a Chicago-bound flight at Baltimore's international airport last week after a fellow passenger say she saw one of them receive a text with the word "dynamite" and the code for an airport in India, according to a police report.

Turkey's president warns Russia not to 'play with fire'

2015-11-28 10:00

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Russia not to "play with fire" after reports emerged that Turkish businessmen had been detained in Russia.

3 killed, 9 hurt in attack at Planned Parenthood

2015-11-28 07:24

A gunman who opened fire inside a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic has been arrested after engaging in gun battles with authorities that killed three people and wounded nine others.

Syrians using fake passports arrested in Italy

2015-11-27 22:30

Three Syrians using fake passports have been arrested in Italy's north-Eastern city of Ancona and are set to be expelled from the country, the ANSA news agency has reported.

'Romance fraud' warning from UK police after £1.6m scam

2015-11-27 21:31

London's Metropolitan Police have warned singletons to beware of online dating scams after two men have been convicted of duping a woman out of £1.6m.

Israel troops injured in West Bank rammings, 2 Palestinians dead

2015-11-27 19:33

Two Palestinians have rammed their cars into Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank, injuring seven, before both assailants were killed, raising this week's Palestinian death toll to 10.

HRW: Saudi-led Yemen strikes illegally kill civilians

2015-11-27 17:30

At least 10 air strikes have been carried out by a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen broke the laws of war and killed civilians, Human Rights Watch have alleged.

Turkey crossed the line with plane downing - Lavrov

2015-11-27 15:40

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says that Ankara has crossed the line by shooting down a Russian warplane this week and warned the incident could severely undermine Turkey's interests.

6 children die as migrant boats sink off Turkey

2015-11-27 13:29

At least 6 children have drowned in two separate incidents when their boats sank off Turkey while trying to make the risky crossing to Greece, state media report.

Russia targets Turkish economy over downed warplane

2015-11-27 11:02

Russia has vowed to carry out broad retaliatory measures against Turkey's economy to avenge the downing of one of its warplanes as Moscow and Ankara traded furious verbal volleys.

Sirens ring out as airstrikes hit ISIS stronghold

2015-11-27 09:29

In the Islamic State group's Syrian stronghold of Raqa, sirens ring out whenever a warplane approaches as jihadists flee their posts and vehicles to hide, activists say.

2 men arrested in Berlin suspected of preparing 'serious act of violence'

2015-11-27 08:15

Berlin police said they carried out two raids targeting Islamists Thursday and arrested two men suspected of preparing to carry out "a serious act of violence representing a danger for the state."

Surge in French police, army sign-ups

2015-11-27 05:42

France's emergency services and military say they have seen a surge of interest from young people keen to join after the Paris attacks.

Koreas agree to high-level dialogue

2015-11-26 21:37

The two Koreas have agreed to hold a rare high-level dialogue next month, in line with an accord struck in August aimed at easing cross-border tensions.

Russia takes revenge in Syria

2015-11-26 21:11

Russia says its forces have wiped out Syrian rebel groups operating in the area where one of its jets was brought down.

Brussels mosque alert: Powder was flour

2015-11-26 19:25

Belgian emergency services say the white powder they found after the biggest mosque in Brussel was evacuated, has turned out to be flour.

Heavy police presence at Thanksgiving parade

2015-11-26 18:37

Giant balloons have taken to the clear, sunny sky over midtown Manhattan for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, with spectators lining up along the parade route and a heavy police presence keeping a watchful eye.

Brussels mosque evacuated over suspicious powder

2015-11-26 17:12

The Great Mosque of Brussels has been evacuated and 11 people decontaminated after the discovery of a suspicious package containing white powder.

India jails staff for 'embezzling' 17 US cents

2015-11-26 17:23

An Indian court has sentenced two medical workers to a year in prison for embezzling 17 US cents in public funds more than 25 years ago.

Chinese gloat over Obama's turkey named Abe

2015-11-26 15:59

US President Barack Obama's has pardoned a turkey named "Abe" in a peculiar annual tradition and the pardoned turkey has led to Chinese gloating at the Japanese leader's expense.

China reduces sentence of journalist to 5 years

2015-11-26 14:05

The lawyer for an imprisoned 71-year-old Chinese journalist says her sentence has been reduced to five years from seven following an appeal.


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