staffApril 16, 2018

Syria chemical attack: Investigators allowed to visit site

Chemical weapons inspectors in Syria will be permitted to visit the site of an alleged chemical attack on Wednesday, Russia ...

staffApril 16, 2018

Russia denies tampering with site of alleged Syria chemical attack

MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Monday denied allegations made by the U.S. envoy to the global chemical weapons ...

staffApril 16, 2018

Inspectors push to visit suspected Syria gas attack site after Western strikes

DAMASCUS – International inspectors were to try on Monday to visit the site of a suspected gas attack which brought ...

staffApril 16, 2018

Germany continues to believe Syria must one day see regime change

BERLIN – Germany continues to believe that the Syrian government of Bashar Assad must be replaced at the end of ...


UK launched cyber-attack on Islamic State

The UK has conducted a “major offensive cyber-campaign” against the Islamic State group, the director of the intelligence agency GCHQ ...


staff April 18, 2018

Cuba nominates Castro replacement Miguel Díaz-Canel

Cuba’s lawmakers say Miguel Díaz-Canel is the sole candidate to succeed Raúl Castro, bringing the family’s decades-long rule to an ...

staff April 18, 2018

Mike Pompeo, CIA chief, made secret trip to North Korea

CIA director Mike Pompeo travelled to Pyongyang for a secret meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, US media report. ...

staff April 18, 2018

Southwest Airlines jet engine ‘explosion’ leaves woman dead

A woman who was partially sucked out of a window of a US passenger plane after an engine exploded in ...

staff April 18, 2018

Former US First Lady Barbara Bush dies

Barbara Bush, the former US first lady and literacy campaigner, has died at the age of 92. She was the ...

staff April 16, 2018

Syria chemical attack: Investigators allowed to visit site

Chemical weapons inspectors in Syria will be permitted to visit the site of an alleged chemical attack on Wednesday, Russia ...


staffMarch 24, 2018

First non-stop flight en route from Australia to the UK

The first non-stop flight between Australia and the UK has left Perth and is due to land in London on ...

Suu Kyi spoke at length about Myanmar troubles

SYDNEY – Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi spoke at length about her country’s troubled western state of Rakhine at ...

staffMarch 18, 2018

Aussie military says tracking app doesn’t breach security

Australia’s military said on Tuesday that a fitness tracking application did not breach security despite revelations that an interactive, online ...

staffJanuary 30, 2018


staffApril 16, 2018

China’s Sina Weibo backtracks from gay content ban after outrage

Chinese social media network Sina Weibo has backtracked from a controversial gay content ban after a massive outcry. Last Friday ...

Myanmar not ready for return of Rohingya Muslims: UNHCR

DHAKA – The U.N. refugee agency called a Myanmar minister’s visit to Bangladesh to meet Muslim Rohingya refugees a confidence-building ...

staffApril 12, 2018

Probe after 24 children die in India school bus plunge

An investigation has been launched after 27 people, most of them children, died when a school bus fell into a ...

staffApril 10, 2018


staffApril 11, 2018

Algeria military plane crash: 257 dead near Algiers

An Algerian military plane has crashed near the capital killing 257 people on board, officials say. The aircraft came down ...

UN raises $2 billion in Yemen appeal

GENEVA – The United Nations raised more than $2 billion Tuesday to help civilians in Yemen, with half the funds ...

staffApril 3, 2018

Egypt media body fines newspaper over election coverage

CAIRO – Egypt’s media regulatory body has fined an Egyptian newspaper 150,000 Egyptian pounds ($8,527.5) and called for an investigation ...

staffApril 1, 2018


Weird News


EU privacy watchdogs to look into harvesting of data from social media

BRUSSELS – European Union privacy watchdogs will look deeper into the harvesting of personal data from social networks for economic ...

staffApril 12, 2018

Zuckerberg testifies: Seven things to look out for

Mark Zuckerberg has been preparing for his biggest test yet as Facebook chief executive – facing not one, but two ...

staffApril 10, 2018
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Oman, Kuwait urge oil producers to pursue cooperation

KUWAIT CITY – Omani and Kuwaiti oil ministers on Monday called on OPEC and non-OPEC producers to continue their unprecedented ...

staffApril 16, 2018

Elon Musk pulls Tesla and SpaceX from Facebook

Entrepreneur Elon Musk has had the official Facebook pages for his Tesla and SpaceX companies deleted. The #deletefacebook movement has ...

staffMarch 23, 2018

Saudi fund to take $400 million stake in Endeavor

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is taking a $400 million stake in Endeavor, one of Hollywood’s biggest talent and event ...

staffMarch 19, 2018
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Boy unearths legendary Danish king’s trove in Germany

BERLIN – A 13-year-old boy and an amateur archaeologist have unearthed a “significant” treasure trove in Germany which may have ...

staffApril 16, 2018

Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. He died peacefully in his home in Cambridge ...

staffMarch 14, 2018
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How to choose the right oil for the job

“Oily” food has become so synonymous with “unhealthy” that entire generations of people now believe it’s totally acceptable to cook ...

staffApril 5, 2018

What is a circumcision and why does Iceland want to ban it?

Iceland has recently been in the news after proposing a bill to ban non-medical circumcision. If the proposals go ahead, ...

staffFebruary 21, 2018
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Johnny Valiant killed: WWE Hall of Famer killed by truck

Former WWE wrestler, manager and later television star “Luscious” Johnny Valiant has died. The 71-year-old – whose real name was ...

staffApril 5, 2018

French ice dancers Papadakis, Cizeron win third world title

France’s Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron gave a record-breaking performance to win a third ice dancing gold at the world ...

staffMarch 24, 2018

Federer loses top spot after defeat

World number one Roger Federer suffered a shock 3-6 6-3 7-6 (7-4) defeat to world number 175 Thanasi Kokkinakis of ...

staffMarch 24, 2018
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In pictures


Oh Deer! These Two Friends are Too Cute

Oh Deer! These Two Friends are Too Cute

Four-month-old roe deer Daisy has no idea she’s not a dog!