Advert

World

  • France aiming to stem Syrian jihadist threat

    France is to unveil policies to stop its citizens joining the Syrian civil war, a government source said yesterday, aiming to prevent young French Muslims becoming radicalised and posing a threat to their home country. The Interior Ministry will...

  • Man accuses film director and others of sexual abuse

    A man who has sued X-Men film-maker Bryan Singer claiming he had raped him as a teenager named three more Hollywood executives in lawsuits, alleging sexual abuse and rape and seeking damages exceeding $10 million. Michael Egan, 31, who was an...

  • Garcia Marquez in ‘eternal glory’

    Fans and family paid their last respects to much-loved Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, leaving flowers and playing music in a colourful remembrance of the Nobel laureate and giant of Latin American literature. Hundreds thronged outside...

  • World briefs

    As many as 13 per cent of drivers are still using hand-held mobile phones while at the wheel, according to a UK survey. And four per cent have admitted to regularly sending or reading text messages while driving, the poll by road safety charity...

  • Ebola outbreak death toll rises

    The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 140 people, the World Health Organisation said. The Ebola disease causes a high fever and internal and external bleeding. There is no cure and no vaccine and it has a high fatality...

  • 'Piles of bodies' in South Sudan

    The UN's top humanitarian official in South Sudan says he saw "piles and piles" of bodies after rebels belonging to one ethnic group slaughtered members of other groups in a remote town. Toby Lanzer said that the killings are "quite possibly a...

  • Nepal agrees to some Sherpa demands

    Nepal has agreed to set up a relief fund for Sherpas who are killed or injured in climbing accidents, one of several key concessions to the mountain guides after Mount Everest's deadliest disaster. The announcement by the Nepalese tourism ministry...

  • Biden call to Russia over Ukraine

    US vice president Joe Biden has warned Russia that "it's time to stop talking and start acting" to reduce tension in Ukraine. Mr Biden spoke after meeting Ukrainian officials in the country's capital, Kiev. The vice president also announced the...

  • Guards killed in militant attack

    Ten Iraqi guards have been killed as militants attacked a polling station in a remote area in the country's north, officials said. It was the latest in a surge in militant attacks in the run-up to Iraq's crucial parliament elections on April 30. A...

  • Pakistan tests short-range missile

    Pakistan's military has said it has successfully test-fired a short-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead. A military statement said the Hatf III Ghaznavi missile with a range of 290km was launched today from an undisclosed...

  • Saudi reports two more virus deaths

    Two more patients who contracted a potentially fatal Middle East virus related to Sars have died, Saudi Arabia's health ministry said today. The ministry said a chronically ill 73-year-old Saudi man died in Riyadh and a 54-year-old Saudi man died...

  • Doomed ferry 'didn't turn sharply'

    New evidence shows that the sunken South Korean ferry did not make a sharp turn shortly before the disaster, but changed course much more gradually, it has emerged. Full data from the Sewol's automatic identification system, an on-board...

  • Cyprus accord 'possible this year'

    A deal to end the 40-year-old Cyprus conflict could happen this year, the Turkish Cypriot leader has said. Dervis Eroglu said negotiations with Greek Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades on reunifying Cyprus, which resumed in February after a...

  • Apple reveals plans to go greener

    Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centres with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services. The iPhone and iPad maker is...

  • Ukraine peace deal falters as rebels dig their heels in

    An agreement to avert wider conflict in Ukraine was faltering yesterday, with pro-Moscow separatist gunmen showing no sign of surrendering government buildings they have seized. US and European officials say they will hold Moscow responsible and...

  • Cyclone threatens to disrupt search for missing plane

    A tropical cyclone was threatening to hamper the search for a missing Malaysian jetliner in a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean yesterday, as a submarine drone neared the end of its mission scouring the sea bed with still no sign of wreckage. The...

  • Protesters fight police and burn effigies of Venezuela President

    Masked youths battled police, protesters burned and hung from lamp-posts effigies of President Nicolas Maduro and marchers demanded the “resurrection” of democracy on a volatile Easter Sunday in Venezuela. Though millions of Venezuelans have...

  • Teenager survived flight in jet wheel well

    A teenaged boy has survived a flight from California to Hawaii in the wheel well of a jetliner, an airline said on Sunday. The 16-year-old, who was not identified, was spotted by airline personnel after Hawaiian Airlines flight 45 landed in Maui...

  • Syria calls presidential vote, defying Assad’s opponents

    Syria yesterday announced a presidential election for June 3, preparing the ground for Bashar al-Assad to defy widespread opposition and extend his grip on power, days after he said the civil war was turning in his favour. Western and Gulf Arab...

  • ‘Conduct of crew tantamount to murder’

    South Korean President Park Geun-hye yesterday said the actions of some crew of a ferry that sank with hundreds feared dead were tantamount to murder, as a four-year-old video transcript showed the captain promoting the safety of the same...

Advert
Advert