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  • Oct 2, 2014
  • Updated: 7:49pm

Thousands of people from around the world have voiced support for ongoing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong at solidarity events in more than 64 cities.

2 Oct 2014 - 6:41pm

The Obama administration warned Israel on Wednesday that its plans for a controversial new housing project in east Jerusalem would distance Israel from “even its closest allies” and raise...

2 Oct 2014 - 1:21pm

Events were held on dozens of university and college campuses across North America on October 1st in support of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

2 Oct 2014 - 6:13pm

A global summit of Nobel laureates has been cancelled after the event was hit by a boycott over the South African government’s refusal to grant the Dalai Lama a visa, peace prize winner Jody...

2 Oct 2014 - 4:59pm

The director of the United States Secret Service has resigned following a number of security breaches including a recent incident where an armed man entered the White House

2 Oct 2014 - 10:03am

A man who flew from Liberia to Texas has become the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus to be diagnosed in the United States, health officials said.

2 Oct 2014 - 6:37pm

The exhausted Kurdish fighters leaned against a pair of antiquated green cannons on a hill overlooking this northern Iraqi village, the ground around them littered with shrapnel from fierce...

2 Oct 2014 - 11:36am


Today's Poll

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9 Aug 2014
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Total number of votes recorded: 368

From atop the Odeon Tower penthouse, residents will be able to launch themselves down a slide, plunging two storeys into the open-air infinity pool below.

2 Oct 2014 - 3:44am

US congressman Chris Smith, chairman of the House of Representatives’ subcommittee on global human rights, has vowed to establish a Hong Kong Caucus to monitor human rights in the city.

1 Oct 2014 - 10:14pm

A gun-carrying security contractor with three prior convictions for assault and battery was allowed into a lift with US President Barack Obama during a September 16 trip to Atlanta, violating...

2 Oct 2014 - 3:09am

US cinema chain Regal Entertainment said it would not premiere the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon on any of its IMAX screens, objecting to a move by IMAX and Netflix to sidestep a normal...

2 Oct 2014 - 3:01am

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has agreed to buy Move, a US property website business, for US$950 million in a bet on the recovery in the world's biggest housing market.

2 Oct 2014 - 2:58am

Four members of an international hacking ring were charged with cracking the networks of the US Army and developers of blockbuster video wargames to steal software, prosecutors said.

2 Oct 2014 - 3:19am

German flag carrier Lufthansa, which faced a pilots' strike on Tuesday, suffered a fresh setback when it lost a labour dispute over whether pilots should have to wear their caps.

2 Oct 2014 - 3:44am

The next version of Microsoft's flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasise advances it is making towards a world centred on mobile devices and...

2 Oct 2014 - 3:45am

To people outside Britain, a government minister talking about ending the persecution of young black men by the police might seem unremarkable. When Home Secretary Theresa May did so in her speech...

1 Oct 2014 - 8:24pm

The White House has responded to a petition calling upon it to “press the Chinese government to honour its promise of democratic elections to the Hong Kong citizenry.”

1 Oct 2014 - 8:03pm

US President Barack Obama hailed a new deal with Afghanistan that could see US forces remain in the country for at least another 10 years.

1 Oct 2014 - 7:45pm

A Canadian has admitted in court that he killed and dismembered a Chinese student and mailed body parts to Canadian political parties and schools, but his lawyer said he was schizophrenic and not...

1 Oct 2014 - 2:58am

Hundreds of young women and girls are leaving their homes in Western countries to join Islamic fighters in the Middle East, causing increasing concern among counterterrorism investigators.

1 Oct 2014 - 3:19am

The number of wild animals on earth has halved in the past four decades, according to a new analysis. Land, river and sea creatures are being decimated as humans kill them for food in...

1 Oct 2014 - 3:57am

US federal officials have announced the arrest of the maker of a smartphone app marketed as a tool for catching cheating spouses by eavesdropping on their calls and tracking their locations, a...

1 Oct 2014 - 3:58am

Solidarity protests are planned in more than 30 cities around the world this week in support of ongoing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

30 Sep 2014 - 10:15pm

India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi came face-to-face with US President Barack Obama in a historic visit officially hailing a 'new agenda' between the two nations.

1 Oct 2014 - 3:07am

Iceland has announced a UN conference on women and sexual equality - with only men and boys invited.

1 Oct 2014 - 3:01am

In a blistering speech to the UN, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that Hamas and the Islamic State group were "branches of the same poisonous tree", and both bent on world...

1 Oct 2014 - 7:55pm

Islamic State jihadists last night freed 70 Kurdish schoolchildren its fighters kidnapped in northern Syria in May.

1 Oct 2014 - 3:33am


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