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Ukraine’s military said on Monday it had pulled its forces back from defending a vital airport in the east against Russian tanks, as President Petro Poroshenko accused Moscow of “direct and open...

Updated 1 Sep 2014 - 9:21pm

Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the US government in the early cold war years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska...

1 Sep 2014 - 9:06pm

Nude photos purportedly of The Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence and other stars leaked online after hack attack

1 Sep 2014 - 11:17am

Just a day after the Obama administration banned imports of AK-47 assault rifles as part of sanctions against Russia, a US dealer specialising in the weapon had nothing left.

1 Sep 2014 - 9:05pm

The number of deaths from unintentional heroin overdoses in New York last year was the highest in a decade, according to data released last week by the city's health officials.

1 Sep 2014 - 9:10pm

New York's Electric Zoo music festival was shut down in the face of powerful thunderstorms, forcing thousands of people to leave its island setting for the second time in successive years.

1 Sep 2014 - 9:06pm

A time few could imagine during the not-too-distant glory days of casino gambling has arrived in Atlantic City, where two casinos are closing this week and a third will shut down in two weeks.

1 Sep 2014 - 4:44am

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9 Aug 2014
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Total number of votes recorded: 281

Iceland cut its ash warning level from red to orange yesterday and no flight restrictions are in force because a fresh eruption at its Bardarbunga volcano system is not creating ash.

1 Sep 2014 - 12:00pm

Chinese students have shown an insatiable appetite for attending US colleges - last year alone, more than 235,000 were enrolled at American institutions of higher education.

1 Sep 2014 - 4:44am

Former Financial Times Group chief Rona Fairhead is to become the first woman boss of the governing body of the BBC, which has been rocked by a string of paedophilia scandals, the government said...

1 Sep 2014 - 4:44am

The secret funerals are back. So are motherly measures. Even soccer officials are sniping at each other.

1 Sep 2014 - 4:44am

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, returning from a state visit to China, said yesterday that Beijing had pledged to assist his southern African country's ailing economy "to the best of its ability...

1 Sep 2014 - 4:44am

Ministers in Norway, a rich oil-producing country, are under increasing public pressure to reduce perks and tax breaks for booming electric car sales.

1 Sep 2014 - 4:44am

Ashya King, the five-year-old British boy with a brain tumour who was taken from hospital without medical consent, has been found in Spain with his parents, who have been arrested, according to...

1 Sep 2014 - 4:44am

Benjamin Traub, a sad-eyed German boy born in 1914, was considered a bright child by his parents and called gifted by his teachers.

1 Sep 2014 - 4:44am

A four-storey building in a Paris suburb collapsed after an explosion yesterday, killing a child and an elderly woman, and emergency teams were searching the rubble for others still missing.

1 Sep 2014 - 4:44am

The attempted assassination of a top military commander plunged Lesotho into further turmoil yesterday, following an apparent coup that forced the prime minister to flee to neighbouring South...

1 Sep 2014 - 4:44am

The United States has launched a social media offensive against the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda, setting out to win the war of ideas by ridiculing the militants with a mixture of blunt language and...

1 Sep 2014 - 4:07am

He is revered, even feared, to the point where no one will contradict him; broadly supported, but very narrowly advised by an ever-tighter group of confidantes. This is the picture of Vladimir...

31 Aug 2014 - 6:02am

Rescuers in Nicaragua raced against the clock yesterday to locate five people still missing two days after a cave-in at an unlicensed gold mine after the rescue of 20 of their colleagues.

31 Aug 2014 - 5:48am

Monkeys infected with the Ebola virus survived after being treated with an experimental drug in a study that suggests the drug may be effective even after severe symptoms are present.

31 Aug 2014 - 5:59am

Environmentalist Marina Silva has widened her lead over President Dilma Rousseff to 10 percentage points in a likely second-round run-off in Brazil's October election as the country's economy...

31 Aug 2014 - 6:02am

With insults, egg-throwing and rage, the campaign ahead of Scotland's independence referendum is heating up, even forcing intervention by British Prime Minister David Cameron.

31 Aug 2014 - 6:02am

When Haruna Yukawa was captured in Syria earlier this month, a video apparently released by his captors showed them pressing the Japanese man to answer questions friends say he had struggled with...

31 Aug 2014 - 6:41am

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said hundreds of foreign tanks were operating in his country, pleading for help from the European Union as it moved to slap tougher sanctions on the Kremlin....

31 Aug 2014 - 5:35am

A judge lifted a suspension on her order directing Microsoft Corp to turn over a customer's emails stored overseas to US prosecutors, but the software company said it would not release any emails...

31 Aug 2014 - 6:02am

Alibaba Group is postponing the start of investor meetings for its initial public offering by about a week to answer questions posed by the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

31 Aug 2014 - 1:44pm
 

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