• Thu
  • Oct 23, 2014
  • Updated: 12:24pm

Gunfire echoed through the halls of the Canadian parliament as police swarmed in to tackle a gunman who had shot dead a soldier outside before storming the building.

23 Oct 2014 - 9:18am

Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers agreed on Wednesday to send much-needed reinforcements to fellow Kurds battling to stop the key Syrian border town of Kobane from falling into the hands of Islamic State (...

23 Oct 2014 - 10:53am

A man jumped over the White House fence on Wednesday evening and was attacked by Secret Service dogs before being arrested by officers, a Secret Service spokesman said.

23 Oct 2014 - 9:35am

A Mexican mayor and his wife were “probable masterminds” behind the disappearance of 43 student teachers last month in the southwest, the country’s attorney general said on Wednesday.

23 Oct 2014 - 10:35am

The so-called "U visa", which the US grants undocumented immigrants who are victims of violent crime and who help try to catch the perpetrators, allows the recipient to live and work in the US for...

23 Oct 2014 - 9:31am

It was the kind of test few judges ever have to face: the South African High Court's Thokozile Masipa, former "tea girl" and crime reporter, faced the job of redeeming her widely criticised...

23 Oct 2014 - 4:31am

A second ship is joining the hunt for Malaysia Airlines flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean, with Malaysia's defence minister expressing confidence the plane would be found.

23 Oct 2014 - 5:20am


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The Senate race in North Carolina is on track to be the most expensive congressional contest in United States history, likely to surpass a staggering US$100 million while featuring two candidates...

23 Oct 2014 - 5:01am

Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege, who has won this year's Sakharov human rights prize, has been dubbed "Doctor Miracle" for helping tens of thousands of gang rape victims in the Congo.

23 Oct 2014 - 4:36am

US Secretary of State John Kerry visited remnants of the Berlin Wall and warned that East-West tensions again threaten freedom in Europe, 25 years after its collapse.

23 Oct 2014 - 5:20am

Sweden's armed forces chief warned the military could force to the surface a suspected Russian mini-submarine its navy has been hunting for days, as two fresh sightings of the mystery vessel at...

23 Oct 2014 - 5:19am

Nato scrambled fighter jets twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it said on Tuesday as Russian military activity in the region was reported to be...

23 Oct 2014 - 5:20am

A thief who crept into a London hotel room and brutally attacked three sisters from the United Arab Emirates with a claw hammer was found guilty of attempted murder on Tuesday.

23 Oct 2014 - 4:32am

Three teenage girls from suburban Denver in the US state of Colorado may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria after stealing their parents' money and flying to Germany,...

23 Oct 2014 - 4:11am

The outgoing head of Britain's eavesdropping agency GCHQ has issued a stout defence of the work of his spies who have faced criticism following revelations by Edward Snowden, saying they would...

23 Oct 2014 - 5:13am

Nelson Bunker Hunt, the Texas oilman once considered the world's richest man before his fortunes were undone by Muammar Gaddafi and his own epic overreaching in the silver market, has died at age...

23 Oct 2014 - 4:53am

Suor Cristina Scuccia, the singing Sicilian nun who triumphed earlier this year in The Voice of Italy talent show, is about to release her first album. It includes a cover of Madonna's pop classic...

23 Oct 2014 - 5:20am

Toys 'R' Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from hit TV series Breaking Bad after complaints from a US mother who launched a petition last week.

23 Oct 2014 - 5:04am

Russian investigators accused senior airport officials of criminal negligence over a plane crash at a Moscow airport that killed the CEO of French oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, whose...

22 Oct 2014 - 10:33pm

Surgeons in the rebel hub of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, where dozens of civilians have died in recent weeks, confirmed on Tuesday that some patients were victims of cluster bombs, as alleged by...

22 Oct 2014 - 10:51pm

The remains of as many as four dead infants have been found in a storage locker in Winnipeg, central Canada, but it was not yet clear if the deaths were homicides, police said.

22 Oct 2014 - 10:21pm

There is little chance of detecting someone infected with Ebola by screening passengers arriving at airports in Britain and the United States for the virus, a paper in the Lancet medical journal...

22 Oct 2014 - 7:05pm

The fatal attack on a Canadian soldier by a suspected Islamic militant in Quebec was "clearly linked to terrorist ideology," Canada's public safety minister said.

22 Oct 2014 - 9:04am

As the new academic term began in Egypt, riot police were standing guard at Cairo's universities to quash any repeat of Islamist-led protests that turned campuses nationwide into battlefields.

22 Oct 2014 - 6:49pm

Oscar Pistorius's fall from grace as an international star athlete was complete as he was driven through the gates of a drab Pretoria prison to begin serving a five-year jail sentence.

22 Oct 2014 - 5:19am

A long-awaited overhaul of New York's LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports has moved a step closer to reality, with the state and federal governments touting a sweeping plan to...

22 Oct 2014 - 5:19am

Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius started a five-year jail term for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, following a trial that has gripped South Africans and millions around the...

22 Oct 2014 - 8:32pm


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