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  • Apr 23, 2014
  • Updated: 7:44pm

Ukraine’s government relaunched a security operation to crack down on pro-Russian armed groups after an Easter pause on Wednesday and said it had the backing of the United States.

Updated 23 Apr 2014 - 7:44pm

The chance of a city-killing asteroid striking Earth is higher than scientists previously believed, a non-profit group building an asteroid-hunting telescope said on Tuesday.

23 Apr 2014 - 1:40pm

Britain's sovereignty over the Chagos islands and America's lease for the Diego Garcia military base could be thrown into doubt by an international court hearing due to open in Istanbul.

23 Apr 2014 - 1:00am

Details are starting to trickle through of the ordeal experienced by the four French journalists who returned home on Sunday after being held hostage for 10 months at the hands of the most radical...

22 Apr 2014 - 11:02pm

Ukraine relaunched military operations against pro-Kremlin separatists late on Tuesday, hours after US Vice-President Joe Biden ended a two-day visit to Kiev in which he warned Russia over its...

23 Apr 2014 - 5:16pm

The US State Department has released images - provided by Ukraine - which it says proves armed separatists in eastern Ukraine are actually Russian military or intelligence officers.

22 Apr 2014 - 11:10pm

Three men have been charged in New York in connection with a US$33 million scam selling paintings purportedly by world-famous artists but which were in fact the works of a street-corner artist...

22 Apr 2014 - 11:01pm

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A US federal appeal court ordered the Department of Justice to turn over key portions of a memorandum justifying the government's targeted killing of people linked to terrorism, including...

22 Apr 2014 - 11:06pm

A man who has accused X-Men director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was a teenager has sued three more entertainment industry figures, claiming they also molested him.

22 Apr 2014 - 11:25pm

US Supreme Court justices have grilled a lawyer for Coca-Cola, asking why a juice label touting the presence of pomegranates and blueberries should not be considered misleading if only 0.5 per...

23 Apr 2014 - 3:51am

A US company says its new powdered alcohol product has been approved by regulators and is poised to hit stores there in the coming months.

22 Apr 2014 - 11:06pm

Siale Angilau, 25, died in hospital in Salt Lake City after being shot in the chest as he rushed the witness stand with a pen in an "aggressive, threatening manner", the FBI said.

22 Apr 2014 - 10:59pm

The horns - prized in some forms of traditional Asian medicine - were taken from the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency at the weekend, the Lowvelder newspaper reported on Monday.

23 Apr 2014 - 5:17pm

Manager David Moyes has left Manchester United, the club announced on their Twitter account on Tuesday.

“Manchester United announces that David Moyes has left the club,” United said.

22 Apr 2014 - 4:46pm

Tens of thousands of runners, cheered by a multitude of spectators, set off through the streets of Boston on Monday to reclaim the world’s oldest marathon from the fear left by last year’s deadly...

22 Apr 2014 - 6:28pm

An international agreement to avert wider conflict in Ukraine was faltering on Monday, with pro-Moscow separatist gunmen showing no sign of surrendering government buildings they have seized.

22 Apr 2014 - 9:54am

Tributes poured in from both sides of Australian politics yesterday for former premier Neville Wran, who has died aged 87. Wran was premier of New South Wales, Australia's most populous state,...

22 Apr 2014 - 1:55am

The United States has indications that a toxic chemical, probably chlorine, was used in Syria this month and is examining whether the Syrian government was responsible, the US State Department...

22 Apr 2014 - 10:24am

United States Vice-President Joe Biden yesterday launched a high-profile visit to demonstrate the US commitment to Ukraine and push for urgent implementation of an international agreement aimed at...

22 Apr 2014 - 1:47am

A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 11,500 metres and...

22 Apr 2014 - 6:28pm

Syria will hold a presidential election on June 3, setting a date for a vote likely to give President Bashar al-Assad a third term a day after dozens of people were killed in air strikes on the...

21 Apr 2014 - 7:44pm

Russia's decision last week to sign a peace accord on Ukraine does not mean that the Kremlin is backing down. It means President Vladimir Putin is prepared to be patient in pursuit of his ultimate...

21 Apr 2014 - 10:48pm

Some 234 girls are missing from the northeast Nigerian school attacked last week by Islamic extremists, significantly more than the 85 reported by education officials, parents told the state...

22 Apr 2014 - 1:17am

Geldof, a media and fashion personality in her own right and mother of two boys aged 23 months and 11 months, was found dead at her home in Wrotham, Kent, in southern England, on April 7.

22 Apr 2014 - 1:17am

Meet Queen Elizabeth at 88, as captured by renowned photographer David Bailey, who said he delighted in the "mischievous glint" in her eyes.

21 Apr 2014 - 10:03pm

Three more al-Qaeda suspects, including an alleged senior militant, were killed yesterday in a drone strike in southern Yemen, a local official said.

22 Apr 2014 - 12:59am

A business card brandished by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine as proof that a deadly attack on their checkpoint was the work of ultranationalists quickly became an object of derision on...

21 Apr 2014 - 10:49pm
 

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